January 20, 2017

White Dog and the White Dog Army got comfortable after breakfast. They felt the somberness of the morning and listened attentively as I read aloud to them from Thomas Paine's The American Crisis, written at the beginning of our nation's history.

It starts with: "THESE are the times that try men's souls." Words that again today seem appropriate. The White Dogs love the vision of America as a scrappy ragtag group of rebels resisting tyranny and fighting for the good of Every person. And they understand how hard won the fight was.

The WDA has a good life filled with blessing and privilege but it only takes a nightly walk to be reminded that for many life is not such a comfortable existence. It is the instinct of our pack to want to protect and care for those who are vulnerable. They understand that when we lose our compassion and stop embracing diversity we stop being the America that our founders created.

At White Dog's suggestion tonight we enjoyed a dinner that was mashup of cultures: curried lentils, southern biscuits, calabacitas, and strudel. We listened to Vivaldi. After, we lit candles and offered a prayer to the Universe for guidance to peace for all.

We will follow our hearts and do what we know we must during these trying times. White Dog put it best, "Heck, momma, EVERYBODY knows the pack is only as strong as the member most in need."


Random Felines said...

We are hoping for better days

Anonymous said...

Good post.

meowmeowmans said...

You are so right, dear WDA friends. These times are trying, indeed, but we all must do what our hearts say we must. We will get through this.