Treat me kindly, my beloved master,
for no heart in all the world is more grateful
for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick,
for though I should lick your hands between
blows,your patience and understanding will
more quickly teach me the things you
would have me do.Speak to me often, for
your voice is the world's sweetest music as
you must know by the fierce wagging of my
tail when your footstep falls upon my wait-
ing ear.

When it is cold and wet, please take me in-
side,for I am now a domesticated animal, no
longer used to bitter elements.And I ask