We Salute You, Working Military Dogs! Thank You and God Bless!
Jessie, bowing in respect to all military dogs, past, present and yet to serve, who fearlessly fight alongside our soldiers, offering protection, comfort and friendship while doing so unselfishly. We salute the military dogs today! Thank you for serving our country!
The following poem, author unknown, was found on dogster.com today. I believe it is quite fitting on this Memorial Day holiday. Enjoy! And go hug your dog!
“Guardians of the Night”
Trust in me, my friend, for I am your comrade.
I will protect you with my last breath.
When all others have left you and the loneliness of the night closes in, I will be at your side.
Together we will conquer all obstacles, and search out those who might wish harm to others.
All I ask of you is compassion, the caring touch of your hands.
It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life, and spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together may be marked by the passing of the seasons, know that each day at your side is my reward.
My days are measured by the coming and going of your footsteps.
I anticipate them at every opening of the door.
You are the voice of caring when I am ill.
The voice of authority when I’ve done wrong.
Do not chastise me unduly, for I am your right arm, the sword at your side.
I attempt to do only what you bid of me.
I seek only to please you and remain in your favor.
Together you and I shall experience a bond only others like us will understand.
When outsiders see us together their envy will be measured by their disdain.
I will quietly listen to you and pass no judgment,
nor will your spoken words be repeated.
I will remain ever silent, ever vigilant, and ever loyal.
And when our time together is done and you move on in the world,
Remember me with kind thoughts and tales, for a time we were unbeatable.
Nothing passed among us undetected.
If we should meet again on another street I will gladly take up your fight.
I am a military working dog, and together we are guardians of the night.