45 Quotes About Pets and Friendship

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For many people their best friends may be their pet. The dog is commonly referred to as Man’s Best Friend for a reason. These quotes about pets and friendship capture the unique bond that is created between man and domesticated animals.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”

“A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.”

“Actually, my dog I think is the only person who consistently loves me all the time.”

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

“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.”

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.”

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.”

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.”

“Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.”

“Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.”

“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.”

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.”

“I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.”

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”

“If a dog jumps into 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.”

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”

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

“It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.”

“It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking.”

“It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.”

“Millions of animals are euthanized every year because shelters can’t find homes for them. Buying animals from pet stores also tends to support puppy and cat mills, many of which have deplorable conditions for animals, which shouldn’t be tolerated.”

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”

“My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.”

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.”

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.”

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”

“The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.”

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

“Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.”

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

“When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.”

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

“You cannot share your life with a dog, as I had done in Bournemouth, or a cat, and not know perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.”

Dogs have a unique way of working with men and supporting us emotionally with their friendship.

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