Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Payslee!

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Today is my Sweet Girl's Birthday. Little Payslee was born today! I look back on the last year and all the fun and joy she has brought me and I smile.. I know that a lot of people don't understand that to me she is more than "Just a dog".. One of our listeners sent this to me and I loved it..

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 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 human."

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

Happy Birthday Payslee!

1 comment:

  1. I love your blogs. I too am a dog lover. Casey is my almost 10 year old poodle and he has been through the worst and best times of my life. He was diagnosed with diabetes in April of this year, it has been a challenge giving him 2 shots a day, feeding him special food, expensive vet bills, but I would do it 100 times over because he has been my special friend for almost 10 years. Thanks for sharing all of your stories. Lisa

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