The relationship to a dog can only be understood by other dog owners.
He led me through fifteen years of life,
They say dogs become just like their owners
Learned to get my nose close to the ground,
Spirit free to welcome friends, wagging
Learning to love without duplicity,
Didn’t even take him long to die
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THE SMELL OF TWEED
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