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Dana
June 3rd, 2008, 09:55 AM
Let's put together a thread of all our favorite dog quotes. I'll add to the thread as I encounter more that I like. Here are some good ones to get started with:

"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." - Anonymous

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." - Ann Landers

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they are." - Will Rogers

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Ben Williams

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." - Josh Billings

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." - Andy 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." - M. Acklam

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." - Rita Rudner

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." - James Thurber

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principle difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." - Roger Caras

"Lord, let me be the kind of person my dog thinks I am!" - Unknown.

Rebecca
June 3rd, 2008, 03:19 PM
Oooh... I like this idea! Of course, I have to start with one about old dogs...


"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." - Bonnie Wilcox 'Old Dogs, Old Friends'

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." - Milan Kundera

"If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one." - Andy Rooney

"Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs." - Martha Scott

"I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now." - Steven Wright

"No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." - Abraham Lincoln

"In dog years I'm dead." - Unknown

Tamara
June 3rd, 2008, 04:54 PM
I can't remember where I found this or who wrote it but thought it was good:
If I didn't have animals . . .

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.

When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through
fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into
consideration how much space several fur bodies
would need to get comfortable.

I would not have strange presents under my Christmas tree -- dog bones,
stuffed animals ,toys, treats nor would I have to
explain to people why I wrap them.

I would have money ....and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their
yet unborn grand kids through college

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come,
no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra
leash.

I would no longer have to Spell the words B-A-L-L-, F-R-I-S-B-E- E,
W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, BIKE OR CAR.

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties
them down too much.

I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading "mud"
season.

I would not have to answer the question "Why do you have so many animals?" from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close
to an angel as they will ever get .

How empty my life would be

Dana
June 17th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Two more good ones from James Thurber:

"The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals."

"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his."

Rebecca
June 18th, 2008, 06:55 AM
I'd enjoy that last quote a lot more if I knew what "sagacity" meant!! :huh:

Dana
June 18th, 2008, 08:17 AM
S: (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=sagacity&i=0&h=00#c) (n) sagacity, sagaciousness (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=sagaciousness), judgment (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=judgment), judgement (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=judgement), discernment (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=discernment) (the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations)
S: (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=sagacity&i=1&h=00#c) (n) judiciousness (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=judiciousness), sagacity, sagaciousness (http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&s=sagaciousness) (the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating)

Rebecca
June 18th, 2008, 08:30 AM
Thanks, professor... I feel just a little bit smarter today. ;)

Dana
June 18th, 2008, 08:36 AM
Thurber is great- we read him in middle school. Remember "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"? I don't remember him being so hoity, toity. But, when I looked up sagacity I discovered the meaning was slightly different than I had thought.

If you haven't read him, start with the above story, then read "The Night the Bed Fell", then "The Dog who Bit People". Great stuff. And quick reads.