Another dog thread. The trial of Old Drum. Every dog owner should know this

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  1. kcprogguitar

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    http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs...m-inspiring-story-every-dog-owner-should-know




    Gentlemen of the jury, the best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter whom he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us--those whom we trust with our happiness and good name--may become traitors in their faith. The money that a man has he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolute, unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world--the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous--is his dog.


    Gentlemen of the jury, a man's dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow, and the snow drives fiercely, if only he can 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 wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

    If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace, and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death.
     
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    Is it dusty in here?
     
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    Naw....must be the onions I've been chopping.
     
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    Gotta take a knee after that one coach.

    Beautiful.
     
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    I'm going all in. Your dog is the best in the world. So are mine. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I commend to you:

    Fergus The Brave. Fearless and devoted to the end. Felled before his time by cancer, a more steadfast friend, I have not known:
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    Before this lad, I was introduced to beagledom with Roxy The Effervescent:
    [​IMG] Beautiful sweet poi beagle.
    We took on Phoebe The Beloved in time for Fergus to bond with her as a big brother would. She remains the apple of my eye: [​IMG]
    Which leads to her needing a sibling, so Millie The Mirthful joining us for our current duo of beagle sisters: [​IMG]

    I used to claim I had no time for dogs. I was a prick. And wrong. I changed. Adopting these wonderful souls has given me back more than I ever gave.

    All good.
     

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