Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bonaparte's Retreat

Today I was talking with a musician friend about dog themes in music (something about which I will post future entries), and he told me about Emmylou Harris' love of dogs. Her story is very touching. I did not know this story until today, but a couple of years ago Emmylou established a sanctuary in Nashville for dogs that are otherwise unadoptable. She founded Bonaparte's Retreat - named after her companion of ten years who died suddenly in 2002. Here is an article about this in The Bark, which also includes a video of the beautiful song, Not Enough, that she wrote for Bonaparte.

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man.
- Andrés Segovia (1893-1987), classical guitarist
.

3 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

a blog I read posted the most amazing video of one dog saving another dog. when I watched it, I thought of you and how much you would also enjoy it....very powerful and moving.

here's jenclair's post which has the youtube vid

http://bayouquilts.blogspot.com/2009/02/hero-dog.html

it's friday! so I hope this means you have the day to play with your pups!

dw said...

mouse - Yes, that's amazing. You know, I was that video several days ago and thought of posting it, but it is so hard to watch the first part of it, and I didn't know that the injured dog lived (do we know this?).

dw said...

Typo correction:
"was" should be "saw." It's that agnostic dyslexic thing again.