Welcome to Walking Dogs, Sitting with Cats, the Buddha Nature of Animals

Walking with Dogs, Sitting with Cats

Photo: My dog Yogi five years ago at Ft. De Soto Dog Beach

“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain’d, I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.”

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass: The Death-Bed Edition

March 2018

A year ago I started this project and only now have I returned. In part, this was because I found this passage about dogs by Whitman when I  picked…

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One thought on “Welcome to Walking Dogs, Sitting with Cats, the Buddha Nature of Animals

  1. Driving along on the highway with other humans doing the same, I glance over at the free-range cows as they graze. They are so peaceful eating, walking, laying down, or standing looking around. It gives me peace when I see their peace.

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