Ode to a Dog's Devotion
Whenever I come in contact with a dog, I just can't help myself. I come alive in such a way that it causes my husband to remark that I love animals more than I love him. It's not true of course, but it's good to keep him thinking thusly, as it ensures that he strives harder to measure up to my devotion to all things furry. Part of that devotion to my devotion, is he buys me books or sends me poems or quotes from famous people about animals. One poem in particular struck me as the epitome of why we should give "our all" to our beloved dogs.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, and his leader. He will be yours,
faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."