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A Canine Christmas

From the Editors of Traditional Home
  • 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.

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  • “Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles M Schulz

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  • "The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." -- Author Unknown

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  • Declare your love for you four-legged companion loud and proud on your mantel.

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  • "All is calm, all is bright."

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  • “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend never owned a dog.” 

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  • “Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras

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  • "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does." --Christopher Morley

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  • “Dog - a kind of additional or subsidiary deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.” – Ambrose Bierce

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  • "Never trust a dog to watch your food." – Unknown

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  • “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

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  • "We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment." --George Eliot 

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  • "A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley

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  • "The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”  Johnny Depp

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  • “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.”
    --Milan Kundera

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  • “It sometimes takes days, even weeks, before a dog’s nerves tire. In the case of terriers it can run into months.”
    --E.B. White

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  • “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

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  • “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

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  • “Did you ever walk into a room and forgot why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives.”
    --Sue Murphy

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  • “Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.”
    –Joe Gores

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  • “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.”
    --Gene Hill

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  • Celebrate a very important family member with a doggy tree ornament.

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  • “Even the tiniest poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.”
    --Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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  • “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

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  • “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
    --Abraham Lincoln

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  • “The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.”
    --Anonymous

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  • “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

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  • Caroling with friends always makes for a memorable holiday tradition.

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