"When I hear somebody talk about a horse or cow being stupid; I figure it’s a sure sign that the animal has somehow outfoxed them."
"We need cats to need us. It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us."
"I never met a pig I didn’t like. All pigs are intelligent, emotional, and sensitive souls. They all love company. They all crave contact and comfort. Pigs have a delightful sense of mischief; most of them seem to enjoy a good joke and appreciate music. And that is something you would certainly never suspect from your relationship with a pork chop."
I know I do not have as big a heart as Chaps or most any dog. Humans don’t. We are cursed with ego, selfishness, and ignorance, overlaid with arrogance. We try. At least some of us do. If I could love to the level of Chaps, I reckon I’d be a saint.
Chaps, while he taught me how to communicate with dogs, taught me most about love. I can’t live without the love of dogs. I don’t know how anyone can."
"One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why."
"The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog."
"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will."
"If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr."
"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."
"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."
"When I was a kid, if a guy got killed in a western movie I always wondered who got his horse."
"Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows."
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened."
"In riding a horse we borrow freedom."
"I was not, am not and will never be a horseman. It is difficult to define the term but I am convinced that horsemen are either born or acquire the talent in early childhood."