Dogs (especially Cocker Spaniels) are like chocolates . . . you can't have just one! - CarrieDuvall
A dog's nose is something for us to wonder at. It is perfectly remarkable and reminds us that there is a world out there that we can never know. At least not as human beings. - Roger Caras, 1928
Any of us who has owned a dog that has taken particular hold on our heart has dwelt on the unfairness of allocated time. It seems but an instant . . . And the puppy we so carefully carried home and placed on the rug by our bed has suddenly become a little dim of eye, a touch slow to get up in the morning, and more and more content to lay in some sunny spot and salute our passings-by with a turning of the head and wagging of the tail. Somehow even through the dozen dogs I've owned I never cease to be surprised and a little hurt to discover that today Tippy or Ben or Judy doesn't race to the door to go out but stands in the warmth of the kitchen and merely follows me with eyes and heart. - Gene Hill, 1928 - 1997
Mutt enjoyed traveling by car, but he was an unquiet passenger. He suffered from the delusion, common to dogs and small boys, that when he was looking out the right-hand side, he was probably missing something far more interesting on the left-hand-side. - Farley Mowat, 1921
I can't imagine living in a house without a couple of dogs. If I ever got out of bed at night and didn't have to step over a Labrador or two or three, or move one off the covers so I could turn over, my nights would be more restless and the demons that wait in the dark for me would be less easily fended. - Gene Hill, 1929 - 1997
The dogs in our lives, the dogs we come to love and who (we fervently believe) love us in return, offer more than fidelity, consolation, and companionship. They offer comedy, irony, wit, and a wealth of anecdotes, the "shaggy dog stories" and "stupid pet tricks" that are commonplace pleasures of life. They offer, if we are wise enough or simple enough to take it, a model for whay it means to give your heart with little thought of return. Both powerfully imaginary and comfortingly real, dogs act as mirrors for our own beliefs about wha would constitute a truly humane society. Perhaps it is not too late for them to teach us some new tricks. - Marjorie Garber
It is scarcely possible to doubt that the love of man has become instinctive to the dog. Charles Darwin, 1809 - 1882
The dog has an enviable mind. It remembers the nice things in life and quickly blots out the nasty. - Barbara Woodhouse, Dog Trainer, 1910 - 1988
A guy wanted to take his Chihuahua into a restaurant with him, so he put on dark glasses and "tapped" his way in the establishment.
The waiter said, "Hey! You can't bring a dog in here."
The man indignantly claimed, "I'm blind! This is my seeing eye dog!"
"You're trying to tell me," said the waiter, "that this Chihuahua is a seeing eye dog?"
"What???!" cried the man, "they gave me a Chihuahua?"
Wilt Chamberlain, NY basketball player, on living in NY with 2 Great Danes: "I'm a big man and I like big dogs . . . The dogs kept growing until only one of us could get into the elevator. It caused enough hassles so they finally kicked me out of my apartment."