Bumper Speaks


A casual column Witten by our canine Poet Laureate

Q: Where do you find the dogs?

A: Many people ask where we get the dogs we bring to adoption.¬†Dogs come to us from shelters unable to find homes. Sometimes we find them alone and scared lost on the streets, dumped there by uncaring people. Somethimes they’ve broken free and run away from a bad home situation. This is why we have such a long adoption form so we can sure each Bumper Dog always go to a loving home.

Q: Why do you charge money for the dogs ?

A:¬†A dogone good question. I would prefer people pay us in treats but that’s not how it works in human society. Did you know every dog we show has seen a Vet for a complete physical examination…sometimes more than once, gotten shots, may need expensive medication or other medical procedure, ( remember there is no medicare for my peeps) been living in a fancy, schmantzy doggie hotel between adoptions, been fed gourmet food then groomed, bathed and quaffed. Whew! A lot of work. All too often the adoption donation doesn’t cover a doggie’s costs.

Dog Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than they love themselves.
Josh Billings

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

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal

man has ever made.
M. Acklam

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures;¬†they give unconditional love.¬†For me they are the role model for being alive.”

Gilda Radner

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never bathed a dog.
Franklin P.

If your dog is fat, YOU aren’t getting enough exercise.

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00

a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.
Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? 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

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’
Dave Barry

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

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
Phil Pastoret

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

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.¬†You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”