The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals.
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.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans and can love you more than you love yourself.
Discipline isn’t about showing a dog who’s boss, it’s about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.