"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears
that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into
the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for
being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail
at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without
taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along
to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am
angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him,
I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty
itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a
secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding
where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human
hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark
and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever...
wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have.
He is just my dog."
- Gene Hill
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where
- Will Rogers
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