Just a Dog

Read this online today and loved it :)

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 keeps 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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June 2, 2011 by Lisa  
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One Comment on "Just a Dog"

  1. KAREN on Wed, 8th Jun 2011 3:09 am 

    I would like to know if any of the dogs that suddenly became ill with liver complications had prior to their condition had benn given COMFORTIS, a flea rid pill. My Sadie, a healthy 6 year old Jack Russell Terrier was rushed to the emergency vet this past Saturday, June 4, 2011, approxiamtely 1 to 2 hours of ingesting this pill. She was found laying on her side and had been vomiting and bleeding from the rectum. Now the vet tells me her liver has been damaged. If any one has a similar story, I would like to know. I beleive this pill is the reason why she was dying after ingesting this pill. If I am right, then the drug company needs to be held resonsible for the emotional pain on the owner and the pain and suffering on the animal. Not to mention the escalting vet bills. Please contact me kmote313@yahoo.com. I dot not want anyother animal to suffer like Sadie.

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