A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 21, 2018
“If it weren’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk”

Many people get exercise only when they walk their dogs. “If it weren’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk” is a saying that was printed in a 1968 book and a 1977 newspaper column, Authorship is unknown.


23 February 1977, Akron (OH) Beacon Journal, “Old ties for tomato plants plus other varying views” by Ken Nichols, pg. C2, col. 2:
If it weren’t for dogs, some people, probably, would never go for a walk.

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 850:
If it weren’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.

3 April 2003, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Let It Out,” pg. E2:
If it wasn’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.

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If it wasn’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk

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“If it wasn’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.”
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Walking Wisdom:
Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for a Happy Life

By Gotham Chopra with Deepak Chopra
New York, NY: Hyperion
2010
Pg. ?:
If it wasn’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk. –anonymous

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“If it wasn’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.” -Unknown #quotes ��
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 • Permalink