Kimi and Grey KittyIn all of my 78 years here I have had many animal companions (as the French call our pets). As a gardener who enjoys thinking about the human condition, I often ponder while planting garlic and such just why we humans can’t just get along with one another… no more wars, just tending our business and loving one another. I think it’s called tolerance.

I first heard this said during the riots in LA years ago. A young truck driver said, “Can’t we all just get along ?” even as he was being beaten by some of LA’s finest .

Now to make this point even clearer, here’s a photo of my big black Labrador and our latest cat addition “Grey Kitty.” Now if so-called “dumb animals” can get this concept, why can’t we? Or maybe we are the dumb animals!