TRIBUTE TO A DOG”
The one absolutely unselfish friend that one man can have in this selfish world the one that never deserts him the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.
A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely if only he may be near his master’s side.
He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.
When all other friends desert he remains. When riches take wing and reputation falls to pieces he is as constant in his love as the sun is in its journey through the heavens.
-Senator George Vest 1870
The Polley Family
|Redmond George Polley|
|7, June 2001|
|The Polley Family|