Friday, January 26, 2007

Tribute To A Dog

My mom wanted to share one of her favorite quotes about dogs. This is taken from one of her favorite books - Watchers.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wing and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

- Senator George Vest, 1870

1 comment:

jillbeth said...

Tell your mom thanks for stopping by my blog! I see she loves doggies, too. I have three but none are smart enough to blog.