“Just a dog”…


“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” , “Just a sunrise” or “Just a promise”.

:Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence to friendship, trust and pure unbridled joy. ?
“Just a dog” brings the compassion and patience that makes me a better person. Because of “just a dog”, I will rise early,  take long walks, and look longlingly 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 is 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 is the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “Just a man or a woman”.

So the next time you hear the phrase “Just a dog”, smile, because they “Just don’t understand”.

(Author Unknown)




3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sajda Afifi says:

    wow.. thats too lovely


  2. Thank you Sajda! I.m glad to hear you enjoyed it!


  3. LindaP says:

    So true! Only someone who has truly love a pet would understand this!


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