How the Dog Got a Wet Nose
When a man named Noah started building a boat in the middle of the
everybody laughed. They thought he was daft.
But Noah wasn't listening
he was listening to the God of the Hebrews,
who said to build a
So Noah built a boat.
Noah called his boat an ark.
When he finished it, he rounded up all the
two by two, to travel on his ark.
People laughed at Noah's
and panthers and penguins.
They laughed at his cheetahs and chinchillas,
giraffes and gazelles,
and rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses.
Into the ark
went all the animals, two by two.
Pretty soon, it started to rain.
It rained, and it poured, and it rained
People stopped laughing and the ark started floating.
Noah and his
and all the animals, two by two, rode safely on the waters.
They sailed for 40 days and 40 nights.
When the rains stopped, out of the ark came Noah and his family
all of the animals, two by two.
Except one. No one could find the little
Noah searched everywhere. He looked on the first deck.
He looked on the
second deck, then the third deck.
Finally, in the farthest corner in the
he found the little dog.
The dog was shivering
with his nose pressed hard against the side of the boat.
"Come here, little dog!" called Noah. "It's time to come out! Here,
The little dog wouldn't move.
Noah gently pulled him away.
"What's this?" said Noah. "A hole in the ark! The ark
You kept us safe - me, my family, and all of the
two by two!
With your little nose!"
The little dog was proud. But mostly, he was hungry.
"Little dog," said Noah, as he pulled out a juicy bone,
world and all the generations will know your great deed,
your nose will
always be cold and wet, just as it is today."
That's how the dog got his cold, wet nose.
When you feel it, remember
who used his nose to protect Noah,
his family, and all of the
animals, two by two.