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There's kind of a toll you have to pay with a cat; if you don't pet her for 10 minutes she'll bother you for six hours. (Scott Adams)

I hate zoos. (Laurie Anderson)

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. (Maya Angelou)

Dogs do dream all life long / Of what they want before it's gone... (Tony Anony)

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this. (Anonymous)

To insult someone we call him 'bestial.' For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult. (Isaac Asimov)

I've found pet dogs to be like having a toddler around - you have to know where they are and what they are doing at all times. As a printmaker, I need my focus and concentration, to work without distraction. I wonder if there is a perfect breed of studio dog. (Janet Badger)

I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving. (Joseph Barbera)

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!' (Dave Barry)

There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat. (Wesley Bates)

It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings. (L. Frank Baum)

The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic. (Henry Ward Beecher)

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. (Robert Benchley)

My angel dog has been an inspiration for most of my paintings and photographs. He is sometimes recognized from my artwork hanging in a local gallery. My dog is my constant loving companion, my best friend and life-saver. (Cynthia S. Bendix)

Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored. (John Berger)

-The Outermost House, 1925...
The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. (Henry Beston)

When I worked with the coyote, I had the idea that it was not an indigenous animal. It came as a wolf with the Indians over the Bering Strait... changed his whole biological configuration and behavior. Then it was my idea to import the coyote once more back to Europe and you could see it change back to the European wolf or Siberian wolf. It is a transformed European wolf, the coyote, how it came to the character of a brush wolf. (Joseph Beuys)

Truly dogs are special beings put on this earth for the benefit of mankind. (Denise Bezanson)

A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself. (Josh Billings)

It's difficult to understand why some people don't realize that pets are gifts to mankind. (Linda Denise Blair)

The Society for the Promotion of Modesty in Animals welcomes any attempts to dress dogs, horses, cats, etc. For too long they've been allowed to go around in the nude - which has brought on all kinds of permissive behavior in public - including the fouling of streets and parks. Dogs should at least have diapers. (Joe Joseph P. Blodgett)

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. (Mary Bly)

If we don't always understand animals, they always understand us. (Rosa Bonheur)

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude. (Robert Brault)

I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand. (Robert Brault)

It's particularly hard for us artists to lose a pet when we are home with them so much. (Kristi Bridgeman)

Confusion about the differences between art and silly pet tricks dates back to the Abstract Expressionist era, and indeed one finds almost no mention of animal artists before the 1950s. (Peter William Brown)

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. (Martin Buber)

- The Captain is Out to Lunch...
In my next life I want to be a cat. To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed. To sit around licking my ass. (Charles Bukowski)

- The Last Night of the Earth Poem...
Animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. Neither do I. Maybe that's why we get along. (Charles Bukowski)

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch. (Leo Buscaglia)

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

-b.1835 d.1902...
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

There is no downside to having a pet. We live longer than they do so there is sorrow and loss. But think of the years of love and affection they give us. (Frank Calidonna)

'Meow' means 'woof' in cat. (George Carlin)

Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. (Miguel de Cervantes)

Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. (Chevy Chase)

My dogs can't do anything - and what a relief. I don't make any demands of them, and I don't try to shape them or their future. For the most part, I trust them to make the right choices for themselves. I always look forward to seeing them, and I love just watching them sleep. What a great relationship. (Amy Chua)

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. (Winston Churchill)

There's something about watching an animal that puts you in contact with where we came from and what we're still a part of. (John Cleese)

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. (Jean Cocteau)

And of course I don't go anywhere without my pet goldfish, Anthrax. I always tell security I'm carrying Anthrax. Yeah, sure I get a lot of guff about it, but it's a family name; I'm not changing it. (Stephen Colbert)

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet. (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

Time spent with a cat is never wasted. (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. (Marie Corelli)

I had a dream shortly after my old cairn terrier, Flint, died. In it Flint was lying beside the gates of Heaven, and an angel came out to ask him why he didn't come in. In the telepathic speech common to celestial beings, my dog answered, 'Can't I just stay out here awhile? I'll be good and I won't even bark. You see, I'm waiting for someone that I miss very much. If I went in alone, it wouldn't be Heaven for me.' I woke from that dream to to find tears on my face. (Dr. Stanley Coren)

Just like humans, dogs dream about the activities which they are most familiar with and things that have gone on in the previous day. (Dr. Stanley Coren)

If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal. (Doug Coupland)

I have had strange animals as pets all my life. I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact better with animals than people. Animals are direct, not duplicitous. (Yvonne Craig)

I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get. (Rodney Dangerfield)

Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid. (Rodney Dangerfield)

When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up. (Rodney Dangerfield)

Our dog died from licking our wedding picture. (Phyllis Diller)

Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. (Fyodor Dostoevski)

It's about time the animals stop freeloading and earn their keep. At what age do you put the pet to 'work'? If too young, you may be accused of exploitation of the 'minor.' Then the PETA can get involved and lawyers will be waiting in the wings. (Les Ducak)

A dog's love is like no other. (Patti Eldridge)

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. (George Eliot)

I am glad you have a Cat, but I do not believe it is So remarkable a cat as My Cat. My Cat is a Lilliecat Hubvously. What a lilliecat it is. There never was such a Lilliecat. Its Name is JELLYORUM and its one Idea is to be Usefull!! (T. S. Eliot)

You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets. (Nora Ephron)

The love of a dog is the most unconditional love of all. To see the world through a dog's eyes is to see truth and loving in the most nourishing way. (John Ferrie)

Dogs will help you not only live longer, but more happily. By relaxing you and warming you up inside, they are certainly a great creativity 'tool.' (Bela Fidel)

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. (W. C. Fields)

My dog is my constant companion. She shows a patience and a tenacity that my best friend does not possess when dealing with my mercurial personality. (Susan Flaig)

I am an abstract painter but after losing my fabulous German Shepherd I decided to paint her. This opened a whole world as I discovered I loved painting animals. There is something magical about painting their personalities. (Gwen Fox)

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. (Anatole France)

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Do you know that cats can't wear corsets? They can't stand! Not at all! They just fall over. I know because I tried! (Jean Paul Gaultier)

Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes! (Theophile Gautier)

Dogs are angels sent from heaven in order to help us to be better people. (Robert Genn)

Every puppy begins in joy and ends in tears. (Robert Genn)

A brown-lashed dog exhales a contented hum from the nearby shade. (Sara Genn)

One thing about being a painter is that if you have a dog you are naturally going to spend a lot of time with him or her. It has always amazed me the closeness of that relationship even though a word was never spoken, intellect not any part of it. (Ken Gillespie)

The city of Paris employs a team of specially trained workers to clean up more than 20 tons of dog deposits per day. Something similar happens in Rome. Dog population in the USA has grown to 65 million, up from 55 million ten years ago. Now it seems we want to honour them in art galleries. Enough is enough. (Cesar Girolamo)

You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, 'What's in it for me?' (Lewis Grizzard)

-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time...
I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk. (Mark Haddon)

Our pets are said to behave solely by instinct and response to stimulus. We are said to behave by a lifetime of learned behavior. Do we really know what the difference is? Somehow, many of our pets become the nicest people in the world. (Wayne Robert Hall)

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. (Paul Harvey)

I like dogs, but it's like having a 2-year-old around all the time. Cats and Art studios are a natural mix - cats mind their own business most of the time and when they think you are too tense they remind you to take an affection break. (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. (James Herriot)

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort. (James Herriot)

I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs. (James Herriot)

I don't think I'd want my pet in formaldehyde, but I guess in America they would. (Damien Hirst)

-The Tao of Pooh...
Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem. (Benjamin Hoff)

As a 'pet portraitist' some years ago (daytime job) I was delighted to swap art of animals for veterinarian services. It has made me very happy to see those paintings on the wall of the waiting room when I have taken subsequent generations of pets to the vet. (Susan Holland)

My dog would happily urinate up a Michelangelo sculpture if I let him... He has no value or appreciation for the finer things in life... but he has something I have lost... the primal sensation in both the lamp post and the Michelangelo. (Christopher John Hollins)

Dogs don't make mistakes. (Sherlock Holmes)

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. (Aldous Huxley)

I have fish. While they are not responsive in the same way as dogs, cats and other furry things, they do have their place. When I'm upset about my work, or undecided what to do next, I come downstairs and sit in my easy chair beside my aquarium. Something about their movement calms me and refocuses my energy. They are restful, simple beings, and I have to say that they have had something to do with my success. (Simon Javez)

I hate a word like 'pets': it sounds so much like something with no living of its own. (Elizabeth Jennings)

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. (Immanuel Kant)

The Cat. He walked by himself, and all places were alike to him. (Rudyard Kipling)

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing is not boring. (Milan Kundera)

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. (Milan Kundera)

Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. (Ann Landers)

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail. (Fran Lebowitz)

No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. (Fran Lebowitz)

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. (Abraham Lincoln)

I once told a fellow artist that it's hard to spend time in my studio because I feel bad about leaving my dog! Just saying it out loud made me realize how ridiculous it was... (Dorothy Lorenze)

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. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

We don't have a dog but a guinea pig and a bird. They both have their unique characters and each in his own way brings perspective to our lives. There's nothing like a bird on your head eating your hair to make you realize how serious life is otherwise. The guinea pig eats his way through 5-6 lbs of food a week and doesn't do much but remind us that he needs to be paid attention to and loved and spoken to. (Mary Jean Mailloux)

Necessity has the face of a dog. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Socially inferior animals are the ones that make the most strenuous, resourceful efforts to get to know their keepers. (Yann Martel)

I can't imagine not having a dog as a companion. They know when it's play time or walking time and they know when it is working time and they are content to catch up on their sleep knowing you are close by. (Ted Martinez)

The Zoroastrians (Parsees) believe that a dog's company purifies thoughts and atmosphere. That is why Zoroastrians have the custom of bringing a dog to see the corpse when someone is dead before disposal of the body. The dog purifies the sanskaras (karma). (Tricia Migdoll)

Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture. (Jacquelyn Mitchard)

I must paint for me and my dogs. We are in the studio and they watch. (Joan Mitchell)

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her. (Michel de Montaigne)

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to. (Alfred A. Montapert)

Dog owners who are passionate about their pets and their painting enjoy a privilege. Perhaps it is because we have an obligation to get out there and walk... no matter what the elements may bring, the early morning walk sets the tone for the day in the studio. (Adrienne Moore)

Artists like cats; soldiers like dogs. (Desmond Morris)

We lucky humans who are capable of interspecies love are totally blessed in that we are reminded of our empathy and comforted by our intuition. I wonder if this comes more naturally to those with artistic sensibilities. (Alicia Moss)

I have a dog and a cat. The dog is in my studio and is my link to the world, never mind the radio. She is always in the way as she is under my table and the cat likes to sleep under the chroma lights; it is a duel as to who wins - mostly them. Just keep the cat off the painting! Animals are an artist's link to reality. They keep you focused. (Mary Ann Mountain)

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. (Ogden Nash)

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat. (Ogden Nash)

I should like to sleep like a cat, / with all the fur of time, / with a tongue rough as flint, / with the dry sex of fire; / and after speaking to no one, / stretch myself over the world, / over roofs and landscapes, / with a passionate desire / to hunt the rats in my dreams. (Pablo Neruda)

My dog used to gaze at me, paying me the attention I need, the attention required to make a vain person like me understand that, being a dog, he was wasting time, but, with those eyes so much purer than mine, he'd keep on gazing at me with a look that reserved for me alone all his sweet and shaggy life, always near me, never troubling me, and asking nothing. (Pablo Neruda)

I take my dog with me when I'm checking out galleries. Depending on how well he is accepted and treated helps me in my decision. (Ralph Newcastle)

A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution. (Hazel Nicholson)

Think outside of sour gooseberry jam! I do not yet met a state of Emily Carr when the space in the artist is ordering a pet and a blue fish. A tweetle beetle puddles a pet, like a tweetle beetle battles a linear system. (Alex Nodopaka)

My cats both did some art last week. I was doing a watercolor of a goldfish pond... both cats decided to take a shortcut across my table that the painting was drying on. Hence a few green clouds and some green paws... (Valerie Norberry)

-Thinks and Remarks by Bill Nye, Mr. Sweeney's Cat, 1886...
At first she regarded it as a joke, and treated the matter very lightly, but later on she observed that the fly-paper stuck to her feet with great tenacity of purpose... She did not dash wildly through a $150 plate-glass window, as some cats would have done. She controlled herself and acted in the coolest manner... She sat down a moment to more fully outline a plan for the future. In doing so, she made a great mistake... (Edgar Wilson Nye)

-Thinks and Remarks by Bill Nye, The Duke of Rawhide, 1886...
'I believe I've got about the most instinct bulldog in the United States,' said Cayote Van Gobb yesterday ...'Duke would sleep days during the season and gather fragments of the rear breadths of Western pantaloons at night... He took all these fragments of goods I found, over into the garret above the carriage shed... Yesterday I went in there and took a lantern with me. There on the floor the Duke of Rawhide had arranged all the samples of Rocky Mountain pantaloons with a good deal of taste, and I don't suppose you'd believe it, but that blamed pup is collecting all these little scraps to make himself a crazy quilt.' (Edgar Wilson Nye)

A dog comes to you and lives with you in your own house, but you do not therefore own her, as you do not own the rain, or the trees, or the laws which pertain to them. (Mary Oliver)

A dog can never tell you what she knows from the smells of the world, but you know, watching her, that you know almost nothing... (Mary Oliver)

The joy and wonder my pets have shared with me has allowed me to realize that love is healing as well as powerful. It spills over into all my relationships... (Angelika B. Ouellette)

Snooler: An Airedale. Leaves snool on windows, doors, and one's glasses. (Carol Palmer)

I desperately want a dog, but I've been told I travel too much, and I'm not allowed to have a dog. (Victoria Pratt)

A dog is a man's best friend. (English proverb)

A cat may look at a king. (English proverb)

The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner. (Hebrew proverb)

Love me, love my dog. (Latin proverb)

I once had a wonderful cat named Ludwig (van Beethoven). He came in as a stray through the cat-flap, his fur was like a toilet-brush, he had a huge Beethovenesque head, a grumpy temperament and he was stone deaf. When I was teaching or playing he would sit on my piano like a Ming vase. I think he liked the vibrations. (Faith Puleston)

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. (Gilda Radner)

Women are like dogs really. They love like dogs, a little insistently. And they like to fetch and carry and come back wistfully after hard words, and learn rather easily to carry a basket. (Mary Roberts Rinehart)

It still seems to me cruel and totally unacceptable to sacrifice animals for human vanity. (Anita Roddick)

Caring for animals is a noble calling, and when done well, can result in the undying gratitude of pets, as well as the humans they own. (Scott Roeben)

The cats especially have supersense and superaction for human soul as receiving it from the angels that have been sent from heaven. I know not is it the same in the Canada but the Russian cats are very emotional persons. They are singing sometimes soul-incoming songs. These have spiritual potential with strong action for human soul. The action of different animals for human soul is not the same. For example, I personally have receiving the interesting influence from large red roosters. The curative action of horses is well known. Those are important possibilities to use for creative persons. (Yaroslaw Rozputnyak)

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. (Rita Rudner)

On my fifth trip to France I limited myself to the words and phrases that people actually use. From the dog owners I learned "Lie down," "Shut up," and "Who shit on this carpet?" (David Sedaris)

We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. (Anna Sewell)

A Horse! A Horse! my kingdom for a horse! (William Shakespeare)

Of the seven experiments, the ones that have been most investigated so far have been the pets. The dogs who know when their masters are coming home, and the sense of being stared at. (Rupert Sheldrake)

Right now, any opinion anyone has about whether dogs can or cannot really tell when their owner is coming home by some unknown means... nobody knows. The weight of evidence suggests they can. (Rupert Sheldrake)

The more I see of men the more I like dogs. (Madame de Stael)

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts. (John Steinbeck)

-cartoon in The New Yorker, July 5, 1993...
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. (Peter Steiner)

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there before any of us. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

A cat loped across my gaze with a squint-eyed, piratical look, and a suave grin. (William Styron)

I believe that animals have a greater grasp of the big picture than humans. (Carol Swann)

Having a pet helps an artist be inspired, feel loved, and learn those wonderful virtues of patience and loyalty. (Sherry Szmigiel)

I've met many thinkers and many cats, but the wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. (Hippolyte Taine)

When he heard people with no knowledge of a cat's character saying that cats were not as loving as dogs, that they were cold and selfish, he always thought to himself how impossible it was to understand the charm and lovableness of a cat if one had not, like him, spent many years living alone with one. (Junichiro Tanizaki)

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name. And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy. (Alexander Theroux)

It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being. (Henry David Thoreau)

If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people. (James Thurber)

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. (Harry S. Truman)

-Letters from the Earth, 1907...
I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the 'lower animals' (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. (Mark Twain)

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain)

Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! (Anne Tyler)

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. (Jeff Valdez)

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. (Voltaire)

Horses make a landscape look beautiful. (Alice Walker)

A faithful dog is one of life's great blessings, bestowing boundless love and affection. They nourish the heart, not the mind, which is why the heart feels so devastated when they depart. (Marney Ward)

At a couple of days old, the puppies were more alien than cute. (William Wegman)

My Weimaraners are perfect fashion models. Their elegant, slinky forms are covered in gray - and gray, everyone knows, goes with anything. (William Wegman)

Man Ray... loved games and absolutely knew about the camera. It is interesting to note that, although I used him in only about 10 percent of the photographs and videotapes, most people think of him as omnipresent in my work. It irked me sometimes to be known only as the guy with the dog, but on the other hand it was a thrill to have a famous dog. (William Wegman)

Man Ray takes a lot of pressure off me. It's like having a third person in a conversation; one of you doesn't have to talk all the time. (William Wegman)

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. (Edith Wharton)

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. (Alfred North Whitehead)

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are / so placid and self-contained, / I stand and look at them long and long. (Walt Whitman)

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. (Thornton Wilder)

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men. (Emile Zola)