“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love and loyalty.
They depart to teach us about loss.
We try to replace them but never quite succeed.
A new dog never replaces an old dog;
it merely expands the heart.
If you have loved many dogs,
your heart is very big.”
~ Erica Jong
Erica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry, and particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying…Source