Friday, September 5, 2008

All I Ask of You


A PET'S TEN 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.

I did not write this, but wanted to share it with all willing to read.


4 comments:

Micky-T said...

Awesome...I loved that, and I believe every word. I love my baba Luca to the max.
Hi! I came over from Doc and Mt. Cats site.

Disaster Chick said...

Thank you. I wish people would take that into consideration when they get a pet. Sammo is my baby. I recognized the picture from the comments on Doc and Mt. Cats site.

Micky-T said...

Is that really your dog Sammo ?
We got a yellow lab girlie dog.

Disaster Chick said...

I named him Samuel Bodie. Sam - is after Sam Adams - patriot and beer brewer. Bodie is my shortened form of Boden which is Scandinvian for "sheltered." I adopted him in January - he was a stray. Age guesstimate is that he is a little over two years old.

I call him anything I can attach to Sam. The Great Sambino, Sammy, Saminilla, Saminator...