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#1 Old 10-09-2008, 06:08 PM
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A PET'S/COMPANION ANIMAL'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.



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I've never seen that before - should be up in every animal shelter (I googled and it seems lots of them already have it).
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Woah. That's so sweet and made me all teary.



*goes to hug her puppy*
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#5 and #10 So sweet [all of it, but those stood out]

I'd go and give Cody a cuddle but she's in her dads room, sleeping =) It'll have to wait til morning when I wake up with her on my bed *awww* Thanks for posting that!
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That's great, karen. Thanks so much. My Winkie-dog thanks you too.

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This literally made me cry. I lost my puppy this past summer, and he was all I could think about when I read this. I would have given up so much just to be there when he passed away.



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A PET'S/COMPANION ANIMAL'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.




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I was doing the "awww" then my dog woke up, looked at me, burped, and went back to bed. She's cute in her own way.
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This literally made me cry. I lost my puppy this past summer, and he was all I could think about when I read this. I would have given up so much just to be there when he passed away.



It made me teary-eyed too! My parents had to have my dog put down a few years ago, but since I was 3000 miles away, I couldn't be there with him either. It still makes me sad to think about it.
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1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

i'm screwed because of this one. cat 1 is just fine at my parents without me but cats 2-4 would be seriously upset if i ever left them or split them up. not that i ever would
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aww this brought tears to my eyes!
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