Dog Quotes

A dog has the soul of a philosopher. — Plato

The dog represents all that is best in man. — Etienne Charlet

One of the saddest sights is to see a Dane ill. Their big eyes are a picture of misery, for make no mistake, a sick Dane puts on everything it can to get all the love and sympathy when it feels ill. — Barbara Woodhouse (1910-1988)

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail. — Fran Lebowitz

A dog has one aim in life…to bestow his heart.

J. R. Ackerley

He is so shaggy. People are amazed when he gets up and they suddenly realize they have been talking to the wrong end. — Elizabeth Jones

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

IF YOU PIC UP A STARVING DOG AND MAKE HIM PROSPEROUS, HE WILL NOT BITE YOU. THIS IS THE PRINCIPAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DOG AND A MAN – from Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar by Mark Twain

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. — Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

Sydney Jeanne Seward

When the Man waked up he said, “What is Wild Dog doing here?” And the Woman said, “His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.” — Rudyard Kipling

THERE’S NO CHARGE FOR LOVE
A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups. And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy. “Mister,” he said, “I want to buy “one of your puppies.” “Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, “These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.” The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. “I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?” “Sure,” said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. “Here, Dolly!” he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a some what awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up….”I want that one,” the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy’s side and said, “Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.” With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, “You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.” With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy. “How much?” asked the little boy. “No charge,” answered the farmer, “There’s no charge for love.”

Dog Owner’s Prayer
O Lord don’t let me once forget
how I love my trusty pet.
Help me learn to disregard
canine craters in my yard.
Show me how to be a buddy
even when my sofa’s muddy.
Don’t allow my pooch to munch
postal carriers for lunch.
Shield my neighbor’s cat from view—
guide my steps around the doo.
Train me not to curse and scowl
when it’s puppy’s night to howl.
Grant I shan’t awake in fear
with a cold nose in my ear.
Give me patience without end—
Help me be ‘A Dog’s Best Friend’!
~ Author Unknown ~