Dog on the Beach Tonight

I was walking on the beach tonight, a -1.7 low tide, and a dog came racing at me. She was like a slimmed-down wolf, slightly reddish/buff color with white on her belly and backs of legs. She was strikingly beautiful, the essence of canine grace and integrity — wolf. coyote, fox — same idea. She came barreling at me, then swerved and went beyond, down the beach. I turned. She came back, same thing on the other side. I was transfixed. As she turned to come back, her owner ran up and said Oh I hope she hasn’t scar4d you, she’s really just playful…

I said no, she’s beautiful, and the owners knew what I meant, we were on the same wave length…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Dog on the Beach Tonight

  1. Moments like that, communing with an animal with no spoken language, just reading each other's vibe, grooving, totally chill … dogs love the beach. The waves are rockin' and rolling right now outside of my window in Del Mar … winter is coming!

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