Quips and Quotes About our Canine Friends
For the “Love of the Dog” is a phrase that comes from the heart of all dog lovers. Dog lovers, big, small, young, old, or famous can’t resist a quote or two about our best friends.
Here is a collection of quotes from some recognizable names.
“Dogs were not put on earth to pose, prance, sit, point, and have their coats shampooed. They were created to chew shoes, bark at cars, have accidents on the rug, and get their tummies scratched.” – Roger Ebert (co-host of Siskel and Ebert At the Movies)
“These dogs [in New York City animal shelters] need more than the sighs and brush-offs of snobby upper-east-siders who would never bring themselves to visit their local shelter.” – Paul Sorvino (TV and Movie actor known for his roles in Law & Order, Goodfellas, and Oliver Stone’s Nixon)
“I’ll never forget being near the levee that broke and seeing this white dog come running up. It really broke my heart to think about a displaced family wondering about their dog. We all fall in love with our dogs—at least, I have a tendency to fall in love with the dogs. I told the man there at the Coast Guard base, ‘I hope you’re feeding this dog, and get the tag, and when the records are available, contact the owner.'” – President George W. Bush
“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 (Humorist and Author)
”If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” – Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States)
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail.” – Fran Lebowitz (Author, best known for her sardonic social commentary on American life)
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. – Harry S Truman (33rd President of the United States)
“Women and cats will do as they please, men and dogs better get used to it.” – Robert A. Heinlein (American Science Fiction writer)
“I’m not begging. I was just sitting here and happened to be facing your way.” – Snoopy (One of the most recognizable comic characters in the world. Known for his roles as a World War I Flying Ace, Joe Cool, The Easter Beagle, a tennis player, a figure skater, a Scout Leader, mascot of Apollo 10, and immortalized in song by the Royal Guardsmen)
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