The celebrated author Rudyard Kipling was owner of several Scottish Terriers in his time.

As for his bookcase, in addition to classics like Jungle Book, Kim and Mandalay, he wrote poems and short stories devoted to dogs, as well as a touching poem called The Power of the Dog.

To recite one verse:

“THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.”

Only the illiterate could not possibly be moved by the words. To read the full version we recommend this page.


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