Saturday, April 13, 2013

Road trip for bailey on Monday...

Well Monday Bailey and I are heading to PEI. His appointment is for Tuesday at 10:30 am I will be sure to keep everyone up to date as soon as I get any information. Believe me it will be hard to leave him there and come home, my house will feel so empty, I know some people say he's just a dog , well here's a poem I found for those people:


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 aobut 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~


  1. Good Luck I know you will be all right xoxo love you sweet Dog Aunt Donna

  2. Love and kisses from Vera and Aunt Judy. It's funny on Thursday she got up and made me put pigtails in her hair because she was Bailey. She ran around for an hour being "Bailey". I said I was making chicken soup for lunch and she wanted to know if Chippy and Bailey were coming lol. She loves that little dog. Good luck.

  3. Diane I totally don't get "just a dog." My Nellie is my all dog couldn't imagine not having her.
    We are thinking of you both.
    Keep in touch.
    Heather and Nellie