Sunday, November 17, 2013

For the Love of Dogs

The Truth about Dogs
Dogs are truly remarkable animals.  They don’t hold grudges, they live their lives trying to please us, and instinctively know when we need a silent friend beside us.  My dogs have brought me joy, love, laughs, and a reason to smile every day.  They have also been the inspiration for my two books.  Some of the most serious people turn into completely different people when they are with their dogs.  I decided to feature some great dog quotes on today’s blog.  I hope that you enjoy them and give your best friend an extra belly rub.  Be sure to watch the video “So God Made a Dog” under Pet Tips of the Day at the bottom of my blog.

I always say, the time you spend with your dog makes the difference in a great dog or a crate dog.  ~
Faith Fullilove in “The Returns

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.  ~ Anonymous

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

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

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 more than he loves himself.  ~ Josh Billings

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

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare.  In return, dogs give us their all.  It’s the best deal man has ever made.  ~ M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love with hate.  ~ Sigmund Freud

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.  ~ Robert Benchley

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.  ~ Franklin P. Jones

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to Heaven, and very, very few persons.  ~ James Thurber

If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.  ~ Unknown

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.  ~ Mark Twain

 Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our life whole.  ~ Roger Caras

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.  ~ Phil Pastoret

My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am.  ~ Unknown

Dogs laugh but they laugh with their tails.  ~ Max Eastman

A dog is not “almost human” and I know of no great insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.  ~John Holmes

Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.  ~ Karen Davison

 ** Recipe of the Day**

Tamale Pie from:


1 lb. ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken)
1 16oz. for of beans (Black, Pinto, Refried or Northern)
1 16oz. jar of your favorite Salsa
1 Cup Shredded Cheese
1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal

3 Cups Water

1 to 3 tsp. Chili Powder

Brown meat in ovenproof skillet.  Drain off excess grease.  Add beans and salsa then let simmer.  In a separate saucepan boil 3 cups water, whisk in cornmeal, stirring until thick, and then add chili powder.  Spoon cornmeal mixture over meat and sprinkle with cheese.  Bake in 375˚ oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and cornmeal begins to make a nice crust. 

*Note:  You can add extras to make it your own such as green chili peppers, chopped green peppers, onions, minced jalapenos, or a can of sliced black olives.

**Pet Tip of the Day**




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