Horses and Dogs
|First Posted: Sept 12, 2010|
Apr 14, 2011
Compiled by Debora Johnson
When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?
A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.
Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail.
A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window!
When you leave them 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.
Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, he will make a fool of himself too.
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, "The first to welcome, foremost to defend." by Lord Byron
Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
I have a great dog. She's half Lab, half pit bull. A good combination. Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me.
If dogs could talk, perhaps we'd find it just as hard to get along with them as we do people.
Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on.
The dog is a yes animal, very popular with people who can't afford to keep a yes man.
They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.
I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.
Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.
There are three faithful friends --an old wife, an old dog and ready money.
He that lieth down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas.
Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies.
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.
A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be.
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.
With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog.
Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved.
The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.
Dogs are miracles with paws.
His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.
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.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail.
There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.
In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside over the evolution of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the dog, that ever gave a thought to the presence of man.
No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl.
Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.
The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother-and they'll settle for a puppy every time.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
They say the dog is man's best friend. I don't believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?
From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.
If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.
I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs.
I like a bit of mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog; they're the best for everyday.
Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative.
Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog.
My dog can bark like a Congressman, fetch like an aide, beg like a press secretary, and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings.
The more I see of men the more I like dogs.
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger.
The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs.
Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money.
My little dog--a heartbeat at my feet.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Both humans and dogs love to play well into adulthood, and individuals from both species occasionally display evidence of having a conscience.
Why is it that my heart is so touched whenever I meet a dog lost in our noisy streets? Why do I feel such anguished pity when I see one of these creatures coming and going, sniffing everyone, frightened, despairing of even finding its master?
Children are for people who can't have dogs.
A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.
The dog is the only animal that has seen his god.
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why.
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise.
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
A man may smile and bid you hail
If you can look at a dog and not feel vicarious excitement and affection, you must be a cat.
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
The greatest love is a mother's; then a dog's; then a sweetheart's.
The dog wags his tail, not for you, but for your bread.
If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky.