I’ll tell you a tale of a time and a place
a long time ago in a world far away,
When people no longer ruled over the earth,
and a council of dogs kept the peace day by day.
They remembered the day when mankind used to fight
and they swore it would never happen again,
So the council was made up from dogs of all nations,
the chairman elect was a massive Great Dane.
And the Secretary came from the USSR,
a Borzoi who stood so tall and so proud,
But the office of Treasurer has never been filled,
as nothing like money was ever allowed.
The language they spoke every dog understood,
they all lived together, no matter what breed,
And the odd little tiff was very soon quelled by a great British Bulldog,
they followed his lead.
From Mexico there was the little Chihuahua,
from China the Chow Chow, the Poodle from France.
The Norwegian Buhund, the elegant Afghan,
each nation all equal, each dog the same chance.
It never did matter just where the dog came,
whatever the colour, whatever the size,
No hatred and also no discrimination,
always truth, no such thing as lies.
But just then I woke from a very deep sleep,
realised it had all been a dream,
I wondered if things could ever be as perfect
as how I remember the way it had been.
Then I thought of the way that all mankind was living,
the mistrust and fear that each nation did feel,
And I hoped that the lesson the strange dream has taught me,
Would one day show man these ideals could be real.
- Author unknown