A Boy & His Dog

A boy and his dog make a glorious pair:
No better friendship is found anywhere,
For they talk and they walk and they run and they play,
And they have their deep secrets for many a day;
And that boy has a comrade who thinks and who feels,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.

He may go where he will and his dog will be there,
May revel in mud and his dog will not care;
Faithful he’ll stay for the slightest command
And bark with delight at the touch of his hand;
Oh, he owns a treasure which nobody steals,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.

No other can lure him away from his side;
He’s proof against riches and station and pride;
Fine dress does not charm him, and flattery’s breath
Is lost on the dog, for he’s faithful to death;
He sees the great soul which the body conceals—
Oh, it’s great to be young with a dog at your heels!
-Edgar A. Guest


August 24, 2023 - 7:22 pm

Regina Shea Oh what a precious photo! It warms my heart!

August 24, 2023 - 3:05 pm

Gigi Monica, yes, you were so sweet to Luther! He is still talking about you! xoxoxoxox

August 24, 2023 - 8:08 am

Monica The boy AND the dog stole our hearts! ❤️