When God made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals,
The fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He'd finished,
Not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this world of mine
And give each one a name."
And so, He traveled far and wide
And everywhere He went,
A little creature followed Him
Until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said, "Dear Lord,
There's not one left for me."
Kindly, the Father said to him,
"I've left you to the end.
I have turned my name back to front
And called you 'Dog,' my friend."

(--Author Unknown--)

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