Notable Quotable – Dogs

“Petting, scratching and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”  – Dean Koontz

I’ve always liked Dean Koontz and I like him even more now. Love this quote and it’s so true.

Dogs have the innate ability to make all bad things go away. I can walk in the door, after having a bad day and being in the worst mood, and as soon as my dogs rush up to greet me and shower me with loads of love, letting me know how much they’ve missed me, even though I was only gone for a just little while, the bad mood immediately dissipates.

When a dog looks you in the eye, he or she penetrates to your very soul. Your heart swells with love and everything in the world is okay. If only.

Tell me, how do dogs make your world better?



15 thoughts on “Notable Quotable – Dogs

  1. Hi, dear Michele! The Dean Koontz quote and your words in this post sum it up perfectly. Dogs have a way of lifting us out of a sad, depressed state. Their antics, their enthusiasm, their eagerness to be near us and to give and receive affection, cause our bodies to release endorphins and we experience wellness and joy.

    Thank you for reminding us of the healing power of dogs.

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    • Thank You Shady! You know how powerful the love of a dog is. Amazing the healing that can come from a furry four-legged critter! I made it to NC. Uneventful flights. Long layover in Atlanta but was entertained by two wonderful women who liked to chat!
      Talk soon, my friend…


  2. This is not something that I exactly relate to. As I think I mentioned before, I didn’t grow up around dogs–I knew few people that had one and there were few if any in the neighborhoods where I grew up. The extent of my experience with dogs growing up was watching TV shows like Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

    Later in my high school and adult years I had several dog “friends” but the extent of my relationship with them was hiking with them or sometimes just sitting talking to them. Dogs are great listeners and very nonjudgemental.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    • Dogs are definitely great listeners for sure! I wish for you, Lee, that one day you will be able to experience all that a dog has to offer… It’s truly amazing and you’ll never be the same! Seriously. They say that dog is simply God spelled backwards…


  3. My dogs love me no matter what. They never ask for money or for the car keys. Their greatest desire is to be with me and to protect me. No human, not even Willy Dunne Wooters, has ever been as loyal to me as my pups are.


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    • Isn’t that the truth?! A loyalty unmatched by any human. And it is so refreshing that dogs love you no matter your lot in life. They don’t care what you look like or how much money you have or don’t have. They just love, period. Wonderful!
      Thanks for stopping by Janie!


  4. Yes, yes, yes!! 😀 Dean Koontz is one of my favourite authors and his devotion to his dear departed Golden Retriever, Trixie always makes me teary-eyed. If you read his books, you’ll notice there is usually a dog in the story, who remains safe while all hell breaks loose, otherwise.

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  5. Dogs just love without question and innately know when you need them near. I remember my one dog, Fox, would look at me when I was crying and gently move towards me and then place her nose under my hand. I would pet her and once when i hugged her, she licked my tears away. She was very special and each dog brings something wonderful. My dog now-Wallace-barks and then comes to me so happy to see me and licks my face. As soon as I sit down, he comes straight to me and must lick me and be by me until all is right in the world


    • Isn’t that just incredible? No human could make you feel like that! How sweet that your dog licked your tears away. I know that your heart must have swelled in that moment. Thanks so much for sharing about Fox and Wallace. They sound like amazing dogs!


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