After many years of sharing our Barbet news and writing about the growth and development of our Barbet puppies we retired the blog at the end of 2020. All of the past entries remain posted so feel free to take a look around and scroll through previous posts to get a feel for the breed, our dogs and how we raise our litters. More information about the Barbet (French Water Dog) can be found on our website: www.northrockbarbets.com
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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 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 sadddest 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 won't 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 makes 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 human".
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog", just smile, because they "just don't understand!"
- author unknown
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This is so true and very well put! Thank you for posting this! :)ReplyDelete
This is such a lovely posting! I have always "cringed" when I heard the phrase"just a dog" but from now I shall just smile and think of this!ReplyDelete