wednesday || the dog park

Dogs invite us not only to share their joy but also to live in the moment, where we are neither proceeding from nor moving toward, where the enchantment of the past and future cannot distract us, where a freedom from practical desire and a cessation of our usual ceaseless action allows us to recognize the truth of our existence, the reality of our world and purpose--if we dare. 
~ Dean Koontz 

“One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us.” 
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
“On the other hand, dogs eat with gusto, play with exuberance, work happily when given the opportunity, surrender themselves to the wonder and the mystery of their world, and love extravagantly.” 
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
“Dogs might love a place, as people do, but the only place they love beyond all others is the place where you are.” 
― Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

a couple of hours at the dog park. . .