We love our pets and expect very little in return for their food, their home, their entertainment. Of course our dogs and cats entertain us too. Our dogs take us out for walks so we can get our exercise. They sleep on our bed so we can stay warm. They lick the tears off our faces when we are sad. And wag their tails in greeting making us feel welcomed upon coming home. Our kitty cats are equally adorable in their habits, but do tend to keep us on our toes in the expectations department, as we accept they will only do what they want to do about 99.9% of each day.
The holidays are even more fun when you have a pet, and we’ve made quite a selection of adorable pet personalized Christmas ornaments for our own pets, and for gifts for friends.
Here are some funny and thoughtful quotes from some famous people, and some anonymous contributors. Quotes are interesting ways to start fun discussions at the dinner table with your family, especially children.
A house is not a home without a pet. – Anonymous
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Roger Caras
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. – Ben Williams
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. – Mark Twain
The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him. – Rudyard Kipling
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that! – Dave Barry
Dogs have owners; cats have staff. – Anonymous
Cat Law of Selective Hearing “A cat can hear a mouse yawning a mile away, while filtering out the sound of a pleading human just six feet away. – Anonymous
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshiped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this. – Anonymous
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. – Ambrose Bierce
“The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals” ~ Anonymous
“A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.” ~ Anonymous
“If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because you lap is warmer.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
“…he will be our friend for always and always and always.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish – consciously or unconsciously – that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.”