All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize.
This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.
What would I do without you,
My precious, furry friend?...
Part mischief, but all blessing,
And faithful to the end!
You look at me with eyes of love:
You never hold a grudge...
You think I'm far too wonderful
To criticize or judge.
It seems your greatest joy in life
is being close to me...
I think God knew how comforting
Your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you are human,
But I'm glad it isn't true...
The world would be a nicer place
If folks were more like you!
A few short years are all we have;
One day we'll be apart...
But you, my pet, will always have
A place within my heart.
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