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Copyright 2000 Tara K. Harper.  All rights reserved.

Tara K. Harper:
Why Dogs Are Better Pets

And Other Canine Proverbs

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

"In dog years I'm dead."
- Unknown

"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can.  That's almost $7.00 in dog money."
- Joe Weinstein

But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
- Lord Byron

"The more I see of men, the better I like dogs."
- Madame Roland (attributed)

"I loathe people who keep dogs.  They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
- August Strindberg

"I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl."
- Penny Ward Moser

"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
- Groucho Marx.

"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
- Aldous Huxley

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
- Robert Benchley

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
- Rita Rudner

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
- Josh Billings

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"
- Unknown

"Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."
- Samuel Clemens

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
- Abraham Lincoln

"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."
- Samuel Clemens

"My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child.
We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives."
- Rita Rudner


Also:

Author's Note  on Owning Wild and Exotic Animals
Links  to Predator and Conservation Links


Copyright 2004 Tara K. Harper

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