FC: My Sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dog's eyes
1: "If you don't want to be greeted with paws and swinging tails, don't come inside because dogs live here. If you don't like the feel of a cold nose or a wet tongue, don't come inside because dogs live here. If you don't want to step over many scattered toys, don't come inside because dogs live here. If you think that a home ought to smell of perfume, don't come inside because dogs live here. If you don't mind all of this, you will be instantly loved when you come inside... because dogs live here."
2: "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself" - Josh Billings
4: "Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me." -Beth Harris
7: "You can't buy loyalty they say, I bought it though the other day, You cant buy friendships, tried and true, Well just the same, I bought that too. I made my bid and on spot, Brought love and faith and a whole job lot Of happiness, so all in all The purchase price was pretty small I bought a single trusting heart, that gave devotion from the start If you think these things are NOT FOR SALE Buy a brown-eyed puppy with a wagging tail."
8: "An earthly dog of the carriage breed; Who, having failed of the modern speed, Now asked asylum and I was stirred To be the one so dog preferred" -Robert Frost
9: "'Tis pity not to have a dog, for at the long day's end, The man or boy will know the joy, Of welcome from a friend. And whether he be rich or poor, Or much of little bring, The dog will mark his step and bark, As if he were a King. Though gossips whisper now and then, Of faults they plainly see, And some may sneer, from year to year, My dog stays true to me. He's glad to follow where I go, And though I win or fail, His love for me he'll let me see, By wagging his tail. Now if I were to list the friends Of mine in smiles and tears, ho through and through are staunch and true, And constant down the years, In spite of all my many faults, Which critics catalog, Deserving blame, I'd have to name My ever-faithful dog. 'Tis pity not to have a dog, Whatever be his breed, for Dogs possess a faithfulness, Which humans sadly need. And whether skies be blue or gray, Good luck or ill Attend, Man's toil by day, a dog will stay his ever-constant friend." -Edgar A. Guest
11: "The cat is domestic only as far as it suits its own ends..." -Saki
12: "Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair. Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge. Open draw, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do. Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks. Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere." -Eleanor Farjeon
14: "Gentle eyes that see so much, paws that have the quiet touch, Purrs to signal "all is well" and show more love than words could tell. Graceful movements touched with pride, a calming presence by our side - A friendship that takes time to grow - Small wonder why we love them so."
15: "We cannot without becoming cats, perfectly understand the cat mind." -St. George Mivart
17: "My dogs live here, they're here to stay. You don't like pets, be on your way. They share my home, my food, my space, This is their home, this is their place. You will find dog hair on the floor, They will alert you're at the door. They may request a little pat, A simple "no" will settle that. It gripes me when I hear you say, Just how is it you live this way? They smell, they shed, they're in the way WHO ASKED YOU? Is all I can say. They love me more than anyone, My voice is like the rising sun, They merely have to hear me say, C'mon boys, time to go and play. Then tails wag and faces grin, They bounce and hop and make a din. They never say 'No time for you', they're always there, to GO and DO. And if I'm sad, they're by my side, And if I'm mad, they circle wide, And if I laugh, they laugh with me, They understand, they always see. So once again, I say to you Come visit me, but know this too. My dogs live here, they're here to stay. You don't like pets, be on your way. They share my home, my food, my space, this is their home, this is their place."
19: "Cats and dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." - Bettina Eddie
21: "We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle; easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." - Irving Townsend