We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.
Anna Sewell (1820 - 1878), Black Beauty, 1877
Yesterday grandchildren...today dogs and cats. (By the way, I added a few more baby pix to yesterday's posting.) I would have posted our pet pictures sooner, but I was holding out for Cuz Liz's Grandlizard and Grandbunny, but she has been busy and just got back from an Alaska cruise... and she had some reservations about sending that lizard one anyway. If any of you have more pictures, send them on and I can post them for you. Click on the pictures when you view them and you should be able to zoom in. Have a great Wednesday.
Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.
Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
Peter Steiner, cartoon in The New Yorker, July 5, 1993
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880), 'Mr. Gilfil's Love Story,' Scenes of Clerical Life, 1857