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Wordless Wednesday: Beauty As Happiness

14 Jun

Sometimes I am amazed at Sofie’s coat. It swirls and twists in amazing ways. She is a visually beautiful dog. But dogs don’t know how beautiful they are. They have no sense of vanity or visual beauty, those are complex human emotions. If Sofie was a human she would probably have mats in her hair and be unkempt if left to her own devices. I probably would be constantly putting her long blond hair in a braid or pigtails. Dogs don’t get caught up in the visual differences of their species. With no sense of visual beauty, what they see is valued on a different scale than ours.They lack the aesthetic sense of things. How different it would be to not know visual beauty. To experience a sunrise only as an astrological event, not as the deep oranges and reds that bring a new day. To look at a painting that moves you, and not feel moved. Ok, so now I have made myself sad.

But some define Beauty as Happiness. And I know that my dogs experience happy. So then, by this definition, they must be experiencing beauty. I like that. Beauty in the deepest sense. Beauty felt. I know this was a lot of words for a Wordless Wednesday, but do you think dogs experience beauty?

 

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12 responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Beauty As Happiness

  1. bumpyroadtobubba

    June 14, 2017 at 00:07

    Oh the back view of her is just as beautiful as the front. Her ears!! 🙂 x

     
    • dogdaz

      June 14, 2017 at 07:38

      Thanks – I feel sometimes like Sofie is a petulant child, turning her back to me. My sweet moody girl is as silly as she is furry. 🙂

       
  2. easyweimaraner

    June 14, 2017 at 01:35

    absolutely :o) they are THE beauty on 4 legs… and because they have a soul full of love the beauty from the inside is visible for all this way :o)

     
    • dogdaz

      June 14, 2017 at 07:38

      Good point. They are THE beauty. That is so right.

       
  3. tippysmom2

    June 14, 2017 at 13:15

    Sofie does have a beautiful coat. I think they see beauty in their own way, like you said. They may not appreciate the sunset, but are ecstatic about the smell of a squirrel or other animal that has crossed their path.

     
    • dogdaz

      June 14, 2017 at 13:46

      So true. Smelling beauty.

       
  4. The Island Cats

    June 14, 2017 at 18:32

    If beauty is happiness…is happiness beauty? Because we do experience happiness…

     
    • dogdaz

      June 14, 2017 at 19:29

      Absolutely. It sure looks to us that happiness is beautiful

       
  5. Groovy Goldendoodles

    June 14, 2017 at 20:01

    She does have a gorgeous coat.

     
    • dogdaz

      June 14, 2017 at 20:05

      Sort of Golden 🙂 like

       
  6. Anarette

    June 17, 2017 at 14:42

    They experience “beauty in the deepest sense”. I like that. They certainly experience amazement, happiness, contentment, thrill, so why not beauty :).

     
    • dogdaz

      June 17, 2017 at 15:20

      Yes, why not beauty

       
 
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