Little Buddha Dog ~ A short Love Story about a Woman’s Best Friend & their last day together

Little Buddha Dog

Little Buddha Dog

 

“Little Buddha Dog”  ~  A short Love Story about a Woman’s Best Friend & their last day together

– by Rita Tanos

Available in digital or print on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold.

Little Buddha Dog ~  Book Cover on Amazon  & Barnes & Noble.

Little Buddha Dog ~
Book Cover on Amazon
& Barnes & Noble.

 

In Honor of my Beloved Countess, my Little Buddha Dog who passed on this day, April 8, 2011.  You are always living inside my Heart.  Countess was my greatest teacher of UNCONDITIONAL  LOVE.

If you have ever loved or cared for an animal, then Little Buddha Dog will touch your heart! Written through the voice of Countess, a little dog whose heart is full of joy, she recounts the wonderful Blessings of unconditional love shared with her Mum, and their last day together.

This short love story really is a gift from Countess to all animal lovers who have lost a Beloved pet, or for anyone considering end of life care and their pets final needs as they approach their last days of life. Faced with the decision of how to love them best during their final passage from life to death and eternity is never easy. Little Buddha Dog offers a beautiful and comforting love story of how their last day and final moments of life together were shared with grace, honor, respect and unconditional love.

Little Buddha Dog speaks the language of Love!  May you find comfort in our love story of how we shared the last day of my Little Buddha Dog’s life. . . It was such an honor to love her well, especially during the last moments of her life.

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.  He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.  You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”
– Author unknown

Sometimes love is also about letting go. . . even when we feel our hearts are breaking in the process. Sometimes the greatest love we can extend to our Beloved pet is the final act of caring enough to say goodbye. To release them from their suffering and knowing when to say goodbye is an act of love. This is not about us. . . this is about the precious life of an animal we cared for and loved so deeply. We must find the courage within ourselves to accept this final act as a gift of love, knowing in our hearts that Grace is fully present in these final moments of surrender.

As they are letting go of life, we are learning how to let go of them.  Their eyes and hearts tell us everything we need to know. They are ready when they are ready and we must know that, lovingly.  If we are the ones bestowed with the honor of being their caretaker during their life, then we too must be worthy of such devotion at the end of their lives. To gently ease their way out of pain and suffering is our final, courageous act of LOVE.

Rita Tanos

Thank you for reading our short Love Story.  We’re happy to say that in our first couple weeks of release, Little Buddha Dog became a Number #1 Bestseller on Amazon!  It’s such a sweet and tender story that all animal lovers can relate to.

Links to purchase Little Buddha Dog are on our website and you can also find us on Amazon:

Amazon link:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/0988407418

Website:  www.LittleBuddhaDog.com

 

 

All You Need is LOVE. . .

 

All You Need Is Love.

All You Need Is Love – and then some…!

 

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE . . .

and then some!

     – Rita Tanos                                                     

    

Yes!   It is always about LOVE.

It’s the absolute sweetest feeling in the Universe that all of us are striving towards in one way or another.  We happen to ‘bump’ into each other all the time, and in many different ways. . .sometimes stumbling while still on our feet.  Some of us are barefoot, and some of us are in fine leathered shoes or boots, while some of us are sprinting on old rubber souls, like tires worn thin after running their course on a thousand mile stretch for the last time.

 

What are are all running towards. . . or running away from?  If we are running towards something, what is it that we are running to?  What is it that makes our heart sing with delight and our bodies move in forward motion, towards that action or achievement?  What is it that lights our heart on fire with desire and imagination?  What is the longing in our soul that directs our heart’s activity in ways that deliver us to our Divine Destiny?  Or not?  Are we moving forward or are we moving away?  Are we wearing rubber soles, leather soles, or are we barefoot in the sand?  Where are we?  Who are we?  Where are we going?  A hundred million grains of sand can feel divine between our toes, but are we paying attention? Do we feel it?  And do we honor where we are on the path?

 

Where is our consciousness right now?  What are we savoring?  What has meaning and purpose, not only for ourselves, but for others and all sentient beings?  Where is our mark of Excellence and our Human Divinity?  Do we even have ‘human divinity’ as we continue to slaughter and destroy so many animals and sentient beings every day?   Can we, as a people release our own ego and our own personal goals, that we believe serve a higher purpose than ourselves, and for just a moment…or two,…or three, let go of that too?  Can we see what is in front of us – right now – right this very moment, without a personal agenda?

Can we be CLEAR and HONEST and FORTHRIGHT about our heart’s longing and our soul’s desire?  What is it we are called to do or be in this very moment without our own ego and agenda?  How can we get out of our own way?

 

Can we all just BREATHE into this very present moment of LIFE,  without our own private or personal agenda?  Everyone seems to want something; …a new car, a new home, a new identity, a new business, a new book, a new client, a new friend, a new deal, a new job, a new wardrobe, a new boyfriend, a new lover, a new soul mate, a new connection, and a new this or  a new that.

Whatever that latest ‘new’ thing is that our ego keeps calling us towards, again and again…What is that?  Where are we placing our thoughts and how are we energetically feeling?  Is there Joy?  Is there Love?  Is there Beauty?  Is there genuine and authentic connection?  Is your heart feeling something way bigger than you?

 

Sometimes we hold the belief that whatever it is we are currently focused on is the most important thing in our universe…in our own little lives.  Sometimes we think and actually believe it is for the ‘advancement’ of all mankind, and that too is our beloved ego embracing us, one more time around the loop.  We  think  ‘it’s ‘our idea’ about how to raise consciousness now.  Perhaps it’s a worthy cause, but even then,  it has a large ego attached to its core.  Somehow, somewhere, there is still a ‘personal identity’ attached to all those ideas and names of  our selves and others.  We want to link.  We want to connect.  We want to co-create.  We want to know there is a Presence, and that we are not alone.  Somehow, they often become ‘Country Club’ Associations …with ‘certain people’s names attached’.

 

What if we all took a very long, deep breathe and leaned into this very moment, . . . very alert and fully alive with present moment awareness.  What if we could ‘feel’ this unique ‘pulse’ of our Universe at this particular moment in time and actually hear it?  What if we could  ‘feel’ the pulse of life that is CRYING OUT for HELP…. RIGHT NOW!

 

Each and every one of us on the planet is striving towards something and someone…in every moment of every day that is far greater than our selves. We long to feel the closeness of our hearts and our souls connected. We all long to feel at ONE, with one another.  It is our Soul’s longing for completion on the human plane.

 

What if we could really hear right now, in this very moment, the profound cries of the Animals, begging us to stop their suffering and their slaughter, and the horrific abuse towards them?   What if…?  Can you hear their cries if you take a moment to think about these precious, voiceless, defenseless animals?  They are all sentient beings, just like you and I, with the same feelings that we feel, only in a different body shape / form and experience than you know yourself to be.

 

Why are we killing and abusing millions of animals EVERY  DAY,  who are innocent, voiceless, precious and unique creatures of LIFE? They  have committed no crime!  They are all sentient beings with feelings and families, just like you and I.

WHY?  WHY ARE WE DOING THIS AND HOW CAN WE STOP THIS INSANITY NOW?

Animal Abuse is a Crime!  Killing is a Crime!  Stop this Suffering and Abuse NOW….TODAY!

What do we really need to do to become aware of and to listen and hear the silent cries of Children in every Country, begging us to stop the violence in their homes, in their schools, in their neighborhoods and in our world?   What if we could really hear and ‘listen’ to this beautiful Planet Earth telling us her secrets…including the most urgent ones of crime that humanity has bestowed upon it, and  we actually do something about it?  What if all sentient beings spoke to us today, right now, and shared their cry for help?  Can you listen long enough to hear them?

They are SPEAKING TO US RIGHT NOW. . . ARE WE LISTENING?  ARE WE TAKING ACTION?  ARE WE MAKING A DIFFERENCE TODAY IN THE LIVES  OF ANY SENTIENT BEING?…whether they are human or animal?

Are we listening?  Are we caring enough to take action?  Where are you?  What are you doing?  How can you help?  Ask yourself these questions.  It is time.  Humans are killing the planet and all the precious wildlife.  Our four footed and winged friends, as well as all creatures deserve to be free. They all have a Holy place in the Universe.  It’s a God appointment with Life.  And human’s keep trying to destroy them, each and every day.  STOP !

If we could really ‘tune in’ to these beautiful creatures of land and sea, earth and sky, right now . . . in this very moment,  what do you think they are telling us?  And what do they want the Human Species to know and act upon urgently?   What is the sound and vibration of the Earth telling us right now?  What do we hear?  What do we ‘listen’ to?  Are we silent enough to hear it?  Are we quiet enough to listen?  Are we courageous enough to act?

It’s all here…right now.  All it takes is a very quiet and still mind to listen, and to ‘hear’.  These are the sounds of the earth calling out to each of us, in our own LIFE…right now.

It is not about what we thought it was about….It is not about out next plan of action or inaction toward our ego self (and what we thought would serve others via our own unique ‘brand’ – as they keep teaching humans today…. It is not about that).    It is about becoming still enough and quiet enough to LISTEN to the sound of what is CRYING OUT FOR YOUR ATTENTION.  IT IS ALL AROUND YOU BUT YOU DON’T EVEN HEAR IT OR FEEL IT.  THE ANIMALS ON THIS PLANET and THE EARTH & SKY NEED YOU NOW.  WILL YOU ACT WITH KINDNESS and COMPASSION?  WILL YOU CARE ENOUGH TO TAKE ACTION?

Your ‘connection’  and your call to action is all about the tenderness of your own heart with another heart, and with all sentient beings. . . genuinely and authentically, with your dominant intent to feel good about the work you are doing.  Your guiding Light is always in vibrational Harmony with the Energy that is Source.  It is always about LOVE.  It is always about listening more deeply and ‘hearing’ what your soul is being called to do.  Let go of your ‘success’ models and modes and beliefs..they have no place here.  Not now. . .not anymore. There is an urgency at this tipping point as the earth aches for healing, love and respect for all life.

The world needs you to WAKE UP and become FULLY AWARE and CONSCIOUS of the needs of the people, and especially the animals, and the planet, right NOW.  Why and how is it that ‘we the people’ are cooking Dog’s and torturing them alive?  How is it that we can turn our backs on this and pretend it is all OK, when we know in our hearts and minds that it is not.  What does it take to stop this suffering and abuse for all animals, for all humans?  What can you do to make a difference now, today?

All you need is LOVE to get you there. . . and a little something more. Courage. Compassion. And the heartfelt desire and clear intention to ‘be’ the difference in the world that needs you NOW, ….right now, this very moment. It begins by taking conscious action.

Stop everything else.  Stop the suffering today.  Only ‘YOU’ can make a difference. . . if you choose to.  This is not about the small ‘i’, but the big ‘ I ‘ in the Universe. It begins with YOU. One person at a time…one step at a time.

We can all make a difference in the life of a human….in the life of an animal…and in the life of the planet!  Be graceful and easy about your own beautiful self.  You are exactly where you are in this moment to show up and be a huge Blessing to so many sentient beings. Shine your light….let go of your fear and worries.  Be the gorgeous, exquisite human you came here to be! And please help to stop the suffering now!  Take action. Be the change you want to see in the world. Start Today!

Savor the moment. Feel the Presence.  And be more deliberate and specific about the plans you are making and in all that you do.  Ask your Self:  ‘What is your unique talent and gifts that you can give back to the world right now?   Your desire for feeling good is your guiding light, but let it not be about you or your ego.  May  it be a spark of the Divine within you, wanting so uniquely to be expressed….and has no other choice but to manifest into the energy of Love and Beauty!  May it always and in all ways be a Blessing to all humanity and all sentient beings everywhere.

As you walk forward, with whatever shoes you wear, know that I too am walking forward, each and every day….Most often I am barefoot, finding my way between the sift of desert sands and the rich country hills of  endless grapes that keep appearing in the midst of the desert.  One can call it a mirage…it depends on the angel and flow of your thoughts. . . awareness comes in many different ways and in endless directions… some have even put it on a ‘map of consciousness’.  I believe the only map to follow is in one’s Heart.  That is the Center of all of Life.  It gives back without a Spiritual ego as the human ego dissolves.  It is a force for Good for everyone, everywhere.  It is where everything flows in, from, with and to…It is the endless and eternal map of Love and Oneness….a Love that is so much larger than you and encompasses all that is.  This is the map of Legacy….Love!

 

 

 

A Dog’s Love

Little Buddha Dog Cover

A Dog’s Love . . .

March 20, 2013

 

A dog’s love. . . It’s like no other love.  This kind of love melts your heart, like ice cream on a warm summer day.  It keeps dripping off the cone as you keep licking it, because it’s so delicious!

It’s the heartbeat at my feet every day, and every moment that I am home, and away from home, with my Beloved Dog, Countess.

She likes to snuggle up in my arms when I’m driving.  She feels close to me then. . . like the time I took her home for the very first time as a puppy, wrapped up inside my arms, and warmly placed on top of my heart.  We both felt a connection to each other in that moment, grateful to have found each other.  That was the beginning of our bond.  When she rests her chin on my shoulder and finally lets go with a sigh, I know this is the moment she feels safe and loved, warm and protected. . . and she simply lets go.  I can learn a few things from her about letting go!

Through the years she has always come back to that same place inside my arms.  This is where she feels safe, protected and loved.  It always made me smile, especially when she was older and wanted to be a baby dog inside the comfort and safety of my loving arms again.  I welcomed it, for I knew that if she found her ‘zone’ inside my arms and rested her chin on my shoulder, she would find her peace. And she would feel the Love!

I was also consciously aware that Peace and Love is what we are all longing for, in our daily lives.  There was a simple kind of peace between my dog and I that allowed us to feel Love in many splendid ways.  The kind of Love that lets you know “all is well and I am loved”.  No doubt, we both felt that in our embrace.  A sweet embrace that only a dog can give you.  It’s special…and it’s uniquely theirs.  Only you will know what that is.

With my Beloved Dog, Countess, it was a simple thing.  A gesture, a posture that only she would do when we were alone and with each other.  It was her way of expressing her love for me, and our love for each other.  I choose to honor it whenever it arrived, for I knew it was her way  of expressing her special and unique love for me.  It was my dog’s way of saying, “I love you Mum….I belong to you…I’m here with you…and you’re here with me!”

A Dog’s Love….It’s like no other love!

For more information about “Little Buddha Dog” and Countess, please visit LittleBuddhaDog.com, a best-selling book on Amazon published in the fall of 2012.

Link on Amazon:  www.amazon.com/dp/0988407418