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Just a Dog - particularly for Sunshinesbrightly

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Vallhala Thu 05-Nov-09 23:48:52

SSB, you may have read this before but if not I thought you might like it, as might other dog-lovers on here:

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 phases 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”.

So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog” just smile, because they “just don’t understand”.


thesunshinesbrightly Fri 06-Nov-09 01:35:43

ooooo my very own thread, ive never had one of these before thank you.

thesunshinesbrightly Fri 06-Nov-09 01:38:05

just read it, i love it, it is so right smile

HeSaysSheSays Fri 06-Nov-09 01:43:57

Vallhala, do you mind if I CAT you? I have a question that I think yu may be abel to help me with! (Well I am hoping you will anyway!)

Love the words, quite true, you either get it or you don't when it comes to the relationship with dogs and people.

shockers Fri 06-Nov-09 01:47:41

My "just a dog" is snoring gently whilst I warm my bare feet on his furry back...

nooka Fri 06-Nov-09 03:02:03

Oh, that makes me even more dogsick! I've been waiting and waiting for the right pup to come up in our local rescue centre - I wish I was still in the UK, then you could pick one for us

BellaBonJovi Fri 06-Nov-09 09:17:15

How very true.

They ask for so little and give us so much wink

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