Just A Dog

huggingNot sure where this came from, so if you can identify the author, please let me know.  Thanks to friend-of-the-blogger, Wendy, for sending this to me.

From time to time, people tell me “Lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or “That’s a lot o 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 of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.  “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make 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 an 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 woman.”

OK, now be honest – how many of you have a tear in your eyes after reading this?

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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4 thoughts on “Just A Dog”

  1. Hello
    I found the author to Just a Dog it is Richard A Biby It has been changed by your source the real ending reads
    “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.”

    I found one copy in a very unuaul place the web site of the ALF the animal liberation frount considered by the FBI and homeland security as one of
    the most dangerous domestic terrorists organizations

  2. So let me tell you about my experience with dog whelping. Let me start off by saying that my boyfriend and I rescued a yorkie a month ago on the 22nd of May from a woman who was trying to breed a male and female after doing this for two years …no luck. We took the female and a woman that I met at the grocery store took the male. On the way home from taking our new dog home from that retched woman I noticed that her teets were just a little pronouned. She slept a lot and bonded with me. She slept with us in our bed and I just adored her. I couldn’t help but notice that she ate a lot and her tummy was getting larger by the day. Suspecting that she could be expecting I took her to the vet on the 14 of June. The vet examined her and said that she did noticed some thickening and maybe she had one baby but recommended the we do and x-ray with a bill of 300.00. I passed and said time will tell. Meanwhile she ate and ate. Had several accidents on the carpet. Just accepting her as she was we tried to house break her. Meanwhile I looked up all the information as I could absorb to find out how, when, and where this was all going to happen. Three days after the vet visit I noticed that there was lots of movement in her belly. The first thing I thought of was the movie ATERED STATES. Today is June 24th and I noticed she really didn’t want to eat like normally. She wanted to pee several times but no panting , no whimpering…….. no nothing. I went on about my day and came home at 2:30 in the afternoon. Took her out of the box I placed her in that morning and observed her bearing down like she was trying to take a poop …..but nothing. I then placed her back into her box and realized that she was pushing on her back legs… just then the sound of a liquid fart and a small gush came out and a small ball between her girl part and her lil butt was apparent. She then dug her head into the corner of the box and pushed one more time. The puppy was breach and she was refusing to take part. I fubbled for the camera and the phone and was soooo nervous that i forgot how to use them. A second push and the puppy was out. Still with her head in the corner I begged her to take care of the baby. I then jumped in and broke open the membrane and rubbed the new pup vigerously and put the pup in the mother’s face she then began to lick the new pup. Fourty five minutes later the second one was born. All the reading could not have prepared me for this. I wish you all the luck.

  3. Just a dog is something that people that do not know anything about dogs mention when they try to counsel dog owners on dog topics. It would be smarter for them to realize they just don’t know what they are talking about.

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