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Man writes poem about why ‘God made a dog’
"And on the 9th-day, God looked down on his wide-eyed children and said, 'They need a companion.' So, God made a dog."
Rachel Shapiro
09.13.21

Dogs make our lives better in so many ways.

They’re our companions, and they’re always looking out for us. They provide unconditional love in their own unique way.

Dogs are called man’s best friend for a reason, and one poet decided to create a lovely ode to our furry friends.

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God definitely had something special in mind when he created dogs. And nothing can explain this better than the hilarious and touching poem called “God Made a Dog.”

The poem is based on a 2013 Rams Truck Superbowl commercial, which in turn is based on Paul Harvey’s 1978 speech, “So God Made a Farmer.”

The poem beautifully captures what makes dogs so amazing.

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This is how it starts:

“And on the 9th-day, God looked down on his wide-eyed children and said, ‘They need a companion.’

So, God made a dog.

God said, ‘I need somebody willing to wake up give kisses, pee on a tree, sleep all day, wake up again, give more kisses, then stay up until midnight, basking in the glare of a tevelsion set.’

So, God made a dog

God said, ‘I need somebody willing to sit, then stay, then roll over. Then with no ego or complaint dress in hats they don’t need and costumes they dont understand.

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I need somebody who can break wind without a first care, without a second thought, who can chase tails, sniff crotches, fetch sticks, and lift spirits with a lick.

Somebody who no matter what you didn’t do, or couldn’t take, or didn’t win, or couldn’t make, will love you without judgment just the same.’

So, God made a dog.

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The poem continues with:

God said, ‘I need somebody strong enough to pull sleds and find bombs, yet gentle enough to love babies and lead the blind. Somebody who will spend a day on a couch with a resting head and supportive eyes to lift the spirts of a broken heart.’

So, God made a dog.

The poem goes on to discuss even more of the great things about dogs, including their legendary loyalty and patience. Dogs truly give us so much.

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Dogs are a wonderful blessing, and this poem captures some of the many beautiful things about owning a dog.

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The narrator of the video does a beautiful job bringing life to this poem — it’s definitely worth a watch!

Listen to the full poem in the video below!

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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