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Quotes of the Day for 20 August 2002 – Dogs

A long-time reader wrote late last week: "Our beloved Amadeus, a miniature Schnauzer, died this week at the age of 15. He was easy to love, being a gentleman of noble, sweet, sensible nature. He had a wide circle of friends." I've known some dogs like that. Here's to Amadeus and his friends.

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The quotes:

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
     - Gilda Radner

The dog was created especially for children. He is the God of frolic.
     - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 - 1887

The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.
     - James Grover Thurber, 1894 - 1981

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.
     - Samuel Butler, 1612 - 1680

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
     - Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935

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