I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
Somebody needs to pet me, and I guess that somebody is me. My cat is busy sleeping.
Daisy didn’t just change our lives, she changed our destiny.
You have them, you name them. They’re helpless, and you teach, or train, them. Feed them, water them, whatever. And as they grow up, you just hope that they grow up well and don’t spend their time clawing your nice sofa or humping your leg.”Stella, “Sugar and Spies: Spy Sisters Book 1
The only sad part for me about getting a cat from the pound is that I can only choose one. If I could, I’d take home all of them. Actually, my view is why take them home? Why not just move in to an animal shelter? But my wife wouldn’t go for that. Though I’m...
This is much worse than losing a cat. You do not wish the cat dead, for example, after the first two days. You still love the cat and presumably the cat still loves you, or some variation of love that may in fact be dependence and even indifference.
Take care of your dog because a dead dog is NOT a fun companion!
Live by yourself and you bound to talk yourself and when ye commence that folks start it up that you’re light in the head. But I reckon it’s all right to talk to a dog since most folks do even if a dog don’t understand and cain’t answer if he did.
In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear.
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
Maybe this is kind of cliche, but animals, well, dogs, are what I do for a living. One reason I like spending time with them so much is they seem to think people are really good. They live with us, and obey our rules, most of which make no sense to them. And the main...
Pearl was hurring around my apartment, sniffing everything, including Rich Beaumont and Patty Giacomin, which neither of them like much.”Can you get Pearl to settle down?” Paul asked.”I could speak to her, but she’d continue to do what she wants, and I’d look ineffectual. My approach is to endorse everything she does.”Susan said, “Come here,...
Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Most people like winners, but I prefer underdogs. They’re more fun to pet.
My brother’s a big dog guy. He’s 7’2” and half man, half man’s best friend.
Indeed, there is nothing on this earth more peaceful than a sleeping, purring cat.
Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog’s owner. But no man –spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort– may become a dog’s Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is...
Dogs (like rats) are multitalented but they are also not very smart the way humans are. A recent book, devoted to the intelligence of dogs, is 250+ pages long (Stanley Coren, The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions, 1994). Interestingly, despite careful qualifications by Coren...
We’re very blessed to have the system we have for our pets.
Well, if you can’t have what you want, you could try to want what you have.
As soon as I open this door, I’ll be free. FREE! No more goofy cats screaming in my face and eating my shoes. No more biting and scratching and chasing me down the street. Outside this door is a big, wonderful world where goofy cats don’t turn into furry whirlwinds that hit me on the...