September 27, 2005

National Dog Week - Day Two

Why the World Likes Dogs
By Capt. Will Judy - Editor, Dog World Magazine

The most unselfish living thing in the world is your dog. If you are in danger, your dog needs only to hear your cry of distress to rush to your aid, without thought of his own life, fearless of guns and enemies.

The most patient thing in the world is your dog, waiting for hours at the top of the stairs to hear the sound of your footsteps, never complaining however late you may be.

The most grateful thing in the world is your dog. Whatever you give him, whatever you do for him, he never is guilty of ingratitude. To him you are the most powerful personage in the world and beyond censure; you are your dog's god; you can do no wrong.

The most friendly thing in the world is your dog. Of all the animal kingdom, he alone serves man without whip, without compulsion, glad to be by the side of his master wherever he may be, whatever he may do, and sad in heart when his master is away.

The most forgiving thing in the world is your dog. The one virtue most humans lack is forgiveness. But your dog carries no grudge and no spite. Punish him even undeservedly, and he comes to you, nudges his moist nose into your hand, looks up at you with pleading eyes, and wags his tail hesitatingly as tho to say, "Oh, come on, let's be pals again."
The most loyal thing in the world is your dog. Whether you come home from Congress or from jail, whether you have lost your fortune or made a million, whether you return dressed in fashion's height or in rags, whether you have been hailed a hero or condemned as criminal, your dog is waiting for you with a welcoming bark of delight, a wagging tail and a heart that knows no guile.

The world likes dogs because dogs are nearest to moral perfection of all living things.

Posted by Quality Weenie at September 27, 2005 08:50 AM | TrackBack

Maybe I do need a dog?

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at September 27, 2005 09:16 AM

Great minds--you're turnin' into a real dog person. I've decided to profile some famous dogs durin' this week.

Posted by: Harrison at September 27, 2005 08:04 PM

"a heart that knows no guile"

Oh, I'm gonna dispute that one.

My dogs do PLENTY of stuff when my back is turned, and they immediately act guilty when they notice me catching them in the act.

Posted by: Harvey at September 29, 2005 04:17 PM