It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and today I would like to take a pause and look at the phrase “just.”
A coworker was telling me a story at work the other day and at one point she said how she talks to her dog to let her know she is leaving. Then came the words “I know it’s stupid, it’s just a dog.” I don’t know about you but I am so tired of hearing people refer to animals as “just” anything. So I came up with a list of what I think they are just…
Just a loyal friend
Just a family member
Just a living being
Just a comforter
Just a joy to watch
Just a joy to play with
Just someone to come home to
Just a snuggler
Just created BEFORE humans
Just improve their “owners” health
Just teachers of responsibility
Here is what a Facebook follower friend of mine in her own words shared with me about her beloved cat Jasmine pictured above.
Jasmine chilling on the bed with me. I wonder if other people take pleasure in watching their pets enjoy themselves? From jumping on the bed and just enjoying each other’s company to watching her sniff the air whilst sat in the garden or getting her toys out the bowl I store them in and playing with them. I’m sure they do, but it often an unspoken pleasure of pet ownership when in comes to cats. But I enjoy watching my cat just enjoy herself around the house from sunbathing to cackling at birds out the window or sniffing the breeze.
Below is a picture of Molly who belongs to Kathy Darrow, someone I know. Her words with this picture she shared were “Saturday morning snuggles.”
And my cat Cino, well she has been there for me during my grieving process over the passing of my sister (and much more).
Can you help me make this “just” list longer? Leave your ideas in the comments.
This Sunday if you have a pet, give them an extra hug & kiss and let them know what they “just” are to you!