Dogs make amazing pets for many reasons and every dog owner knows their pup is loyal, lovable and photogenic. Whether it’s greeting you at the door or being there for you when you’re down, our furry friends have a great impact on our lives. Here are 10 of our favorite quotes from famous authors that sum up exactly how we feel about our canine pals.
The problem with loving dogs is that you outlive all but the last one.
Dog’s lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
—Agnes Sligh Turnbull, Writer
What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?
―Mary Oliver, Poet
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
—Roger Caras, Photographer
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
—Josh Billings, Writer
Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?
—Jonathan Safran Foer, Author
A dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.
—Jill Abramson, Author
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you have that in your life, things won’t be too hard.
—Robert Wagner, Actor
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
—Mark Twain, Writer
The average dog is nicer than the average person.
—Andy Rooney, Radio and TV Personality