January 17, 2011

White Dog and Quinn sat on either side of me and the "girls" rested behind us in their beds as we visited our blog friends this afternoon. This has become somewhat of a daily routine and we all enjoy the opportunity to hear comments and share the adventures of those in our community.

Today is Martin Luther King Day and Asta's blog was inspirational and informative. Puff and Nuka crept closer as I read Asta's post out loud to them, adding explanation along the way. White Dog, my often cynic, said, "He didn't change things very much did he? Humans are still as violent and as mean as ever." "It sometimes does seem like we just keep repeating the same mistakes over and over, but steps have been made and the world is very different than it was in 1968," I defended.

"Every time anyone makes a choice for acceptance and non-violence, the planet shifts slightly toward the vision that Dr. King had of all people (and I add furpeople, too) living cooperatively and peacefully." "But being nice to just one pup or person does not amount to anything!" Puff timidly sighed. "But it is like a ripple on a pond," Quinn replied nuzzling his sister, "if you are kind to one person who is then kind to someone else and that person is kind and on and on, pretty soon it does make a difference!"

"Violence only makes people--and animals--mean and hateful," Nuka signed. "So, if we learn to work together to solve problems and accept that diversity makes us stronger, then humans can leave behind the idea that the biggest bully, the largest gun, the most money wins?" White Dog pressed. "That is the legacy of Dr. King," I smiled, petting my White Ones, "..and in that we all win!"

"Well, let's get the word out and maybe everyone can take one grassroots step, in their home, in their neighborhood, to spread Peace today!" Quinn said as he pushed a chewie over to share with Nuka.

Thanks Asta, for lighting a flame of awareness here at the White Dog Ranch.


Pepsi Bum said...

You have a very in-the-lec-ture pack right here, WDA's Mom!


Teddy Bear said...

It is sad how much violence is in the world today. If we could all love and appreciate one another it would be an amazing place.:)

Teddy Bear

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Asta's post was furry pawerful!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Asta had such a wonderful post. We support all non-violence too. And we do wish the humans could get their act together and be nicer to each other.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Rebecca said...

A wonderful post. I often wonder why people are so quick to judge, if we all lived as dogs do, and loved unconditionally, we would have a lot less problems.
Doing one good deed every day makes a world of difference, though we may not see the change ourselves, it does happen.

Brian said...

Asta is very wise! Humans could learn a lot if they would pay attention!!!

Remington said...

Beautiful post. I certainly wish there was NO violence in this world in which we live....so senseless to hurt others....

KB said...

I love this post. Your White Dogs are So very smart! I've never visited Asta. I'm going now.r

Jacqueline said...

A great post=differences should be embraced and as long as no one is hurting another, judgement should not apply...We are all in this life/world together and we should support others in word and deed=treat others the way we want to be treated...I just got home and found your lovely package at my door with the wonderful Albert Einstein quote "There are two ways to live life-one as if nothing is a miracle and one as if everything is"...So very appropriate and appreciated...Thank you so much for this sweet gift, for sponsoring the Khyra transport and most of all, for your precious, treasured friendship...We love you guys very much...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

ra_husky said...

Well pawed mates, well pawed!

RA & Isis

Cappy the Eskie said...

Sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper to find greatness in people. Niceness and consideration is definitely all around us. We seem to find the greatest people in the dog parks, pet food aisles or in a Petco or PetSmart, and of course, in the Blogging Community.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie