When your dog wants you to pamper them so they nudge you with their nose, that’s the canine version of a push notification. ― Nitya Prakash
Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them. ― John Grogan
If you make a fool of yourself in front of a cat, he will sneer at you, if you are sober; he will leave the room if you are drunk. If you make a fool of yourself in front a dog, he will make a fool of himself, too. ― Chuck Jones
JUST A DOG
From time to time, people tell me “lighten up, it’s just a dog.” Or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.”
They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent or the cost involved for “just a dog.”
Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.”
Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog” but, I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you too, think it’s “just a dog”, then you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend” “just a sunrise, or “just a promise”
“Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust and pure unbridled joy.
“Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a man.”
So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog,” just smile.
Because they “just don’t understand”.
― Author Unknown
A dog can be a ‘significant other’ as it infuses a magic fluid stream of oxytocin, trust, ease, and patience; and transforms a man’s life into a paradise of complicity and mutual sympathy, arousing at the same time an instinct of playfulness that many people have lost since their young age and that puts things in new perspectives. (“I am young and have no dog”)”― Erik Pevernagie
Dogs are here to remind us life really is a simple thing. You eat, sleep, take walks, and pee when you must. That’s about all there is. They are quick to forgive trespasses and assume strangers will be kind.― Jonathan Carroll
When we gaze into the adoring eyes of a canine companion, we’re staring at the carefully muted and shaped soul of a wolf. ― Nick Jans
Animals in our lives can be a blessing. ― J. Wesley Porter
The dogs, after all, are the only people who are always glad to see us. ― Claire Messud
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. – Alexander Pope
The person who thinks dogs can’t talk doesn’t want to learn a second language. ― Mark Winik
When the puppy licked my hand, we all knew he was the one for us ― J. Wesley Porter
I wish I lived in your world, where it’s sunshine and puppies all the time. ― Charlotte Huang
Animals know. They know how a soul is stitched together. They know what it’s made of before anyone else gets a clue. ― Alex A. King
A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost except in packs or by the side of his master. Leave him alone and he does not know what to do except bark and howl and trot about till sheer exhaustion forces him to sleep.
A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty. ― John Grogan
There’s a world of difference between a dog that is off the leash and a dog that is trained to be off the leash. ― Don Sullivan
The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them. – Stanley Coren
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. ― James Cromwell
Dogs don’t make judgments about physical appearance or abilities, and they don’t care how big your house is or what you do for a living. They care about the quality of your character and your capacity to love. ― Elizabeth Eiler
Adopted pets are the best pets you can have. Most adoptable pets come from loving homes that simply cannot care for them anymore. Or they are strays who’ve been on their own without the loving care they deserve. ― Josh Duhamel