Hi, everybuddy! My mom found this not long ago and we luved it so much that we thought we would share. (Don’t worry. It’s not sad.) Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s so Most Wonderful that we figured you wouldn’t mind reading it again. Hope you all have the very happiest weekend ever!
Just a Dog
by Richard Biby
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.”
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.
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 or woman.”
So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog,” just smile —
because they “just don’t understand.”