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Entries from November 2010

Thought provoking quote from “The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving” by Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson

November 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Musings

While reading the latest from Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson, The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving, I came across something which seems quite thought provoking. Here’s the quote: “Perhaps one reason dogs respond to children with greater enthusiasm than to adults is because hierarchy and rank, absent in children, can destroy or inhibit the kind of deep love that depends on mutuality and equality. You cannot have love that is coerced, paid for. or unequal (top-down). The corollary of this is that the love between a dog and a person who insists on being the strict alpha animal is not the same as the love that develops from equality. (This is my objection to Cesar Millan.” What do you think?

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Denali

November 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Photo Gallery

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A Small Furry Prayer – Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life by Steven Kotler

November 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Book Reviews

Steven Kotler has written an open hearted and wonderful book about his experiences in the realm of dog rescue. Around age forty he found himself suffering a kind of mid-life crisis which he characterizes by quoting a line from T.S. Eliot, “I have measured out my life in coffee spoons http://..ic-viagra-soft/…” His involvement in dog rescue comes about in the way that all the important things in life happen, seemingly by accident. “A Small Furry Prayer” is about both the nitty grittty of day to day life with a large pack of dogs and the amazing spiritual realizations and connections that come from living a life that is as the author terms it, “the real McCoy”. It is about being fully alive and open to the genuine possibilities for communication and compassion that can exist between species. An honest look on the inside of what some have referred to as “the cult of dog rescue”, it makes for an inspiring read.

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