|Wake me when football starts ...|
|But wait, the Phillies are close to clinching their fifth consecutive NL East division championship?! OK, I'm awake!!|
|Jada giving "paws up" (8/17/11)|
|Jada's "excited to go to the vet" look? ... naw, actually she has no clue yet she's going!|
|Right Front Paw ... came a long way since Day 1!!|
|Left Front Paw|
|Caught in the act ... but you can see the chewed off hair.|
|Jada thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers! She's a trooper :)|
|My book!! Even got it in hardcover :)|
|A subtle difference, but a step closer to getting better!|
|Still looks yellow, but I think it's because of the lighting (This was taken on my Blackberry) ~ 8/5/11|
|Scabs are almost gone! ~ 8/5/11|
|Sleepy Jada, still in bed! ~ 8/5/11|
It' 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 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 phases 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.
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 human."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile....because they "just don't understand."