Improve Your Health? Get a Dog

A Little Dog Inspiration:

©2015 Beth Terry, Xena Chihuahua

My little Xena Princess Warrior – 5 pounds of sweet long-haired Chihuahua charm, RIP

With so much trouble in the world, it helps to occasionally focus on simple gifts offered by our angels in fur coats. Having a rough day? Cast your eyes on their sweet face. More than half the households in America own one or more dogs. Many Americans clearly rely on four-legged inspiration and loyalty to make it through our day. We call it unconditional love. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t.

Sure, cynics believe our dogs only love us because we’re their food source. Or maybe they lick our faces because they like salt. Most of us don’t care why they’re so excited to see us, we’re just glad someone is!

If we could chill out and be more like our four-legged friends our lives might be more peaceful. Dogs are just who they are. No excuses. They unabashedly flop down on the floor and fall asleep wherever they are. We scold them and they still love us. If they could talk, I doubt they would say, “Does this collar make my face look fat?” They usually can get along with dogs of different colors and “races” with no problem at all. Then again my Chihuahua thinks she’s a Rottweiler, so she does have to make sure you know who’s boss. Indeed, Dorothy Hinshaw captured that when she said, “Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.

Here’s an assortment of quotes showcasing why we love them…

Starting with a wise quote by Harry Truman who knew about Washington, DC better than most:

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
– Harry Truman

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
– Aerosmith song

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
– Will Rogers

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
– Roger A. Caras

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that
you are wonderful.
– Ann Landers

There is no psychiatrist in the world
like a puppy licking your face.
– Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you

Olive is ready to play, Beth's Chihuahua-French Bulldog

Wanna Play?

more than they love themselves.
– Josh Billings

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

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
– Andy Rooney

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
– Doris Day

Ever wonder if other dogs think poodles
are members of a weird religious cult?
– Rita Rudner

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
– Woodrow Wilson

If your dog is fat, YOU aren’t getting enough exercise.
Dr. Randy Aronson, Pet Vet

My dog is worried about the economy because
Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.
– Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us?
We come back from a grocery store with the most amazing
haul – chicken, pork, half a cow.
They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!
– Anne Tyler

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it watching for us to come home each day.
– John Grogan

If you have a dog, hug it. Bring it to work if you can. If you have no dog, volunteer at a shelter and soon you will have a dog, or two, or three.

Enjoy your day and your life! To a dog you are an alien that lives forever. Cherish that gift!




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2 Responses

  1. Vickie says:

    Hah – it’s midnite and I’m sitting here reading this. The lights have gone off, reminding me it’s time to go to bed. But still I’m looking at the glowing screen in the dark. My dog, the every faithful conscience in our home, just came out of the bedroom and looked at me, as if to say, “Really? You’re still up? Come to bed. You need your sleep.” So, off to bed I go with the vision of your sweet angel in my head and my steady companion at my feet. Great collection, btw, thanks for the quotes. I’ll borrow them.

    • Beth Terry says:

      Thanks Vickie! What a sweetie you have! Yeah, Xena was a character and I miss her. But my little Olive does the same thing your dog does. She just looks at me like I’m nuts when I’m on the computer too long. Probably saying the same thing to me!
      Thanks for the note, glad you enjoyed it!

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