In Memory of Cosmo

A Dog's Prayer
Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than my loving heart. Do not break my spirit with a stick, for I would lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do. Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when the sound of your foodtstep falls upon my ear. When it is cold and wet, please take me inside for I am now a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements. And I ask no greated glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth. If you had no home, I would prefer to follow you through ice and snow, rather than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all the land. Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me fresh food, that I may stay well to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life. And master, when I am very old, if the Great Master sees fit to deprive me of my health or sight, hold my trusting body gently. I shall leave you knowing, with the last breath I draw, my fate was always safest in your hands. Amen.

We Love You So Much, The Boland Family

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