I was sitting on my front porch one hot summer day
My head hung low. Things were not going my way.
My money’s almost gone, I thought with great alarm
If hog prices do not turn around I’ll have to sell the farm.
With just my dog at my side, I prayed long and hard,
When a long black car pulled up to my yard,
An Asian businessman emerged, “What do I do now?”
I stood up to greet him and the dog said, “Bow.”
I followed Rover’s orders and the man was soon my friend,
He wanted locally grown pork and would offer many yen.
Money was no object, he’d pay handsomely —
Most any problem can be solved by God, the dog and me.
My wife was hoppin’ mad one day and I did not know why,
She’d left in a huff without even saying goodbye.
I couldn’t think of anything that I’d have done to make her mad,
So it must have been what I hadn’t done that had been so bad.
“Lord I just can’t think of anything, yesterday she was fine.”
I looked to the dog for sage advice, and he said, “Whine.”
You know boy that’s a good idea, I’ll pick some flowers as well,
So I grabbed a nice bottle — a kind she thinks is swell.
Just then she walked in and saw the bouquet and the wine I’d brought,
“For my birthday honey that’s so nice I thought that you forgot!
Just when I thought you’d been a jerk, you turned out as sweet as can be.”
A birthday disaster barely averted by God the dog and me.
Whenever I need some perspective ‘cause I am feeling blue,
The dog sits down beside me and I know he feels it too.
And when things are going wrong, and when the times get tough,
I just ask my dog how he feels and he says, “Ruff.”
So for the sake of my dog, I pray for God to brighten up my day,
When life’s path gets dark, this always brightens up the way.
So say a prayer and pat your dog when trouble comes to be,
For I’ve found no challenge is too big for God the dog and me.