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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"..
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Lovely :)

I hear "he's just a dog" frequently from people I work with who don't understand. They think I'm crazy to have paid the money in vet fee's that I have. Perhaps I will print out "Just a Dog" and stick it on my wall at work.

Thank you :)

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After loosing Oscar on Monday Ive been avoiding people knowing that sooner or later I will hear someone say those words..

I think your post says it all..

I will try not to be angry at the people who say this to me ..Instead I will pity them for never knowing the comfort and companionship, the unconditional love and the sheer joy that is a dog...

I know if dogs could speak they would never say 'oh its just a human' but maybe thats because they have more humanity in them than we do.....
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