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TKC
09-08-2009, 03:41 PM
The Ten Commandments for being a responsible Pet Owner...

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very 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. I HAVE ONLY YOU!
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll NEVER forget it.
7. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hands, but 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've been out in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting old and weak.
9. Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old.
10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for ME if you are there.

Remember, I love you.

ragingwolf66
09-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Amen brother!!!

Brett Long
09-08-2009, 05:23 PM
man that made me sad. but in a good way i guess. i held my last dog, AXLE that was his name in my arms until the last moment. my dogs are my kids and i treat them accordingly.

TKC
09-08-2009, 05:35 PM
I a sorry about Axle. That is tough. I have lost several dogs in my life, it is always hard.

Yeah, my dog Kirby IS my child too. I know exactly how you feel.

Clydetz
09-08-2009, 07:12 PM
I've seen these 10 Commandments before and they still make sense! 2thumbs