From Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs to modern day pet owners, cats, dogs and other domesticated animals have always inspired people from all walks of life.
Great books have been written – such as White Fang or Black Beauty – and some classic films have been made – such as Beethoven’s Big Break.
However, the thing most people are inspired to do by their pets is talk about them. So, with that in mind, here are a few of our favourite pet quotes and sayings of all time…
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams
“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.” – Jean Cocteau
“You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.” – Will Rogers
“Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.” – Franklin P. Jones
"After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference." – Charlotte Gray
“Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.” – Corey Ford
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” – Winston Churchill
“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” – Charles Dickens
“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” – Max Eastman
"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." – Mark Twain
"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
“If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle.” – Rita Mae Brown
Have we missed out any of your favourite animal quotes? Do you have any of your own? Let us know below…