THE BEST PLACE TO BURY A DOG
"There is one best place to bury a dog.
"If you bury him in this spot, he will come to you
when you call – come to you
over the grim, dim frontier of death,
and down the well-remembered path,
and to your side again.
"And though you call a dozen living
dogs to heel, they shall not growl at
him, nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there. "
People may scoff at you, who see
no lightest blade of grass bent by his
footfall, who hear no whimper, people
who may never really have had a dog.
Smile at them, for you shall know
something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth the knowing.
"The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master."
— Ben Hur Lampman —
from the Portland Oregonian Sept. 11, 1925
[AKA "If A Dog Be Well Remembered"] [AKA "Where TO Bury A Dog"]