Friday, November 26, 2010

Dog Wisdom

I just finished reading a delightful book that acknowledges the wisdom we learn from our dogs. Not only that, but it is about one of my favorite people, Deepak Chopra.

The book, Walking Wisdom; Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for a Happy Life, is written by his son, Gotham Chopra.

Gotham is a new father and he is contemplating the influences he wants to draw on for his own son. Not only will he impart the wisdom gleaned from his father, but he also understands the wisdom that his two dogs have taught him.

In the book, Gotham shares stories of his "walks and talks" with his dad relating to the dogs in their lives. They realize that the qualities that they observe and admire most in their dogs are values we humans would do well to nuture in ourselves.

Dogs do teach us!

I love this photo on the back of the cover. Listening to a podcast of Gotham talking about his book, he mentioned this photo. He was most concerned about what his dog, Cleo, was going to do about the lolly pop. Meanwhile, the only one looking at the camera is his famous dad. In the interview, Gotham laughs at his dad focusing on the camera.

I think it is a very sweet photo.

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