PM Weimaraners
               Of Montana
"Just A Dog & God's Wings"
                    Just A Dog
From time to time people tell me, "Lighten up
it's just a dog," or, "That's a lot of money just
for a dog."  They don't understand the distance
traveled, time spent, or costs involved for "Just
a dog."  Many hours have passed with my only
company being "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 the 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 compassion and patience that makes me a better person.  Because of "Just a dog," I will rise early, take long walks, and look longingly into 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 woman or man."

So the next time you hear, "Just a dog," smile, because they "Just Don't Understand."
                                                                                         ~Author Unknown
                                            God's Wings -

A little something to put things in perspective....
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park , forest rangers  began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.
One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of  impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.
She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast ..because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

'He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.'     (Psalm 91:4)

Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.

Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend....lose one.