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.
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
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.
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.
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
— George Bird Evans
Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at
— 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
— 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