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
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."