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Favourite Dog Quotes

TeriM
December 20th, 2008, 01:46 AM
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. ~George Eliot

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying. ~George Bird Evans, Troubles with Bird Dogs

Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage. ~Agnes Repplier

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why. ~Author Unknown

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. ~Phil Pastoret

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. ~John Holmes

If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around. ~Will Rogers

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs. ~Mme. de StaŽl

They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. ~Jerome K. Jerome

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's. ~Mark Twain, letter to W.D. Howells, 2 April 1899

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. ~Ambrose Bierce

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk. ~O.A. Battista

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

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog"

A man may smile and bid you hail
Yet wish you to the devil;
But when a good dog wags his tail,
You know he's on the level.
~Author Unknown

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ~Roger Caras

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. ~Christopher Morley

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

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. ~Ogden Nash

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. ~Author Unknown

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. ~Andy Rooney

If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise. ~Author Unknown

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. ~Robert Benchley

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle for a puppy every time. ~Winston Pendelton

Life is like a dog sled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. ~Lewis Grizzard

You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell. ~Emily Dickinson

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. ~Konrad Lorenz

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. ~Woodrow Wilson

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. ~Josh Billings

I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl. ~Penny Ward Moser

A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. ~Author Unknown

If you can look at a dog and not feel vicarious excitement and affection, you must be a cat. ~Author Unknown

The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs. ~Alphonse oussenel

I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog; they're the best for everyday. ~George Bernard Shaw

rainbow
December 20th, 2008, 02:39 AM
I love them all.....thanks for sharing, Teri :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
December 20th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Here's another from George Bird Evans (hubby's favorite author). Bittersweet, it reminds me to always cherish the time we have with our dogs. And although he wrote it about his setters, it applies for all dogs...or any pets for that matter:

The perfection of a life with a gun dog, like the perfection of an autumn, is disturbing
because you know, even as it begins, that it must end.
Time bestows the gift and steals it in the process.
~George Bird Evans from An Affair with Grouse

Karin
December 20th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Puppy breathe should be bottled.

"From all of us animal lovers"