at the bottom of each page there are quotes about our 4 legged friends, here is the remainder of the quotes not listed elsewhere on the site.
Everything I know I learned from dogs.
Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
Dogs never bite me. Just Humans.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.
Love - that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment ‘- fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress.
I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.
A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
The capacity for love that makes dogs such rewarding companions has a flip-side: They find it difficult to cope without us. Since we humans programmed this vulnerability, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our dogs do not suffer as a result.
No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.
I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.
It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.
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.
After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.
When you have dogs, you witness their uncomplaining acceptance of suffering, their bright desire to make the most of life in spite of the limitations of age and disease, their calm awareness of the approaching end when their final hours come. They accept death with a grace that I hope I will one day be brave enough to muster.
Sometimes you’re sure dogs have some secret, superior intelligence, and other times you know they’re only their simple, goofy selves.
Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.
No one can give anyone else the gift of the idyll; only an animal can do so, because only animals were not expelled from Paradise. The love between dog and man is idyllic. It knows no conflicts, no hair-raising scenes; it knows no development.
If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.
I’ll believe it if I see it for dogs translates to I’ll believe it if I smell it. So don’t bother yelling at them; it’s the energy and scent they pay attention to, not your words.
Because dogs live in the present. Because dogs don’t hold grudges. Because dogs let go of all their anger daily, hourly, and never let it fester. They absolve and forgive with each passing minute. Every turn of a corner is the opportunity for a clean slate. Every bounce of a ball brings joy and the promise of a fresh chase.
The very best thing about dogs is how they just know when you need them most, and they’ll drop everything that they’re doing to sit with you awhile.
Unlike man, a dog lives every moment and dies only once.
People have a natural tendency to anthropomorphize their pets, to ascribe human perceptions and intentions to the animal where none exist.
North Korea is a famine state. In the fields, you can see people picking up loose grains of rice and kernels of corn, gleaning every scrap. They look pinched and exhausted. In the few, dingy restaurants in the city, and even in the few modern hotels, you can read the Pyongyang Times through the soup, or the tea, or the coffee. Morsels of inexplicable fat or gristle are served as ‘duck.’ One evening I gave in and tried a bowl of dog stew, which at least tasted hearty and spicy—they wouldn’t tell me the breed—but then found my appetite crucially diminished by the realization that I hadn’t seen a domestic animal, not even the merest cat, in the whole time I was there.
In a Pyongyang restaurant, don’t ever ask for a doggie bag.
Forget career, forget the future, forget existential worries, just get yourselves a couple of dogs, and everything will be all right.
Barking dogs do not bite; but many dogs do not know this proverb...
No two dogs are alike. And yet, all dogs have something in common that makes them dogs, and makes them different from cats. The same goes for men and women. The trouble starts when cats don’t realize that dogs are different. Dogs think differently, and perceive the world differently, than cats do. I’m a dog. You’re a cat. And a dog knows better what it’s like to be a dog than a cat does.
A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.
Dogs are like that, I guess—they know how to fix you without ever saying a word.
Dogs, on the other hand... dogs have pure souls. Look at me. I grab her chin and look straight into her eyes. Dogs are always good and full of selfless love. They are undiluted vessels of joy who never, ever deserve anything bad that happens to them. Especially you. Since the day I met you, you have done nothing but make my life better in every possible way. Do you understand?
Dogs are very comforting when your world has exploded.
Sometimes, it turns out, the most important decisions in life are made by your dog.
Other useful commands to teach your dog are ‘stay,’ ‘heel,’ ‘remove your snout from that person’s groin,’ ‘stop humping the Barcalounger,’ ‘do not bark violently for two hours at inanimate objects such as a flowerpot,’ ‘ do not eat poop,’ and ‘if you must eat poop, then at least refrain from licking my face afterward’.
A dog’s love is only second to that of a mother’s.
The person who thinks dogs can’t talk doesn’t want to learn a second language.
Some men can be good ‘ horse whisperers ‘ and many dogs can be wonderful man whisperers’.
Dogs are loyal friends, and if they could talk, your secrets would still be safe. (If my cat could talk, I’d have to let the dog eat her.)
I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck.
Dogs are the only non-primate animal to look into man’s eyes. My mother, behind my ears.
Kurt Cilke liked dogs because they could not conspire. They could not hide hostility, and they were not cunning. They did not lie awake at night planning to rob and murder other dogs. Treachery was beyond their scope.
One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us. The disappointments of life, the injustices, the battering events that are beyond our control, and the betrayals we endure, from those we befriended and loved, can make us cynical and turn our hearts into flint on which only the matches of anger and bitterness can be struck into flame. By their delight in being with us, the reliable sunniness of their disposition, the joy they bring to playtime, the curiosity with which they embrace each new experience, dogs can melt cynicism,and sweeten the bitter heart.
It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enought, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.
We may have pets, but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters.
The best cure for a stick up your butt is a dog to play fetch with.
Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me... was by dying.
Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.
A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.
When was the last time someone was so overjoyed to see you, so brimming with love and affection that they literally ran to greet you? A dog will do that for you—ten, twenty, thirty times a day.