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Old 07-07-2012, 02:39 AM   #13391
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George Graham Vest - Tribute to the Dog

George Graham Vest (1830-1904) served as U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1879 to 1903 and became one of the leading orators and debaters of his time. This delightful speech is from an earlier period in his life when he practiced law in a small Missouri town. It was given in court while representing a man who sued another for the killing of his dog. During the trial, Vest ignored the testimony, and when his turn came to present a summation to the jury, he made the following speech and won the case.

Gentlemen of the Jury: The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.

George Graham Vest - c. 1855
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Sebbie! Just because you have an extra hole on the back end doesn't make you special!

Said to me because I was having trouble with a big assed gun from one of my military trainers.

My thought was.. I am not special!! Why the hell not??
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It really saddended me last year when I had to back out of Glass and Scubies meet and greet. They went to amzing lengths and effort to set up a wonderful time for people they never met ... world class in my opinion

A NE meet and greet has been on my mind for quit some time, just never seem to get enough interest to get the ball rolling
I wanted to go to Glass and Scubies so bad. I just didn't have the money. I never told them I'd go because I knew I wouldn't have the money.
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One of the quail chicks hatched minutes ago. We were wondering what that cheeping sound was!
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Sebbie! Just because you have an extra hole on the back end doesn't make you special!

Said to me because I was having trouble with a big assed gun from one of my military trainers.

My thought was.. I am not special!! Why the hell not??
Well, you're in the right place, we're all 'special' here...
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One of the quail chicks hatched minutes ago. We were wondering what that cheeping sound was!
Oh, sooo cute!!!!! You aren't going to eat him, are you?
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One of the quail chicks hatched minutes ago. We were wondering what that cheeping sound was!
That's so cool!! He's got this 'Get me the hell out of this thing' look about him!
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I wanted to go to Glass and Scubies so bad. I just didn't have the money. I never told them I'd go because I knew I wouldn't have the money.
Your still suppose to come visit me...
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Oh, sooo cute!!!!! You aren't going to eat him, are you?
Well, not yet! The little bugger wouldn't even make a miserable whore's ovaries... I mean H'ours D'erves.

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That's so cool!! He's got this 'Get me the hell out of this thing' look about him!
Yup. Gonna move it to a brooding box.
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