Sometimes it is hard to find the right words when dealing with the loss of your beloved pet. We have compiled a list of quotes and poems for horses, dogs and cats that we think are particularly beautiful.

 

Horse Quotes and Poems

Somewhere in time’s own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison

 

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears.”
~ Arabian Proverb

 

“The way to heaven is on horseback.”
~ Author Unknown

 

“The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.”
~ Author Unknown

 

“In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens.”
~ Jodie Mitchell

 

“Our hoofbeats were many, but our hearts beat as one.”
~ Author Unknown

 

Dog Quotes and Poems

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

~ Milan Kundera

 

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

 

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
~ Will Rogers

 

“My little old dog
a heart-beat
at my feet”
~ Edith Wharton

 

“dogs and angels are not very far apart”
~ Charles Bukowski (The People Look Like Flowers at Last)

 

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”
~ Mark Twain

 

“I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”
~ William Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing)

 

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
~ Orhan Pamuk (My Name is Red)

 

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”
~ M.K. Clinton (author, The Returns)

 

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”
~ Dean Koontz (author, Whispers)

 

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog.  And none of them are wrong.”
~ W.R. Purchez

 “When I needed a hand, I found your paw.”
~ Unknown

 

Cat Quotes and Poems

He blinks upon the hearth-rug,
and yawns in deep content,
accepting all the comforts
that Providence has sent.
Louder he purrs, and louder,
in one glad hymn of praise
for all the night’s adventures,
for quiet, restful days.
Life will go on for ever,
with all that cat can wish:
warmth and the glad procession
of fish and milk and fish.
Only-the thought disturbs him-
he’s noticed once or twice,
the times are somehow breeding
a nimbler race of mice.
~Alexander Gray

 

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
~ Charles Dickens

 

A Meow is a massage to the heart
~ Stuart McMillan

 

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.
~Leo Dworken

 

A cat improves the garden wall in sunshine, and the hearth in foul weather.
~Judith Merkle Riley

 

Cats come and go without ever leaving.
~Martha Curtis

 

When you’re used to hearing purring and suddenly it’s gone, it’s hard to silence the blaring sound of sadness.
~Terri Guillemets

 

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
~May Sarton

 

Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
~Colette

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