Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quotes that I love...

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 mecomfort 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 person."

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



And...

"Saving one animal won't change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal."

1 comment:

~Jess said...

I agree with you 200%! Growing up my german shepherd was my best friend, my uncle would always comment that she was "just a dog"...it drove me nuts! Now he finally has a dog and he treats the dog like it's a person, his dog is not "just a dog", but everyone elses is still "just a dog"...he just doesn't get it :-)