Just a dog

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Just a dog

Postby bruinsmom » Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:09 am

Hello all,
One of my friends sent this to me and I wanted to share with all of you.
I don't know who wrote it but I hope you like it. Enjoy.

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
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."

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Postby Victory » Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:40 am

Very, very lovely and very very true. Thank you for sharing.
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Postby Elaina » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:59 am

The poem states my sentiments exactly! Those who say "just a dog" really don't understand! :D :D :D
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Postby Samorrathis » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:07 am


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Postby Judy Fox » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:12 am

That is beautiful and so true! :)
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Postby ngraham » Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:58 pm

Great story and so true
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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:08 pm

Thank you for posting that.......I have shared it along on other forums. It is soo true. I have heard it MANY times. And I still get angry when people say it.

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Postby kiwani » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:29 pm

J.U.S.T. a dog =

Joyful, Unconditional, Steadfast, True, (a dog)

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