"lighten up, it's just a dog," 
"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,"
"just a promise." 

"Just a dog"
brings into my life
the very essence
of friendship,
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 as woman." 

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

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