Friday, August 26, 2011
SkyWatch Friday: Tess :-)
(Tess, our fun-loving rescued Chow-Aussie mix, has commandeered my post for this week's SkyWatch Friday because she thinks these photos of her, cruising oh-so-cooly in her Doggles, showcase the summer sky quite nicely. And since I can't argue, I've agreed to type this for her while she dictates)...
Hi, human peoples, I'm Tess! My favorite cruising song is Adventure Dog, but I reckon it might have limited appeal to you humans, what with your unsophisticated taste in music. So I'm sharing my second favorite cruising song with you instead, along with my photos, so that you may more fully enjoy the Full Cruising Experience. Besides, it's a great song for cruising into the weekend and last week of official summer. Woof! (Translation: Enjoy!)
This is me looking serious and dignified,
and this is me looking attentive and earnest.
Here I am looking deep and thoughtful,
and this is me looking humorous and fun-loving!
Oh yeah, and there's also the sky and trees and stuff.
I also made Mom post this live-action video again because a lot of you haven't seen it yet, and the rest of you who have will probably want to watch it again, because you just can't get enough of me. (Mom says I'm pretty full of myself. But really I'm just full of kibble and joie d'vivre!)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"