|Cathy & Jada Von Barren Berg
From time to time people tell me, "lighten up, it's just
a dog", or "That's alot of money for just a dog". They don't understand the distance traveled, time spent,
or costs involved for "Just a dog". Some of my proudest moments have come about with "Just a dog". Many
hours have passed with my only company being "Just a dog", and not once have I felt slighted. Some of my saddest
moments were brought about by "Just a dog". In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "Just a dog"
provided comfort and purpose to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "Just a dog", you will 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 makes me a better person. Because of "Just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.
For me and folks like me, it's not "Just a dog". It's 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 people can understand it's not
"Just a dog". It's the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "Just a woman".
next time you hear the phrase "Just a dog", smile, because they "Just Don't Understand".
Dogs Leave Pawprints On Your Heart"
|Chevelle & Kasch with the kids
sweet just as soon as you ban all sarcasm and meanness from your repertoire. Furthermore, there is no reason to hang
around anyone who dwells in these nasty tones."