I want my boy to have a dog, or maybe two or three
He’ll learn from them much easier than he would learn from me.
A dog will show him how to love and bear no grudge or hate,
I’m not so good at that myself but dogs will do it straight.
I want my boy to have a dog to be his pal and friend
So he may learn that friendship is faithful till the end.
There never yet has been a dog who learned to double cross
Nor catered to you when you won then dropped you when you lost.