With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: dog days of summer

Monday, July 15, 2013

dog days of summer

lazing on my pillow
no kids around
 not much to do
oh... do i hear a sound?
dog quotes

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.
Cesar Millan

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

It's just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn't it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Andy Rooney

Dogs are minor angels, and I don't mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had ALL of them, we would call them angelic. But because it's "only" a dog, we dismiss them as sweet or funny but little more. However when you think about it, what are the things that we most like in another human being? Many times those qualities are seen in our dogs every single day-- we're just so used to them that we pay no attention.
Jonathan Carroll

You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, 'My GOSH, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!
Dave Barry

Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs

Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Agnes Sligh Turnbull

People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way. 
Ashly Lorenzana

The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” 
Stanley Coren

You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call you man's best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by- 
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog


Nonnie said...

All the quotes are great and so are your pics. We have a Miniature Schnauzer, too. Dave Barry nailed it down about the barking. Schnauzers just have to bark. My Trudy barks at squirrels, rabbits and other creatures, but she does a moaning begging kind of cry to woo people to come to her. She loves people and they are always attracted to her.

Debbie said...

loved this. your dog is just adorable!

lindsey said...

I love your dog too!

Ann said...

dog gone it this is a cute post :) Love all those quotes and of course Raider is looking very handsome

Joy said...

Awww... just wonderful. When I saw Raider's photo, I remembered the 'bee scare' a couple years back. I know he is a joy to so many in your family and you love him so much.

Winnie said...

I'm an animal lover, and I looooooooove this post :)

EMMA said...

Fantastic post! I agree with every word.

Beansieleigh said...

Awwww.. It's just so hot for these little guys! My pets are all just lazing around in the coolest spots they can FIND! I don't have air conditioning, so I do my best to keep their water full and cold, and every fan is running on HIGH!.. A very sweet post! ~tina

thepaintedapron.com said...

Ohhh what a little sweetie! Thanks for visiting the Painted Apron,
hope things cool off soon!

a quiet life said...

so photogenic, not like my girls at all!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like Raider is living the good life! I'll bet he thinks he hears the treat jar opening in that last pic:@)

Adrienne said...

Raider looks like he has the same kind of life my Joey has - relaxed most of the time. Not a care in the world until something outside sparks his attention. And a bark or two. Loved the quotes.

Lea Culp said...

What a great post with great pics! We have a Chocolate and a Yellow Lab. They are Rosco and Rhett and they are sweeties. It will be a sad day when they are no longer with us.

Wishing you a happy week!

NanaDiana said...

Your fur baby is so cute and sweet. Love all the dog quotes. It makes me miss having a dog. xo Diana

Debby Ray said...

I love this post! I truly believe God put dogs (and other animals, but especially dogs) on the earth to bless us humans. My life would be incomplete without my babies...Hunter,a Jack Russell mix and Oscar, an ornery but lovable Dachshund. I always say "dogs are people too!"



Melanie said...

Loved all of the quotes! If I could be half as wonderful as my dog thinks I am....


Loving the Dog Poem...I feel like that too and your doggie is simply adorable...what a life!!! God blessed us with all animals, but doggies are HIS special gift to menkind! Thanks for sharing this. Thank you for your lovely and kind visit, sweet friend.
Big hugs,

Blackberry Lane said...

Sweet photos of Raider and I love the quotes.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Awww. Such a sweet dog. Love the quotes. The one about barking in your ear in the car really hit home with me. There's nothing better than having a dog's love. laurie

Just a little something from Judy said...

Most interesting dog post ever! Your dog is most fortunate, to live with someone who cares so much for him.

Leann said...

How cute - love his bandana! The quote on the first photo reminds me of the old Oscar Meyer Weiner song:)


Donna said...

You dog is so photogenic! Wonderful pictures...

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

fun post and a reminder that my doggy needs some beauty treatment

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh what a sweet puppy! So adorable.
Love the quotes, too.

janice15 said...

Your doggie is so sweet looking..I believe they do understand and speak..they kno.. my little one if I leaving out for the day she knows well in advance I was just telling My Mom she starts acting out way before I thought of it.. Happy Saturday with love Janice

jone wotson said...

Nice.Thanks for sharing.I'm a regular reader of this blog.
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