“I love mankind, it’s people I can’t stand.”
― Charles M. Schulz

Mankind creates art, builds great cities and travels to the moon.
People forget their leashes and don’t pick up the poo.

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
― Mark Twain

Yesterday, I was accosted by seven dogs with absentee owners. Two jumped, two threatened, one bared his teeth and raised his fur, all sniffed.

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”
― Charles M. Schulz

You will never convince a man that his dog, jumping on you, is not a kindness.

“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.”
― Cesar Millan

You can tell a lot about a man by his dog. The differences are striking.

“The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.”
― James Thurber

It’s too bad men train dogs and not the other way around.


Photo: Owney, the dog who was the unofficial mascot of the Railway Mail Service in the 1890s.