Many of you know Becky Povich, a good friend of this blog and an effervescent presence on the internet through her own wonderful blog, "Becky Povich * Writer - Humorist - Bliss Follower*". The other day, Becky wrote of the sudden loss of her dog Tiger Girl, a friend and companion of 14 years. I've collected a few thoughts, old and new, to offer by way of consolation to Becky and in recognition of the role of a faithful pet in our lives.
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"The difference between a dog and a person is that when you earn a dog's love, you get it."
"A friend we allow into our company, a pet we allow into our solitude."
"My dog and I have enjoyed many a silence together, a conversation always resumed exactly where left off."
"In time I put away childish things, and my dog, ever faithful, put away puppy things."
"Exile a man to a desert island, allowing him only his dog, and in time his self-image will conform to his dog's opinion of him. This explains why Napoleon came back for one more shot at emperor."
If there's a look that breaks your heart, it's the look in a dog's eyes that says, "I would gladly be your soulmate, if I only had a soul."
"If it is true that a dog harbors no hope of salvation, then which of us is the nobler friend."
"She was only a dog, which is to say, just another friend who always came running when I whistled."
~~ Robert Brault