Sunday, March 1, 2009

Feel Good Sunday: A Boy And His Dog

A Boy And His Dog by Edgar Albert

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!


Jenni Jiggety said...

Sweet poem and ADORABLE picture!

Proud Mommy said...

Nothing like a boy and his dog!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so sweet :) love the picture :)

Elisabeth said...

Great poem and picture!

angie said...

I love this picture!

Snowberry Creek said...

Loved the poem!

GpawLP said...

Will and his trusty side-kick Kane are providing security and a watchful eye on Mom and Dad's property!! their moto is "best of friends, worst of enemies!!" good job Mr.Will!!! :)

Bee and Rose said...

What a fantastic photo and poem to boot! What a team!