To my way of thinking there’s something wrong, or missing, with any person who hasn’t got a soft spot in their heart for an animal of some kind. With most folks the dog stands highest as man’s friend, then comes the horse, with others the cat is liked best as a pet, or a monkey is fussed over; but whatever kind of animal it is a person likes, it’s all hunkydory so long as there’s a place in the heart for one or a few of them.

Will James (1892–1942) Canadian-American artist, writer [b. Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault]
Smoky, the Cow Horse, Preface (1929)

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