First there was Owl, who was wise-and-old,
With understanding-and-knowledge too vast to be told.
The forest was Owl's, Owl was tough,
He ruled in a way which was viciously-rough.
Then came Dog, who was loyal-and-true,
With love-and-compassion all the way through.
Owl was old though, Dog was still young,
He outlived old Owl for many a sun.
Then came Boy, who was honest-and-pure,
With oneness-and-serenity which made him sure.
Dog needed companionship, Boy made him his own,
He mastered Dog gently, without needing a throne.