Dog Songs - Mary Oliver
“For there was nothing sweeter than his peace
when at rest.
For there was nothing brisker than his life when
in motion.
For when i went away he would watch for me at
the window.
for he loved me.
For he suffered before i found him, and never
forgot it.”

"Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?"