Watch: Small Dog Settles Argument Between Two Other Dogs with Authority

07/06/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET

When it comes to pack leaders, size doesn’t always matter. That’s the lesson imparted to us by this video, in which a small Bichon Frisé breaks up a fight between two other members of his pack.

It’s difficult to understand what the little guy is saying, but if we had to guess, we’d surmise he’s quoting Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address:

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

It’s either that or something about bacon.