ScrapSayings, Animals / Pets

What does it take to make an animal?

  • Agenda for everyday:

    Let the dog out
    Let the dog in
    Pet the dog
    Get unconditional love forever!

    Feed the cat
    Be ignored by the cat
    Pet the cat
    Get your arm scratched off.

  • All dogs/cats go to heaven

  • All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful,
    The Lord God made them all. - Cecil Alexander

  • An Amazing thing the PELICAN - his beak can hold more than his belly can. But I don't know how the heck it can.

  • The [put the animal here] Whisperer
    (kid looking or whispering into animal's ear)

  • Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
    - Franklin P. Jones

  • Are we watching them or are they watching us. It's hard to tell.

  • As the bird/crow flies

  • As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat, Cats just tolerate us living in THEIR house.

  • Assistant to my dog/cat

  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. - Andy Rooney

  • Cats /Dogs leave paw prints on your heart.

  • Ask not for whom the dog barks … It barks at thee.

  • Bad to the Bone (dog with bone)

  • Bark! Who goes there?

  • Be Paw-sitive

  • Bear Hugs

  • The Bear Necessities

  • The Beary Best of Friends

  • The Beary Best Paw In all the Land (daddy bear and baby bear)

  • Birds of a feather flock together

  • Birds on the telephone line … are calling out to me. - Carpenters

  • A Breed Above The Rest.

  • Busy as a Beaver

  • Busy Body (animal with lots of energy)

  • Butterfly Kisses

  • Cat and mouse

  • Cats are like potato chips - you can't have just one.

  • Chatterbox / Jabberwalkee (kids talking to each other / monkeys-birds squawking)

  • The Circle of Life - Disney's Lion King

  • Curious George … a curious little monkey

  • Dear Dorothy,
    Hate Oz!! Took shoes!
    Find your own way home!!!!
    - Toto

  • Dear God,
    Are there dogs on other planets or are we alone? I have been howling at the moon and stars for a long time, but all I ever hear back is the beagle across the street!

  • Dear God,
    Are there mailmen and paper boys in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

  • Dear God,
    If a dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?

  • Dear God:
    We dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

  • Dear God:
    Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

  • Do reindeer really dash away?

  • A dog and his housekeeping staff live here.

  • Dogs accept you as the boss; Cats want to see a resumé!

  • Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Roger Caras

  • Dogs have masters - Cats have staff.

  • Dogs think they're Human and Cats think they're GOD!

  • Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
    - Ann Landers

  • Don't bite the hand that feeds you

  • Don't change horses in midstream

  • Don't count your chickens before they are hatched

  • Don't like my attitude? Call: 1-800-GET-A-DOG (of course it's the cat that has the attitude)

  • Don't make me get the flying monkeys!!! - The Wizard of Oz

  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket

  • Choosing a dog may be the only chance you get to pick a relative.

  • The Eagle and the Hawk - John Denver

    I am the eagle, I live in high country
    In rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky
    I am the hawk and theres blood on my feathers
    But time is still turning they soon will be dry
    And all those who see me, all who believe in me
    Share in the freedom I feel when I fly

    Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops
    Sail oer the canyons and up to the stars
    And reach for the heavens and hope for the future
    And all that we can be and not what we are

  • The early bird catches the worm

  • Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the Greatest hunters on earth!
    - Anne Tyler

  • Every Birdy Welcome

  • Every dog has it's day

  • For where two or three are eating together, there am I in the midst of them.
    - Matthew 18:20 (New Doggy Version)

  • Foul Play

  • Four Legged Friends.

  • Freckles and stripes
    Speckles and spots
    The nicest of creatures love polka-dots.
    The dappled giraffe stands on delicate legs
    And thrushes and swallows lay speckled eggs.
    Nature is fondest of stripes, spots and speckles.

  • Free as a Bird

  • Fur Ball(s)

  • Fur-Ever Friends

  • Get a Wiggle on! (wagging tails, wiggle when they walk, shaking off water)

  • Go dog Go! - Dr. Seuss

  • Gowrgeous Species of Crock! - Steve Irwin

  • Grand-animal (when you don't have any grandkids)

  • Grin and BEAR it.

  • A Healthy Diet Requires Lots Of Greens (animals eating lots of veggies)

  • Heaven's the place where all the dogs/cats that ever loved you, will be waiting at the gate.

  • He/She who sleeps with dogs +/or cats. (Indian name)

  • He's just ali-el grumpy! - Steve Irwin

  • Hold your horses

  • Home, home on the range! Where the deer and the antelope play (and the rabbits)…
    Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and skies are not cloudy all day. - Bugs Bunny - LoonyToons

  • Home of the Loyal and Spoiled

  • Horse lovers are stable people.

  • Horses leave hoof prints on your heart.

  • Horse Chores

  • Horsin' Around

  • How much is that Doggy in the window? The one with the waggity tail?

  • I am lion, hear me roar.

  • I toad you so! (frogs or toads)

  • I wish my dog/cat had a snooze button!

  • I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!!!
    - Wicked Witch of the West, from the Wizard of Oz

  • I'm a tweet widdle bird in a gwilded cage.
    Tweety's my name but I don't know my age.
    I don't have to worry, and dat is dat.
    I'm safe in my cage from that ol' puddy tat!
    - Tweety Bird, Loony Toons

  • I'm a sweet little Tweety up in a tree
    Putty is always chasing after me.
    I'm only a mouth full as you can see,
    So why is he wastin' time with me.
    … I really mean it - why is putty chasin' me.
    - Tweety Bird, Loony Toons

  • I'm in the MOO-d for love. (cows)

  • I'm not a pack rat, I'm a collector. (rat)

  • If a watched pot never boils then a watched bowl never fills!
    (my dog sleeps with her food bowl)

  • If I could talk to the animals
    Just imagine it. Chatting with a chimp in chimpanzee.
    Imagine talking to the tiger.
    Chatting with the cheetah. What a neat achievement it would be.
    If we could talk to the animals. And learn there languages.
    Maybe take an animal to agree.
    I'd study elephant and eagle. Buffalo and beagle.
    Alligator, guinea pig , and Flea.
    I would converse in Polar bear, python.
    I wouldn't curse in fluent Kangaroo.
    If people asked me can you speak rhinoceros. I'd say of causurus. Can't you?
    If I could flirt with a furry friends. Man the animal.
    Think of the amazing repartee.
    If I could walk with the animals. And talk with the animals.
    Grunt, Squeak And squawk with the animals.
    And love they could talk to me.
    If I could talk to the animals. Think what fun we'd have.
    Asking over crocodiles for tea.
    Or maybe lunch with two or three lions. Walruses and sea lions.
    What a lovely place the world would be.
    If I spoke slang to an orangutan. Oh the advantages.
    Any fool on earth can plainly see.
    Discussing ease and art and dramas. With intellectual llamas.
    That's a big step for a dual of three.
    I'd learn to speak in antelope and turtle.
    My Pekingese would be extremely good.
    If I were asked to sing in Hippopotamus I'd say why-not-amus and I would.
    Stop and think of it. There's no doubt of it. I could win a place in history.
    If I could walk with the animals. And talk to the animals.
    Grunt, Squeak, And squawk with the animals.
    And they could. Squeak, and Squawk, and Speak , and Talk To me.
    They would talk too.

    - Lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse (Use the lyrics to display your next zoo trip)

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

  • If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. - Mark Twain

  • If you want the best seat in the house, you'll have to move the cat! (and then brush off the hair)

  • If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise.

  • In the Doghouse

  • In the jungle the quiet jungle the lion sleeps tonight. - The Tokens

  • In moments of joy don't we all wish we had a tail to wag?

  • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
    - Charles Darwin

  • It's a 3 dog night (an Alaskan/Inuit saying for a very cold night)

  • It's all happening at the zoo. - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

  • It's always dinner time. (dog eating, or picture of bowl, or clocks showing dinner time)

  • It's a Jungle Out Here/There

  • It's im-paws-ible! (lion, tiger, dog, cat stickers or paw prints)

  • It's really the cat's house - he lets us live here/we just pay the mortgage/rent.

  • It's sup … sup … sup … sup super time! - Snoopy, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

  • This joint is a jumpin' (frogs, toads, kangaroos)

  • Just hangin' out / around (monkeys-kids on monkey bars)

  • Jump'n Gee Hos-a-Fat (frogs, toads, kangaroos)

  • Kitten, kitten, who's got the kitten?

  • Leaping Lizards!

  • A leopard cannot change its spots

  • Let me get this straight… my grandchild is a dog/cat?!

  • Let sleeping dogs lie.

  • Liar liar, fur on fire
    - When your dog goes to the other parent and says she hasn't been fed yet

  • Licks of Love

  • Life without you would be un- BEAR -able.

  • Lovable balls of mostly fur!

  • Mad as a Hornet

  • Man's best friend

  • Manure Happens

  • Monkeyin' Around

  • Mommy, can we keep him/her?

  • My boyfriend said it was the cat or him
    Gee, I miss him sometimes.

  • My Cat Kneads Me!

  • My Dog ate my homework (student)

  • My dog ate my lesson plan (teacher)

  • My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3 a can. That is almost $21 in dog money. - Joe Weinstein

  • My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am.

  • Never put the cart before the horse

  • Never underestimate the warmth of a wet nose.

  • No outfit is complete without dog/cat hair.

  • Not a creature was stirring …not even a mouse. - Clement Moore

  • Official Dog Walker Warning: we make frequent stops!

  • Official K-9 clean up crew

  • Official Litter Hauler

  • Official Rabbit/Hamster/Ginnie Pig Pellet Pusher

  • Official Staff of the CAT/DOG!

  • Old McDonald had a farm … E I E I O

  • Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
    - Albert Einstein

  • Pet the Pooch … Ignore the Cat

  • The pick of the litter … Mom always liked you best! - common line from the Smothers Brothers

  • Please don't hog the … (pig die cuts)

  • Proud as a Peacock … I wonder what makes peacocks so proud - it must be their kids.

  • Puppy Love

  • Puppy Power

  • Raining Cats and Dogs

  • The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

  • Rodeo Queen/King in training

  • Santa Paws / Claws (picture of cat or dog with Santa Hat)

  • Sandy Paws / Claws (picture of cat or dog on the beach or sand box)

  • A sign at the zoo read …
    Please be safe. Do not stand, sit, climb, or lean on the zoo fences. If you fall, animals could eat you and that might make them sick. Thank you.

  • Sleep tight - don't let the bed bugs bite.
    Origin: in the times when people slept on frame beds and tied ropes for slats, the ropes needed to be tight to support the person. Bed bugs were usually found in the hay they stuffed their mattresses with.

  • Some bunny loves you

  • Some days you are the top dog and other days you're the hydrant.

  • Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel like I've just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don't bite a cat before sundown, I'll go crazy! But then I just take a deep breath and forget about it. That's what is known as real maturity. - Snoopy

  • Something to crow about! (scarecrow)

  • Something's fishy around here. (cat watching gold fish)

  • Stop steamin' up my fur! What are you trying to do, wrinkle it? - Bugs Bunny (blow drying a cat or dog)

  • Strong as a bull

  • Survival of the Fittest

  • There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Ben Williams

  • There must be a heaven for animals we love. They are not human, yet they bring out our humanity. Each day they teach us little lessens in trust and steadfast affection. Whatever heaven may be, there is surely a special place in it for friends as good as these.

  • There'd be green alagators and long neck geese,
    got humpback camels and chimpanzees,
    Some cats and rats and elephants but sure-as-your-born,
    I just don't see those unicorn.
    - The Irish Rovers

  • Things We Can Learn From a Dog:
    Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they've invaded your territory. Take naps and stretch before rising. Run, romp and play daily. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Be loyal to the people who treat you well. Never pretend to be something you're not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle him or her gently. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends. Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.

  • This place is a ZOO!

  • This place is for the BIRDS! (bird houses)

  • Those we have held in are arms for even a little while; we hold in our hearts forever.

  • To the bat cave -- Batman!

  • Tuxedo Function/Junction (penguins / dressed up)

  • Unbridled Excitement/Passion

  • Unleashed

  • Unleash your beast

  • Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Albert Schweitzer

  • Until you have loved an animal, part of your soul remains unawakened.

  • Up on the WOOF top… (dog at Christmas)

  • Walk On the Wild Side

  • We are staying together for the sake of the dog/cat.

  • We have all four seasons: Winter, Shedding season, Flee season, and Shedding season. (DOG or cat)

  • What chew lookin' at?

  • What happens when a duck flies up-side-down?…
    He quacks up!

  • What time is it when the elephant sits on the fence?…
    Time to get a new fence!

  • Where the Wild Things Are

  • Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

  • Who let the dogs out?? Who? Who? Who? Who? - The Baha Men

  • Who's in the doghouse now?

  • Whiskey for my men, Beer for my horses. - Willie Nelson and Toby Keith

  • Wild Thing, you make my heart sing. You make everything GROOVY.
    Wild Thing, I think I love you. - Chip Taylor

  • Women and cats will do as they please;
    men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein

  • You can lead a horse to water, but you can make him drink.

  • You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. (lots of frogs-one with a crown)

  • You make my heart leap. (frogs, toads)

  • You quack me up! (ducks)

  • You are beauty unleashed! / Unleashed Beauty

  • You're not the boss of me … my CAT is!

  • You're so dog-gone cute

  • Zoo Life

Fun Animal Facts:

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
In Utah, birds have the right of way on all highways.
To survive, every bird must eat at least half its own weight in food each day.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
Cats have 100 vocal sounds where dogs have only ten.
Cat's urine glows under a black-light.
A cockroach will live nine days without it's head before it starves to death
It's possible to lead a cow upstairs … but not downstairs
A crocodile can not stick his tongue out.
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won't.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
Elephants are the only mammals with 4 knees that can't jump.
Goats and octopus' eyes have rectangular pupils.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
A gold fish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
The lung fish can live out of water for as long as 4 years.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
Contrary to the phrase "sweating like a pig", pigs can't actually sweat
The Poison-Arrow Frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people !
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
The skin of sharks was once sold and used as sandpaper.
A snail can sleep for 3 years.
The longest snake in the world is a python.


-- Do you visit the zoo so much that half your book is zoo pages? Think about making an ABC book of animals and events from your zoo trips. You can fill in some blanks with silly animal facts from above.

-- This page is dedicated to the memory of Steve Irwin.
"Steve was a larger-than-life force. He brought joy and learning about the natural world to millions and millions of people across the globe." said Discovery Communications founder and chairman John Hendricks in a statement. "We extend our thoughts and prayers to Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin as well as to the incredible staff and many friends Steve leaves behind."

See also: animals A to Z.