I own books of quotations and I save and treasure quotations that I find on the internet. Some people have the best imaginations and the wonderful thing is long after their gone, their words remain. So it’s Friday and the beginning of another week-end, so I’m keeping this blog light today. Here are some quotations I’ve found and how they can relate to dogs.
WHEN YOU JUDGE ANOTHER, YOU DO NOT DEFINE THEM; YOU DEFINE YOURSELF – Wayne Dyer..........
Oh this is a good one for all those gossip loving, finger pointing, and “I’m better than you” types of characters in the breed!
THERE’S ALWAYS A LITTLE TRUTH BEHIND EVERY “JUST KIDDING,” A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE BEHIND EVERY “I DON’T KNOW,” A LITTLE EMOTION BEHIND EVERY, “I DON’T CARE,” AND A LITTLE PAIN BEHIND EVERY “IT’S OK” - (Author unknown)……
When you bad mouth someone else’s’ dog and then say “Just kidding”……When you withhold information that could help a newbie in the breed by saying, “I don’t know”….. When someone tells you they don’t like your puppies and you say, “I don’t care” (when you really do)……When someone hurts you by telling you your dog is nothing but a pet and you shouldn’t be showing him and you say, “It’s OK” (when it really isn’t)…..there’s always a little truth behind these words!
I’M NOT TELLING YOU IT’S GOING TO BE EASY, I’M TELLING YOU IT’S GOING TO BE WORTH IT – (Author unknown)……….
Coming into this breed thinking that you know everything there is to know in the breed, set’s you up for disappointment. Having high expectations and suffering many disappointments along the way is to be expected in anything that is worthwhile. Being in the breeding and showing of dogs is not an easy thing to do, but it’s oh so worth it when you succeed at what you attempt to do in this breed.
WHEN YOU’RE READY TO QUIT, YOU’RE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. And this old Chinese saying….THE TEMPTATION TO QUIT WILL BE GREATEST JUST BEFOE YOU ARE ABOUT TO SUCCEED - (Author unknown)……….
You might have suffered many loses in the breed, you might see clubs folding, but now’s not the time to give up. You haven’t come this far to throw it all away.
THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL ME MAKES ME STRONGER – (Author unknown)……….
You’ve lost puppies; you’ve had to put young dogs to sleep because they were too ill, you’ve spent thousands of dollars taking care of sick animals. You’ve rescued dogs that no one else wants. You’ve spent your own hard earned money taking care of them. You’ve been talked about, abused and used, but you’re still here…alive and kicking and yes stronger than ever!
OF ALL THE ANIMALS, MAN IS THE ONLY ONE THAT IS CRUEL. HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT INFLICTS PAIN FOR THE PLEASURE OF DOING IT. – Mark Twain from “The Lowest Animal.” – From dogs that are killed in shelters, to the experimentation of laboratory animals, to the torture and senseless killings at the hands of those with “superior intelligence” over the beasts of the land!
IF YOU LOVE A DOG, YOU WILL MOST LIKELY OUTLIVE IT. TO GET A DOG IS TO OPEN YOURSELF TO PROFOUND JOY AND, PRESPECTIVELY, TO EQUALLY PROFOUND SADNESS – Marjorie Garber……….
There’s no need to explain this one as anyone that has ever loved a dog before will know the enrichment that one brings to your life but on the other hand the total and complete devastation losing one brings to your heart and you’re never the same again.
DON’T LET YOUR VICTORIES GO TO YOUR HEAD, OR YOUR FAILURES TO YOUR HEART – (unknown)……….
Some people take their victories with grace and gratitude and we are happy for them. Others gloat, adopt a “better than you” type of attitude and we resent them for it. Then there are those others that each failure in the breed is like a personal assault against them and they wonder if they have the strength to carry on.
And here’s one for us humans which I try to practice in my own life!
ALWAYS FORGIVE YOUR ENEMIES – NOTHING ANNOYS THEM SO MUCH!
Have a great week-end everyone!