THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG         - NO TRUER FRIEND
     The German shepherd dog is an extraordinarily versatile dog. When bred correctly he can be molded into the kind of dog his master desires him to be, whether this is a family pet, Obedience worker, a show dog, hunting companion, protection dog, guide dog, search-and-rescue, or a brilliantly trained companion.

                        Winifred Gibson Strickland


                             Colorado's Silver Creek German Shepherds
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Musings
by Richard Biby, Contributing Editor (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) 

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. , just smile, because they just don't understand. So the next time you hear the phrase just a dog, just smile, because they just don't understand.

Respect
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Gunnar  AKA Lothar
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