If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.— James Herriot
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Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
Animals are unpredictable things, and so our life is unpredictable.
It's a long tale of little triumphs and disasters and you've got to really like it to stick it.
I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears.
Dogs like to obey. It gives them security.
And the peace which I always found in the silence and emptiness of the moors filled me utterly
I could do terrible things to people who dump unwanted animals by the roadside.
A farmer once told me one of the greatest luxuries of his life was to wake up early only to go back to sleep again.
At times it seemed unfair that I should be paid for my work;
for driving out in the early morning with the fields glittering under the first pale sunshine and the wisps of mist still hanging on the high tops.
Over the years I knew her she always looked at me like that - as though I was a quite pleasant but amusing object - and it always did the same thing to me. It's difficult to put into words but perhaps I can best describe it by saying that if I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously.
I became a connoisseur of that nasty thud a manuscript makes when it comes through the letter box.
If a farmer calls me to a sick animal, he couldn't care less if I were George Bernard Shaw.
I was helped by having a verbatim memory of what happened years ago, even if I can't remember what happened a couple of days ago.
It was Sunday morning (one a.m.), a not unusual time for some farmers, after a late Saturday night, to have a look round their stock and decide to send for the vet.
No animal is a better judge of comfort than a cat.
I think it was the fact that I liked it so much that made the writing just come out of me automatically.
I seem to have spent a good part of my life - probably too much – in just standing and staring.
They can't find my house now because I keep it very quiet where I live.
If I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously.
If you decide to become a veterinary surgeon you will never grow rich, but you will have a life of endless interest and variety.
I will write another book if I feel like it.
That quotation about not having time to stand and stare has never applied to me.
I seem to have spent a good part of my life - probably too much - in just standing and staring and I was at it again this morning.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs ...[they] are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no right to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty.