My Dog

Much is changing with our new president making sure he returns us to 1950s America. But there is one who is not affected by it all.

My dog.

I’m not too good to nap with a cat. 

Rumpy still lies at the foot of my bed each night, and at my feet whenever I’m home.

Rumpy still walks the perimeter of our yard each morning and evening to see what smells different since the last time.

Rumpy’s ears always perk up when I say “outside” or “cookie.”

He’s my constant companion when I cook and when I eat.

Sharing with the dog will bring you good luck!

He comforts me when I’m sad and listens to me when I’m mad.

I believe that basically man is cruel and selfish. One need only look to the world’s current political climate to see that.

But dogs are our link to the spiritual world. They teach me there is much more in this realm than just me and my silly, self-centered wants. There are invisible things only they see. Smells that elude me. Sounds that I don’t hear because I’m too focused on my stuff.

Yesterday when I came home, I passed a neighbor walking with her dog. The dog sat at the edge of the driveway and waited for me to exit my car just to say hello. Contrast that to the thousand or so people I pass each day at lunch as I walk downtown Nashville and not one acknowledges my presence.

Dogs are the higher evolved beings. What is a struggle for me comes naturally to them.

Rise and shine! It’s a beautiful day!

I long to see the world the way dogs do.


47 thoughts on “My Dog

  1. Eckart Tolle once said, “I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.” Dogs are no different in that they teach us to put our worries away and enjoy the moment.

  2. Sounds like the perfect existence. Tonight I A) Had a guest for dinner. And B) Set and Sat at the table……Both rare to never happen so chasing Jamima off the table as she inched closer and closer to my plate of roasted veggies and tandoori marinated butterflied lamb roast(Australia Day tomorrow) Had to chase Jamima her off several times before eventually giving her my guests plate on the floor. Tasty gravy a plenty………..

  3. “We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travails of the earth.” Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928.

  4. This is a great post. I wish you’d send it into your newspaper. But then those that are selfish/mean probably wouldn’t get it if they read it. I feel the same about my dogs, the only children we have. So poignant the mention about the dog in the driveway. Makes me feel so sad that people don’t treat each other better. It takes so little to smile. Obviously this his a nerve. Thanks.

  5. Any of our pets a better than Humans,and I believe the this planet would be better off without us humans wrecking the place.Speedy is my Sunshine in our world and I always try to see it through his eye and ears at least once a day,it makes for a better day that way,xx Rachel

  6. Yes. What a gift that would be. I’ve been dogless for more than a year now. It’s killing me. Especially now. When all I seem to do is scream at the TV or computer. Where is my Stuart to look at me, cock his head and say, “what up peep?”

  7. I so agree with you. Dogs are much more humane than mankind. I think they’re more intelligent also. We could all learn from them if we would only shut up and pay attention.

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