The little verse seen on the sculpture in the previous post is a quote from an inscription said to be engraved around the silver collar of a dog belonging to Prince Fredrick of Wales, eldest son of King George II. Said to have been given to the prince by Alexander Pope, Probably similar to the one shown.
--Looks uncomfortable for the dog.
"I am his majesty's dog at Kew,
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?"
So, in other words, I began to stop being my job's dog and become my 'own dog' - mentally at least. : )