Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Cultural Reflections:  The Roman Dog

The Spark:
As the saying goes: When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  If you travel to Rome you may notice that a huge part of Roman daily life includes dogs.  Dogs can be seen everywhere in Rome and I'm not just talking about one here and there.  You can see an astonishing amount of people with their dogs every day.  Not as strays on the street, but cared for and included as important as family members.  Bringing home the idea of sharing your life and your nature quests with your dog is a great thing to take from your travels to Rome.  This quest is special because it's not exactly a quest per say.  What this is is an open invitation to share your nature quests with your dog.  To embark on a new adventure with your dog.  Families are busy, they have bad days, and sometimes can't be there for you.  It's spring and now is the opportune moment to take your dog on new adventures into the wild (or just a nearby park if you please.)  

Are you interested in getting out into the wilderness with your dog and searching for signs of spring?  Calling all Super Natural Superheroes and their dogs to ACTIVATE!   Embark on a grand nature adventure with a very important member of your family, your dog!  Find out what is happening to the natural world as it awakens in spring time.

Start Your Quest:
Why:  To share your daily life and, of course, your nature quests with a very important member of your family, your dog.  
What:  Take your dog out into the wilderness (a.k.a. your backyard, the park, a nearby patch of nature in your neighbourhood), to see if you can spot signs of nature waking up to spring.
Where:  In your neighbourhood in a nearby patch of nature.
When:  As soon as you can get yourself organized.
Who: You, your dog, family, friends (make sure you take your dog.)
How:  Find out below.  It's a S.N.CH., or is it?

Take Action: 

1.  Get your dog ready for outdoor adventures:
Here is a tiny example of dogs in Rome:

2. Search for signs of spring:

Don't Stop Here:
Don't forget to treat your dog as a very important part of your family, which he is, and take him out with you on your nature quests whenever you can.  If you have a hunch about something, just email us and we'll give your hunch a whirl and get back to you with more quests.

Quest Check:
We are very interested in keeping you interested on your quest to imagine, explore, play, learn, and protect nature so keep checking back with us on a regular basis to see if your interests match our quests.

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