From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog”. They don't understand the distance travelled, 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 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 the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man" or "just a woman." So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog,"
because they "just don't understand." - Richard Biby 🐾 #shepherdblessings #hundeliebe #campingpups #dogofwisdom #livingfree #outdoorliving #dogscertified #neverleavethedogbehind #hikingdogs #hikingdogsofinstagram #deutscherschäferhund #hikingwithdogs #dogsthathike #overlanddogs #dogsthatexplore #campeveryday #wildnout #refreshersk #mountaindog #gsddaily #choosemountains #dnescestujem #lifeisbetterwithadog #adventuredognation #mansbestfriend #vlciak #sopsomnatripe #beautyofthemountains