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!
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
“Worry adds no hours to a day, nor happiness to a smile, so it is not worth succumbing to, especially when it obscures the sight of potential.”
~ Johnathan Jena
“Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.”
~ Balthasar Gracian
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
~ Neil Gaiman
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
~ Tim Cahill
Dawg’s contemplating another journey, back to the beach, maybe the mountains, lakes or bush, wherever there’s many fragrant, scented messages whirling about singing nature’s glory. Patience little puppy maybe in a day or two. The grass frond sprouting up against your front paw reminding me of an emperor’s regal sceptre or perhaps a magician’s wand.
“For the drover’s life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know.”
~ Banjo Paterson
A Dog’s View: Whilst not enjoying the energetic expansiveness of adventure that my buddy Ralph is experiencing in old blighty or being soothed with wise counsel, advice, perhaps a session of hypnotherapy by my other buddy Magic. Here I am at my physiotherapist Marie’s property, knowing that if they’d let me of this leash that the potential for droving would be not inconsiderable. Still tomorrow being another day I’ve been promised a trip to Evandale, there to man a stall and possibly receive a multitude of appreciation and pats. Will keep you posted.
“I adore the ocean and its vastness, as if it is trying to teach me something, as if it is trying to teach me to remain calm whatever the situation maybe. It holds such a huge amount of water but always remains content and at peace, while we people lose our calm even at smallest of tensions that we get in life. It teaches us to keep our secrets safe within. It has an entire habitat residing in its heart, but we haven’t been able to explore it fully, same way, we must keep our secrets tightly bound within us. If we will share them, the world will lose the curiosity, just like we will lose curiosity if we will come to know fully about the aquatic life. It teaches us to provide without seeking. It houses innumerable species inside and never asks them for anything, we must also help the needy and provide if we have in abundance. The ocean teaches us lessons that books or school can’t teach us.”
~ Mehek Bassi
“Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs ~ loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love ~ can be elusive to humans.”
~ John Grogan