Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just A Dog

It's 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 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 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 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."- Anonymous
Schatzi was rushed to the hospital once again last night for emergency surgery.
She made it through, but will have to be put on a bland diet from now on.
No more bones.
Her weak stomach cannot take it.
My mother sent me this poem this morning.
It says what I want say in such a better way than I believe I could at this moment.
Please continue to pray for our little girl.
She is more than "just a dog" to us...............


Kelly's Korner said...

Sorry to hear that Mary Beth! I totally understand! We have "just a cat." :) Hang in there!

Abby Creek Art said...

Oh I love beautifully said.

I'm so sorry to hear about Schatzi. My heart and my prayers go out to you. I know she'll get better so hang in there. Give her lots of hugs and kisses from Maisie and I. xox

corinnea said...

Oh Mary Beth, I'm so sorry. I know just how you feel.

Norma's Nonsense said...

I hope Schatzi is running around and feeling better very soon. I have 'just a cat' and she talks to me and keeps me sane at just the right moments....I also have 2 grandcats and one granddog and they each have super personalities that I love.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Shatzi. I hope she feels better soon. My cats are my kids, so I completely relate to that poem.