"I know God would never give me something that I could not handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."
"People use you and pretend they don't, while dogs use you in complete honesty because they have no choice, and they have not an ounce of deceit in their soul nor self-consciousness about any of this."
Roger Caras, A Dog Is Listening
"Agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."
"My love, a love that's through and though. For my loyal friend, my dog, that's you."
"a pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered."
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
"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."
"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog."
Franklin P. Jones
"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money."
"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
"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 a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
Wisdom usually does not fall from high places. The mighty and the splendid have taught me little. I have learned more from my dog than from all the great books I have read. The wisdom of my dog is the product of his inability to conceal his wants. When he yearns to be loved, there is no pouting in the corner. There are no games entitled "Guess what is the matter with me." He puts his head on my lap, wags his tail and looks up at me with kind eyes, waiting to be petted. No professor or sage ever told me I might live a more successful life if I simply asked for love when I needed it.
"No one loves you unconditionally as your beloved pet."
Cynthia S. Dobesh, FL
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die.
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue."
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
Andrew A. Rooney
"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."
"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate."
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -Robert A. Heinlein
"Ask of the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth."
St. Francis of Assisi
And if I go, while you are still here...
Know that I still live on,
Vibrating to a different measure,
Behind a thin veil that you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I will wait there for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to the fullest.
And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.