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Just A Dog
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" bring
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

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

Authored by Richard
A. Biby

Chip with his owners Robyn & Bill Patzke

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Junior with owner Robbie and friends
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