God Summoned a beast from the field and He said, "Behold man, created in my
Therefore adore him. You shall protect him in the wilderness, shepherd his
flocks, watch over
his children, accompany him wherever he may go - even unto civilization. You
shall be his
companion, his ally, his slave."
"To do these things," God said, "I endow you with these instincts
uncommon to other
beasts: faithfulness, devotion, and understanding surpassing those of man
himself. Lest it impair
your courage, you shall never foresee your death. Lest it impair your
loyalty, you shall be blind
to the faults of man. Lest it impair your understanding, you are denied the
power of words. Let
no fault of language cleave an accord beyond that of man with any other beast
- or even man with
man. Speak to your master only with your mind, and through your honest eyes.
"Walk by his side; sleep in his doorway; forage for him, ward off his
enemies, carry his
burdens, share his afflictions; love him and comfort him. And in return for
this, man will fulfill
your needs & wants - which shall be only food, shelter, & affection.
"So be silent, and be a friend to man. Guide him through the perils along
the way to the
land that I have promised him. This shall be your destiny & your
immortality." So spake the
And the dog heard and was content.
- Author Unknown