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Thursday, February 25, 2016

It Is 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, 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
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 make 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 man or woman."

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

by Richard Biby

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Contributing Editor VHD 

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easy rider said...

I so agree... it's "just" a dog but this dog means the world to me :o)

Oz theTerrier said...

I absolutely agree!

Dory and the Mama said...

So very true!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good post! Mom calls me her Maserati
Lily (& Edward)

Ron said...

"So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog"

just smile...

because they "just don't understand."

Amen, Jeanne! I once had a friend say that she didn't believe animals had the ability to love because they didn't have a soul, like humans. I said, "You're wrong because animals know how to love unconditionally, unlike humans."

Wonderful post, my friend!

X to you and the girlz

M. K. Clinton said...

I love this sentiment and agree 100%. Anyone who says, "It's just a dog." has obviously never loved a one. I love the "It's just a sunset..." way of comparison

ann thompson said...

Love this. It is so very true

Mitch and Molly said...

Love this ♥

Chef Sasha said...

This is pawfect!

Ziggy Out!!