Our Academy Greeter
KASEY’S FAVORITE QUOTES
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog
“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.” ― Cesar Millan
“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” ― Marilyn Monroe
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”
― Woodrow Wilson
“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” ― Mark Twain
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” ― Mark Twain
“Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and the mistakes we make because of those illusions.” ― Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening of the Year
KASEY WAS A GREAT DOG AND PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE EVERYDAY. YOU KNOW YOU’RE GROWING OLDER WHEN YOU’RE CONTENT TO SIT AROUND AND WATCH THE DOGS PLAY. WHEN KASEY WAS YOUNGER WE WENT TO A NURSING HOME AS A PET THERAPY. I WATCHED AN ELDERLY, BED BOUND LADY WHO HAD NO TEETH AND COULD HARDLY MOVE HER CROOKED FINGERS GROW A BIG SMILE ON HER FACE AS KASEY PUT HER HEAD ON THE BED. THE WHOLE TIME SHE PETTED KASEY SHE WAS POKING HER IN THE EYE BUT KASEY NEVER MOVED. THE NURSE SAID SHE HADN’T SEEN A SMILE ON HER FACE IN MONTHS.
DOGS BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER, SHOW US PATIENCE, ARE GOOD THERAPISTS AND WILL KEEP YOUR SECRETS.