What Dogs Have Meant To Owners

We know dogs make impacts on people, but some leave major impressions

Throughout history, the idea of dogs being man’s best friend has proved itself multiple times over. Movies, books, and just about every other type of media have shown dogs as confidants, best friends, family, and more since people often form such tight relationships with their furry friends. Regardless of their breed, size, or looks, dogs have made an impact in the world of humans and we are forever grateful for them. Both in the real world and in books and movies, dogs always play a major role in lives they touch. Sometimes, the bond between a person and their dogs is so strong it makes people never feel the same after having one. 

InspiringQuotes put together a brief collection of quotes from famous individuals ranging from Franz Kafka through Oprah Winfrey about why they love their dogs or dogs they have had in the past. With the notion of these animals being man’s best friend originating in the 1700s by Prussian King Fredrick II after loving having his dogs by his side so much he asked to be buried with them. While at first he wasn’t allowed to, eventually he was able to have them moved to near his grave. If that isn’t the love towards a pet, there is just about nothing that would be.

Famous Individuals On Their Best Friend

Some quotes about these furry friends include from Mark Twain where he said “the dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s”. An individual like Mark Twain’s statement about dogs shows his love and appreciation for how his canine companions improved his life throughout the course of his travels and work. Enigmatic and talented writers seem to be drawn to dogs, as obvious by Franz Kafka’s comment of all knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog.” Kafka, credited with many interesting and thought-provoking pieces, obviously had a deep love and appreciation for dogs if he truly believed that they were the answer to everything there is.

Not only do writers and philosophers think dogs are incredible for mental health with their careers and lifestyles, but so do political officials, media officials and many more. Former President Barack Obama was well-known as a dog lover, and his dog Bo proved that. “Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and every day in between… He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected.” Loyal friend, dogs can make a huge difference in the way people often live their lives. This is how a good dog can change one’s outlook on life. Lord Byron shared this love, too, albeit many many years earlier. “The poor Dog, in life the firmest friend, / the first to welcome, foremost to defend” as he said, recognizing how hard dogs work for their owners to make them happy under any circumstance. 

While dogs may not have originally been bred to be man’s best friends, it seems more and more like it was something that should have been from the start. Dogs have played major roles in the lives of humans ever since domestication, in everything from hunting and protection to emotional and mental health support with proper training. The fact is, dogs do a lot more for us than we may consider or ever think about, and the fact that caring and protecting comes so naturally to them just adds to why we love them so much.

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