Six Feet

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December 7, 2017 by The Dog Rules

I came across this poem many years ago and I want to share it with you. The author is unknown and clearly a dog lover. I must admit that I prefer to travel with six feet.

Six Feet

My little rough dog and I

Live a life that is rather rare.

We have so many good walks to take

And so few hard things to bear;

So much that gladdens and re-creates,

So little of wear and tear.


Sometimes it blows and rains,

But still the six feet ply:

No care at all to the following four

If the leading two know why.

‘Tis a pleasure to have six feet, we think,

My little rough dog and I.


And we travel all one way;

‘Tis a thing we should never do,

To reckon the two without the four

Or the four without the two.

It would not be right if any one tried,

Because it would not be true.


And who shall look up and say

That it ought not so to be,

Tho’ the earth is Heaven enough for him,

Is it less than that to me?

For a little rough dog can make a joy

That enters eternity!

This is how to lead the way to the park.


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Once the proud guardian of a rather cheeky Border Collie/Aussie Cattle Dog mix, may she forever rest in peace, my favourite activities were those things that included my canine friend. Now I have a new canine buddy in my life. He's also a Border Collie and sassy like my girl was. We're in the middle of an adventure; teaching him how to be a good canine citizen I spend my spare time volunteering at the local animal shelter as a dog walker/trainer. You can read all about it @

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