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Sir Was A Dog
by Budd Nelson

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This story began in 1979 and is true . It is one of my favorite and up to an including today many of us who were there will still say "Sir was a Dog" when someone very politely says sir to us.

Returning from noontime repast
we found a starving bird dog pup.
Brought him to our office to feed
then decide what more we could help.
While he scarfed down what we did find
our corporate owner came in.
"And who's this lil guy on the floor
you two mind if I take him home?"
We answered sure, pup went along
Ben gave him the handle of Sir.

Sir lived a life fit for a king
he and Ben constant companions.
Even when Ben wed, Sir had it all
and came to the office each day.
As the two arrived Sir would go search
and report back who he found.
Once my friend stared Sir down to sleep
never said his intellect high.
But Sir and Ben became best friends
and yet though gone they walk as one.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Perry 7/4/2012
I love the title of this too...."Sir Was a Dog"......another of your poems that touched my heart.
Reviewed by S Bergerac (Reader) 6/3/2012
The best friend of man who has more knowledge in their eyes of who keeps them and sits by their side. Well done Sir

I bow to you

Reviewed by Valerie Crader 5/21/2012
Budd, this is truly a great story. As it reminded me of my late great dog. My daughter, surprised me with a rescued dog that was five years old at the time. A rough collie that looked like Lassie. And, we enjoyed him for seven years. Sadly, my dearest paw friend died of cancer.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/20/2012
I Love Dogs & This is a lovely story poem Budd
and being it is a tue story in even more endering
Animals are such a blessing in our lives
I do believe they walk with us in heaven too :)
They surely must I believe they have souls
I have 4 dogs & I am pretty sure they have souls
Love & Blessings
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/19/2012
Bird dogs are sight hounds. Sir knew exactly what he was doing when he was "stared" to sleep I'd bet. Most dogs I've known are smarter than me. Patrick
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 5/19/2012
I so wish I could read this to my three rescued boys. They would love it.
They have been everything to me and, like Sir and Ben, we are a team.

Paw for one and one for Paw.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/18/2012
Wonderful, and I believe they still walk as one.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/17/2012
This raises my spirits, Budd,
on a dull far too humid morning where i am;
'best friends' is everything

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/17/2012
Spoken like a true military man :) Giving this wee little thing such a lovely title. Angels come to us in all forms and we are so rewarded for our kindness. Lovely Budd see how he touched each ones soul

Love and Light
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 5/17/2012
'one'...on this side and the other. that sir, is friendship. thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/17/2012
Ben was a generous boss and Sir was one lucky puppy. I had my own Sir, but I called him a Jazz. Jazz is gone, but he remains in my heart

Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/17/2012
A fascinating write written so amazingly Laura
Reviewed by Odin Roark 5/17/2012
Another fine dedication to the possible conjoined spirit-sense between man and animal.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/16/2012
I really believe that dogs who are abandoned and taken in willingly by their rescuers never forget that and remain loyal till the day they die...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/16/2012
Gotta love the mutts, they r the best...
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 5/16/2012
Every dog has it's day! Sir sure did!!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/16/2012
Sir is a good luck story. I have taken dogs (frigging cats can survive without me) from shelter, from people who didn't want them, and those I found on the street (Princess, my beautiful German Shepherd comes to mind) I love dogs, mutts, never had a thoroughbred, too much incest going on.

Loved your poem, Budd.

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