Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be
back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring.
It was peace.
– Milan Kundera
Histories are more full of the examples
of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
– Alexander Pope
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in
this selfish world, the one that never deserts him,
the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
– George Graham
If you think you’re a person of some influence,
try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
– Cowboy Wisdom
You think dogs will not be in heaven?
I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
All knowledge, the totality of all questions and answers,
is contained in the dog.
– Franz Kafka, Investigations of the Dog
I think it is safe to say that Steve never
met an animal he didn’t like.
– Bonnie McCurry
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27 replies on “Our Link to Paradise”
Hi, Amazing pictures, you use analogue format? Or digital?
most of his National Geographic work was done in the 80’s and 90’s, long before digital became a thing.
Amazing Photos . 🤗
I envy dogs because they have got lots of problems but they always stay peace and happy. I’m curious about the way they think about life. Dogs teach us how to live a life. Just looking at them it gives me immense positive energy and peace of mind.
Always loved your pictures but now I am happier to see that you also love dogs and giving us such great pictures with them!
This is fabulous!!! ❤
Consider that we are here to serve and learn from these lives.
Beautiful as always
Amazing pictures of pure love
Once again, beautiful photos. I love them all Nice to see Stevebhai with his dog as well !
As always, a beautiful and uplifting photo essay.
Gotta’ say, love ya’ even more after this post! I love all creatures great and small & definitely cats!
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I cherish your photo essays…and I’d like my brother to receive them, too. How can I make that happen? His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve This is cool, lovely, Am inspired.
Lovely topic and pictures. Loved the last one.
I’m one of those : my dogs are my soul keepers, and I love animals, occasionally even human ones.
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Wonderful series, Steve. And a nice surprise at the end. 🙂
Totally beautiful pictures. Thank you for bringing some positive images and emotions in these bleak times. One request for future profiles – more pictures of women and girls in this sort of portfolio. It’s all men and boys with dogs, only one accidental picture of a woman here.
Loved this as I do all your work!
A beautiful series on a wonderful topic. Dogs reflect who we are and remind us of the loyalty and love we all should share.
Such beautiful pictures, as someone who is lucky enough to have a dog in my life, thank you for sharing this amazing body of work.
Dogs; loyal friends and comfort when we’re alone ❤