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Whether you love felines or canines, you're sure to find something here that will strike a chord of familiarity with you.  Enjoy!


A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley (1889 - 1945)


A dog may be the only opportunity a human has to choose a relative. - Mordecai Siegal


A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings


A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. - Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)

Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But put him in a car and the first thing he does is stick his head out the window.

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives. - Sue Murphy

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. - Dave Barry

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers

Happiness is a warm puppy. - Charles Schultz (1922-2000)

I bought a dog the other day and named him “Stay”. It's fun to call him, “Come here, Stay! Come here, Stay!” Finally, he went insane.

I finally managed to teach my dog to beg. Last night he came home with $15.00

I hope to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves. - August Strindberg (1849 - 1912), A Madman's Diary, 1895

I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now.

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. - Rita Rudner


If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail. - Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket then giving Fido only two of them. - Phil Pastoret

It may be called puppy love, but it's real to the puppy.

Man is a dog's idea of what God should be. - Holbrook Jackson

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money. - Joe Weinstein

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. - Christopher Morley

Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories! - Dr. T.C.


Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. - Joe Gores


On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. Peter Steiner, cartoon in The New Yorker, July 5, 1993


Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx


Some days you're the dog. Some days you're the hydrant.


There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Ben Williams


Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane. - Smiley Blanton

To his dog, every man is Napoleon. Hence the constant popularity of dogs. - Aldous Huxley

Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes.

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us. - Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)

We wonder why the dogs always drink out of our toilets, but look at it from their point of view: why do humans keep peeing into their water bowls?

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. - Edward Abbey

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies. - Gene Hill


Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement. - Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000) (Snoopy)



An aquarium is just interactive television for cats.


ANY question addressed to a cat can be counted rhetorical. - E. Miller

Anything on the ground is a cat toy. Anything not there yet, will be.

As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat. - Ellen Perry Berkeley
Cat (n) A small furry animal with human servants.
Cat Owner (n) Oxymoron

Cat rule #2: Bite the hand that won't feed you fast enough.

Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. - Unknown

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. - Joseph Wood Krutch

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. - Jeff Valdez

Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit. - John S. Nichols

Cats don't hunt seals. They would if they knew what they were and where to find them. But they don't, so that's all right. - Terry Pratchett

Cats instinctively know the exact moment their owners will wake up. Then they wake them 10 minutes sooner.

Cats know what we feel. They don't care, but they know.


Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture. - Jacquelyn Mitchard, The Deep End of the Ocean

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. - Joseph Wood Krutch

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. - Arnold Edinborough
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. - Hippolyte Taine
In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats. - English proverb

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a cat.

One cat just leads to another. - Ernest Hemingway

People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. - Faith Resnick

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well. - Missy Dizick

There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. - Albert Schweitzer

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.

Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.

Time spent with cats is never wasted. - Colette

When I wash the cat, it takes me hours to get the hair off my tongue.

You can always tell a cat, but you can't tell him much.

You know it's time to shave your legs when the cat uses them for scratching behind its ears.

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. - Colonial American proverb


Dogs and Cats

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. - George Eliot (1819 - 1880), 'Mr. Gilfil's Love Story,' Scenes of Clerical Life, 1857


At least dogs do what you tell them to do. Cats take a message and get back to you.


Buy a dog a toy and it will play with it for ever. Buy a cat a present and it will play with the wrapper for 10 minutes.


Dog: They feed me, love me and take care of me: they must be gods!
Cat: They feed me, love me and take care of me: I must be a god!


Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.


Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God.

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.


Dogs may shed, but cats shred.


Ever consider what they (our 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

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. - Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)


In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. - Dereke Bruce

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it? - Eleanor H. Porter (1868 - 1920), Pollyanna, 1912


No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. - Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )


We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. - Anna Sewell (1820 - 1878), Black Beauty, 1877


Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein


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