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My best Friend is a little dog and her name is Miss Daisy. I got Miss Daisy when she was 8 weeks old. Now she is 8 years old. Today she went back to the place where she earned her certification to be a Therapy Dog, to have her picture taken with Santa. Her Mother was a mixed cocker spaniel and her Father was a registered Scottish Terrier. From the short affair puppies were born. I am 70 years old and Miss Daisy is the Smartest Dog I have even had and I have had many.. Who says a good education is not important. There are many dogs and puppies who need a forever home this Christmas and forever. THANK YOU MISS DAISY for always being there for me.
This is a wonderful poem for those who do not have a dog in their lives.
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 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."
December 11, 2011
Also by je suis moi
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