What they say about dogs

This week I've collected some of my favourite insights and sayings about dogs. Do the quotes come close to describing the connection between dog and human? That's a tall order, so if the words don't work for you, then just consult the faces.

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

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

"There's just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they're thrilled to see you. They're good for the ego." - Janet Schnellman

"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 Wilcox

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

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

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

"Over the years I've come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past." - Nick Trout

"Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?" - Jerry Seinfeld

"Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame." - Cynthia Heimel

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

"Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them." - John Grogan, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog

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

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

"It is fatal to let any dog know that he is funny, for he immediately loses his head and starts hamming it up." - P.G. Wodehouse

"It sometimes takes days, even weeks, before a dog's nerves tire. In the case of terriers it can run into months." - E.B. White

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

"Puppies are nature's remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life." - Richard Allan Palm

"Happiness is a warm puppy." - Charles Schulz

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

Featured today are Milly (coverdog); Bailey (in the waves); Flash, Sonic, Vapor and Jack (running from the sea); Bertie (boots); Babs (hand for a pillow); Pepper (muddy); Sooty (snowy fur); Winston (big tongue); Jessie (Collie); Milo (resting on chair); Benji (searching for Rashuns); Alfie (wants a scratch); Shadow; Lexi; James (the growing German Shepherd); Owen and Biko (grinning); Lola (upright poser); Nelson (terrier pup); Issy (flopped); Lucifer (Rottie pup); Romi (Lab pup); Daisy and Jo.

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