"When the Man waked up he said, 'What is Wild Dog doing here?' And the Woman said, 'His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.'"
—Rudyard Kipling (author, The Jungle Book
"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished."
—Dean Koontz (author, Whispers
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.
The friendship of a dog is precious. It becomes even more so when one is so far removed from home….I have a Scottie. In him I find consolation and diversion…he is the one person to whom I can talk without the conversation coming back to war.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me…was by dying.
—José N. Harris
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.