A Dog’s Prayer
Oh! Lord of Humans, make my master
faithful to his fellowman as I am to him.
Grant that he may be as devoted to his
family and friends as I am to him.
May he be open faced and undecptive as I am;
may he be true to trust reposed in him as
I am to his.
Give him a face cheerful like
unto my wagging tail; give him a spirit of
gratitude like unto my licking tongue.
Fill him with patience like unto mine that
awaits for his foot steps uncomplainingly
for hours; fill him with my watchfulness,
my courage, and my readiness to sacrifice
comfort or life.
Keep him always young in heart and crowded
with the spirit of play even as I.
Make him as good a man as I am a dog;
make him worthy of me