Animals have these advantages over man they

Animals have these advantages over man:  they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.  ~Voltaire, letter to Count Schomberg, 31 August 1769

Most pets display so many humanlike traits

Most pets display so many humanlike traits and emotions it’s easy to forget they’re not gifted with the English language and then get snubbed when we talk to them and they don’t say anything back.  ~Stephenie Geist

It often happens that a man is

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It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being.  ~Henry David ThoreauCUL

I subscribe to the theory that mankind

I subscribe to the theory that Mankind never domesticated any animal. They came in from the cold and looked cute until they were fed. ~David Beard, @Raqhun

Ever consider what pets must think of

Ever consider what pets must think of us?  I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow.  They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!  ~Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist