Below are six Albert Payson Terhune dog quotes. Terhune was a popular American writer of stories about dogs, particularly his collies. He was also a breeder of collies. The Rough Collies of today continue the bloodlines developed by him almost 100 years ago.
Any man with money to make the purchase can become a dog's owner. But no man—spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort—may become a dog's Master without the consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God.
Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger.
His was the collie heritage—the stark need for comradeship coupled with the unconscious craving to be owned by man and to give his devotion to man, his god.
Soon or late, every dog's master's memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives.
The dog was cold and in pain. But being only a dog it did not occur to him to trot off home to the comfort of the library fire and leave his master to fend for himself.
When a puppy takes fifty catnaps in the course of the day, he cannot always be expected to sleep the night through.
Albert Payson Terhune