The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
-Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912
From the dog’s point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.
-Mabel Louise Robinson
Dogs are miracles with paws.
-Attributed to Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy
Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be.
The dog is the only animal that has seen his god.
Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
-Agnes Sligh Turnbull
My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.
-George Bird Evans, Troubles with Bird Dogs
Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.
Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
-Franklin P. Jones
I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.
-W. Dayton Wedgefarth
When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
-David Starr Jordan
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 giving Fido only two of them.
With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog.
-Edward Jesse, Anecdote of Dogs
The dog is a yes-animal, very popular with people who can’t afford to keep a yes-man.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
-Max Eastman, Enjoyment of Laughter
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
A dog is not “almost human” and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
An old dog, even more than an old spouse, always feels like doing what you feel like doing.
-Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.
-Mme. de Staël
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.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
-Jerome K. Jerome
Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives. -Sue Murphy
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
-Mark Twain, letter to W.D. Howells, 2 April 1899
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.