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, 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
once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a
In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave
and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably
phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a
person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks
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
pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts
myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog"
thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile,
"just don't understand."
Versatile Hunting Dog Magazine, February 2006