Dogs are the best people I know

Yesterday, a friend sent me a Net floater, you know, one of those things that floats around in cyberspace, repeatedly washing up in electronic Inboxes like dead seaweed on a beach after a storm. Because it was quotes from famous people about dogs, I paused to read before hitting the delete key. I was struck by how many writers had profound things to say about the animal that's lived with humans since prehistoric man hunted brontosaurus steaks.

We here at Sling Words - meaning me of course - decided to share this wisdom with you (including my DH who may read this and whom I am trying to convince we need a dog to replace our Wonder Dog who's chasing squeaky toys in heaven).

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
-Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
-Will Rogers

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
-Robert Benchley

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
-Mark Twain

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
- Dave Barry

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