"My little dog...a heartbeat at my feet."  -- Edith Wharton
"God sat down for a moment when dog was finished in order to know that it was good, that nothing
was lacking, that it could not have been made better, and He was satisfied."  -- Maria Rilke
"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I'm
convinced that, basically, dogs think humans are nuts."  -- John Steinbeck
"Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, they are already stretched and pulled to such
a length that a child cannot do much harm one way or another."  -- Robert Benchley
"The bad news is that it's difficult to teach an old dog new tricks; the good news is that, by
then, old dogs, unlike their human companions, have been observant and generally already
know everything they need to."  -- Author Unknown
"In the middle of a world that has always been a bit mad, the cat
walks with confidence."  -- Rose F. Kennedy
"After scolding one's cat, one looks into its face and is seized with the suspicion that it
understood every word.  And has filed it for reference."  -- Charlotte Gray
"Prowling his own quiet backyard or asleep by the fire, a cat is still
only a whisker away from the wilds."  -- Jean Burden
Junior....
.....the heartbeat at my feet.
"Cats have enormous patience with the limitations of humankind."  -- Cleveland Amory
"Dogs are our link to paradise.  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