How the Bulldog Got His Face
When the Good Lord gave out faces to the dog long
He found, when he had issued them there was
still one dog to go -
"Where's this dog's
face?"He called aloud, "I know I must have made
There must be someone hereabouts who's
clumsily mislaid it."
A shy young angel then
stepped up, "forgive me, Lord." he said.
stuttered and he stammered and he turned a little
"I never thought it was a face-it fell out
of your bag.
So I thought you had discarded it
as a piece of rag.-
"So I promptly went and used
it for so very many things,
like polishing up
the halos and waxing up the wings.
and crumple as you see- in truth it's a
I don't know how. my dearest Lord, you
can use it for a face.
I realise it's all my
fault, and there's no one else to blame.
you can forgive me Lord My heart's so full of
"Of course I have forgiven you, but here
we've got a mess,
so I'll make amends to this
poor dog and him I'll truly bless.
called an "English Bulldog" that's about the only
Where the people are so silly as to love
an ugly face.
But he'll be kind and gentle and
of courage he'll be full-
As well love and
loyalty- the ugly, lovely bull."
And that is
my children,in that long-gone year of grace
dear old English Bulldog got his lovely face ...