DOG STORIES & DOG POEMSDog Stories, Prose & Poetry

Old dogs, war dogs, puppies or strays,

Poetry has power to brighten our days

Dog stories and poems are best read aloud,

To an audience of one or a theater crowd.

 

 

 

JUST A DOG

Author Unknown © TheDogPlace.org

 

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 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 it is the animal 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."

0902159

 

COPYRIGHT: Privacy - Disclaimer - Print the page

Copyright © ii NetPlaces Network / TheDogPlace.org - All Rights Reserved

NetPlaces Network Privacy Policy - Disclaimer or Print this Page

HEALTH RELATED ARTICLES, ADS, and INFORMATION PROSE-S-Dilemmas-Health-Obedience

Free Subscription to HEADlines from TheDogPress

Dog Dilemmas

SAFETY TIPS CAN SOLVE DOG DILEMMAS

Everyday Problem Solving

CANINE HEALTH

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DOG CARE

DogCare™ all in ONE PLACE!

DOG TRAINING STARTS EARLY!

Obedience/Manners

Teaching your dog is easy.

back to Prose & Poetry Index or

TheDogPlace.org for authoritative free DogCare information

If you breed or show dogs, get your news at TheDogPress.com

Judges, professional and owner handlers, be sure to visit TheJudgesPlace.com