This is a piece that we have had for ages and it is also how we feel about all our pets not only the dogs.
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 travelled, 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
"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
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"
Because they "just don't understand."
Written by an unknown Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
From the Therapy Dog Inc. News Magazine
Take care and kindest regards