|The Original Treowe Danes
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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 companion was "just a dog"but I did not once feel slighted.Some of my saddest moments have been brought on 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 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.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 man."So
the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog," just smile because they "just don't understand."