Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish— Chevy Chase
Lavish Great Pet quotations
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.
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. Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.
.. Eliminate one species, and another increases to take its place. Eliminate a great many species, and the local ecosystem starts to decay.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.
The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind
A dog is not almost-human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
Whoever said you can't buy Happiness forgot little puppies.
In this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.
No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life.
Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures.
The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs. - Jeanne
I think there's something great and generic about goldfish. They're everybody's first pet.
Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.
They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
No man can be condemned for owning a dog.
As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has.
A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
One cat just leads to another.
Women saying "I'm not a feminist" is my greatest pet peeve.
Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you're a feminist.
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!
Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.
People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.
I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
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.
You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.
when I am feeling low all i have to do is watch my cats and my courage returns
Having pets can teach us a lot of things.
For kids, they are often their first lesson in responsibility, and being responsible for the well-being of another living thing is actually great for anyone, kid or adult. It teaches empathy, consistency, and so much more - especially if that pet is a dog.
This principle applies to your family pet, for instance, which I believe are wonderful because they put you into a great emotional state. When you feel love for your pet, that's a great state of love that's going to bring goodness into your life, what a gift that is.
The desire to build a risk-free society has always been a sign of decadence.
It has meant that the nation has given up, that it no longer believes in its destiny, that it has ceased to aspire to greatness, and has retired from history to pet itself.
Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress.
I've got Flossie dog, and she is great.
She and I are still in love, 14 years. That's a relationship that works.
I've always felt you don't have to be completely detached, emotionally uninvolved to make precise observations. There's nothing wrong with feeling great empathy for your subjects.