That's Beautiful SHHi Pooch Lovers,
Nice little thread Judge - cool to hear some of the nice things we all have to say about our pooches. I really enjoyed reading everyone's words .. beautiful.
I thought I would include a 'creed' if you want to call it that, which I wrote for Lola a while back (but which applies to Zep now too) .. I did it after hearing an army style cadence on a military parade ground. Anyways, it was a bit of a joke to follow a military style 'creed' when I started, but I do read it and mean it very much from the heart. Enjoy.
This is my dog. There are many like her, but this one is mine.
My dog is my best friend. She is my life. I must master her as I must master my life.
My dog, without me, will lose her direction. Without my dog, I will lose my direction. I must lead her honestly and love her very true.
My dog knows that she can count on me. Not just for the food I feed her and the love I give her. I know it's the giving of my all in every way that really counts.
I know I can count on my dog. Not just for the companionship she provides me and the loyalty she accords me. It's the giving of her all in every way that really counts.
My dog is my family, even as my brother or sister, because she is my life. Thus, I will love her as my family.
I will learn her weaknesses and her strengths. I will know her every part and movement and protect her against anything in this life. I will train her and exercise her and make her happy and content - I will put the needs of her beside mine and keep us healthy and strong.
We will become forever part of each other and forever that will be.
Before my dog, I swear this creed.