I very much see the culture of dogdom as worth examining closely. Not just for the dogs. They are friendly, tail-wagging ambassadors for the animal world that we increasingly distance ourselves from. ― Alexandra Horowitz
|The Dog and The Shadow – An Aesop Fable|
It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook. As he crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
There’s some biological connection we have with animals. There’s this unconditional love. It can make a huge difference in our lives. When I come home from a bad day, my dog doesn’t carw if I’m a success that day or a failure. He just loves me unconditionally. ― Kyra Sedgwick
DOG QUOTES by Authors Unknown:
• The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on.
• If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end.
• Doth the moon on high care for the barking of a dog?
• Beware of the dog that does not bark.
• Beware of a man that does not talk, and of a dog that does not bark.
• An old dog does not bark for nothing.
• An honest man is not the worse because a dog barks at him.
The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don’t know…How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what’s its own and what’s alien — Plato
Many dogs will give a greeting grin much like a human smile. — Richard A. Wolters
A three-legged dog walked into a saloon in the Old West.
He limped over to the bar, ordered a drink, turned around, looked at the crowd, and announced: “I’m looking for the man who shot my paw.” — Author Unknown
If a man lived up to the reputation of a dog, he would be a saint. — Zanzibarian Proverb
The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog… He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world… When all other friends desert, he remains. — George G. Vest
It’s a dog’s life – English saying