Monday, September 29, 2008

Zen Monday: #18


On Zen Monday you experience the photo then tell me what it's about, rather than me telling you what to experience from viewing it.

28 comments:

Tanya said...

Beautiful reflection! Looks like the doggy is waiting for the catch of the day :)

Vanda said...

"I'm gonna catch me a giant dog buscuit."

Anonymous said...

ginab: fiddies for lunchie?

From de Cafe said...

Pulling out ye olde doggie card again!
That's hard to beat.
Oh girl, P, you should get a bunch of comments on this one.

Kim said...

Wow, Petrea! In the thumbnail it gave me the impression of the Taj Mahal, if only the trees weren't in the shot. Seeing the boxer gazing at the reflecting pool I'm reminded how our pets are not interested in their images. Our cat won't look at himself in the mirror, perhaps if the image had a scent they would care? Perhaps the boxer is wondering what attraction labs and golden's see in jumping into all this. Not sensible to a boxer. ;-)
-Kim

altadenahiker said...

I don't know, Boz seems to be having his own zen moment. (Kim, I had a dog -- she was an avid television viewer -- who would stare at herself for long minutes in the mirror. And she obviously liked what she saw.)

Bernie K. said...

And he thought "Boy, that dog drank a lot of water!"

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

He's looking for little orange fish.

marley said...

He's thinking - I'll make a break for it and she'll never catch me! Swimming time here I come!

Lic said...

I could get all the way across if I wanted to. Labs think they're so cool.

USelaine said...

gazing upon glass
a parallel universe
which is real to drink

Anonymous said...

ginab: uselaine, your pome is especially nice.

Katie said...

Boz has the right idea; these times call for quiet contemplation of the wonders of nature. Or of what's for lunch.

Trish said...

I dunno why y'all are bothering with those fishing stick things...I could totally catch fish without the poles, helllooooo?!?! THROW THE STICKS ALREADY!

Ted Thompson said...

Diligence.

Christie said...

Boz says, "I'm going to jump, just as soon as she lets go of the leash. I'm going to jump. Relax and be patient, she'll let go soon."

Susan C said...

"Deicit? What deficit?"

I love uselaine's haiku too.

Petrea said...

Dogs are a good zen subject, as they live in the moment. Boz is a patient pooch, so his moments tend to be particularly long. As far as I can tell, reflections of any kind are lost on him.

Thank you all for participating in Zen Monday! I look forward to it each week.

Kris said...

"Yella, you've been a good dog and a faithful companion all these years, I just need you to do something for me old boy..."

"...Now just hop in this hessian sack here now, yep, that's it old bow, just next to that pile of bricks, settle in now, daddy's just gonna tie this bag up now..."

From de Cafe said...

These humans don't make good pets. I always have to keep my eye on them.
Oh now what...
"Hey, Petrea, Petrea!! Don't do that! Behave yourself!

USelaine said...

Oh no! Kris! No! Change the ending! We can't leave it like this!

Ms M said...

(Thought balloon over Boz's head): Humans think of the strangest things to do with their sticks! And to use them to catch fish?? Why, the only thing fish are good for are to roll in (after they've sunbathed for a day or so).

Knoxville Girl said...

aw crap, I missed Zen Monday again.
Have you watched "Life"? If so, you'll understand when I say "I am NOT attached to this Monday!" If not, you'll wonder what KG is gibbering about again. ahem.

Petrea said...

Kris, sometimes I wonder what happened in your early childhood. Not that I actually want to know.

I've watched "LIFE" and I like it. I haven't heard that line, though. But I think I'll use it.

Kris said...

Petrea, lots of games and balloons. Then I remember seeing "Old Yeller" and being terribly traumatised by the film's notion of what it takes to be a man.

All the trouble stems from there... ;)

Miss Havisham said...

"Dickens wanted a memorable way of identifying the sketches as his. He finally picked a nickname for himself. One of his favorite characters in Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield was called Moses. Moses became Boses which became Boz. In 1836 a collection of the essays entitled Sketches by Boz was published and was a great success."
http://www.perryweb.com/Dickens/work_boz.shtml

That's kind of funny to me.

Petrea said...

And now, my dears, you know how Boz the pooch got his name.

Dickens probably pronounced it like we would "Boze," seeing as it came from "Moses." We pronounce it "Bozz." Still, our dog is named for the writer and not the singer.

Dickens partnered with a sketch artist whose work you still see in Dickens's books. They called their early works "Stories by Boz and Phiz" (the sketch artist being Phiz). When I write about Boz in fictional works I use Phiz for his pseudonym.

Bibi said...

I was inspired to write a haiku:

"I am not patient
As fish lie waiting below
Shouldn't I jump in?"