Category Archives: dog quotes

Doggy quote of the month for July

“Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.”

– Mordecai Siegal, author

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Doggy quote of the month for June

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.”

– John Grogan, author of Marley & Me

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Doggy quote of the month for May

“One of the most enduring friendships in history – dogs and their people, people and their dogs.”

– Terry Kay, author

Doggy quote of the month for April

“These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, or my wife, or on my sons. No, not content with that, they now include my little dog, Fala.

Well, of course, I don’t resent attacks, and my family don’t resent attacks, but Fala does resent them.

You know, Fala is Scotch, and being a Scottie, as soon as he learned that the Republican fiction writers in Congress and out had concocted a story that I’d left him behind on an Aleutian island and had sent a destroyer back to find him—at a cost to the taxpayers of two or three, or eight or twenty million dollars—his Scotch soul was furious. He has not been the same dog since.

I am accustomed to hearing malicious falsehoods about myself … But I think I have a right to resent, to object, to libelous statements about my dog.”

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt, US President

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Background:  During the 1944 presidential campaign, Republicans alleged that Mr Roosevelt had left his Scottie dog, Fala, behind in the Aleutian Islands and sent a U.S. destroyer to collect him (at taxpayers’ cost).  President Roosevelt chose to respond during a speech to the International Teamsters Union.

Doggy quote of the month for March

“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.”

– Rudyard Kipling, in the The Cat That Walked By Himself

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Doggy quote of the month for February

“What dogs?  These are my children, little people with fur who make my heart open a little wider.”

– Oprah Winfrey, actress, writer, talk show host, philanthropist

Doggy quote of the month for January

“I don’t believe, despite all the gurus in the pet section of the bookstore and on TV, that there is a single way to train every dog, any more than that there is one way to buy a dog or put one down.  I think this idea causes much grief for dog lovers, as it does for dog choosers.

– Jon Katz, author