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Sitting on Cushions Dog
Gustave Courbet
1855

To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, thought inasmuch as he had
four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances.
But to those of us who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.
– Hermione Gingold


I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
– Brigitte Bardot

I like dogs
Big dogs
Little dogs
Fat dogs
Doggy dogs
Old dogs
Puppy dogs
I like dogs
A dog that is barking over the hill
A dog that is dreaming very still
A dog that is running wherever he will
I like dogs.
― Margaret Wise Brown

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them,
and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog,
and I will become as generous and loving as they are. - Anonymous

I don't feel like a dream girl, but I think it's really nice.
I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life.
Because in my real life, I'm this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog.
- Alicia Silverstone

[A dog is] a bundle of pure love, gift-wrapped in fur. ― Andrea Lochen

Have you seen a dog lick the hand that thrashed it?! ― Vladimir Mayakovsky

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat,
lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats his dog.... ― Peary Perry

Shall We Dance?

If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you,
but there may be something wrong with your life. -  Roger Caras

In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog
that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. - Unknown

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. -  Christopher Morley

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. - Joe Gores

It is amazing how many of those who consider themselves 'thinking people' respond automatically to words
the way Pavlov's dog was conditioned to respond to certain sounds. - Thomas Sowell

I have heard of a dog that barked at every stranger who approached his master's premises with clothes on,
but was easily quieted by a naked thief. - Henry David Thoreau

God...sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it... and to know that it was good,
that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Dogsled-riding is a sport that is relaxing as well as fragrant. -  Dave Barry

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. - Steve Bluestone

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

A dog, I will maintain, is a very tolerable judge of beauty, as appears from the fact
that any liberally educated dog does, in a general way, prefer a woman to a man.
- Frances Thompson

A bone to the dog is not charity.
Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
- Jack London

i made myself a snowball
As perfect as can be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for it's head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first - It wet the bed.”
― Shel Silverstein


From a dog’s point of view his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog. — Mabel L. Robinson

The Dog and The Shadow - An Aesop Fable
It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook. As he crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in.
You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog,
and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her,
never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence,
because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion.
There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that,
in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.
Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves
and the mistakes we make because of those illusions. ― Dean Koontz

It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him:
he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful;
or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies. ― Ranulph Fiennes

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them.
And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog,
and I will become as generous and loving as they are. - Unknown

A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude. — Sidonie Gabrielle

i made myself a snowball
As perfect as can be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for it's head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first - It wet the bed.
― Shel Silverstein

All right. Have it your own way. Road to hell paved with unbought stuffed dogs. Not my fault. - Ernest Hemingway

  • I honestly think that the perfect love we search for throughout our lives has always existed, and shines like a star, in the face of man's best friend, your dog. ― Maria Bradley

  • After I slid down the wall for the third time, breaking every single fingernail in the process, I finally figured out that Thor was hollering at me. I turned to see him standing in the bed of the truck. Which, of course, made much more sense, than pretending to be Spiderman. It's a humbling moment when you realize your dog is smarter than you. ― Barbra Annino

  • I’ll give you a theory: Man’s closest relative is not the chimpanzee, as the TV people believe, but is, in fact, the dog. ― Garth Stein

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