Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Pet's Ten Commandments

I know this beagle has been MIA for 5 weeks... As always it's my human's fault. She claims it can't be helped because of work commitments...that's what the humans always say. Anyway, my human received this in her email and thought that it was worth posting to remind all humans to treat us right.

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 creatures.


Laura said...

That really is beautiful! I've seen it before but its nice to read it again.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Mom always tries to remind people of the importance of #10 -

Thanks fur sharing those !


Lorenza said...

I made sure my mom printed it out so she have them in sight all the time!
Have a great week!
Kisses and hugs

i said...

How true! Thanks for sharing this, Kess.

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

That is an AWESOME list of commandments :) Mom said that this was actually made into a movie by the Japanese! The title is called: "10 Promises To My Dog"...very touching and awesome movie. Go watch it if you can! *grins*


Martha said...

Always worth reading again! So true.
We miss you Kess.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Fred said...

That one made Old Girl's heart melt!

Molly the Airedale said...

We've seen this before and it is so worth reading again and again! Thanks, Kess!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


We liked the pet ten commandments. Hope you had a woofy day.

Essex & Deacon

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

The Beaglebratz and mom are going to be new followers as soon as I get home from work - the computer here at work will not allow me to set up the follower template. Anyway, thank you for posting that - I have seen the "commandments" before but this old lady needs all the reminders I can get. I wonder if there is a plaque or something with that on it - Mom Beaglebratz, Shiloh'n Shasta

Thanks for signing my guest book.