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10 Commandments for Pet Owners...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Where would be be without them? I am totally in love with my pet...


    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!
  2. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    +1 took "indy" for the last ride to the vet, ,didn' tcry for my dad'spassing , bawled for my friend...
  4. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Good post CRC. When I first read it I had to close the window and come back to it later, the last one is too much for me. I'm the same as Tango, didn't shed a tear when my dad died, but my pets are another story........ 'course, my dad was a reall a**hole.
  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I bet we all have a friend passing story that will stick with us forever. When my Pandora was crushed by a truck, and I found that they couldn't save her, I was with her for the injection. It brought a feeling of peace to me, as when the pain stopped; she wagged her tail, "said" a few words, and seemed content before she closed her eyes for the last time. It never occurred to me that I shouldn't be there.
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