Category Archives: dog quotes

Doggy quote of the month for April

“There is no such thing as a stupid dog.  Each dog has his own genius and it is up to us as humans to find out what it is.”

-  Brian Hare, co-author of The Genius of Dogs

I’ve previously reviewed The Genius of Dogs.  Click here to read my review.

Doggy quote of the month for March

“Lots of people talk to animals, not very many listen, though…”

- The Tao of Pooh


Doggy quote of the month for February

Charlie chaplin quote

A thought for caregivers at Christmas

There's a special place...

As the Christmas holiday is upon us, across the world there are special people who are working in animal shelters and rescues caring for homeless dogs.  Let’s be thankful that these folks exist.  If you are considering adding a dog to your pack, please think adoption first!

This quilt hangs in Old Friends at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah

This quilt hangs in the kennels at Dogtown in the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah

Doggy quote of the month for December

“If you want the best seat in the house, move the dog”

- Unknown

New settee

Doggy quote of the month for November

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.”

- Rita Rudner, comedian

Groomed poodle

fluffy black poodle

pink poodletricolourpoodlesFor the record…I like Poodles.  In fact, I like all dogs.

Doggy quote of the month for October

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.  That is the way of the whole human being.”

- Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and his dog, Fido

Abraham Lincoln and his dog, Fido

Dog and pony show?

Today, in conversation, I used the term ‘dog and pony show’ as in ‘David and Larry are going to do a dog and pony show on xxx.’  And then I got a question I didn’t expect – ‘what does that mean?’

The term dates back to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when there were many traveling circuses to entertain.    It was often the dog and pony show that was promoted as a headline act.

dog and pony show
Quite literally, this was when dogs and ponies/horses would perform together – often wearing costumes and decorations.

As time has gone on, ‘to do a dog and pony show’ means to publicize a presentation that is designed to impress or sell a product.  It’s debatable about whether the saying is one of scorn – some dog and pony shows could be well-researched and professional as well as glitzy, others not.

Doggy quote of the month for September

Once when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, ‘Yes.  But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.’

-  C.S. Lewis



Doggy quote of the month for August

Dalai Lama quote