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"just a dog..."

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by leashedForLife, May 31, 2010.


  1. leashedForLife

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    “No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.” -- Louis Sabin

    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 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."



    Written by an unknown Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
    From the Therapy Dog Inc. News Magazine
     
  2. dobermummy

    dobermummy Banned

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    it is so true :)
     
  3. Haley

    Haley PetForums Member

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    This is great, I loved reading it. I absolutely hate to hear those words. People who don't understand shouldn't say anything at all. I will remember this thread the next time I hear it said.

    x
     
  4. Waterlily

    Waterlily Amused

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    This is lovely I read it here before :)
     
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