Always Reigning CATs N DOGs


You cannot live with a paw in each world. – Erin Hunter

A Plethora of Dog Quotes, Poetry, N Phrases for the Philotherian

Terriers are problem solvers. They'll do what you tell them,
but only if it happens to be in line with what they wanted to do anyway.
― Garth Stein

A dog might feel as majestic as a lion,
might bark as loud as a roar,
might have a heart as mighty and brave as a Lion's heart,
But at the end of the day,
a dog is a dog and a lion is a lion.

Charlyn Khater

Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Walking with my doggy is so much fun!
And she makes me laugh, she makes me run.
Licking she likes to make some good new friends,
Kindly enough with cyclists who spin with no end.
― Ana Claudia Antunes

You jumped like a frog.
You touched like a dog.
You kissed like a bird.
― Santosh Kalwar

Lions are the ones who never look back on barking dogs.
M.Rehan Behleem

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. ― Shakespeare

You can be yourself without pursuing yourself. Have you ever seen a dog chase his own tail? He runs in circles
― Criss Jami

“my doggie don't wear glasses
so they're lying when they say
a dog looks like it's owner
aren't they

- My doggie don't wear glasses”
― John Hegley, Can I Come Down Now Dad?

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

It’s a mad, mad world when your best friend is a dog
and your second-best friend is an automatic rifle,
but such was life in the Aze.
― John Green

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

Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?
― Gabrielle Zevin

 All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.
― Charles M. Schulz

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

A person can learn a lot from a dog,
even a loopy one like ours.
Marley taught me about living each day
with unbridled exuberance and joy,
about seizing the moment
and following your heart.
He taught me to appreciate
the simple things-a walk in the woods,
a fresh snowfall,
a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight.
And as he grew old and achy,
he taught me about optimism
in the face of adversity.
Mostly, he taught me about friendship
and selflessness and, above all else,
unwavering loyalty. ― John Grogan

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

The dog doesn't know the difference between Saturday, Sunday, and Monday,
so I have to walk the dog early those days too.
Donna Shalala

Men always seemed to growl and sniff around each other,
bristling over nothing, and just as suddenly
become buddies at the least likely moments.
― Christine Feehan

Pets reflect you like mirrors.
When you are happy,
you can see your dog smiling
and when you are sad,
your cat cries.
― Munia Khan

You'll never reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks.
― Winston Churchill

If your dog is going to suffer from diarrhea,
it will happen between the time the carpet is cleaned for the holidays and the last holiday get-together.
― Edward Murphy

The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.
― M.K. Clinton

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!
― David Starr Jordan

Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway.
― The Talmud

Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end.
— June Carter Cash

If you eliminate smoking and gambling,
you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman’s pleasures can be,
and mostly are, shared by his dog.
— George Bernard Shaw

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.
— Quentin Tarantino

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face,
you should go home and examine your conscience.
— Woodrow Wilson

Dogs have four legs, just like chairs. I would take mine for a walk, but I’m sitting on it.
― Jarod Kintz

The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!
– Sonjay Anand 

There's a world of difference between a dog that is off the leash and a dog that is trained to be off the leash.
― Don Sullivan

There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.
― Stephen King

A dog reflects the family life.
Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one?
Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
― Arthur Conan Doyle

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

The Life of a Puppy

This morning, I woke up & kissed my dad's head.
I peed on the carpet, then went back to bed.
"The life of a puppy, oh my, this is great."
Then I thought about breakfast," I hope it's not late."
Mom took me outside, we walked for a while.
This never fails to make Mama smile.
I sniffed of everything, that we did pass,
I ate something weird - it gave me gas.

I'm sure God loves me, I know that is true.
He gave me so many great things to chew.
Rugs, plants or rocks, I really don't care.
What I truly like best, is Dad's underwear.

That obedience book, was sort of yummy.
Though it didn't sit well on my poor puppy tummy.
I threw up a bit, but that was all right,
When Mom found it later, I was well out of sight.

I made streamers of T. P., while running at full speed.
Mom is pretty quick -- but I was still in the lead.
I flew under the bed, and Mom flew past,
She stopped-shook her head, and breathed,
"You're too fast."

Mama later phoned Daddy, and said, "It was frightening!"
That afternoon, she was sure I'd pooped lightning.
She'd sat at the computer, while I chewed the cord,
She thought I was mad, but I was just bored.

When Mama had enough, couldn't take anymore,
That's when my tushy got shoved out the door.
I love it inside, but outside is best.
Lay in the cool grass, and had a good rest.

That didn't last long, there was too much to do--
Can't quite remember where I hid Daddy's shoe.
I found an old bone, and scratched at a flea,
I watched the dumb squirrels as they jumped in a tree.

Dogs don’t mind being photographed in compromising situations. — Elliott Erwitt

I barked at the kids, when they got off the bus.
I can't figure out why this makes Mama fuss.
I barked at the neighbor, I barked at the wind.
I barked and barked, till Mom yelled, "COME IN."

The sun dipped in the west-soon Daddy would come!
I sure love my daddy: we always have fun.
I barked at my daddy, then turned on my charms,
I woo-wooed, "Hello," then jumped in his arms.

Sitting under the table -- it's sooo hard to wait.
Daddy slipped me a goodie right off his plate.
I raced through the house, and scattered my toys,
Ricocheted off the furniture, and made lots of noise.

Mom found her purse - the one I abused.
Daddy let loose a chuckle. Mom asked "Amused??"
I cowered down low, I must be in trouble.
Dad said, "Wasn't MY boy, it must be his double!"

Mom turned off the TV, and said,"Time for bed."
Dad said "Let's go boy," and patted my head.
I got in my spot, between Mom and Dad,
I thought 'bout my day and what fun I had.

Mama kicked out my bone from the covers below,
Then let loose a sigh -- a sigh deep and low.
She gave me a kiss, and snuggled me tight,
And whispered so softly, 'My darling goodnight'.



"Let sleeping dogs lie -- To let a matter or person which at the present is at rest stay at rest, rather than to create a disturbance by bringing the matter up again or arousing the person. Chaucer wrote this in just the reverse form -- 'It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake.' ('Troylus and Crisedye,' 1374) -- and it was still so recorded some two hundred years later by John Heywood ('A Dialogue Conteynyng Prouerbes and Epigrammes,' 1592), 'It is ill wakyng of a sleapyng dogge.' But by the time of Charles Dickens ('David Copperfield, 1850) it had been turned about into the order of today's usage." From "Heavens to Betsy!" by Charles Earle Funk (Harper & Row, New York, 1955).

Additionally, the Book of Proverbs (26:17) says: He that passes by, and meddles with strife belonging not to him, is like one that takes a dog by the ears.

Sleeping with your Dog
Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep.
I sleep right in the center groove
My human being can hardly move!
I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"
I sneak up slowly to begin
my nibbles on my human's chin.
She wakes up quickly,
I have sharp teeth-
I'm a puppy, don't you see?
For the morning's here
and it's time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see.
The one who hugs and holds me tight
And shares her bed with me at night!
- Unknown


Tribute To A Best Friend
Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor....
then I remember,
it's where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound....
then I remember,
It's where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can't be yours....
your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.
- Author Unknown

All knowledge, the totality of all questions with all answers, is contained in the dog.
- Franz Kafka

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.
- Dave Barry

Ask not for whom the dog barks. It barks for thee!

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

Most dogs don't think they are human; they know they are.
- Jane Swan

Dogs are indeed the most social, affectionate, and amiable animals of the whole brute creation...
- Edmund Burke

Some days you're the dog, and some days you're the hydrant.
- Unknown

I have the right to give and receive unconditional love.
I have the right to a life that is beyond mere survival.
I have the right to be trained so that I do not become the prisoner of my misbehavior.
I have the right to adequate food and medical care.
I have the right to fresh air and green grass.
I have the right to socialize with people and dogs outside my own family.
I have the right to special time with my people.
I have the right to be bred responsibly if at all.
I have the right to be foolish and silly, and to make my person laugh.
I have the right to earn my person's trust and to be trusted in return.
I have the right to be forgiven.
I have the right to die with dignity.
I have the right to be remembered well.

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.
- Plato

The dog represents all that is best in man.
- Etienne Charlet

One of the saddest sights is to see a Dane ill. Their big eyes are a picture of misery, for make no mistake, a sick Dane puts on everything it can to get all the love and sympathy when it feels ill.
- Barbara Woodhouse (1910-1988)

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
~ Fran Lebowitz

A dog has one aim in life. ~ To bestow his heart.
- J. R. Ackerley

There's a world of difference between a dog that is off the leash and a dog that is trained to be off the leash.
― Don Sullivan

He is so shaggy. People are amazed when he gets up and they suddenly realize they have been talking to the wrong end.
- Elizabeth Jones

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
- Apocrypha

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
- Ogden Nash

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
- Sydney Jeanne Seward

When the Man waked up he said, 'What is Wild Dog doing here?' And the Woman said, 'His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always. - Rudyard Kipling


A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups. And set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.  "Mister," he said, "I want to buy "one of your puppies." "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money." The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?" "Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran  Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a some what awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up...."I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would." With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands." With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy. "How much?" asked the little boy. "No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."

Dog Owner's Prayer
O Lord don't let me once forget
how I love my trusty pet.
Help me learn to disregard
canine craters in my yard.
Show me how to be a buddy
even when my sofa's muddy.
Don't allow my pooch to munch
postal carriers for lunch.
Shield my neighbor's cat from view—
guide my steps around the doo.
Train me not to curse and scowl
when it's puppy's night to howl.
Grant I shan't awake in fear
with a cold nose in my ear.
Give me patience without end—
Help me be 'A Dog's Best Friend'!
~ Author Unknown ~

If Dogs Were Teachers
If dogs were our teachers, we would learn important
stuff like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
like they've been gone for a year.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
in the car.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your
face to be pure ecstasy.
When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wiggle your entire body.
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt
thing and pout... run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by
and nuzzle them gently.
And finally, never trust anyone until you sniff their butt.

The dogs may bark but the caravan moves on.
- Unknown

If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end.
- Unknown

Doth the moon on high care for the barking of a dog?
- Unknown

Beware of the dog that does not bark.
- Unknown

Beware of a man that does not talk, and of a dog that does not bark.
-  Unknown

An old dog does not bark for nothing.
- Unknown

An honest man is not the worse because a dog barks at him.
- Unknown

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. - Francis Bacon, Sr.

The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't know...How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien - Plato

Many dogs will give a greeting grin much like a human smile.
 - Richard A. Wolters

A three-legged dog walked into a saloon in the Old West.
He limped over to the bar, ordered a drink, turned around, looked at the crowd, and announced: "I’m looking for the man who shot my paw."

If a man lived up to the reputation of a dog, he would be a saint.
 - Zanzibarian Proverb

The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog... He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world... When all other friends desert, he remains.
- George G. Vest

It's a dog's life - English saying

Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags its tail. - (Author Unknown)

When you leave in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later. - Erma Bombeck

I myself have known some profoundly thoughtful dogs. - James Thurber

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

With dogs, you don't need gurus. Dogs are forever in the moment. They are always a tidal wave of feelings, and every feeling is some variant of love. - Cynthia Heimel

Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart. - Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Dogs, bless them, operate on the premise that human beings are fragile and require incessant applications of affection and reassurance. The random lick of the hand and the furry chin draped over the instep are calculated to let the shaky owner know that a friend is nearby. - Mary McGrory

Dogs know exactly what makes them happy--doing something for someone. They will do everything they can think of to please their human companion, and any signs that they have been successful make them very happy. - John Richard Stephens

I, who had my heart full for hours, took advantage of an early moment of solitude, to cry in it very bitterly. Suddenly a little hairy head thrust itself from behind my pillow into my face, rubbing its ears and nose against me in a responsive agitation, and drying the tears as they came.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.
- Jack Handy

Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer.
- Leo Rosten

Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw--I don't say she will, but she can. - Dorothy Parker

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

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater...suggest that he wear a tail. - Fran Lebowitz

The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind. - Theodorus Gaza

Maybe there are some areas where, when we are compared to dogs, we come up short. Being called a "dog" might not be such a bad thing after all - John Richard Stephens

I named my dog, "Stay" he can say
"Come here, Stay. Come here. Stay."
- Steven Wright

Like the cat who finds her way back home over a thousand miles, like the dog who waits for his master to arrive on the train that never comes, like the one who keeps a vigil at her master’s grave until she too can cross the bridge, some people and their pets are woven together by threads of life and they cannot, and will not, for long be separated.
― Kate McGahan

Now, I am a mixer. I can't help it. It's my nature. I like men. I like the taste of their shoes, the smell of their legs, the sound of their voices. It may be weak of me, but a man has only to speak to me, and a sort of thrill goes down my spine and sets my tail wagging. - P.G. Wodehouse

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

Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel like I've just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don't bite a cat before sundown, I'll go crazy! But then I just take a deep breath and forget about it. That's what is known as real maturity.
- Snoopy

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
- Alexander Pope

No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.
- Stanley Leinwoll

The greatest 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

Many dogs will give a greeting grin much like a human smile.
 - Richard A Wolters

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
 - Edward Hoagland

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
 - Franklin P. Jones

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies.
-  Gene Hill

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. - George Bird Evans

Animals are good to think with.
-  Claude Levi-Strauss

Living with a dog is easy - like living with an idealist.
- H. L. Mencken

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
- Franklin P. Jones

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.
- Wallace Arnold

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket
and then giving Fido only two of them. - Phil Pastoret

Man is an animal that makes bargains;
no other animal does this - one dog does not change a bone with another.
- Adam Smith

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 are the greatest hunters on earth!
- Anne Tyler

Let exercise alternate with rest. - Pythagoras

A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost except in packs or by the side of his master. Leave him alone and he does not know what to do except bark and howl and trot about till sheer exhaustion forces him to sleep.

A cat, however, is never without the potentialities of contentment. Like a superior man, he knows how to be alone and happy. Once he looks about and finds no one to amuse him, he settles down to the task of amusing himself; and no one really knows cats without having occasionally peeked stealthily at some lively and well-balanced kitten which believes itself to be alone.

― H.P. Lovecraft

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

I love this little house because it offers, after dark,
A Pause for rest, a rest for paws,
A place to moor my bark.
- Arthur Guiterman


If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also. – Russian Proverb
The greater love is a mother’s; then comes a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. – Polish Proverb
To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog. – German Proverb
An honest man is not the worse because a dog barks at him. – Danish Proverb

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