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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, time spent or costs involved for "Just a dog". 
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "Just a dog".  
Many hours have passed with my only company being "Just a dog" And not once have I felt slighted.  
Some of my saddest moments were brought about by "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 phrases like "Just a friend" or "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. 

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 way 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 man " or "Just a woman". 
So the next time you hear the phrase "Just a dog", smile, because they "Just don't understand"..
                                                                    
  - Author unknown.  Dog Quote complements of Pooches on the Move.net