Dogs are the magicians of the universe.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The dog days of summer are here!
Like any great community, Peterborough has no shortage of canines. I encounter these sweeties daily, particularly down by the lake. It's the perfect spot for a rest in the grass or for a cooling dip in the water. I've posted several different dog photos before so some of these creatures might seem familiar to you. Some of the subject have appeared on the blog before but each of these images are new. I hope you enjoy them.
A dog can't think that much about what he's doing, he just does what feels right. ~ Barbara KingsolverThis exuberant pooch and his sister are down by the pier most evenings in summer. Their person flings two green tennis balls far out into the lake and these curly-haired beauties spend the next five minutes swimming out to retrieve them, They return them to shore for the next toss. This one in particular takes a running leap...
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. ~ Rita RudnerAnd seems to smile as he sails through the air.
Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still. ~ Barbara KingsolverThat curly coat holds a lot of water. I thought he looked more like a bear in this photo.
DOG: A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world's worship. ~ Ambrose BierceYou've seen this guy before too - he's the roof pooch I see on my way to the park. He has his own window through which he comes and goes as he pleases.
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. ~ Dave BarryI guess this guy makes sure that he gets the window seat on his trips around town. I've seen him a couple of times now.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ~ Ann LandersThis little cutie (a Papillon, methinks) worked the crowd which gathered alongside the lakeside patio at Holiday Inn. There was a live blues band performing that evening and several boats had pulled up and docked to enjoy the music. She wandered all around her people's boat, getting treats from those who came equipped, and pats from the rest of us.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog. ~ Dwight D. EisenhowerI watched this dog from a long way off as I approached. He wrestled with that branch for the longest time, bound and determined to drag it up out of the water.
The truth I do not stretch or shove
When I state the dog is full of love.
I've also proved, by actual test,
A wet dog is the lovingest.
~ Ogden NashUntil his people called him for some love and attention. He wasted no time reuniting with them.
The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. ~ M.K. ClintonHis sister was not a water dog. She waited patiently for his return. What a sweet girl!
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. ~ Johnny DeppThese two, little strangers to one another, greeted each other with such loving enthusiasm. An abundance of kisses was had by both.
Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them!
~ Mehmet Murat ildanLast, and most definitely least, I saw this porch puppy on my way home.
I'll have more photos for you any day now... closer to seven, in dog years.