Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A boy and his dog

I have read this poem before, but it is precious to see it lived out in my own backyard. Levi and Duke share a special bond. I often find Levi in the backyard playing chase with Duke, going pretend fishing with Duke, and just having many adventures together. I wish I could put a secret mic on Levi just so I could hear the conversations he has with his dog. They are quite the pair!

A Boy and His Dog
Edgar Guest

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!

-sorry for any typos. I did this post from my phone...


Rebecca Gibbs @ gibbgabb said...

love this. :) so precious.

Sarah Cornett said...

That is just too sweet :)