Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Pet's Ten Commandments

As everybody knows, I LOVE both of my fur babies, but my heart belongs to my black lab, Dolly. I got her a few months after my Mother died, and she went everywhere with me and was always in my arms or my lap. She knows what I am thinking and what I am feeling.


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

GIVE TO THE SPCA IN YOUR AREA - IT IS A GREAT CAUSE or adopt from the SPCA or a rescue dog!!!

1 comment:

Greg C said...

Those are all good. That last one reminded me of the night we had to put our horse down. Talk about a hard thing to do. I have seen small animals die but watching a horse die is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. She just lay there looking at me and then closed her eyes.