The best friend a adult male has in the universe may turn against him and go his enemy. His boy or girl that he has reared with loving attention may turn out thankless. Those who are nearest and dearest to us. those whom we trust with our felicity and our good name may go treasonists to their religion.
The money that a adult male has. he may lose. It flies off from him. possibly when he needs it most. A man’s repute may be sacrificed in a minute of ill-judged action. The people who are prone to fall on their articulatio genuss to make us honour when success is with us. may be the first to throw the rock of maliciousness when failure settles its cloud upon our caputs.
The one perfectly unselfish friend that adult male can hold in this selfish universe. the 1 that ne’er deserts him. the 1 that ne’er proves thankless or unreliable is his Canis familiaris. A man’s Canis familiaris bases by him in prosperity and in poorness. in wellness and in illness. He will kip on the cold land. where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives ferociously. if merely he may be near his master’s side.
He will snog the manus that has no nutrient to offer. He will cream the lesions and sores that come in brushs with the raggedness of the universe. He guards the slumber of his pauper maestro as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert. he remains. When wealths take wings. and repute falls to pieces he is as changeless in his love as the Sun in its journey through the celestial spheres.
If fortune drives the maestro Forth an castaway in the universe friendless and homeless. the faithful Canis familiaris asks no higher privilege than that of attach toing him to guard him against danger. to contend against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes and decease takes his maestro in its embracing and his organic structure is laid off in the cold land no affair if all other friends prosecute their manner. there by the graveside will the baronial Canis familiaris be found his caput between his paws. his eyes sad. but unfastened in watchful wakefulness. faithful and true even in decease.