A Petīs Ten Commandments.....


Vivi in Italy has sent this. It is so true. Especially no. 10 is very thought-provoking. Your dog is there for you all his/her life - it is selfish and unforgiveable if you will not be there for him/her in the last and most difficult moment. Saying that you cannot bear it simply isnīt good enough.....
Thanks Vivi!

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
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.
Enjoy and take good care of  you pets.  Life would  be a much duller, less joyful experience without these critters.
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