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‘Just A Dog’

Recently, the Buddies team received a thank you card from a customer following a large claim for their dog. Within the card was a poem, which really resonated with the Buddies team.

We wanted to share this poem with you.

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 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 its’ 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,”

just smile, because they “just don’t understand.”

~Unknown Author~

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