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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, time spent or costs involved for "Just a dog".


Some of my proudest moments have come about with "Just a dog".

Many hours have passed with my only company being "Just a dog"

and not once have I felt slighted.

Some of my saddest moments were brought about by "just a dog".

In those days of darkness , the gentle touch of "Just a dog" provided comfort

and purpose to overcome the day.


If you, too, think it's "Just a dog", you will probably understand phrases like

"Just a friend" or "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.


For me and folks like me, it's not "Just a dog".

It's 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 people can understand it's not "Just a dog."

It's the thing that gives me humanity and keep me from being

"Just a man " or "Just a woman".


So the next time you hear the phrase "Just a dog",

smile, because they "Just don't understand".. ~ author unknown


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Uploaded on August 15, 2011