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DOGS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS, by                    
First Line: The dogs that go on errands of their own
Last Line: Their very tails expressing sweet content.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


The dogs that go on errands of their own,
On rabbit hunt or search for buried bone,
Show plainly that they want to be alone.

As serious as detectives hunting clues
Or cub reporters on the trail of news,
They know their ends and do not ask our views.

I like to see dogs neither called nor sent;
They walk determined, on their business bent,
Their very tails expressing sweet content.





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