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Dogs Rock!



Dogs are so joyful to frequently hug
Dogs are fun to roll around with on the living room rug
Dogs cherish you in their own little pack
Dogs = oodles of love to give back
Dogs just wish you to be compassionately there
Dogs (if your face is ugly) do not give a care
Dogs each can be just a wonderful friend
Dogs chase their tails to no attainable end


[The first photo is of our 14-year-old Shih Tzu, Gabbie.  She just turned 14; yesterday was her birthday!  The second photo is a 12 million-year-old fossil wolf from Eurasia.  Could it be a distant ancestor to the dogs who own us?  Possibly!  (Putting a perspective on time here, recent research reveals that the ancestors of humans and chimpanzees may have begun genetically diverging from one another 13 million years ago; 12 million years ago we were still in the trees, safe from the terrestrial, predatory wolves.) ]

Our dog Gabbie. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Our dog Gabbie. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

12 Million Year Old Fossil Wolf. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

12 Million Year Old Fossil Wolf. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. Lovely celebration of dogs! 🙂 Happy Birthday to Gabbie – looking good for 14 years! For some reason I pictured you white haired.
    And some serious teeth on that fossil wolf! 🙂


  2. I would be a bit afraid to cuddle with the “dog” down there. It doesn’t really look very peaceful. But your dog looks so cute. Happy Birthday to Gabbie. Hope he gets a nice German sausage today and Tweetie something else. Have a nice day, regards Mitza


  3. Lovely picture of your sweet pup. I just lost my faithful girl, she didn’t quite make it to her 14th birthday.


  4. Happy Belated Birthday Gabbie! And thanks Tom for sharing some aspects of your personal life with your followers.


  5. Gabbie is just lovely! I too have an affinity for dogs, as I have grown to appreciate their immense (and borderline stalking) loyalty. We bought the runt and I kept him close until his tiny puppy body was healthy and happy, now he is 140 lbs and thinks he’s a lap dog. But the smiles he brings to our faces is worth tripping over him at 2am for snacks 💜
    Happy birthday Gabbie dear! You are so loved!


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