Ask the beasts and they will teach you the beauty of this earth.— Francis of Assisi
Joyful Pet Loss quotations
The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
There is no death, only a change of worlds.
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.
If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it;
to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.
Not everyone you lose is a loss.
Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty.
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.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don't even know we have.
Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
When it is too hard to look back, and you are afraid to look ahead... Look beside you. I'll always be there.
I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are.
No one can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned a dog.
A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.
His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.
The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.
Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.
Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.
No man can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned by a dog.
The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.
I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.
I guess you don't really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.
The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon.
But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?
A failure is not a loss. Its a gain. You learn. You change. You grow.
It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque.
The lives of animals are woven into our very being - closer than our own breathing - and our soul will suffer when they are gone.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do.
Loss provides an opportunity to take inventory of our lives, to reconsider priorities, and to determine new directions.
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.
You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and woman to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers & Sisters, I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself.
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.
Oh the saddest of sights in a world of sin Is the little lost pup with his tail tucked in.