Category Archives: animals

in every way.


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


because i am a dog.


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.”

-albert schweitzer

the bee whisperer.



f visits the garden

by the lake

kneels down

to talk to the bumblebees

 to see them up close


then befriends them

as they

learn more about each other

full of calm and peace

without fear

and after they make

a short visit to his place


puts them back

where he found them

and says

goodbye for now.


the garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.

Michael Pollan

the dog is the god of frolic. – henry ward beecher



saw the listing below

in our city’s

rec and ed catalog


thought about 


and how

they don’t really need

a class in this

it seems to come 

quite naturally 

to most of them


how great

it would be

for some

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