"Just A Dog"

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by OtterCreekRanch, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. OtterCreekRanch

    OtterCreekRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2011
    NE Texas
    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

    Jun 4, 2011
    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

    Apr 12, 2011
    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".
  4. teach1rusl

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