"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." OK, so it says "animal" instead of dog. I'm sure they MEANT to say dog!
"You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell."
"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts."
"He took my heart and ran with it, and I hope he's running still, fast and strong, a piece of my heart bound up with his forever."
"Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail."
Also by Martin Luther: "The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made his greatest gift the commonest."
"He took my heart and ran with it..." What a great line.
Steinbeck is right. I know dogs think we're nuts -- but they love us anyway. The Patricia McConnell quote choked me up. Very nice list!
Thanks for the great list!
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