There is an Albanian proverb that states: "A tailless dog cannot express his joy." Well, I just can't agree with that statement. I have been owned by 5 Boston Terriers over the years. They don't really have tails - they have nubs! And there are several other breeds that seem to lack a true tail. And individual dogs that just don't have tails for one reason or another. So what do these perfectly happy four-legged furry friends do to express their joy? Well they wiggle their rear ends of course! And it's truly a treat to see. - ADWBlog
. . . The best way to make friends with a dog is to talk to him. He can't talk back, but he can understand a heap more than you think he can. - Walter A. Dyer; Many dogs There Be, 1924
I am embarrassed by how people to talk to dogs. I wonder what dogs must think. You know what I mean. You have heard it. Even dogs think it's weird. Watch a dog when a human does this. The dog cannot believe what he is hearing either. "Does poochie wantun drinky? No. Poochie wantum go outside!" - Robert Fulghum; It Was on Fire When I Lay Down On It, 1989
Both powerfully imaginary and comfortingly real, dogs act as mirrors for our own beliefs about what would constitute a truly humane society. Perhaps it is not too late for them to teach us some new tricks. - Marjorie Garber; Dog Love, 1996
A dog is loved by old and young; he wags his tail and not his tongue. - American Proverb
When it comes to touch dogs seem to surpass us in their ability to express themselves. It is a rare dog that does not like to be stroked, patted, scratched, and lovingly touched. - Jeffrey Moussaieff; Dogs Never Lie About Love, 1997
We at AllDogsWelcome.com would like to take this opportunity, on the US Holiday of Thanksgiving, to honor and thank all of those people who donate their time, energy, homes and love to the welfare of animals in need of our help. On this Thanksgiving Day I am extremely grateful to those of you who help all of our furry friends that can't help themselves. Keep up the good work. You really make a difference for these critters!
Please read and enjoy The Rescue Poem, written to honor those who give of themselves to support the causes of animals.
No creature is more sagacious than dogs, for they have more understanding than other animals. For they alone recognize their names, love their masters, guard their houses, risk their lives for them, and do not abandon even their master's dead body. And finally their nature is such that they cannot exist without men. In dogs two things are to be regarded, courage and speed. - St. Isador; Etymologies, c. A.D. 600
Many dogs can understand almost every word humans say, while humans seldom learn to recognize more than half a dozen barks, if that. And barks are only a small part of the dog language. A wagging tail can mean so many things. Humans know that it means a dog is pleased, but not what a dog is saying about his pleasedness. (Really, it is very clever of humans to understand a wagging tail at all, as they have no tails of their own). - Dodie Smith; One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1956
Dogs understand your moods and your thoughts, and if you are thinking unpleasant things about your dog, he will pick it up and be downhearted. - Barbara Woodhouse; No Bad Dogs: The Woodhouse Way, 1982