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Alisa - The pillow is a nice touch for doggies requiring assistance getting into position. I can see that these meditations are very intense. Most likely fueled by a recap of the day's adventures.
Coco The Princess - Excellent showing of team meditation here. The one ear up, one ear down is a difficult move, but it does help focus.
Truffle - Oh, little Truffle! Clearly, eyes open meditations are possible provided one has the right amount of focus. Notice the use of a channel doggie to help drive all that bad vibes out and the good vibes in.
Ariel - This is the first of several contestants showing how an object can be used when more active doggies need to achieve their deep state of tranquility. The choice of a kong is most excellent because staring into its empty spaces brings peace and relaxation.
Cody - The seated meditation! Amazingly advanced move!
Joyce - Good paw placement. Holding your fuzzy arms as wide as possible helps welcome in the positive forces of the universe. Choosing your spot is important too. Note that she is facing away from the legs with flip flops in the background that could distract a less skilled pup.
Ruby - I am not certain if this is another seated meditation or not (given her short legs and all).
Sasha - Bravo! Combined paw placement and meditations. She is using a toy for focus, but has moved beyond having to stare at it.
Lady Godiva - Uh oh, not sure if this is a for real meditation or not. Those eyes do not have the glossy mindless look that one expects in a meditating pup. Methinks perhaps she is merely trapped by advancing stuffies.
Pee-Wee - Ugh! I should have known. This is no meditation, but rather a shameless attempt to advertise his wares for unsuspecting Labragals! Disqualified!
Clover - Another seated meditation with object. Sunlight helps to make one torpid and bake all thoughts out of the meditating brain.
Liffey - Sorry, pal, not a meditation. I can see you vibrating even in that still photo, all trying to figure out how to break out and go after your bones. You labradogs. Sheesh.
Abby - Very creative. Abby is not shy about using whatever object is required to keep her focused and not getting distracted by leaves or yummers grass. Stare into the orb!
GooberStan - I know that saying this might strip me of my MangoGoob title, but come on, man, have you been going to the Pee-Wee school of shameless seduction? Look at those bedroom eyes. I'm going to have to disqualify you too.
Stella - I give Stella extra credit what with suffering under the handicap of being a terrier which makes true meditation near impossible, but she has done it! Way to go little terrier.
Quite a field of dreams...
All (OK, most) of you have shown most excellent meditations skills and some techniques that I, the meditation master, might even try out myself. So hard to pick, but Eduardo insists that I select a runner up and a winner, so without further contemplation, I give you my large and objective decision.
The runner up is...... CLOVER! Study this photo carefully all you meditating wanna be's. Clover is using several meditation aids at once and is well away to her happy place.
The winner is..... RUBY! I was astounded by her meditations. I mean, I have lots of meditative moves, but none of them include smiling! Wherever your little brain is, take me there! Well done, Ruby.