“To Them All”
O God, my Master, should I gain the grace;
To see Thee face to face when life is ended;
Grant that the dogs who once pretended
That I was God; may see me face to face.
I saw this sign on a dog kennel whilst in South Africa many years ago, and it stayed with me. I think it is humbling to lessen our superiority over others and especially over other species of animals.