The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and
love we can spare.
And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
You can say any foolish thing to a dog and the dog will
give you a look that says,
'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog
biscuits in your pocket
and then giving Fido only two of them.
"If you have men who
will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion
and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
St. Francis of Assisi
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul
"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 devotion"
"Dogs feel very strongly that they
should always go with you in the car, in case the need
should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
“Money will buy a pretty
good dog but it won't buy the wag of his tail.”
“The average dog is a nicer person than
the average person.”
Andrew A. Rooney
“A nation's progress can
be judged by how they treat their animals.”
“Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to
choose a relative.”
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy
licking your face.”
"I care not for a man's religion
whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
“The more I know about men, the more I like
Gloria Allred, feminist attorney
“Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice,
is one of the most fond memories!”
Dr. Tom Cat
"I've caught more ills from people sneezing
over me and
giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs."
Barbara Woodhouse (1910-1988)
Irish author and dog trainer
"If there are no dogs in Heaven,
then when I die I want to go where they went."
“Our dogs will love and
admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity
with their uncritical homage.”
“In dog training, jerk is a noun, not a
Dr. Dennis Fetko
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our
"No matter how little money and
how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich."
"I'd be happy to have my biography be the
stories of my dogs.
To me, to live without dogs would mean accepting a form of blindness."
Thomas McGuane (b. 1939)
"Histories are more full of examples of the
fidelity of dogs than of friends."
Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
English satirical poet
“Properly trained, a man can be a dog's
“The more I see of the
representatives of the people the more I admire my dogs.”
Alphonse de Lamartine
“Thorns may hurt you, men desert you,
sunlight turn to fog;
but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog."
“Never trust a dog to watch your food.”
Patrick age 10
Advice from Kids
"I wonder what goes through his
mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl."
Penny Ward Moser
“You enter into a certain amount of
madness when you marry a person with pets."
"In 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 (b. 1932)
U.S. novelist, essayist