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A dog wandered into our garden one day,
A friendly old mutt, didn't look like a stray.
We never discovered whence he had come,
But we brushed him and fed him and the kids called him Rum.
Now as family members, even dogs must work hard,
So we put Rum on duty next door in our yard,
Bright eyed and watchful by night and by day,
But not much of a guard dog, I'm sorry to say.
You're the best friend I could ever ask for,
The one I can talk to.
You listen to everything I have to say,
I'm really going to miss you.
You're growing old,
And can't walk as fast,
But don't you worry,
I won't forget about our past.
We loved to play ball,
Chasing it down the hill.
You're the hairiest of them all,
But you still get the chills.
Once given the wallet, the police didn't fail
To capture the burglar and put him in jail.
His confession like wildfire spread through the town,
How a big vicious guard dog had knocked the thief down.
We all howled with laughter when we heard the story,
And Rum was our hero, he was basking in glory.
There's been no attempts since to burgle our yard,
For everyone knows now that Rum is on guard