Cat Vs. Dog

The Dog had been forlorn-ed…as of late. He had been made sooty from rolling in the spring mud! Mud that held a similar odor to…damp socks kept in a glove compartment with an open Slim Jim.

People were avoiding the Dog. With his jowls hanging lower than low, his royal heritage waving good bye in the winds of fresh laid manure…the Dog had no choice but to turn to the wise one!

Sauntering up to the Cat with all the pride of a winning scratch ticket that went through the wash…

“What is righteousness? I seem to have lost the compass on that one!”

“If there is to be pureness of heart! It should not matter your coat looks like it came from the dime store!”

spoke the Cat.

The Dog hung his tongue about the outside of his muzzle in such away…anything edible would be collected. He pondered the Cats assumption and asked…

“What about beauty? All those pedigrees down at the dog park…quaffed, manicured, wearing fancy collars! They strut about with the grace of a well hung Great Dane!”

“Worry is unnecessary! Character and strong constitution builds harmony in the dog house!”

“This harmony…can I buy it at”

The Cat has held much patience with the Dog. She always had…from kitten-hood to senior living, she had tolerated the Dog and his waggish behavior.

“When you harvest unity everyone, two legged and four…will find peace within and peace in the world.”

But…the Cat had more to pass along to the Dog…more wisdom, more tranquility…more grooming techniques…

“Let me put it as politely rude…as I can…”

‘the Dog who knows and knows that He knows…is a wise dog. The Dog who knows not and knows not that he knows…is a fool at the dog park.’

But the Dog had not witnessed the Cat’s last pearls of wisdom. As he is easily distracted and went about his business…rubbing his nastiness all over the newly purchased couch.

R.I.S.E – Reflections I should earn – UP!


Beyond the dirty snow.  The deep bleak array of brown on tan.  Deep in the thick of it.  There can be complete

un-attachment.  Course, that is a late winter’s day in rural New Hampshire.

Look into any eyes
you find by you, you can see
clear through to another day
I know it’s been seen before
through other eyes on other days

Words without Meaning

Wherever you go go with all your heart. -Confucius


“Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

F.I.N.E., 4 the New Year

10 Favorited, Inspirations, for the, Neurotic and the Emotional!

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What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it til the test comes. And, those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
-Carl Sandburg
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
-Benjamin Franklin
When walking the dog…never look where you have fallen, but be weary as to, where you have stepped.
Knock on the sky and listen to the sound.
-Zen saying
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart, is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
May you live all the days, of your life.
-Jonathan Swift

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In the big litter-box of life; what little I know?  Is that I do not know much!