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Thursday, November 9, 2017

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 


The OP Pack said...

No, they sure don't understand, and they don't know what they are missing:) Cute pic.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

ann thompson said...

Love this. So very true. How sad that anyone would think "it's just a dog" Anyone who thinks that is missing out on all the joy that a dog can bring

Noreen said...

Hi Jeannie, Girl I love this post!!! I've got several signs in my home-one says, Life Without Dogs I don't think so and the other says All I need is the love of a Dog. So very true. Can't imagine life without one. Hope to never find out. Only thing is I'd love to have more than one. Hope you and the babies are all doing well.
Hugs, Noreen and kisses from Hunter

easyweimaraner said...

I hear you... this 'just a dog' is my live my love my everything...

Molly the AireGirl said...

Love this and it's absolutely spot on!

Chester L. W. Spaniel said...

What a great poem! And so true!

M. K. Clinton said...

This is terrific and so very true. Thank you for sharing.