Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

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My 600th tweet dedicated to those quiet moments that breathe life into your soul.  This is my friend ‘Karma’, a 6-year old Golden Retriever.  Karma somehow knew that my 2011 had tied a bunch of knots in my soul.  A couple of days with Karma on this beach, seemed to un-tie them all.  How do dogs do that?  

“I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.  They fight for honor at the first challenge, love with no condition or restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death.  Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.”

Happy New Year, Karma!

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835 days ago

My 600th tweet dedicated to those quiet moments that breathe life into your soul. This is my friend ‘Karma’, a 6-year old Golden Retriever. Karma somehow knew that my 2011 had tied a bunch of knots in my soul. A couple of days with Karma on this beach, seemed to un-tie them all. How do dogs do that?

“I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, love with no condition or restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.”

Happy New Year, Karma!

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1bonmaru 818 days ago

大丈夫カルマはハチ公の友人で忠実にてあなたの無事帰還を待ってるよアミーゴ

Geshiela 828 days ago

I do believe that too! They love you unconditionally and without restraint..my thoughts are with my dog, felcy, on new years day... she's afraid of firecrackers ....

Kikucchi 832 days ago

happy 600th tweet :-) yes to all your insight into dog's universe. live in the moment, totally focused on present. so happy we live along with them U^ェ^U

scienceesl 834 days ago

Happy New Year Karma and Wheels. Karma reminds me of our Tigger.

104TB 834 days ago

What a lovely dog! Happy New Year.

canarchaudry 835 days ago

Beautiful Karma... a great companion:)

djstephb 835 days ago

Beautiful photo and words!

enfant_mignon 835 days ago

Such sincere words. Nice.

tourmaline1973 835 days ago

Such a lovely dog!

lindaleigh 835 days ago

So true CDR. I think what makes them this way is that they also Live
In the Moment. How wonderful to be able to forget the past and not
Worry over the future :-) We can all learn many a great lesson from
Our beloved K-9 companions :D TY for sharing t

AnaMSanPer 835 days ago

With they we are in peace. Happy new year.

elaineoneill570 835 days ago

ihad a dog the same as karma growing up called sammy & he was my best buddy

elaineoneill570 835 days ago

thats agreat view & ur dog is karma is the cutest ever