On Dogs, Philosophy, and Dog Heaven

Quotes and Notes #175, April 29

“Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.”—Diogenes—

You may feel secure in telling your dog your most secret, personal, and private feelings because the dog will never betray you. All your dog asks in return is a lot of care and petting along with a bacon treat every now and then.

And as for philosophers, try this:

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”—Mark Twain—

But Dogs are short-lived compared to philosophers. Now and then we are left with only fond, loving memories. RIP, Speck Coondog who went to Beulah Land on April 29, 2015 and is now chasing squirrels and bacon treats in Dog Heaven.  We will miss you, Speck.

Share a big smile today

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz  “Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

Speck Coondog in younger days.

Speck Coondog in younger days.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tara @ I Might Need a Nap
    May 06, 2015 @ 13:10:27

    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the day will come sooner rather than later that the memories will make you smile more than they make you cry. Hugs to you and Miss Dekie.


  2. wanda Tillman
    Apr 30, 2015 @ 08:24:06

    So sorry. My Pitbull passed away in February and I find myself taking my coffee out and sitting on the porch so I can visit with her. I used to do that most mornings. She is greatly missed as my confident. But I still talk to her, just not getting any cold nose snuggles back.


  3. Dixie Blue Moon
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 22:05:50

    Oh no! I am so sorry! I truly am.


  4. Hilda Atkins Moore
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 11:13:32

    Sending condolences in your loss of a best friend, Spec the Coon Dog. Upon visiting your lovely home I shall miss her infamous “sniffs.” While losing three really special breed dogs, Goldie, Dollie, and Heidi I can surely empathize with your loss….much love, Hilda


  5. Rosemary Castelli Lumpkins
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:05:39

    Very sorry to hear about sweet Speck …. I know she was loved dearly and will be much missed by you and Dekie. I know too well the pain of losing a beloved pet –in reality, a dear friend and family member, There’s a big empty space in our home, our hearts, and our routine that they once occupied for many years, and it takes time to find something to fill that emptiness. For now, you just have to settle for so many wonderful memories of the joy and happiness they brought to your lives. And find peace in knowing they suffer no more.


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