|Scout's first hike: Pisgah National Forest|
Today, I celebrate the birthday of my dog, Scout. She's 10 years old.
She's played quite a few roles over the years: best buddy, favorite trail partner, baby wrangler, toddler pillow, road trip queen, beach bum, lifeguard, mountain climber, and more.
She is a most boon companion.
So, today, in honor of Scout, some quotes about good dogs:
“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
"The dog is the god of frolic."
~ Henry Ward Beecher
~ John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
"The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.”
~ Martin Luther
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
~ Will Rogers