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It's just a Dog

April 25th, 2007, 02:02 PM
From time to time people tell me, "Lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "That's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and, in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.

"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.

Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

So for me, and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile....because they "just don't understand."

- Anonymous

April 25th, 2007, 02:05 PM
good one It made me smile and giggle.... thank you for sharing this with everyone

and smile "It's just a thank you" :laughing:

April 25th, 2007, 02:27 PM
That was great, HarleyBuster,.... and so true.:highfive:

April 25th, 2007, 05:32 PM
I loved it. :highfive: I think the next time someone says to me "it's just a dog" I'll reply with "and you're just a human". :D

April 25th, 2007, 05:33 PM
:) Thanks for posting that.

April 25th, 2007, 05:43 PM
All dog owners feel the same way. It is never "just a dog" that stands by you through it all.

April 25th, 2007, 06:51 PM
You know, that Anonymous is one VERY smart woman. :D (not to mention she must be a coupla six, ten centuries old by now).

But thanks, that was like a :grouphug: