Plans to reopen are in the works but we still need to be vigilant, patient and in the confines of our domestic bunkers. In the meantime here’s another breakout from the outbreak.
I went on a safari through my archives to find some photos of our animal kingdom.
“Birds were created to record everything. They were not designed just to be beautiful jewels in the sky, but to serve as the eyes of heaven.”
~ Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem
“A man might befriend a wolf, even break a wolf, but no man could truly tame a wolf.”
~ George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
~ Vincent Willem van Gogh
With flowing tail and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar’d by spur or rod,
A thousand horses – the wild – the free –
Like waves that follow o’er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on.
~ Lord Byron
Cora and I often go to Reno to gamble (that would be me), relax by the pool (Cora) and overeat at the buffet. Early in the morning while Cora sleeps in and the diehards sit at the slots and take the previous night’s edge off with a screwdriver I’m in the desert east of Rend looking for mustang horses.
It seems almost inconceivable, demeaning even, to call a dog an animal, hence the title Animals and Dogs.
“Dogs are minor angels, and I don’t mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had ALL of them, we would call them angelic.” ~Jonathan Carroll