Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Will James (18921942)
To my way of thinking theres something wrong, or missing, with any person who hasnt got a soft spot in their heart for an animal of some kind. With most folks the dog stands highest as mans 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, its all hunkydory so long as theres a place in the heart for one or a few of them.
WILL JAMES, Smoky, the Cow Horse, Preface, p. v (1929).