“What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job!” George Carlin

Fuerteventura 1997

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”  – Robert Benchley

Spain 2002

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” – Rita Rudner

‘Beau’, Sunderland 2012

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz

Staithes 2013

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. It merely expands the heart.” Author Unknown

‘Jasper’, Biggleswade, 2014

“Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well.”  – Bonnie Wilcox

‘Sophie’, Rochester NY USA 2014

“Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.”  – Dorothy Hinshaw

Tynemouth 2016

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic.”Henry Ward

‘Jackie’ Poland, at Eddy’s, 2017

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche

Teesmouth 2017

“The bond between a hunter and his dog can’t be described; But only felt”Steve Reider

Simonside County Fair 2017

“No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” – Stanley Leinwall

Druridge Bay 2017

“The journey of life is sweeter, when travelled with a dog” Bridget Willoughby

On the boat to the Farne Islands, 2018

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
― Johnny Depp

Beamish Museum 2018

“If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.” Fran Lebowitz

The Bedlington Terrier Club, Newbiggin-By-The-Sea 2019

“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”  – Stanley Coren

Newcastle, 2019

All pictures can be embiggened with a click.

Stay tooned for whatever comes next!

58 thoughts on “Dogs

  1. Wear a tail and do your job! 😆 This got me smiling from the start… loved this.
    The one about dogs teaching us about love and loss broke my heart. It is so true. What a gift!

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  2. Obviously a perfect post for me. 🙂
    The ‘Poodle’ is actually a Bichon Frise. My Mum had one called Bobo, and she loved to correct people who called him a Poodle. He had such a feisty character, I didn’t mind being seen walking around with him. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. I love the whippet at Beamish. My dad always had whippets – one at a time, not several at ones. The quote “Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss…” is so true.

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  4. Yeah, these quotes and pictures are adorable. I love the ones of our little furry friends peering out from underneath a door or right at the corner. The smaller the dog, the more amusing the places they manage to find themselves in.

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  5. I’ve found myself really wanting a dog lately 🙂 So this post was very, very fun! Loved all those hunting dogs, and the dog in the very last picture too hee hee! Also I liked this quote: “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Robert Benchley 🙂

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        1. I hope when I’m a bit older, (not too long now 😊) and can’t be doing with airplanes and the like, I’ll have some daft mutt, and go for long walks on the sea front with it, it’s a nice thought. Fingers xt.

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  6. Nice photos, for sure lots of dogs! I’m more a cat person, although I don’t have one, my hubby has allergy, at least is what he says! I think he would be jealous of all the attention I would pay to the cat! 😉

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  7. For some weird reason your posts aren’t showing up in my reader😢 Since I had not seen a post from you in a few days, I decided to just head over to your blog. Glad I did, else I would have missed out on this one. These are absolutely wonderful! Can’t even pick a favorite…well done!😃

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  8. In my opinion, Dogs are the best companions in the Animal Kingdom. As a child I had lots of pets: a Monkey(Timtali, my brother coined the name), a Cat (Sheba), Dogs (Pax &Shirley), and a Tortoise(had no name).

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  9. Cool shots. Sometimes I feel that we’re the only people in Toronto who don’t own a dog! I would like one but it’s more than enough looking after a diabetic cat who also has inflammatory bowel disease (bless him)!

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