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Your Best Friend: A dog - A Poem

Updated on July 23, 2012
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Dogs are man's best friend. Mary has been around dogs all her life and loves every breed she's met. You can never go wrong with a dog.

Bichon Frise - Bandit
Bichon Frise - Bandit | Source
Min Pin - Buzz
Min Pin - Buzz | Source
Poodle/Terrier Mix - Flash
Poodle/Terrier Mix - Flash | Source

Always your friend you can depend
With a true and deep devotion his loving show of that emotion,
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

Never judging what you do but loving you through and through
Only knowing you're the one, his stars his moon and his sun
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

From morn till night he's by your side and looks at you from deep inside
Depending on your every whim to care for and provide for him
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

Eternally your loving slave defending you right to his grave
No one can sway him from your side he holds you in his loving pride
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

Master, feeder, teacher, friend he knows on you he can depend
And you should know he's loyal too that no one else will stand by you
The way he does both day and night regardless of his life or plight
His duty to your happiness is just a part of him I guess

Who else but your best friend, your dog.

Min Pin - Rocky (passed away 12/09)
Min Pin - Rocky (passed away 12/09) | Source
Whippet - Daisy
Whippet - Daisy | Source
St. Bernard - Vedder; Springer Spaniel - Bella
St. Bernard - Vedder; Springer Spaniel - Bella | Source

Much more than just a pet he's likely the best friend you'll get
You find yourself more than devoted to the feelings this guy's emoted
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

There's warmth beneath all that hair, a body warm who's always there
With big brown eyes there is a part of him somewhere within your heart
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

Who barks to tell when danger's near so you can live without a fear
Of someone coming way to near to all you own and hold so dear
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

You laugh, you play, enjoy your day with antics that he brings your way
He runs and jumps and humors you and does the things a dog should do
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

Havanese - Pepe
Havanese - Pepe | Source
Havanese - Leo
Havanese - Leo | Source
Min Pin - Buzz - opening his Christmas gift
Min Pin - Buzz - opening his Christmas gift | Source

There forms a bond no one can break with every day there's no mistake
That love is in your life from him and fills you both right to the brim
With joy and loyalty for both of you to see
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

He listens and he learns from you all the things he needs to do
Remembering what should be done whenever you shout sit or come
He wants to please to show his love with eagerness sent from above
Who else but your best friend, your dog.

This poem's not great by any measure but written just for minor pleasure
To sing the praise of man's best friend and probably to recommend
That we all cherish what joy we share when our best friend is standing there.

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St. Bernard - Vedder with his Christmas gift
St. Bernard - Vedder with his Christmas gift | Source
Springer Spaniel - Bella
Springer Spaniel - Bella | Source

Is your dog your best friend?

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    • tillsontitan profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you Rajan. As you can tell I love dogs and think they deserve to be loved. I appreciate the votes.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Who but a dog can love one unconditionally. Lovely poem, Mary.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      I'm glad you enjoyed it starstream and thank you for reading. In my mind, nothing beats the love of a dog.

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      Dreamer at heart 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      There certainly is nothing like the true devotion of a dog to his family! I think of the many ways mas't best friend has helped and saved lives over the years. Thanks for this beautiful poem dedicated to our favorite pet.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      I have to agree with you Vinaya.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      No offense to Chinese and Koreans, but how could they eat dog, when this is man's best friend.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thanks dogfond, I see from your name that you truly do love dogs and to me there is nothing better than a child growing up with a dog as a pal. Thanks for stopping by.

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      5 years ago

      The poem is great. We have three dogs now and we love them so much. My 3-year old son loves to play with Harry our german shepherd.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      They really are unconditional and always there for you, I agree Jaye.

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      Jaye Denman 

      6 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Actually, I think this poem IS great because it says so well what I feel about my own dog, who taught me the real meaning of "unconditional love."


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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Glad you enjoyed Vellur...I am a pet lover for sure!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Your poem shows your love for your pet. The pictures are cute. Enjoyed reading. Voted up.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      So glad you liked it Lisa! I'm sure Butt is a lucky dog!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 

      6 years ago from California

      Mary, What a wonderful poem! My Polka-Dot Butt is my fur child. She loves us so much and I don't know what life would be without her. She learned a new word today..."toenail" haha Voted up and up! Lisa

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      They truly are our best friends no matter what. Thanks for reading Thelma.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany

      Great poem!I have a dog and he is also one of my best friend. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks J.S. I hope you get to have another dog.

      Glad you enjoyed this poem so much Pamela. Nice to know you thought enough to want to come and read again!

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Voted Up and Thanks for SHARING. I loved this poem. I hoped it wouldn't end, but luckily it can be re-read.

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      JS Matthew 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      What a nice poem! A great tribute to man's best friend! I don't have a dog right now because I don't have enough space. Someday I will get another dog. My last dog was a beautiful Dalmatian named Sage. We had to put her down a few years ago because she was very sick. This poem reminds me of my love for her. Nice job! Voted up and SHARING!


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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Glad you enjoyed Catkath. Animals are the best when it comes to unconditional, no doubt about it. Thanks for the vote.

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      6 years ago from California

      Love this tillsontitan, My dog and my cat are without a doubt my best friends! I love my son, don't get me wrong but I have a different kind of love for animals, they are always there - no matter what you have done or said - unconditional love is quite hard to come by - leave it to a dog - loyal friend to the end! And this comment is coming from one crazy cat lady!

      Great Hub! Voted up and awesome!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for reading and voting "G". What a touching story,you can't get more devoted than that! I'd never heard of it before, glad you told me. Something to add to my trivia about dogs (who I loved BTW).

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      6 years ago from United States

      Loved this homage to your dog! Voted Up. A dog will love you no matter what and seems to sense whatever you are feeling. Your writing reminds me of the statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh - immortalizes the devotion of a dog to his master even after death. This Terrier became known in Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner. GClark

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Kevin.

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      kevins blog52 

      6 years ago from southern Indiana

      great hub tillsontitan , I love dogs and all animals,voted up.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      I'm with you Bob, I'll never understand how anyone can abandon or abuse such a loving creature as a dog!

      Dear best friend Effie, we just get closer and closer. Who better to talk to than our furry friends who love us unconditionally? Love, your looney friend.

      Sky you are such a philosopher. Your comments are always so full of wisdom and depth. I do have great love for my dog and will always respect the love he gives me in return. Thank you for your wonderful comments dear friend.

      Ronnie, how good of you to keep following me! Love ya.

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      6 years ago

      Gosh,your big hits keep coming coming one is better than the last. Well done

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      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      This frame of mind is my absolute best, while commenting Feel the Love! If this poem is not great tillsontitan, then I challenge you to surrender that which you are holding back on me , your soon to be crowned, loyal NY follower. Well soon to be, could take some time , but time is always in plentiful abundance, and belongs solely to my Father, in his omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence .

      He had deliberately designed it so that that which you have written such a beautiful masterpiece on , his name spell backwards: Represents the Most High God!

      None other, shares that honor than the Dog!

      This is the defining moment of truth, I await those beautiful comparative stories and poems , that rings true so triumphant directly to the soul and connects, with a feeling so infectious! Please surrender thee greatness to already written with such quivering truthful assurance.

      Only recently you said to me , that you hope that our best friend will never be the one to betray us "Hope" was and has to be the order of each time this question arises. I can say with assurance that your dog would most definitely not rest on "Hope."

      That's the reasons that we all post our heart felt questions.

      To confirm to ourselves that what we understand about friendship, even by using the standards of our dogs, and there is absolutely nothing wrong , but everything correct, in using the very best comparison.

      We want to be sure that's what the other person understands about friendship , and even more.

      This is the most collectively truthful summary of what one can expect from a best friend in the animal world.

      A pleasure to read , the best I have read to date.

      Great work .


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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Tilly.....This poem IS great....don't deny it. From a Mom of 2 Fur-Babies....who I call, "my boys," & hang out with every day. "Together," we play and eat and go for rides.....and take naps and watch The Animal Planet...& take long walks and discuss problems.....& yes, the humans in my life think I'm a bit "looney"....but WE DON'T CARE!! Best Friends forever!! Wonderful Hub!!

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      6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Lets hear ir for the "Hearts covered in fur." And for all the poor creatures abandoned in animal shelters all over the world just asking "Why?"



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