If I have but one life to lead, let the lead be on a Great Dane. ― Author Unknown
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. 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
Sleeping with your Dog
Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep.
I sleep right in the center groove
My human being can hardly move!
I’ve trapped her legs, she’s tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and “I want food!”
I sneak up slowly to begin
my nibbles on my human’s chin.
She wakes up quickly,
I have sharp teeth-
I’m a puppy, don’t you see?
For the morning’s here
and it’s time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see.
The one who hugs and holds me tight
And shares her bed with me at night!
— Author Unknown
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE “Let sleeping dogs lie — To let a matter or person which at the present is at rest stay at rest, rather than to create a disturbance by bringing the matter up again or arousing the person. Chaucer wrote this in just the reverse form — ‘It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake.’ (‘Troylus and Crisedye,’ 1374) — and it was still so recorded some two hundred years later by John Heywood (‘A Dialogue Conteynyng Prouerbes and Epigrammes,’ 1592), ‘It is ill wakyng of a sleapyng dogge.’ But by the time of Charles Dickens (‘David Copperfield, 1850) it had been turned about into the order of today’s usage.” From “Heavens to Betsy!” by Charles Earle Funk (Harper & Row, New York, 1955).
TRIBUTE TO A BEST FRIEND
Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor….
then I remember,
it’s where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound….
then I remember,
It’s where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can’t be yours….
your golden voice is still.
But I’ll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I’ll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.
— Author Unknown
“my doggie don’t wear glasses
so they’re lying when they say
a dog looks like it’s owner
My doggie don’t wear glasses”
― John Hegley
All knowledge, the totality of all questions with all answers, is contained in the dog. — Franz Kafka
Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard. — Dave Barry
Book of Proverbs (26:17) says: He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.
Dogs don’t mind being photographed in compromising situations. — Elliott Erwitt
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. — Groucho Marx
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. — Robert Benchley
Dogs are indeed the most social, affectionate, and amiable animals of the whole brute creation… — Edmund Burke
Some days you’re the dog, and some days you’re the hydrant. — Unknown
A DOG’S BILL OF RIGHTS
I have the right to give and receive unconditional love.
I have the right to a life that is beyond mere survival.
I have the right to be trained so that I do not become the prisoner of my misbehavior.
I have the right to adequate food and medical care.
I have the right to fresh air and green grass.
I have the right to socialize with people and dogs outside my own family.
I have the right to special time with my people.
I have the right to be bred responsibly if at all.
I have the right to be foolish and silly, and to make my person laugh.
I have the right to earn my person’s trust and to be trusted in return.
I have the right to be forgiven.
I have the right to die with dignity.
I have the right to be remembered well.