August 18th, 2011
Feel the Grass, Smell the Flowers....
Posted by Pia
While many of us humans look to self help books and trips abroad to find inner peace, our fellow critters seem to cultivate peace naturally. Today's message is a simple one... and it's brought to you by the wisest among us.
1 "Perhaps I could get a mint julep to sip as I lounge on the lawn."
2 "I'm kind of like a little flower too...no?"
Clipford from Pflugerville, TX
3 "I'm no flower expert but i'm thinking high notes of daffodil?"
4 Paige lovin' the soft grass on her tummy!
5 Ziggy contemplates the plight of a bee on a Lavender Plant...
6 Lucky Charlie Brown gets to shop for flowers with his human!
7 Dusty says, "Take Time to Smell the Black Eyed Susans!"
Ochlockonee Bay, FL
8 "Green Grass and a little Lass"
Stella from Orchard Park, NY
9 Beasley poses by the Zen Garden.
10 "These green leafy 'flowers' smell good too!"
11 "Why can't it be summer all year long mama?"
Marlee Dora from Waterloo, IL
12 "Me loves me some cool grass on my belly!"
Teddy from Columbia, MO
13 Fala ponders who ate her flowers...
As we enter the final days of summer, take a few tips from Fido and slow down. Take time to feel the grass under your feet... smell the flowers... breathe and be present.
I too need to take this to heart and to be more like my furry kids in this regard. Never underestimate the great wisdom under those big brown eyes... that slobbery grin... that soft furry exterior...
As a shrink, I must admit... much of my most grounding 'advice' comes from the 3 and 4 legged therapists who share my home. I'm grateful to them for reminding me to have balance.
You too can be pupil of the pooch!
Dr. Pia Salk
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