Upcoming Events:

Sat., Feb. 13
ETBCR will be at PetCo in Farragut, TN with some of our adoptable dogs and information about Border Collie Rescue.
11am - 1pm
169 Brooklawn Street,
Farragut, TN 37934

Sat., Feb. 20
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ETBCR will be at Agri Feed & Pet Supply with some of our adoptable dogs and information about Border Collie Rescue.
10:30am - 1pm
5716 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN

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Dog Quotes

"A cat sees us as the dogs... A cat sees himself as the human." - Unknown

"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours." - Unknown

"A dog has a share in man's intelligence but no share in his falsehood." - Sir Walter Scott

"A dog is a dog except when he is facing you. Then he is Mr. Dog." - Haitian Farmer

"A dog is a prose, a cat is a poem." - Jean Burden

"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." - Aaron Katcher, American Educator and Psychiatrist

"A dog is not almost-human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such." - John Holmes

"A dog is the only person on earth who loves you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." - Josh Billings

"A dog may bark, but his legs will never grow longer." - Unknown

"A dog may be the only opportunity a human has to choose a relative." - Mordecai Siegal

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

"A dog wags its tail with its heart." - Martin Buxbaum

"A dog that is indoors
To be let out implores.
You let him out
and what then?
He wants back in
again." - Ogden Nash

"A good dog never dies he always stays he walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near, his head is within our hand in his old way." - Mary Carolyn Davies

"A guy wanted the vet to cut his dog.s tail off. The vet asked why. Well, my mother-in-law is visiting next month and I want to eliminate any possible indication that she is welcome." - Unknown

"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold." - Ogden Nash

"A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel." - Portuguese Proverb

"A lean dog shames its master." - Japanese Proverb

"A man bitten by a dog, whether the animal is mad or not, is apt to get mad himself." - George D. Prentice (1802-1870), American Journalist and Humorist

"A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can't get it by breeding for it, and you can't buy it with money. It just happens along." - E.B. White, The Care and Training of a Dogs

"A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog; it keeps him from brooding over being a dog." - E. N. Westcott

"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal." - Proverbs 12:10

"About the only thing on a farm that has an easy time is the dog." - Edgar Watson Houe (1853-1937), American Journalist

"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it - and they do enjoy it as much as man and other circumstances will allow." - Samuel Butler

"All in the town were still asleep. When the sun came up with a shout and a leap. In the lonely streets, unseen by man, a little dog danced and the day began." - Rupert Brooke

"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog." - Franz Kafka

"All trees have bark.
All dogs bark.
Therefore, all dogs are trees.
The fallacy of barking up the wrong tree."
- Unknown

"America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags it's tail it knocks over a chair." - Arnold Toynbee

"Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from man." - Andres Segovia

"Animals are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time." - Henry Beston

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." - George Eliot

"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog." - Franklin P. Jones

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." - Ellen Perry Berkeley

"At least dogs do what you tell them to do. Cats take a message and get back to you." - Unknown

"Auntie Em, Hate you, hate Kansas, taking the dog." - Dorothy

"Being patted is what it is all about." - Roger Caras

"Beware of a silent dog and still water." - Latin Proverb

"Both humans and dogs love to play well in adulthood, and individuals from both species occasionally display evidence of having a conscience." - John Winokur, American Writer

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." - Jeff Valdez

"Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll on a dead fish." - James Gorman

"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." - Unknown

"Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads." - Harry S. Truman

"Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children,
as they are already stretched and pulled
to such a length that a child cannot
do much harm one way or another."
- Robert Benchley (1889 - 1945)

"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives." - Sue Murphy

"Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wondering if there really is a Dog?" - Unknown

"Dog love is not the special realm of childhood or of boyhood, no matter what the movies keep telling us. It is highly significant, I think, that at both ends of human life span the bond between human and dog speaks with an insistent clarity - if we have the ears to hear." - Marjorie Garber

"Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer." - Leo Rosten

"Dogs are lousy poker players. When the get a good hand they wag their tails." - Unknown

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." - Roger Caras

"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." - Milan Kundera

"Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God." - Unknown

"Dogs can bear more cold than human beings, but they do not like cold any better than we do; and when a dog has his choice, he will very gladly stretch himself on a rug before the fire for his afternoon nap." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." - Mary Bly

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear." - Dave Barry

"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." - Roger Caras

"Dogs have owners. Cats have staff." - Unknown

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. - Max Eastman

"Dogs love company. They place it first on their short list of needs." - J. R. Ackerley, My Dog Tulip

"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations." - Sigmund Freud

"Dogs love us not only because we feed them, walk them, or groom them, or protect them, but because we are fun. How astonishing!" - Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason, Dogs Never Lie About Love

"Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard." - Dave Barry

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

"Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs." - Martha Scott

"Ever consider what they 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

"Every boy who has a dog should also have a mother, so the dog can be fed regularly." - Unknown

"Every dog is a lion at home." - H. G. Bohn

"Every time I go near the stove, the dog howls..." - Phillis Diller

With eye upraised his master.s look to scan,
The joy, the solace, and
the aid of man:
The rich man.s guardian and the poor man.s friend,
The only creature faithful to the end."
- George Crabbe

"Folks will know how large your soul is by how you treat a dog." - C. Doran

"God ... sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it... and to know that it was good, that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"He cannot be a gentleman which loveth not a dog." - John Northbrooke

"He is very imprudent, a dog; he never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or the wrong, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him." -Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." - Unknown

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

"Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost, or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful." - Albert Schweitzer

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." - Mark Twain

"Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always." - Rudyard Kipling

"Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends." - Alexander Pope

"i am a well intentioned little pup but sometimes things come up to get a little dog in bad and now i feel so very sad but the boss said never mind old scout time wears disgrace out" - Don Marquis, Confession of a Glutton

"I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance." - James Thurber

"I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of my dog; and I have similar experiences with mankind." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"I am sir Oracle, and when I ope my lips, let no dog bark." - Shakespeare

"I bought my grandmother a Seeing Eye dog. But he's a little sadistic. He does impressions of cars screeching to a halt." - Larry Amoros

"I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals - we aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners." - Jeff Stilson

"I have caught more ills from people sneezing over me and giving me virus infections than from kissing dogs." - Barbara Woodhouse

"I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas." - * DEEP THOUGHTS * by Jack Handey

"I know that dogs are pack animals, but it's difficult to imagine a pack of standard poodles...and if there was a pack of standard poodles, where would they rove to? Bloomingdales?" - Yvonne Clifford

"I like a bit of a mongrel myself, whether it's a man or a dog; it's best for every day." - George Bernard Shaw

"I like driving around with my two dogs, especially on the freeways. I make them wear little hats so I can use the car-pool lanes." - Monica Piper

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." - August Strindberg

"I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons." - Will Rogers

"I think I could turn and live with animals, they're so placid
and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.
They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth."
- Walt Whitman

"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better." - George Bird Evans, "Troubles with Bird Dogs"

"I used to look at [my dog] Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'" - Fred Jungclaus

"I was desperate. The swine who stole my dog doesn't realize what he did to me!" - Hitler, 1917, after a railroad worker in Alsace stole his terrier

"I went to an exclusive kennel club. It was very exclusive. There was a sign out front: .No Dogs Allowed.." - Phil Foster

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." - Rita Rudner

"I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world." - Samuel Johnson

"I'd rather have an inch of a dog than miles of pedigree." - Dana Burnet

"If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer." - Alfred North Whitehead

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience." - Woodrow Wilson

"If a picture wasn't going very well I'd put a puppy dog in it, always a mongrel, you know, never one of the full bred puppies. And then I'd put a bandage on its foot... I liked it when I did it, but now I'm sick of it." - Normal Rockwell

"If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people." - Karel Capek

"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

"If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one." - Andy Rooney

"If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies." - George Graham Vest, Courtroom speech given in 1855 while representing a man who sued another for the killing of his dog

"If man lived up to the reputation of a dog, he would be a saint." - Zanzibarian Proverb

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

"If there was any petting to be done...he chose to do it. Often he would sit looking at me, and then, moved by a delicate affection, come and pull at my coat and sleeve until he could touch my face with his nose, and then go away contented." - Charles Dudley Warner, Calvin

"If they ever have a haunted house for dogs, I think a good display would be a bathtub full of soapy water." - * DEEP THOUGHTS * by Jack Handey

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater...suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

"If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also." - Russian Proverb

"If you do not step on the dog's tail, he will not bite you." - African Proverb

"If you don't mind throwing tennis balls for eternity, I do have an opening in doggie heaven." - Frank and Ernest comic strip, an angel at St. Peter's gate, to a man seeking admittance

"If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog." - George Bernard Shaw

"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around." - Cowboy wisdom

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow man." - St. Francis of Assisi

"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

"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket then giving Fido only two of them." - Phil Pastoret

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." - Harry S. Truman

"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either." - Unknown

"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise." - Unknown

"In dog years, I'm dead." - Unknown

"In my day, we didn't have dogs or cats. All I had was Silver Beauty, my beloved paper clip." - Jennifer Hart, Arlington

"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." - Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan

"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." - Edward Hoagland

"In the past even scientists have been led to believe that only human beings have thoughts or emotions. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth... After all, thoughts and emotions have evolutionary value." - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, The Hidden Life of Dogs

"It doesn't matter where you are in your own personal development, nor has it mattered where you have been culturally; dogs simply don't pass judgment on you the way all of the rest of life and all of your other companions seem to." - Roger Caras, A Celebration of Dogs

"It was a small town: Ferguson, Ohio. When you entered there was a big sign and it said, .Welcome to Ferguson. Beware of the Dog.. The all-night drugstore closed at noon." - Jackie Vernon

"It's always 'Sit,' 'Stay,' 'Heel,' - never 'Think,' 'Innovate,' 'Be yourself!'" - P. Steiner, caption to a canine cartoon, The New Yorker

"It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?" - Eleanor H. Porter

"I've been on so many blind dates I should get a free dog." - Wendy Liebman

"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." - John Steinbeck

"J'embrasse mon chien sur la bouche!" (I kiss my dog on the mouth.) - Unknown

"Jesse has a new dog. You may have noticed that his former pets have been peculiarly unfortunate. When this dog dies every employee in the White House will be at once discharged." - Ulysses Grant to White house staff when his son got a Newfoundland pup, and after others of his dogs had died mysteriously

"Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun!" - Groucho Marx

"Kindness to all living things is the true religion." - Buddha

"Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew and the dog will have his day." - William Shakespeare, "Hamlet "

"Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." - Lewis Grizzard

"Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of us! - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Man is a dog's idea of what God should be." - Holbrook Jackson

"Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - one dog does not change a bone with another." - Adam Smith

"Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them." - Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

"Marvelous as may be the power of my dog to understand my moods, deathless as his affection and fidelity, his mental state is as unsolved a mystery to me as it was to my remotest ancestor." - William James

"Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of its tail." - Josh Billings

"My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog." - Carl Rowan

"My dog does have his failings, of course. He's afraid of firecrackers and hides in the clothes closet whenever we run the vacuum cleaner; but, unlike me, he's not afraid of what other people think of him or anxious about his public image." - Gary Kowalski, "The Souls of Animals"

"My dog is half pit bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip!" - Craig Shoemaker

"My dog is not a child substitute. At least, that's what his piano teacher says." - Rita Rudner

"My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I "should" be doing." - Lonzo Idolswine

"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money." - Joe Weinstein

"My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am." - Toby and Eileen Green

"My home is a
haven for one
who enjoys
The clamor of
children and ear-
splitting noise
From a number
of dogs who are
always about,
And who want to
come in and, once
in, to go out."
- Ralph Witherspoon, "My Dumb Friends"

"My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives." - Rita Rudner

"My husband said it was him or the dog... I miss him sometimes." - Unknown

"My idea of good poetry is any dog doing anything." - J. Allen Boone

"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet." - Edith Wharton

"My neighbor has two dogs. One of them says to the other, .Woof!. The other replies, .Moo!. The dog is perplexed. .Moo? Why did you say, .Moo?.. The other dog says, .I'm trying to learn a foreign language.." - Morey Amsterdam

"My Samson (her dog) is more faithful than most Hollywood men I know, and he doesn't care how much I weigh." - Alicia Silverstone, actress

"Newfoundland dogs are good to save children from drowning, but you must have a pond of water handy and a child, or else there will be no profit in boarding a Newfoundland." - Josh Billings

"No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation." - Fran Lebowitz

"No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last." - Alexander Pope

"No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has." - Will Rogers

"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich." - Louis Sabin

"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does." - Christopher Morley

"Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned a dog. He can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes." - Gene Hill, The Dog Man

"Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog." - Ernest Thompson Seton

"Oh, that dog! Ever hear of a German shepherd that bites its nails? Barks with a lisp? You say, .Attack!. And he has one. All he does is piddle. He's nothing but a fur-covered kidney that barks." - Phillis Diller

"Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-Wug? Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug. Run and fetch him a suitable drug. Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug. That is the way to cure Puggy-Wug." - Winston Churchill, on his daughter Mary's pet pug

"Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to." - Joe Gores

"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." - Bonnie Wilox, Old Dogs, Old Friends

"Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories!" - Dr. Tom Cat

"One does not imagine the presence of a dog in the Garden of Eden, for had there been, no doubt he would have given adequate protection to his mistress and saved her descendants from all subsequent trouble." - Kate Sanborn, Educated Dogs of Today

"One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him." - Chinese Proverb

"One reason a dog is such a lovable creature is his tail wags instead of his tongue." - Unknown

"Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun." - Indian Proverb

"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet." - Colette

"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

"People use you and pretend they don't, while dogs use you in complete honesty because they have no choice, and they have not an ounce of deceit in their soul nor self-consciousness about any of this" - Roger Caras, A Dog is Listening

"Politics are not my concern... they impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies." - Rudyard Kipling

"...Pomeranians speak only to Poodles and Poodles speak only to God." - Charles Kuralt on "48 Hours"

"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." - Corey Ford, American writer

"Qui me amat, amet et canem meum." ("Love me, love my dog.") - St. Bernard, A.D. 1150, Sermo Primus

"Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you." - Austin O.Malley (1858-1932), American Oculist

"Riding trails with your dog restores a bond lost in some evolutionary belch. You travel at the same speed, over the same terrain, neither of you slowing to compensate for the other. You're equal playmates with mud in your teeth." - Allison Glock

"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job." - Franklin P. Jones

"Shall I drink from the toilet? Do I dare steal from the plate?" - Takeoff on Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, with thanks to the unknown author

"She had no particular breed in mind, no unusual requirements. Except the special sense of mutual recognition that tells dog and human they have both come to the right place." - Lloyd Alexander, American writer

"She was such a beautiful and sweet creature... and so full of tricks." - Queen Victoria

"Sir, this is a unique dog. He does not live by tooth or fang. He respects the right of cats to be cats although he doesn't admire them. He turns his steps rather than disturb an earnest caterpillar. His greatest fear is that someone will point out a rabbit and suggest that he chase it. This is a dog of peace and tranquility." - John Steinbeck

"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant." - Unknown

"Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses." - Elizabeth Taylor

"Stick around any place long enough and chances are you'll be taken for granted. Hang around for 20,000 years wagging your tail and being man's (and woman's) best friend, and you'll be taken for granted big time." - Lynn Van Matre, Chicago Tribune

"The Airdale... an unrivaled mixture of brains, and clownish wit, the very ingredients one looks for in a spouse." - Chip Brown, Connoisseur Magazine

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." . Andrew A. Rooney

"The biggest dog has been a pup." - Joaquin Miller

"The censure of a dog is something no man can stand." - Christopher Morley

"The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't know... How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien." - Plato

"The dog barks backward without getting up/I can remember when he was a pup." - Robert Frost

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." - Mark Twain, Letter to W. D. Howells, April 2, 1899

"The dog is a religious animal. In his savage state he worships the moon and the lights that float upon the waters. These are his gods to whom he appeals at night with long-drawn howls." - Anatole France, The Coming of Riquet

"The dog that will follow everybody ain.t worth a curse." - Josh Billings

"The dog wags its tail only at living things. A tail wag, the equivalent of a human smile, is bestowed upon people, dogs, cats, squirrels, even mice and butterflies - but no lifeless things. A dog won't wag its tail to its dinner or to a bed, card, stick, or even a bone." - Jean Craighead George, How to Talk to Your Dog

"The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The dog's kennel is not the place to keep a sausage." - Danish Proverb

"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of [wo]men." - Emile Zola (1840-1902)

"The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being." - Konrad Lorenz, Man Meets Dog

"The first rule in successful dog training is to be smarter than the dog. Which is why some breeds are easier to train than others." - Unknown

"The greatest love is a mother's; then a dog's; then a sweetheart's." - Polish Proverb

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Gandhi

"The man who gets bit twice by the same dog is better adapted for that kind of business than any other." - Josh Billings

"The more people I meet the more I like my dog." - Unknown

"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves unfaithful or treacherous, is his dog... He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world.. When all other friends desert, he remains." - George G. Vest

"The other day I saw two dogs walk over to a parking meter. One of them says to the other, .How do you like that? Pay toilets!." - Dave Starr

"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, .The first to welcome, foremost to defend.." - Lord Byron, an epitaph for his dog Boatswain

"The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer." - Paula Poundstone

"The slowest barker is the surest biter." - Unknown

"The trouble with loving is that pets don't last long enough and people last too long." - Unknown

"There are many families where the whole interest of life is centered upon the dog." - Jerome K. Jerome, Idle Thoughts from an Idle Fellow

"There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog and ready money." - Ben Franklin

"There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog." - Konrad Lorenz

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Ben Williams

"Therefore to this
dog will I,
Tenderly not
Render praise and
With my hand upon
his head.
Is my benediction said
Therefore, and for
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, To Flush, My Dog

"They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation." - Jerome K. Jerome, English humorist

"They say the dog is man's best friend. I don't believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?" - Larry Reeb

"Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane." - Smiley Blanton

"Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise." - Welsh Proverb

"To be followed home by a stray dog is a sign of impending wealth." - Chinese Proverb

"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs." - Aldous Huxley

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." - Dr. Albert Schweitzer

"We are to listen to a dog until we discover what is needed instead of imposing ourselves in the name of training." - The Monks of New Skete, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"We had to get rid of the kids - one of the dogs was allergic." - Unknown

"What kind of life a dog... acquires. I have sometimes tried to imagine by kneeling or lying full length on the ground and looking up. The world then becomes strangely incomplete; one sees little but legs." - E.V. Lucas

"What share we
most -
we two together?
Smells, and awareness
of the weather.
What is it makes us
more than dust?
My trust in him;
in me his trust."
- Siegfried Sassoon, Man and Dog

"When a dog runs at you, whistle for him." - Henry David Thoreau

"When a dog wags his tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?" - Unknown

"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." . Edward Abbey

"When a man.s dog turns against him it is time for a wife to pack her trunk and go home to mama." - Mark Twain.

"When he just sits loving and knows that he is being loved, those are the moments that I think are precious to a dog; when, with his adoring soul coming through his eyes, he feels that you are really thinking of him." - John Galsworthy

"When old dogs bark, it's time to watch out." - Unknown

"When the Man waked up he said,
'What is Wild Dog doing here?'
And the Woman said,
'His name is not Wild Dog any more,
but the First Friend,
because he will be our friend
for always and always and always.'"
- Rudyard Kipling

"When there is an old maid in the house, a watchdog is unnecessary." - Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), French Novelist

"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." - Erma Bombeck

"Whenever I feel poor, I remember that I'd rather have my dogs than other people's money." - Susan Conant, Black Ribbon

"'Where are the dogs going?' you people who pay little attention ask. They are going about their business. And they are very punctilious, without wallets, notes..and without briefcases." - Charles Baudelaire

"Who's this - alone with stone and sky? It's only my old dog and I - It's only him; it's only me; Alone with stone and grass and tree." - Siegfried Sassoon, Man and Dog

"With dogs, you don't need gurus. Dogs are forever in the moment. They are always a tidal wave of feelings, and every feeling is some variant of love." - Cynthia Heimel

"Whoever said .let sleeping dogs lie. didn't sleep with dogs." - Unknown

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies." - Gene Hill

"Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw -- I don't say she will, but she can." - Dorothy Parker

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

"You can learn these things from your dog: to love children, to drink plenty of water, to be a dependable friend, to express pleasure when treated well, to guard faithfully the interests of those who care for you, and to be faithful until death." - Unknown

"You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets." - Nora Ephron

"You may have a dog that won't sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she's too stupid to learn how but because she's too smart to bother." - Rick Horowitz, Chicago Tribune

"You never realize a dog is a man.s best friend until you start betting on horses." - Unknown

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