February 1st 2008 5:10 am
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With eye upraised his master’s look to scan,
The joy, the solace, and
the aid of man:
The rich man’s guardian and the poor man’s friend,
The only creature faithful to the end.
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.
They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.
Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.
--Mordecai Siegal, Contemporary Writer
Being patted is what it is all about.
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, English humorist
Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.
--Corey Ford, American writer
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
If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.
My little dog -- a heartbeat at my feet.
She had no particular breed in mind, no unusual requirements. Except the special sense of mutual recognition that tells dog and human they have both come to the right place.
--Lloyd Alexander, American writer.
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