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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-15-2008, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Just A Dog

To all of my forum friends who will understand....

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 its "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 of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that makes 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 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 man or woman."

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

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I love this poem. Thank you so much for posting.
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mine are just dogs...just about the best dogs in the world...

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Lovely poem! Thanks for sharing Jill!

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How cute
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Thank you, Jill. I love it!

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I love that....soo true!!

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Anyone who can say "just a dog" hasn't cuddled with them in bed in the morning getting little doggy kisses.


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I love this. I included it in a memory book I made for my mom's birthday. She's an animal lover too and had a beloved mutt named Pepper at the time. The poem says it all.

We keep trying to tell McKenna she's just a dog but she's not buying it.

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Just a dog? that's like saying it's just your heart!!! thanks Jill.




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