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Wordless Wednesday No.27. Just a dog. Post 13

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."

Authored by Richard A. Biby


  1. you know, Preeti akka, u shud audition for a heroine's role... i did not read a single word of ur post... just saw ur snap and was like WOW!!! *ur husband is a lucky man I must say!* well.. will now read ur post, if i can take my eyes off u! :)

  2. Great read to end my day with!! And you look fabulous :-)

  3. Beautiful!
    Both, the picture and the article.
    I'm a dog-lover too (though sadly I've never owned one- I will, as soon as I start living on my own!)..Having a dog is therapeutic indeed :-)

  4. Hey Preeti, great story with amazing insight....

    As its not 'Just a Smile' so its NOT 'Just a Dog'.

    Have a amazing day 14th April (Happry Vishu)


  5. Just a dog, Just a mother of two, ......

  6. lol @ purnima's comment... so cute! ;-) but thats true... u r lukin rly lovely...

    great post preeti di... i will too own one some day... :)

    He looks cute btw :)

  7. U loook fab....!!!As much as credit goes to you, bit should be passed on to the photographer as well! Not an ardent fan of pets, but do agree the moments spent with them are priceless!

  8. Mamta: thank you! :)

    Minu: Clicked by my son who is 13 and loves photography.He has a photo blog too :) Thanks :)

    sbonlifensuch: It's a she :)Thanks a lot :) :)

    Ramesh: Wow. Amazed at the things you observe and connect.

  9. Anish:Happy vishu to you too!

    Sucheta: Thank you. It is indeed! But it is also a LOT of hardwork.It is almost like having a baby.

    Nandana: And for me a fab way to begin my day! Thank you :)

    Purnima: :D hahahahaha..How you flatter me! But thanks :)

  10. full credits to Atul on the pic - you are looking great and glowing!:) Had wanted to ask you the meaning of the name 'lostris' Is it 'beautiful'? Is so, a fully justified name...she looks royal! :)

  11. I agree with Purnima....natural pic..:) I like your smile....:)

    And yes,pets are really wonderful. I have a fish...and whenever I am at home...i take out some time and talk with with him....its fun..:)

  12. i love that pic...she looks so 'angelic' but those eyes say a totally diff story!

    and the words are so beautifully said...

    "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."


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