My Doggie and I

My Doggie and I

by R. M. Ballantyne


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I possess a doggie-not a dog, observe, but a doggie. If he had been a dog I would not have presumed to intrude him on your notice. A dog is all very well in his way-one of the noblest of animals, I admit, and pre-eminently fitted to be the companion of man, for he has an affectionate nature, which man demands, and a forgiving disposition, which man needs-but a dog, with all his noble qualities, is not to be compared to a doggie.
My doggie is unquestionably the most charming, and, in every way, delightful doggie that ever was born. My sister has a baby, about which she raves in somewhat similar terms, but of course that is ridiculous, for her baby differs in no particular from ordinary babies, except, perhaps, in the matter of violent weeping, of which it is fond; whereas my doggie is unique, a perfectly beautiful and singular specimen of-of well, I won't say what, because my friends usually laugh at me when I say it, and I don't like to be laughed at.
Freely admit that you don't at once perceive the finer qualities, either mental or physical, of my doggie, partly owing to the circumstance that he is shapeless and hairy. The former quality is not prepossessing, while the latter tends to veil the amiable expression of his countenance and the lustre of his speaking eyes. But as you come to know him he grows upon you; your feelings are touched, your affections stirred, and your love is finally evoked. As he resembles a door-mat, or rather a scrap of very ragged door-mat, and has an amiable spirit, I have called him "Dumps." I should not be surprised if you did not perceive any connection here. You are not the first who has failed to see it; I never saw it myself.

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ISBN-13: 9781515109785
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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My Doggie and I 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was good to read with my younger siblings. Very cute
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very cute story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read, with a message at the end for all the lost souls!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How long is it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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