‘So God Made a Dog': A Beautiful Poem Pet Lovers Need to Hear

This video gets us. A spinoff on the famous 2013 Ram Trucks commercial, "So God Made a Dog" is a heartwarming tribute to our favorite four-legged furry friend.

Dogs really are something special. They always make us laugh, they're always there for us with their unconditional love (it's always a judgement-free zone with dogs), they have an innate ability to lift spirits no matter how bad a day you've had, and not to mention, the countless cuddles and kisses you can expect from them. (And yes, with that, of course all the slobber!) We can seriously go on all day about our four-legged family members. No wonder why man's best friend is the most popular pet in the United States.

Yes, God really nailed it when he (or she!) created dogs. Dogs are truly some pretty amazing creatures, and nothing says it better than "So God Made a Dog" — a hilarious and touching (and honestly, so on point!) take on Paul Harvey's 1978 speech, "So God Made a Farmer," which was used in Ram Truck's Superbowl commercial in 2013.

'So God Made a Dog' Poem

Although everything in this heartwarming poem spoke to us, here's just a few selected excerpts from it — excuse us while we grab some tissues...

"And on the 9th Day, God looked down on his wide-eyed children and said they need a companion.

So God made a Dog.

God said I need somebody to wake up and give kisses, pee on a tree, sleep all day, wake up again, give more kisses, and then stay up till midnight basking in the glow of the television set.

So God made a Dog."

The narrator reads in a preacher-like voice.

"God said I need somebody willing to sit, then stay, then roll over then with no ego or complaint dress in hats they do not need and costumes they do not understand. I need somebody who can break wind without a first thought or second thought. Who can chase tails, sniff crotches, fetch sticks and lift spirits with a lick. Somebody no matter what you didn't do, or couldn't take, or didn't win, or couldn't make will love you without judgment just the same.

So God made a Dog."

The video continues to read.

"It had to be somebody who would remain patient and loyal even through loneliness. Somebody to care, cuddle, snuggle and nuzzle, and cheer and charm and snore and slobber and eat the trash and chase the squirrels. Somebody who would bring a family together with selflessness of an open heart. Somebody who would bark, and then pant, and then reply with the rapid wag of tail when their best friend says let's go for a ride in the car.

So God made a Dog."

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This article was originally published December 17, 2020.

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