“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

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