Wednesday, April 8, 2009

IT's "Just A Dog"

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, time spent ,or costs involved for "Just a Dog." Some of my proudest moments have come with "Just a Dog." Many hours have passed with my only company being "Just a Dog" and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest moments were brought about by "Just a Dog." In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "Just a Dog" provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.
If you too, think its "Just a Dog," you will probably understand phrases 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.
For me and folks like me, it's not "Just a Dog." It's 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 is good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday people can understand it's not "Just a Dog." It's the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "Just a man or woman."
So the next time you hear the phrase "Just a Dog," smile, because they "Just Don't Understand."

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