West German Shepherds

something witty

 

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.

— Nora Roberts
Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.

— Orhan Pamuk
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.

— Elizabeth Taylor
The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

— Charles De Gaulle
Dogs never bite me. Just Humans.

— Marilyn Monroe
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.

— John Grogan
Love - that which biologists, nervous about being misunderstood, call ‘attachment ‘- fuels the bond between dog and master or mistress.

— John Bradshaw
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.

— Merrill Markoe
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.
— Arthur Conan Doyle
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.
— John Bradshaw
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.
— Dean Koontz
I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.

— Cesar Millan
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.
— John Grogan
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.

— Martin Luther
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.
— Dave Barry
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.
— Robert McCammon
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
— W.H. Auden
Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls.
— Eva Ibbotson
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.

— Dean Koontz
Sometimes you’re sure dogs have some secret, superior intelligence, and other times you know they’re only their simple, goofy selves.

— Deb Caletti
Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.

— Oliver Gaspirtz
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.

— Milan Kundera
If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.

— Charles Yu
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.
— Cesar Millan
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.

— Steven Rowley
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.

— Steven Rowley
Unlike man, a dog lives every moment and dies only once.
— Tapan Ghosh
People have a natural tendency to anthropomorphize their pets, to ascribe human perceptions and intentions to the animal where none exist.

— Dean Koontz
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.
— Christopher Hitchens
In a Pyongyang restaurant, don’t ever ask for a doggie bag.
— Christopher Hitchens
Forget career, forget the future, forget existential worries, just get yourselves a couple of dogs, and everything will be all right.

— Abigail Thomas
Barking dogs do not bite; but many dogs do not know this proverb...

— Ankala V Subbarao
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.

— Oliver Markus Malloy
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.
— John Grogan
Dogs are like that, I guess—they know how to fix you without ever saying a word.
— Caroline George
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?

— Steven Rowley
Dogs are very comforting when your world has exploded.

— Robin McKinley
Sometimes, it turns out, the most important decisions in life are made by your dog.

— Adam Gidwitz
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’.

— Dave Barry
A dog’s love is only second to that of a mother’s.

— Radhika Mundra
The person who thinks dogs can’t talk doesn’t want to learn a second language.
— Mark Winik
Some men can be good ‘ horse whisperers ‘ and many dogs can be wonderful man whisperers’.
— Erik Pevernagie
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.)

— Richelle E. Goodrich
I’m convinced that petting a puppy is good luck.

— Meg Donohue
Dogs are the only non-primate animal to look into man’s eyes. My mother, behind my ears.

— Grant Walker
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.

— Mario Puzo
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.
— Dean Koontz
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.
— Unknown Author 909
We may have pets, but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters.

— Donald L. Hicks
The best cure for a stick up your butt is a dog to play fetch with.

— Ryan Lilly
Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me... was by dying.
— José N. Harris
Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us.

— Ashly Lorenzana
A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.
— Carrie Newcomer
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.
— Lionel Fisher