“An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~ Ben Williams
"Cats leave paw prints on your heart"
Quote from Dog Songs by poet Mary Oliver:
"Thunder that is still too far away from us to hear presses down on Ben's ears and he wakes us and leans hot and chesty first against M., then against me, and listens to our slow, warm words that mean we love him. But when the storm has passed, he is brave again and wants to go out. We open the door and he glides away without a backward glance. It is early, in the blue and grainy air we can just see him running along the edge of the water, into the first pink suggestion of sunrise. And we are caught by the old affinity, a joyfulness - his great and seemly pleasure in the physical world. Because of the dog's joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would the world be like without dogs?"
"Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." George Eliot, British Author
"Just watching an animal closely can take you out of your mind and bring you into the present moment, which is where the animal lives all the time - surrendered to life."
— Eckhart Tolle