After much contemplation, chewing on bones and other digestible matters of contention. Not to mention, storms, fires, smokey haze, computer and human meltdown Frankie has decided whilst establishing his editorial control that he can best serve his readership by putting out a weekly magazine style email with a more varied, informative content and an expansive view of his universe and how he sees/sniffs/eats it. In the meanwhile here are a few captures of his recent frolicsome adventures. Frankie’s greatly relieved that his buddy Ralph has been sprung from the Big House and is happily if hotly re-united with his family in W.A. Surfs Up, Big Guy!
“I don’t smoke, I try to eat right, and I love doing yoga and going for hikes with my dog.”
~ Sarah Chalke
Dawg’s View: My personal assistant was endeavouring to find an appropriate quote about smoke to emphasise our current situation of light filtered through layers of haze from bushfires burning not too far distantly north of us. We are greatful, praying for those less fortunate and for the bravery of firefighters everywhere.
Wednesday, Lulworth Beach, Tasmania, Dawg’s View. A Paws for Reflection.
Dawg’s Personal Assistant:Tomorrow, being New Years Eve and Frankie not being actively encouraged to join in the pyrotechnic shenanigans I may be posting a more expansive slideshow of Frankie’s exceptional galavantings on the beach/in the surf with appropriate words of wisdom for the New Year. Warmest Affections to you and your family.
“The word is always a word for others. Words need to be heard. When we give words to what we are living, these words need to be received and responded to. A speaker needs a listener. A writer needs a reader. When the flesh – the lived human experience – becomes word, community can develop. When we say, ‘Let me tell you what we saw. Come and listen to what we did. Sit down and let me explain to you what happened to us. Wait until you hear whom we met,’ we call people together and make our lives into lives for others. The word brings us together and calls us into community. When the flesh becomes word, our bodies become part of a body of people.”
~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
Dawg’s View: Unseemly hot Sunday at Evandale Market. Many Pats and compliments, all greatfully received.
“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”
~ Jean Vanier
Dawg’s View (Evandale Markets): Quite pleased with my ability and contribution to community, to bring people to~gether , my head that launched a thousand pats, perhaps a slight exaggeration but I do seem to help people forget their troubles and focus on what’s true and well meaning with life, pat the dog! Little treats gratefully accepted.