When I was a boy we had a dog named Togo. He took his job seriously--guarding the homestead. But we had a sign for callers:
Beware of Dog.
Celebrity makes it possible
for all to drop a name
was it Reagan or John Wayne
who coined "Make my day!"?
And because one says, oh so sincerely
"I too have a dream!"
does it mean his truth rings true
to Martin Luther King?
Just because we know the jargon
of stump and social standing
it does not mean we speak the truth
but just in sheep-dog ranting.
Animals can represent the best and worst of human behavior. (Check out animal totems.) I love them and have heard it said that they hold the higher consciousness of the planet, which keeps us from self-annihilation. They have unique status in the kingdom of souls.