Without Him, I’m Only Another Human

A friend sent the following to me because he knows how I much love dogs:

Observations About Man’s Best Friend

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own,
having a dog makes you rich.
— Louis Sabin

To err is human; to forgive, canine.
— Unknown

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the
wag of his tail.
— Henry Wheeler Shaw

You can 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

If your dog doesn’t like someone, you probably shouldn’t
either.
— Unknown

Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a
bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but
they fit well.
— Bonnie Wilcox

The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
— Unknown

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him
to be semi-human. The point is to open oneself to the
possibility of becoming partly a dog.
— Edward Hoagland

Dogs 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.
— Milan Kundera

When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you’ve
growled all day long.
— Unknown

A really companionable dog is an accident of nature. You
can’t get it by breeding for it, and you can’t buy it with
money. It just happens along.
— E B White

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the
uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we
knew better.
— George Bird Evans

Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at
heart.
— Dorothy Hinshaw

I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of
amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs
think humans are nuts.
— John Steinbeck

You may have a dog that won’t sit up, roll over or even cook
breakfast, not because she’s too stupid to learn how but
because she’s too smart to bother.
— Rick Horowitz

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a
child. We can’t decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin
our lives.
— Rita Rudner

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another human.
With him, I am all powerful.
I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence is protection against dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me in case I need him.
And I expect I will, as I always have.
— Gene Hill

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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