June 29th, 2012
Zen And The Art of Being a Chow Chow
Posted by Ghenghis Khan
Most people and animals who know me, don’t realize that I, G.K., am a highly introspective Chow Chow. While I enjoy all the buzz and chatter around the farm, sometimes it’s nice for me to just escape and get away from it all.
1 I thought I would share with all of you one of my favorite places here on the farm.
2 Because Martha, and anyone else for that matter, isn't too keen on the way I enjoy running off in search of adventures on the property, I am often leashed up outside in the back of the house, which is right by...
3 Martha's Sunken Garden! Here, Martha displays some of her favorite tropical plants.
4 This includes palms, cycads, and succulents like agaves and cacti. Each are planted in majestic stone pots.
5 This place has become my little sanctuary, a respite from the chattering of the Frenchies. I love the girls, but sometimes it seems like they don't cherish peace and quiet as I do!
6 Chow chows are Chinese in origin and were often used as guard dogs at monasteries. Chinese monks practiced meditation to put their minds in a state of tranquility, while searching for enlightenment.
7 Like those monks, I come here to meditate. Being surrounded by all of these beautiful plants gives me much serenity.
8 When I meditate, I sit very still and clear my mind of all thought. Monks meditate in order to obtain enlightenment, or a sense of purpose and meaning of life.
9 Oh, I think I feel a bit of enlightenment coming on...
10 Nope, I was mistaken. That feeling is hunger. I think it's lunch time!
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