In 1808 the English Poet Lord Byron wrote his famous poem "Epitaph to a Dog" in memory of his Newfoundland dog named Boatswain.
"One who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man
without his Vices....
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then, when I die, I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers