Thoughtful Thursday: Quotes and Quips about our Furry Friends

Honestly, folks, I couldn’t think of anything to say today that was terribly meaningful. So I thought I would pull from the wisdom and wit of others. Feel free to pass any of these quotes along!


“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”  George Elliot

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” Immanual Kant

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans” James Herriot

“The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.”  Robert Brault


“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.” Cleveland Amory

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Sigmund Freud

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

“Happiness is like a cat sleeping on your lap. You can’t force it to come to you and you can’t force it to stay with you.” Pierre Foglia

“To err is human, to purr, feline”  Robert Byrne


Photo by Nathan R. Yergler.

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” Roger Caras

“Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.” Robert Benchley

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” Ann Landers

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” Bern Williams

“We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet – so we bought a dog. Well, it’s cheaper, and you get more feet.” Rita Rudner

“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.”  Edith Wharton

“A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.”  Anonymous

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.” Samuel Butler

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

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” Charles Schulz

“To err is human, to forgive, canine” ~ Anonymous

Featured photo by sally9258.

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