Just A Dog

Written by an anonymous Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
in the Therapy Dog Inc. News Magazine
 

 

 

 
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 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 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 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 "just a woman".
 
 
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog," just smile....
because they "just don't understand".
 
 
 

Danes, an addiction to be proud of!

 

 




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