Category Archives: dog quotes

Doggy quote of the month for October

All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.

– Charles M. Schulz

The Dogs of Democracy

“Humans would do well to study the character of dogs” – Diogenes

This quotation is the opening slide of the documentary Dogs of Democracy, by Mary Zournazi, which was released in 2016. I’ve just watched the film on Doc Play, the app where it is available in New Zealand.

The film portrays the many stray dogs who live in Athens and the people who take care of them. It’s set at a time when citizens of Greece had been protesting against years of austerity measures that depressed the economy and its people.

One dog, Loukanikos, participated in many of the anti-austerity marches and his story is told posthumously by the people who knew him best. I particularly liked when Loukanikos is described a symbol of revolt and purity.

If you like dogs, you’ll like this 57-minute film. And if you follow news about economies and world economics as well as being a dog lover, you’ll have an even better appreciation for the timing and subject matter of the film.

For me, well – I’d like to go to Athens when this pandemic is over and give every one of those strays a good massage while visiting the birthplace of democracy.

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Doggy quote of the month for September

Doggy quote of the month for August

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”

– Nora Ephron

Daisy the English Pointer

Doggy quote of the month for July

“What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job.”
– George Carlin, comedian

Izzy the greyhound

P.S. Izzy also says it is hard work modelling the latest in greyhound fashion and being the Demo Dog for The Balanced Dog’s mobile canine massage and rehab practice.

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

Doggy quote of the month for June

sometimes you don't need words

I felt this quotation was particularly appropriate, given how many people are benefiting from the comfort of pets as they shelter in place, or return to work, in a world with Covid-19.

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

Doggy quote of the month for May

People love dogs

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

Doggy quote of the month for April

The journey of life

So appropriate for these Covid-19 isolation times…

Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Doggy quote of the month for March

Jane Goodall quote

Doggy quote of the month for January 2020

“Dogs don’t age like people.   We peak at twenty-five, then hit a slow, gradual decline into oblivion.  Dogs mature fast, then plateau and stay there for a long while.  Then, in the last quarter of their lives, they show steady signs of aging – arthritis, deafness, graying, slowing down.”

– Steve Duno, author of Last Dog on the Hill

Izzy the greyhound

Izzy, a greyhound, is the Poster Dog of The Balanced Dog. In 2020, she will be turning 11. Thanks for reading my blog and we look forward to bringing you more doggy news in the year to come.