Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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 phases 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."
- Anonymous
I've tried locating the author on this and can't seem to find on. If you know who wrote this, I would love to acknowledge the person who knows, it's not "just a dog".
later gators...


Kathy and Kim Gibson said...

No it is not "just a dog". My dogs are my companions, my friends, my delights....

Sherilyn said...

Amen!!! And if it weren't for "just a dog" I would be missing so many good friends in my life, friends that are closer than most families. Thank you "dogs!"