What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.
Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
I am I and you are you, whatever we were to each other that we still are.
When you are sorrowful, look again.
I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used .... Play, smile, think of me .... All is well.
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.