Monday, May 17, 2010

The Pets 10 Commandments

We have ran this before, but brought it to my attention again, I had forgotten about how special it is -

The Pets 10 Commandments -

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.

Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness.
It is here on earth and has four legs!

©Stan Rawlinson (The Original Doglistener). A professional full time Dog Behaviourist and Obedience Trainer. More info at DOG LISTENER.


SFBakstad said...

I can spend hours looking at all those cuties!

Cindy said...

This is really lovely! Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Love this! I have a Yorkshire Terrier! He is 4 1/2 lbs. and I love him so much. He is 11 years old now, but he is still very healthy and active! I cherish all my time with him. :)