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Thursday, 9 July 2015
Losing a pet.
Poor John is missing his Meg..... and I'm not surprised.
As far as I can ascertain, a dog's brain is divided into 4 parts; Food, Adventure, Comfort, and Love. You only have to look into dogs eyes to know that they are not simply dumb animals to be dominated by us humans. We belong together, and have mutual understandings.
Dogs express emotions, they show sympathy, displeasure, excitement, and fun. They enjoy pleasing their master/mistress. We develop secret languages with our dogs; a certain look, or a nudge, can speak volumes. If we treat them well, they will show unparalleled devotion.
Everyone should have a Meg (or a Monty) in their lives; it makes us more human/humane.
As Immanuel Kant observed "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment (and his love) of animals". I'm sure he was right!
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!