The Dogs of the Internet

No, this is not a new investment philosophy.
It's a compilation of quotations about dogs.
Please e-mail me and pass along others!

 
bullet There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.  
- Ben Williams
 
bullet If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
- Mark Twain
bullet A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley
 
bullet Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives.
- Sue Murphy
bullet Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul-chicken, pork, half a cow . They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
- Anne Tyler
 
bullet Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
 - Ann Landers
bullet Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane. 
- Smiley Blanton
 
bullet A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. 
- Josh Billings
bullet Dogs never lie about love. 
  - J.M. Masson
 
bullet Heaven goes by favor.  If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
 - Mark Twain
bullet We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet, and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, no one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
 - Maurice Maeterlinck
   

The Kiss, or Real Men Swap Spit.  Harlan and Audit share a special moment.
Photograph Galen Workman, 2002, 2005

Dog Haiku

My human is home!
I am so ecstatic I
Have made a puddle.
I love my master.
Thus I perfume myself with
This long-rotten squirrel.
I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than
You ever will be.
Today I sniffed
Many dog butts--I celebrate
By kissing your face.
I sound the alarm!
Paperboy--come to kill us--
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!
I sound the alarm!
Garbage man--come to kill us--
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!
How do I love thee?
The ways are numberless as
My hairs on the rug.
I hate my choke chain.
Look, world, they strangle me! Ack
Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack!
Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot--no greater bliss--well,
Maybe catching rats.
Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much I do.
Dig under fence--why?
Because it's there. Because it's
There. Because it's there.
I am your best friend.
Now, always, and especially
When you are eating.
You may call them fleas,
But they are far more--I call
Them a vocation.
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