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    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 travelled, 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 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 its' not "just a dog"
    but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
    "just a man" or "just a woman."

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

    ~Unknown Author~

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    The above poem may have been previously posted but just in case there may be some here who haven't read it.

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    Tim, I've never heard this, many thanks for posting it, wonderful & true words.




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    Beautiful! Tim, thank you so much for sharing this!




    "Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and
    filling an emptiness we didn't even know we had."




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    Thanks for sharing. Love it!

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    Very nice.... never read that before -- thanks for posting it
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    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




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    Wow! I loved that. And have never read it. I've heard those words though.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for sharing that,and it's so true, if I have to explain, they wouldn't understand. Plus they aren't just a dog, they are family.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
    Member of The Bulldog Club of America, The Bulldog Club of Texas and French Bulldog Club of America.
    Bully hugs from - BeBe, Hazel, Lucy Lu, JLO, Hillary, Henri & Katie


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    Quite beautiful. I'm going to have to print this one out and hang it in my office. Thank you for sharing it with us!




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    Love it. Thanks for posting

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    I've heard "it was just a dog" more times than I can count. I think it's sad that some people just don't understand.

    For me, her name was Abby
    10/24/2011 - 11/23/1012


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    Thanks for sharing.


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