April 22, 2013

White Dog and The White Dog Army join with the world today in celebrating the wonders and fragility of our special blue planet. We know we are preaching to the choir when we remind all to treat the Earth with gentleness, respect, and care. The WDA is certain that our friends lovingly tend to its upkeep and protection not just on this day but every single day of the year.

Today we thought we would share the importance of the day by planting a few thoughts or ideas to consider. From the WDA, here are our favorite quotes about our third rock from the sun:

From White Dog:
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Carl Sagan

From Quinn:
We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.
R. Buckminster Fuller

From Nuka:
Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Puff:
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
Neil Armstrong

From YoYoMa:
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran

From Oso:
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
John Lubbock

and mine:
It is all clear; you were meant to be here. From the beginning...


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

...and what an earworm that is!!!

Mom is smiling and making THOSE faces ;-)

Happy Earth Day EVFURRYDAY!


Brian said...

Hey, my Dad loves Emerson, Lake and Palmer! We love our planet too and loved each of your purrspectives!

Jacqueline said...

A great post!...Happy Belated Earth Day to you guys=love the cool quotes too!...We are glad that Nuka continues to get better and hope she can gain her weight back as well (Daddy Cat and Sukki have been put on that four letter word {diet} here)...Have a great Tuesday, darling friends...sending love and kitty kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

meowmeowmans said...

Wonderful post. Just wonderful! Thank you for caring about our planet, and all of the beings who inhabit it. It's one of the things we love about you all!

Hugs, and Happy Earth Day, dear friends!

Ginger Jasper said...

What a lovely post. All the pointers are so very viable. Thank you WDA.. Hugs GJ x

Jeanne Pursell said...

Excellent post!! Mama likes Emerson, Lake and Palmer too! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug