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My dog was with me all the time.
by Cathy Guisewite

My dog was with me all the time.
I talked to my dog.
She was my best buddy.
I shared all my secrets with her, but I don't think
I every really tried jokes out with the dog.
- Cathy Guisewite

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

Otherwise, my whole career has just been flinging myself
at whatever is most overdue first and letting everything else stack up.
- Cathy Guisewite

I'm most proud of having created something that men never completely get.
- Cathy Guisewite

 

The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip
is the one relationship drawn from real life that I
have proudly never even tried to disguise.
- Cathy Guisewite

I'm married, which means that instead of occasionally
wondering about men from afar,
I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded
by the strange male brain.
- Cathy Guisewite

The biggest change in my life is that I now have to
apologize for being thin.
- Cathy Guisewite

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Defy your own group.
Rebel against yourself.
- Cathy Guisewite

Every time I get something under control in my own life,
the world provides more material.
- Cathy Guisewite

The specifics of Cathy?s and my life are different now,
but the basic life challenges are exactly the same.
- Cathy Guisewite

In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work.
- Cathy Guisewite

I had such a close relationship with my dog,
and my dog so filled the need in my life to have children
that I just wanted Cathy to have that experience.
- Cathy Guisewite

Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it.
I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated
female cartoonists in the future.
- Cathy Guisewite

I never thought Cathy would get married in the comic strip.
And I also thought I would never get married.
- Cathy Guisewite

Animal welfare issues have always been important to me.
- Cathy Guisewite

I'd love to see more equal representation of female
and male cartoonists on the comics page.
- Cathy Guisewite

I'm more financially successful, but it just means
the shopping blunders I make are bigger now.
- Cathy Guisewite

The specific story line that people have responded
to the most has been the horror of bathing suit shopping.
- Cathy Guisewite

My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings
instead of sharing really personal things with others,
so I spent many evenings writing in my diary,
eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call.
- Cathy Guisewite

Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman.
The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not
only because it starred a female,
but also because it was so emotionally honest about
all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.
- Cathy Guisewite

I have an office in my house and one about five minutes from my house.
I worked solely out of my house for many years,
but find, with children, that I have to be in a different ZIP code to think.
- Cathy Guisewite

Because the majority of my readers are women,
I feel that one public service I can provide to them
is to spread the message of regular mammograms and
early detection within the strip.
- Cathy Guisewite

Mothers send strips to daughters to make a point.
Daughters smack strips down on the breakfast table to make a point.
My own mom sometimes cuts a strip out and sends it
to me to make sure I understand her.
- Cathy Guisewite

All parents believe their children can do the impossible.
They thought it the minute we were born,
and no matter how hard we've tried to prove them wrong,
they all think it about us now.
And the really annoying thing is, they're probably right.
- Cathy Guisewite

Imagine my surprise when, after a lifetime of teaching
me to keep personal things to myself,
Mom insisted my drawings were the start of a comic
strip for millions of people to enjoy.
- Cathy Guisewite

A lot of married people certainly have wonderful relationships with their dogs,
but when you're single and your dog is the only other
living thing in your house,
it's a really special relationship which I wanted CATHY to have.
- Cathy Guisewite

I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense
of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip
into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home.
- Cathy Guisewite

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Every dog has his day.
- Proverb

Make a conscious choice to live
a serene and stress-free life.
Stress is always waiting just outside your door
like a vicious wild-dog.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

Let your sympathies and your compassion
be always with the under dog in the fight -
this is magnanimity;
but bet on the other one - this is business.
- Mark Twain

Stress is always waiting
just outside your door
like a vicious wild-dog.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

A hungry dog hunts best.
A hungrier dog hunts even better.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
- Franklin P. Jones

We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet -
so we bought a dog.
Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet.
- Rita Rudner

Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese
and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning
for a cup of coffee and a donut?
- Jack LaLanne

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson

Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.
- John Peers

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

It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat,
and the dog was walking.
- Mickey Rivers

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear
a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.
- Fran Lebowitz

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,
and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Benchley

It couldn't sound like a dog, because K9 isn't a dog,
but I made it sound as mechanical as possible.
- John Leeson

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

It's tough to stay married.
My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
- Austin O'Malley

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

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
- Harry S. Truman

Some days you're the dog,
and some days you're the hydrant.
- Anonymous

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
- Kinky Friedman

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

The dog is the god of frolic.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

I poured spot remover on my dog.
Now he's gone.
- Steven Wright

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

There's a saying.
If you want someone to love you forever,
buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.
- Dick Dale

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child.
We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
- Rita Rudner

If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you;
but if a cat does the same thing,
it is because your lap is warmer.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Fear of death ... That's funny. I have that too.
My dog has it. It's very common with living creatures.
- the movie Anything Else (2003)

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

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

The dog that trots about finds a bone.
- Golda Meir

What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail,
then he has a weak-end.
- June Carter

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

I care not much for a man's religion
whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
- Abraham Lincoln


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