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 dont understand the distance the travelled, the time spent, or the cost 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 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 phases 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.
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 man."


So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile,

because they "just don't understand."




Roca (C) 2006