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.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
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!
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.
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