Thinking About Dogs

I read in our local paper today about the death of a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois K-9 officer named Rocky who served the Victoria, Texas police service over five years and is credited with over seven milliion dollars in drug seizures as well as many assault rifles and bulletproof vests.  The dog's partner/trainer said Rocky loved his job and wanted to work every day.  He said he feels like he lost a member of the family.  Anyone who has ever lost such a friend can understand and it got me thinking of the dogs that have been in my life so I decided to share with you some quotes about dogs. Whether you are a "dog person" or not, I think you'll smile at these:

Will Rogers said, "If there are no dogs in heaven then when I die I want to go where they went."    Joe Weinstein - "My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3 a can - that's allmost $21 in dog money."  Here are some more:

One reason a dog can be such a confort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why.  There is no psychiatgrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.  "I wonder if other dogs think Poodles are members of a weird religious cult." (Rita Rudner).  And a wonderful prayer: Help me to be as good as person as my dog already thinks I am.  

I'll  close with this by Walt Whitman: "Dogs do not complain and whine about their condition. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God. Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things."

If you have suffered the loss of a dog recently, let me know - I have something for you.

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