I'm a lean dog, a keen dog, a wild dog, and lone;
I'm a rough dog, a tough dog, hunting on my own;
I'm a bad dog, a mad dog, teasing silly sheep;
I love to sit and bay the moon to keep fat souls from sleep.
With eye upraised his master's look to scan,
The joy, the solace, and the aid of man:
The rich man's guardian and the poor man's friend,
The only creature faithful to the end.
An earthly dog of the carriage breed;
Who, having failed of the modern speed,
Now asked asylum and I was stirred
To be the one so dog preferred.
The dog barks backward without getting up.
I can remember when he was a pup.
To be, contents his natural desire,
He asks no angel's wing, no seraph's fire;
But thinks, admitted to that equal sky,
His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Go wiser thou! and in thy scale of sense
Weigh thy opinion against Providence.
Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
My little old dog: a heart-beat at my feet.
If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
Alfred North Whitehead
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)
Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.
The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother—and they'll settle for a puppy every time.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every boy has it!
You're only a dog, old fellow; a dog, and you've had your day; But never a friend of all my friends has been truer than you alway.
Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog!
They say the dog is man's best friend. I don't believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?
The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.
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.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
If dogs could talk, perhaps we'd find it just as hard to get along with them as we do people.
Dogs lead a nice life. You never see a dog with a wristwatch.
A Chihuahua. They're good. If you lose one, just empty out your purse.