"He is my other
eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the
winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told
me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he
rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest
smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I
think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)
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 man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has
taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and
a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was
ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by
my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He
has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need
him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog." - Gene
"In dog years I'm dead"
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best
friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
~ Groucho Marx.
"I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get
all nervous and give the wrong answers."
"No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room
furniture unless absolutely certain that that he can
hold his own in the conversation."
~ Fran Lebowitz
"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job."
~ Franklin P. Jones
"Some days you're the dog, some days you're the
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive
evidence that you are wonderful."
~ Ann Landers
"Women and cats will do as they please and men and
dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
~ Robert A. Heinlein
"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a
~ Edward Abbey
"Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong,
always try to make it look like the dog did it."
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average
~ Andrew A. Rooney
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him
prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the
principal difference between a dog and a man."
~ Mark Twain
"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