Thursday, August 4, 2011

"It's Just A Dog"

I'm sure we've all heard this phrase at one time or another, even the cat people or just pets/animals in general.  So when I came across this poem, I just had to share ;)

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."

- Anonymous
 

5 comments:

Brian said...

That was a beautiful poem! Just a dog...humbug!

Amber DaWeenie said...

We hate when people think "It's just a dog". There is no such thing as "Just a Dog".

Hope the paws are feeling better and responding well to treatment.

24 Paws of Love said...

Very, very true. Especially the last line. :)

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awww, I love this poem. I'm gonna share it with my mommy. :)

Woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Frankie Furter said...

Hi Jada, It is so very much nice to meet you.
I see you live in Pencil Vane E Ah. My cussin Sarge lives in Tionesta and my furend Khyra lives near Harrisburgh. Where are you located???