"What is man without the beasts?
scold you,but he will make a fool of himself too."
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), Notebooks, 1912
what a generosity and courage [a dog] will put on when he finds himself
maintained by a man,
is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute which
goes directly to the
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."
sweet to hear the watch dogs' honest bark / Bay deep-mouthed welcome as
we draw near home;
dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded
this to us in the
a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should
go home and examine
I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs; I have known
will go to heaven, and
wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that
says, `My God,
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his
reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry
when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry,
he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores
; it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and
a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can
heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog."
-- Gene Hill
Source: Dog Hause Visitor Richard Jenkins
The Dog Hause
A Playground for Pets and Pet Lovers
your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either."
order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be
semihuman. The point of it
are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a
have given us their absolute all. We are the center of there universe.
We are the focus of their love
is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life,
his love, his leader. He will be
little furry buggers are just deep, deep wells you throw all your emotions
better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs."
is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
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