“Dog - a kind of additional or subsidiary deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.” – Ambrose Bierce
"Never trust a dog to watch your food." – Unknown
“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” – Dean Koontz
“Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” Johnny Depp
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.”
“It sometimes takes days, even weeks, before a dog’s nerves tire. In the case of terriers it can run into months.”
“Now it was serious. A double-dog dare. What else was there but a “triple dare you”? And then, the coup de grâce of all dares, the sinister triple-dog dare.”
--A Christmas Story
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”
“Did you ever walk into a room and forgot why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives.”
“Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.”
“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.”
Celebrate a very important family member with a doggy tree ornament.
“Even the tiniest poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.”
--Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
“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.”
“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
“The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.”
“No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.”
Caroling with friends always makes for a memorable holiday tradition.
There is something about dogs and Christmas that just goes together, whether it is the joy (and folly!) of a new puppy as a gift or the sight of your four-legged friend romping in the snow.
Produced by Rebecca Christian
"A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog."
Frame your favorite picture of Fido for a fun gift.
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does."
"My little dog: a heartbeat at my feet."
"When you leave a dog in the morning, it will stick its nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later."
"Sleighbells ring! Are you listening?"
"The ideal age for a boy to own a dog is between forty-five and fifty."
"Being patted is what it is all about."
"All is calm, all is bright."
"Sir, this is a unique dog. He does not live by tooth or fang. He respects the right of cats to be cats although he doesn't admire them. He turns his steps rather than disturb an earnest caterpillar. His greatest fear is that someone will point out a rabbit and suggest that he chase it. This is a dog of peace and tranquility."
"Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of our country as Wall Street and the railroads."
--Harry S Truman
A charming silhouette for the Christmas tree.
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
"My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am."
"He has affection and character, he can enjoy equally the field and the fireside ... a good fellow."
Watching in a Winter Wonderland.
"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really."
--Agnes Sligh Turnbull
"A house is not a home until it has a dog."
"Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails."
"To err his human, to forgive canine."
"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made."