Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Today's MOZEN: Christmas, 2014

Words and photo by F LoBuono
Most of you have seen him before - Rex, a.k.a. Chowderhead (the not-so-flattering nickname I gave him to describe his mental capacity). He is my most photogenic and gentle giant. He was a shelter rescue so we don't know his exact age. We were told he was about two when we adopted him. We've had him for about eight years now. So, he is approaching his twilight years. Considering his age and his size (he's a BIG guy, around 120 lbs.), he is in excellent health.

Rex is also a most gentle, patient creature, giving love back every time that he gets it (you can tell by his reaction to the many compromising positions I photograph him in). And, he does so to all regardless of age, color, sex, religious affiliation, or other condition. If you love him, he will love you back, unconditionally. Anyone who has owned a dog knows exactly what I'm talking about. There is a purity about it that makes me envious. I want to be like that - to give love without reservation.

In other words, he is the living embodiment of the Christmas Spirit. We could all use a little more of that in our lives - not only for the Holidays but EVERYDAY.

Me, Rex, and all of those who have contributed to TalkFrank though out the year wish you all, peace, prosperity, health, happiness, and, above all else, LOVE!