Here am I, struggling along in my world, and there is the dog, dreaming in hers.

Sitting on my purple couch, working on my next book with my little dog sleeping next to me, I thought, Here am I, struggling along in my world, and there is the dog, dreaming in hers. Where are we both, really, as this little planet where we live, tucked away in an unimportant corner of an unknowable universe, spins on? This is what Henry Beston says in “The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod”: In a world older and more complete than ours, [animals] 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 splendour and travail of the earth.

~ Eleanor Lerman


Quote Source: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels Photo: Obsessed with Goldens

Comments

  1. Looking at my own rescued Yellow Lab who makes me smile as she dream twitches while napping. Such a life Z-Z has. Such life and wonderment she gives. All good.

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  2. Stirring the heart strings, David. Big smiles! 💖💗 Cher xo

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  3. Adorable. I wish I could sleep like my dogs

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  4. ‘they are other nations’ – yes

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  5. Love the writing! And aww… you have to get another puppy! 💛

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  6. Petting my cat while I read your post, we both agree — you come up with the most enchanting, magical posts!

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  7. Awww so adorable, I have two myself and I’m telling you they are exactly what I need after a difficult day, they are my therapy. So cute

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  8. Oh so cute and adorable. For sure in a world of its own.

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  9. Awwwwwwww puppy! Going, going, it’s outta here!

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  10. Nugget!! Watching my two snooze is one of my favorite things…the muffled yips and snores, the paws twitching as they chase down an elusive squirrel, so very sweet. They just *throw* themselves into the experience with such gusto.

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  11. Perhaps it is time … so much joy, unconditional love, connection and a big lick of peace 💛

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  12. Love this. Who doesn’t need the amiable companionship of a dog! And yes, they have senses we have lost or have not acquired in our own evolutionary journey.

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  13. Beautiful picture

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  14. Lovely! Adorable photo!

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