"Hey, buddies! Stella & Chewy's asked me to create a post about Dogsgiving. You know, like Thanksgiving, but with doggies! 🐶" - Sinatra
"George G. Vest was a U.S. Senator for 24 years who is best remembered by a speech he delivered as a lawyer in rural Missouri. The lawsuit concerned a foxhound named Old Drum, who had been shot by a sheep farmer. His summation won the case, and is revered as the Eulogy of the Dog." - Comrade (the human)
"The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is the dog.
Gentlemen of the jury, a man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground when the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he can be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.
When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast into the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws and his eyes sad but open, in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even unto death." - excerpt from George G. Vest's summation to the jury, September 1870
"Dear dogs, thank you." - Comrade
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