Dog with Stick: Sitting Just Quietly Under the Trees

Lilah chews on a stick


In one of my favorite childhood books, Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf, the main character doesn’t want run and jump and butt their heads together. Instead he likes to sit just quietly under the trees and smell the flowers.

Lilah reminds me a lot of Ferdinand; she’s silent and peaceful, a zen dog who is content in the moment, to just be.

One of the reasons I enjoy living with three dogs is that I watch them experience the world through three completely different perspectives.

Peripatetic and tightly-wound Tucker lives for thrill of the chase and the fun of the game.

Jasper — our comfort hound — is everybody’s best friend, even if he just met you 30 seconds ago.

And Lilah is content to sit just quietly under the trees and shred sticks.

Do your pets remind you of any book characters?

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34 Comments on "Dog with Stick: Sitting Just Quietly Under the Trees"

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  1. It looks like a great stick to chew!

  2. easy rider says:

    sticks are best when we enjoy them on a comfy place…. and it needs time to make matches from a big stick :o)

  3. slimdoggy says:

    Lilah is a sweetie. I”ll have to think about your question…

  4. I love Ferdinand the Bull! All of my dogs and cats reminded me of a book characters. That’s why they are the source of inspiration for The Returns series. LOL!

  5. Oooh! The snow looks cold!! Great picture 🙂

  6. Brian Frum says:

    She really does look pleased with that stick!

  7. Ellen Pilch says:

    Great photo- I love the black and white contrast.

  8. What a sweet pic. Interesting how each dog can have a different perspective of a stick.

  9. Ferdinand! Love that book!!! Delilah is our Ferdinand.

  10. What a beautiful photo! How I wish we had at least one “Ferdinand” in our pack :-).

  11. Emma says:

    My sisters and I are also all very different, but have a lot of similar traits too.

  12. Rebekah says:

    Love the contrast in this photo!

  13. Gilligan says:

    Ah yes, Ferdinand. One of our favorites! I’m probably most like Oliver Twist: “Please, Sir, can I have some more?” *wags* Gilligan from

  14. Clooney says:

    Lilah, what a beautiful picture of you.

  15. Nothing like a great stick, I say!

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