Perhaps you think I do not earn
My board and all my keep.
But who gives you security
When you are fast asleep?
Who, when the master's out of town
keeps beggar folk at bay,
And gives you sweet companionship
When you're alone all day?
With every bark and loving sign,
Let me be yours and you be mine.
Love me, train me, let me be,
Your closest friend eternally.