Me and Daisy run over rocks!
Me: The woods are so mysterious...
Ivan: Do I see a fairy?
Daisy: These leaves are soft to sit on.
Queen Anne's Lace
Me and Ivan: Bridge over not-so-troubled waters.
Prayer for Liberation for Our Brother & Sister Animals
May all sentient beings in the animal realm
subject to unbearable pain in labs throughout the world
be free from suffering.
May alternatives to animal experimentation and testing
be used immediately.
May Bodhicitta fill the hearts of those who imprison them.
May all sentient beings from the animal realm
who suffer endless days, months, years locked in tiny cages
unable to move, be filled with peace and calm.
May the many billions waiting in slaughterhouse lines be free of fear.
May the hearts of those who work in abattoirs
be filled with Bodhicitta so the very thought of harm is purified.
May they never kill again and may the slaughterhouse lines become immediately empty.
May no animal be afraid or depressed.
May their bodies be free of injuries, disease and illness.
May those who need homes, or who have been driven from them
find shelter, plentiful food & water. May there be liberation for those
tortured for fur, entertainment or who are hunted.
May those who believe they are superior to our brother & sister animals
develop perfect equanimity.
And may they realise in their hearts that all sentient beings possess Buddha nature.
And they are not ours to kill or exploit.
May the many billions of land and sea dwelling sentient beings
who are abused, exploited and killed due to greed, hatred and ignorance
be free of suffering.
May they experience complete and perfect enlightenment,
through the virtue of my efforts and prayers.
May I be a voice for the voiceless.
In short, may all human and non-human sentient beings live together
in harmony, peace and equanimity
and achieve perfect Enlightenment quickly.
Composed Feb 14, 2007 by Liberation for Our Brother & Sister Animals
Daisy can't stop running
Daisy can't stop running
Daisy: It's HOT, Mom!
Ivan: It's REALLY hot , Mom!
Daisy: It's really, really hot, Mom!
Karma: Admire my tongue...
Karma: The world is a big place!
Over the river and through the woods...
Run in the park
Daisy: Oh dear, the ball is in the water...
Should I go for it?
Hot dog! Mom took us all to the dog park in Stony Creek today. It was HOT, but we had a great time! Met some new friends, swam in the pond, rolled in assorted smelly things, ate grass, ran madcap through the woods, AND, Daisy fetched her first ball from deep water (had to swim out to get it). Mom was so proud! A great time was had by all! Afterwards, we went home for long drinks of water and a nap on the bed with mom. Life is good.