Attn: Kroger Shoppers
is no therapist
in the world as effective
as an adoring
How long have you
been with dogs?"
I asked this old chap at the show.
"Forty-odd years and more," he replied.
"Then there's not much that you wouldn't know."
learning," he said, "I'm still learning."
And it made me ponder a while
On those who know it all in three months,
And I gave him a ghost of a smile.
You could tell
he'd have none of the new-fangled,
He was old-fashioned right down to the core.
But I'll bet when judges gathered together
His name would rank up in the fore.
He's bred, shown,
paraded and judged,
He knew it all outside from in.
"But I'm still learning," he said, "I'm still learning."
With his quiet, unobtrusive small grin.
So all we
All we experts who own just one pup,
Remember that old guy's forty years of "still learning,"
And for goodness' sake learn to shut up!
- author unknown