We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does.
Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul- chicken, pork, half cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!
When he lay beside me with his dog-breath sighs, it was if he was saying, Give me your sadness. I will take it, as much as you need. If it kills us both, so be it. I am here.
—Luis Carlos Montalván
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!
My dog does have his failings, of course. He’s afraid of firecrackers and hides in the clothes closet whenever we run the vacuum cleaner, but, unlike me he’s not afraid of what other people think of him or anxious about his public image.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.
I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.
Dogs, bless them, operate on the premise that human beings are fragile and require incessant applications of affection and reassurance. The random lick of a hand and the furry chin draped over the instep are calculated to let the shaky owner know that a friend is nearby.
Hardly any animal can look as deeply disappointed as a dog to whom one says no.
—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
He had let out the dogs and they were jumping around him frantic with joy, as if they were afraid, every night, there would never be another letting out or another morning.
No matter how little money and how few possessions, you own, having a dog makes you rich.
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.
A man’s soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog.
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.
Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.
If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
To travel in the company of animals is to walk with angels, guides, guardians, jesters, shadows and mirrors.
In dog training, jerk is a noun, not a verb.
—Dr. Dennis Fetko
Imagine you are dead. After many years in exile, you are permitted to cast a single glance earthward. You see a lamppost and an old dog lifting it’s leg against it. You are so moved you cannot help sobbing.
Dogs understand your moods and your thoughts, and if you are thinking unpleasant things about your dog, he will pick it up and be downhearted.
A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.
If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.
Intelligent dogs rarely want to please people whom they do not respect.
—W. R. Koehler
Dogs have a lot to communicate to a person willing to listen.
His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A dog naps so much because it loves so hard.
Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
I can train any dog in 5 minutes. It’s training the owner that takes longer.
So many get reformed through religion. I got reformed through dogs.
A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved.
A dog wags its tail with its heart.
Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.
A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.
A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
The average dog has one request to all humankind. Love me.