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  title of a dog's oath  
  This beautiful poem is by an unknown author. My dear "boss" translated it for you and any other child and young reader in the world who loves animals or learns to love them.


I will lay down my life for you
and expect nothing but love in return.
I will protect my officer with my life,
and would gladly take a bullet in his place.
I am sent in to find lost children
and fugitives on the run.
I find drugs and weapons and even bombs.
I am the first sent in
and sometimes the last to leave.
I am the nose and ears of my officer.
I will protect and serve him.
I would die for him and for you.
I only ask for compassion and a kind word.

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