organ bunny and bellows dog
Macclesfield Psalter, England ca. 1330.
Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, fol. 8r
The zone is reverting to one big, untamed forest, and it all sounds like a fantastic success story for nature: remove the humans and the wilderness bounces right back. Lured by tales of mammals unknown in Europe since the Dark Ages, we’re setting out on an atomic safari.
Henry Shukman, ‘Chernobyl, My Primeval, Irradiated Eden’, in Outside magazine.
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What do dogs want? They want each other. Human beings are merely a cynomorphic substitute, as we all know. Dogs who live in each other’s company are calm and pragmatic, never showing the desperate need to make known their needs and feelings or to communicate their observations, as some hysterical dogs who know only the company of our species are likely to do. Dogs who live in each other’s company know they are understood.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, The Hidden Life of Dogs