Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

Zen Pencils

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  1. keith kunz

    keith kunz GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    put a disintegration shield around her desk. ;-D

  2. ZorroGames Secret Identity

    ZorroGames Secret Identity said, over 3 years ago

    Take the “bad” (like a busy job) with the “good” (like a dog on speed lick.)

    “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.”

    The Serenity Prayer is the common name for an originally untitled prayer by the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr1 (1892–1971). It has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs. (from Wikipedia, note all the usual Wikipedia caveats…)



  3. Chris Mountjoy

    Chris Mountjoy said, over 3 years ago


  4. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Take joy in the simplest of things.
    Two Rules.
    1. Dont sweat the small stuff.
    2. Remember it’s all small stuff.

  5. Chrystos

    Chrystos GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bravo, Gavin, bravo. Dogs are angels with paws. And we’d all do well to give good gratitude for what IS going right. (Like, she has a warm car to drive, and good shoes to wear.) And, she has a loving, adoring hound to jubuliantly greet her as a Goddess arrived! Been there, dogs rock ! : -)

  6. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, over 3 years ago

    Gotta love a dog. Tess isn’t that energetic (she’s 14 after all) but she still lets me know she’s happy to be with me.

  7. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I have heard two good stories about dogs.
    One was by a lady who loved Chihuahuas.
    She misses all those she has owned and believes that they all become stars in Heaven to shine down upon us.
    The other is an American Indian saying.
    The Great Spirit created all things for man to enjoy and use with respect and love.
    The Great Spirit however did not create the dog.
    The Great Spirit already had one.
    The dog was there at the beginning so the dog would be to the end.
    If I could time travel that would be the thing to see when man and dog first meet to form that relationship we have with no other animal on earth.
    I love the horse but it will go wild if left alone.
    The dog will die on your grave.
    Even some humans would not do that.

  8. Freyja

    Freyja GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    We got a Black Lab from a pound, AKC papers & everything. We figured out much later that she was a cruelty case, as she was afraid of brushes (must’ve been beaten with one). She taught me to not be afraid of dogs. She was sweet, gentle, & after I had moved out & gotten a cat, let the cat ride her into the kitchen when I visited. She thought cats were family. I can pet a pit bull without fear thanks to Pax. I miss her.

  9. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Why would I mind. I had to wipe the tears several times just to type it.
    The short time they are with us makes it none the less hurt when they go. Then slowly you see a pup. It licks your hand and dang it here we go again but I would not miss the ride for anything.
    And that I hold for anything that you love and loves you back that much.
    (Okay Cats included………I needed a laugh)

  10. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Great story.
    I learned with dogs and such to lower your hand with your palm up away from the animal then move it towards them. Stop a distance back and let them move forward. Coming down from above sometimes makes them afraid you are going to strike them. The brush may have looked like that. I have two rescues. A Chihuahua Rat Terrier who has seizures if she gets too excited and snores like a chain saw and a long hair dachhund that a cancer victim gave me with one promise. Throw away his cage he grew up in and let him run free. Run free he does and snore she does.
    The other is a crippled little fella named Mikey. His back legs dont work so good. He gets by his own way. Never stops smiling and can run fast on two legs. The rears work but not so good. He gets by and brings me his favorite (yuk) chew toy everytime I come home. The Chihuahua purrs like a cat when you pet her and the dachhund stares from his favorite hiding place safe and secure.

  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    To love and be loved will always be the greatest gift in life.
    While a pet is nice (and Cuddles was very special to me for 23 years) nothing is better than a true relation with another human who shares all your thoughts and dreams.

  12. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, over 3 years ago


    Variation on the Four Noble Truths.
    1. All life is suffering.
    2. Suffering is caused by desire.
    3. One can overcome desire.
    4. desire can be overcome by following the Eightfold Path.

  13. Shikamoo!

    Shikamoo! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The affection our pets hold for us is healing and joy giving.

  14. Shikamoo!

    Shikamoo! GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Happy National Dog Day everyone.

  15. sjpb

    sjpb said, over 3 years ago


    I also saved your story. My sweet, 12 year old dog is losing her battle to cancer. As I type I have to keep stopping to wipe away the tears. I hope this story will give me comfort when her time comes (very soon). Thank you so much.

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