Friday, November 03, 2006

In Honor of a House Full of Dogs

I would recommend to those persons who are inclined to stagnate, whose blood is beginning to thicken sluggishly in their veins, to try keeping four dogs, two of which are puppies.
~ Elizabeth von Arnum

From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.
~Mabel Louise Robinson

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why.
~Author Unknown

Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.
~Steve Bluestone
On particular breeds:

Labradors are lousy watchdogs. They usually bark when there is a stranger about, but it is an expression of unmitigated joy at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning.
~Norman Strung
Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, and they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or another.
~ Robert Benchley
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

1 comment:

Andrea said...

On my puppy day-by-day calendar yesterday:
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." -Roger Caras

Just think how luck you are to have a house full!!!