26 August is observed as International Dog Day. The occasion celebrates all breeds of dogs. It was started in 2004 as National Dog Day by Colleen Page, a United States pet expert who chose the date as it was when her family adopted their first dog from an animal shelter.
We think International Dog Day is as good a reason as any to celebrate these loyal animals and we are doing so with 10 of our favourite quotes about dogs.
International Dog Day: Favourite Dog Quotes
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”– Orhan Pamuk
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“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.” – Kinky Friedman
“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” – Woodrow Wilson
“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz
“What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job.” – George Carlin
“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
“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.” – Bonnie Wilcox
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D Eisenhower
“There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home, they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego.” – Janet Schnellman