"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." – Mark Twain, Letter to W D Howells, 4/2/1899

Archive for June, 2014

A Boy and His………..

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Painting by Jim Daly.





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Charlie Understood.


Brown Dog Stare.

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This gentleman very kindly allowed me to photograph him and his dog. Both creatures in this shot seem much more interested in what is going on behind me. My wife was off buying plants and it was the end of summer. A fire fighting helicopter flew over which started up a conversation with the plant nursery owner. We all live with the threat of bushfire where we live and in a strange way it bonds us all, especially those of us who have been through the really bad ones.




Photographer unknown.


Picnic Dog.


Pond Dog.


My good lady resurrected the pond that has been buried for nearly thirty years. It’s not far from our backdoor and Honey fell into it when she was a pup. That was the day that she learned the true meaning of the word NO!

After a lot of hard work the pond re-emerged, complete with half a dozen fish and a pump that clogs up every couple of weeks.

Honey was very interested in why we were spending so much time in a spot that had seemed to have been abandoned.

The wire in the photo is there to catch some of the falling leaves and to stop the birds from having fish for dinner. So far it has worked very well.


The Less You Have…….


Heart of a Dragon

As true now as it was when I wrote it…….. the adventure continues….

Understanding Your Dog

charcoal-dragonDrawing by maugryph

Once upon a time there was a man who came into the possession of a small dog. The little dog had the heart of a dragon but this dragon heart was rarely needed so he had to learn how to be serene until his dragon’s heart was needed. His master was learning ‘how to train a dragon’ but really they were learning together.
They had many adventures and learned many things but the most important thing that they learned was that they needed each other and that it was OK to make mistakes because mistakes are not a deal breaker.
The story continues.



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The photo is mine but the drawing belongs to;


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Everyone Else Is Taken.



Artist credit: http://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/be-yourself-3/