"A righteous man has regard for
the life of his beast."
say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, `My
God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'" Dave Barry
your dog doesn't like someone, you probably shouldn't either."
who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge
the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before
lying down." Robert Benchley
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your
dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and
true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little
puppies." -- Gene Hill
more people I meet the more I like my dog."
order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi
human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly
a dog." Edward Hoagland
are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit
with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where
doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."
dogs? These are my children, little people with fur who make my heart open a
little wider." Oprah Winfrey
"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." Mark Twain
rather see the portrait of a dog that I
know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world."
dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes-man."
Robertson Davies, Canadian author
glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the
larger and better in every way."
matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." James Thurber
"Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our
pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of
deceit." Sir Walter Scott
"There are two things for which animals are to be envied: they
know nothing of future evils, or of what people say about them." Voltaire
"[Being a parent] is tough. If you just want a wonderful little
creature to love, you can get a puppy." Barbara Walters
"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared
with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog."
"A Pekinese is not a pet dog; he is an undersized lion."
"Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat
"It looks like a miniature hippopotamus with badly-fitting panty
hose all over." Roger Caras about the Chinese Shar-pei
"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of
their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve
us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever
made." Roger Caras
enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets."
all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most
fond memories!" Dr. Tom Cat
a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."
dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one."
"A dog is not almost-human, and I
know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such."
"Dogs, the foremost snobs
in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a
“In the world which we
know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside over the evolution
of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the dog, that
ever gave a thought to the presence of man."
"No animal should
ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can
hold his own in the conversation."
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking
your face." Ben Williams
one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog
does." Christopher Morley
average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
Andrew A. Rooney
great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not
only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
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