kinder take a closer look at the wooly sheep’s children
before they come over
to feel the human childrens’ gentle touch.
“any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own
and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.”
– john muir
An adorable Shiba Inu named Ken-kun in Hokkaido, Japan remarkably runs his own sweet potato stand.
The watchful dog politely tends to whatever the customer needs, however, he is not able to accept payment. That situation is solved with a slot in which to put the money.
Customers need to have the exact amount (or be willing to leave the rest), as a sign on the front of the stand reads:
“Because I am a dog, I can’t give you change.”
“the dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.”
-robert falcon scott
sources: Lori Dorn, laughing squid
the kinders made a wonderful house for rocket the turtle,
with many rooms and spaces,
including his very own garden and library.
“until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things,
man will not himself find peace.”
w is for?
my friend’s dogs on a friday night.
the vet said about one,
“she’s just not very athletic.”
“current position: tired from the human race.”
― deyth banger, Deep Legend
image credit: steve t, founding member of bambs
one of my daughter’s long-legged black cats
who i collectively refer to as ‘the nathans,’
enjoying a swing.
as of this posting,
he has never expressed a desire to be a dancer.
“just because you have long legs doesn’t mean you’ll be happy as a rockette.”
– nicholas lore
f visits the garden
by the lake
to talk to the bumblebees
to see them up close
then befriends them
learn more about each other
full of calm and peace
and after they make
a short visit to his place
puts them back
where he found them
goodbye for now.
the garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
saw the listing below
in our city’s
rec and ed catalog
they don’t really need
a class in this
it seems to come
to most of them
it would be
of the humans
to take this class.
the great pleasure of a dog
is that you may make a fool of yourself with him
and not only will he not scold you,
but he will make a fool of himself too.
– samuel butler
credits: youtube, ann arbor rec and ed department