The pup has so much to learn
Am I the right teacher?
He must grow to be friendly, to protect, to love, to behave
Am I worthy of being his example?
He must become loyal, honorable, trustworthy, responsible
Have I learned those?
He must know right from wrong, good from bad, fair from unfair, friend from foe
Do I know enough about these?
He sits next to me, looking at me with eyes of wonder and friendship.
Yes, together we will succeed.
(Follow up… Or we will not spend the weekend together as planned because I had an allergy attack around him!)