STILL UNDER CONSTUCTION
When God had made the earth and sky
the flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals
the fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He'd finished
not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this world of mine
and give each one a name."
And so He traveled far and wide
and everywhere He went,
a little creature followed Him
until it's strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
and in the sky and sea,
the little creature said, "Dear Lord,
there's not one left for me."
Kindly the Father said to him,
"I've left you to the end.
I've turned my own name back to front
and called you dog, My friend."
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
One Dog Is No Trouble And Two Are So Funny
The Third One Is Easy, The Fourth One´s A Honey
The Fifth Is Delightful, The Sixth One´s A Breeze
You Find You Can Live With A Houseful With Ease
So How ´Bout Another? Would You Really Dare?
They´re Really Quite Easy, But Oh Lord, The Hair!
With Dogs On The Sofa And Dogs On The Bed
And Crates In The Kitchen... No Bother, you said!
They´re Really No Trouble, Their Manners Are Great
What´s Just One More Dog And One More Little Crate?
The Sofa Is Hairy, The Windows Are Crusty
The Floor Is All Footprints, The Furniture´s Dusty
The Housekeeping Suffers But What Do You Care?
Who Minds A Few Nose prints And A Little More Hair?
So Get a new Dog, You Can Always Find Room
And A Little More Time For The Dust Cloth And Broom
There´s Hardly A Limit To The Dogs You Can Add
The Thought Of A Cutback Sure Makes You Feel Sad
Each One Is Special, So Useful, So Funny
The Food Bill Grows Larger, You Owe The Vet Money
Your Folks Never Visit, Few Friends Come To Stay
(Except Other Dog Folks Who Live The Same Way)
Your Lawn Has Now Died And Our Shrubs Are Dead, Too
Your Weekends Are Busy, You´re Off With Your Crew
There´s Dog Food And Vitamins, Training And Shots
And Treats, Beds and Toys, Which Cost Lots and Lots
Is It Worth It, You Wonder? Are You Caught In A Trap?
Then That Favorite Comes Up And Climbs In Your Lap
His Look Says "You´re Special", And You Know That You Will
Keep All of The Critters, In Spite Of The Bill
Winter´s A Hassle, The Dogs Love It True,
They Must Have Their Walks, Tho´ You´re Numb And You´re Blue.
Late Evening Is Awful, You Scream And You Shout
At Dogs On The Sofa Who Refuse To Go Out
The Dogs And The Kids, The Mess, And The Thrills
The Work And The Worry, The Pressure, The Bills
The Whole Thing Seems Worth It, The Dogs Are Your Life
They´re Charming And Funny And Offset The Strife
Your Lifestyle Has Changed, Things Just Won´t Be The Same
Yes Those Dogs Are Addictive And So´s The Dog Game!