The benefits of pets’ love for their owners

Not to brag, but did you know a dog’s superior sense of smell and hearing enables them to determine when their owner is upset even before another human can? I know when something is bothering Rose, and on those days, I make sure to give her extra TLC. While I may not be able to tell her how I feel, I show her. If you ever wondered if your dog cares about you, the answer is yes, we definitely love you too.

To honor the beautiful bond between pets and their owners, here are 10 of my favorite quotes:


When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.


– A.D. Williams


Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do.

– Gregory Maguire


Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.

– John Grogan


An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

– Martin Buber


Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what’s missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we’re here.

– Trisha McCagh


If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

– James Herriot


In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.

– Dereke Bruce


All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.

– Samuel Butler


Lots of people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.

– Benjamin Hoff


Be the person your dog thinks you are.

– JW Stephens



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