For all the dog lovers...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

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 won't 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.

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!"

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  • MTNHIKER1971
    Very powerful, thanks for posting
    4277 days ago
    Wonderfully said and so very true.
    4339 days ago
  • no profile photo NANAJOYS
    I feel sad for those who miss out on all the unconditional love a dog will give you.
    4344 days ago
    My "just a dog" sadly isn't here any more. My "just a dog" made me smile every day. My "just a dog" loved me more than any living creature was capable of loving another living creature. There is NO SUCH THING as "just a dog" and God help the person who can't understand that. I love you Logan and I miss you so much. Please forgive me.
    4359 days ago
  • RNICOLE278
    Well said emoticon
    I have 4 dogs (chihuahua's). We love them so much! Thanks for the post.
    4369 days ago
    Love all my dogs. They are more loyal than some people.
    Thanks for the great blog. emoticon
    4369 days ago
    Love my dogs too!
    4369 days ago
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