Just a dog

For all of my animal lover friends….
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”


3 Responses to “Just a dog”

  1. Enig!
    Dyr er helt fantastiske.
    Og kjempesøt hund!

  2. Helt enig, jeg elsker dyr.
    Kunne ikke tenkt meg å bytte min lille lakris ut for noe, hun bringer virkelig lys og glede i mitt liv.

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