Just a Dog… Help PEDIGREE donate food!





JUST A DOG by Richard Biby


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
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 it’s not “just a dog”,
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
“just a man or woman.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog”
just smile…
because they “just don’t understand.”




Four million heroic dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations every year in the United States. 

PEDIGREE, with your help, wants to feed these fine dogs while they are waiting to go to their forever homes!

Write a Post, Help a Dog! ~Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19, the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort. You can make a difference.



Is this one awesome shelter pup? There are 3,999,999 more like him.  


  • This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness about awesome homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to a shelter dog for every person who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook.
  • All you have to do is go to the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive Fan Page on Facebook to become a fan and help a dog. Here’s the link

2. You can post this nifty yellow and blue badge on your blog and link it to the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive Fan Page


 # dogsrule

  3 comments for “Just a Dog… Help PEDIGREE donate food!

  1. September 18, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    fabulous post! i am afraid i don’t do, nor understand facebook to join in, but i am pro shelter dogs 100%, make that 300% i have 3 now, and every dog in my lifetime was a rescue dog only~ your babies look wonderful guiding the way for everyone to remember they are just a dog!

    ps, you are not going to believe this, laney busted out when we were gone all day to the beach, i guess those 3 weeks gave her the taste of freedom.. she tore a whole in the screen and was at the pool when we came home. camera and trap back up, i pray its not 3 weeks again, rain due tomorrow, if we are luck could help, she has been soooooooo happy i can’t believe this happened. 11 years old and she has turned into senior delinquent :-(

  2. September 19, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I saw the photo of your darling Bichons on BichonPawz blog and just had to pop over. They are so beautiful! I had two, a girl and boy at one time and now I am down to one darling boy who just turned 17. I am such a Bichon fan and look forward to the day of adding another one to the family.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. September 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful dogs and I loved this post. I’m just now seeing it or I would have joined in. We’ll never be dogless again – it’s too lonely. :) Nancy

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