November 30, 2013

wild life

Dogs link us to wild landscapes - Notes from the Pack.

Collectively, dogs remind us all of what it means to be more wild   
— an effect that, it turns out, is not just psychological.   

Dogs link us to wild landscapes in at least ten ways,   
each of which is of consequence for the simple reason   
that there are now so damned many dogs, perhaps half a billion,   
perhaps more (WHO-WSPA 1990), sniffing through   
civilization’s rank corridors and then beyond.   

- "Your Wild Life"   

Photo by Ren Nickson   



November 12, 2013

the dog of our own life

Photo of a Jack Russell Terrier on sail boat Turks & Caicos Islands. Photos by eyeSpice. Notes from the Pack.

Photo of a Jack Russell Terrier on sail boat Turks & Caicos Islands. Photos by eyeSpice. Notes from the Pack.

'Because of the dog’s joyfulness,   
our own is increased.   

It is no small gift.   

It is not the least reason why   
we should honor as well as love   
the dog of our own life,   
and the dog down the street,   
and all the dogs not yet born.   

What would the world be like   
without music or rivers or   
the green and tender grass?   

What would this world be like without dogs?'   

- Mary Oliver, Dog Songs   
(via the fabulous Brainpickings)   

Photos: Jon Nickson, eyeSpice