Here’s the thing about our relationships with our dogs: it can be hard to put into words the highs, the lows and the unconditional love and bond between dog and owner. Dogs bring us a whole range of emotions and memories – from joy, happiness and fun to frustration and annoyance (especially when you catch your pup drinking out of the toilet again!).
Often, our canine companions inspire us to live our lives with more silliness, pleasure and fun and forget the trials and tribulations of life.
To pay homage to our pets, here are 19 funny and heartwarming quotes about dogs that reflect the true relationship between man and his best friend:
“A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours.” – Anonymous
“Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” – Anonymous
“There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every boy has it.”- Anonymous
“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley
“Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.”- Robert Benchley
“Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog’s face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window!” – Steve Bluestone
“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”- Samuel Butler, Higgledy-Piggledy
“What a dog I got, his favourite bone is in my arm.” – Rodney Dangerfield
“When dogs leap onto your bed, it’s because they adore being with you. When cats leap onto your bed, it’s because they adore your bed.”- Alisha Everett
“Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame.” – Cynthia Heimel
“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.”- Gene Hill
“He is so shaggy. People are amazed when he gets up and they suddenly realise they have been talking to the wrong end.”- Elizabeth Jones
“Hardly any animal can look as deeply disappointed as a dog to whom one says “no.” – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.” – Phil Pastoret
“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?”- Jerry Seinfeld
“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.” – Corey Ford
“Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.” – Dave Barry
“If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.” – Author Unknown
“My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
“To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – Aldous Huxley
Snowy Dog by Holly Victoria Norval on Flickr via Creative Commons Search:
Dog 2 by Martin L on Flickr via Creative Commons Search:
Roxy At The Dog Park by Michael Gil on Flickr via Creative Commons Search:
I wanna be your dog by Eddy Van 3000 on Flickr via Create Commons Search:
Family Dogs by Stephen Bowler on Flickr via Creative Commons Search:
My Dog Joey by Martin L on Flickr via Creative Commons Search:
Have you got any heartwarming quotes to share?
Contributor – Jen Smith Social Media