"Just a Dog"
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or "that'sa 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".
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 spent with "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 betterperson. Because of "just a dog." I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.So for me and the folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment ofall the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, andthe 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 person."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile, because they "just don't understand." ~~AuthorRoca (C) 2006