19 Quotes That Perfectly Describe The Joy Of Owning Pets

Pets. We LOVE ’em. And nothing says it quite like the following list of 19 quotes about pet ownership!

  1. Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. – James Cromwell
  2. As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. – Cleveland Amory
  3. Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France
  4. Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them. – John Grogan
  5. 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. – Dean Koontz
  6. when I am feeling low all i have to do is watch my cats and my courage returns – Charles Bukowski
  7. Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. – Joe Gores
  8. In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat – Warren Eckstein
  9. I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. – Jean Cocteau
  10. There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. – Ben Williams
  11. 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
  12. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. – Mahatma Gandhi
  13. Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big. – E. Jong
  14. No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich. – Louis Sabin
  15. 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
  16. I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. – Gilda Radner
  17. Over the years I’ve come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past. – Nick Trout
  18. Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog’s owner. But no man –spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort– may become a dog’s Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog’s God. – Albert Payson Terhune
  19. It is sort of remarkable to me how much grief can well up when a pet dies, until one remembers that they are in fact people, who just happen not to be human. – John Scalzi

These quotes were collected by pet owner and cat lover, Emily Parker, who helps cat parents love their kitties better with her blog at www.catological.com.

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