"Just A Dog"

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  1. OtterCreekRanch

    OtterCreekRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of you may have already heard this, but I just ran across it and thought I would share for those of you that have not. I know this is true for many of us here and "Just a Dog" could even be exchanged for "Just A Cat" or "Just a Horse" or even "Just A Chicken" in many cases.

    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
     
  2. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that before and it's so true.
    As they say, the more people I meet, the more I like my dog! [​IMG]
     
  3. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, just a dog, just a chicken, just a burro, or what ever the animal, if it werent for some of mind my panic attacks would have left me in the hospital or even worse.

    It's more like " just my little love".
     
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