"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
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
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."
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