No website about Shelties would be complete without a page on quotes about dogs...
A man owned a hobby kennel in Texas. The Texas Wage & Hour Dept claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.
"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent.
"Well, there's my handler, who's been with me for 3 years, I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board" The kennel help has been here for 18 months and I pay her $500 per week plus free room and board. then there's the half-wit who works here about 18 hours a day. He makes $10 per week and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night," replied the breeder.
"That's the guy I want to talk to; the half-wit," says the agent.
"That would be me" replied the breeder.
No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
~ Mark Twain
Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Dogs do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love his leader. He will be yours faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of his devotion.
Some of our greatest historic and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.
I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.
~George Bird Evans
I do believe Dave knew a sheltie or two when he was writing funny quotes about dogs...
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.
You can't buy loyalty,they say,
I bought it though,the other day
You can't 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
Of all the wonderful quotes about dogs, this one certainly brings a tear to the eye...
There is one best place to bury a good dog. If you bury him in this spot, he will come to you when you call – come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living dogs to heel, they shall not growl at him nor resent his coming, for he belongs there. People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no whimper: people who may never really have had a dog. Smile at them, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing. The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.