In Lieu of the Upcoming Holiday Weekend

by - October 09, 2009

I wanted to give thanks to a few loves in my life that I don't usually give thanks to out loud.  We go about our daily lives and take for granted that they will always be here, but this is not the truth.  The truth is, our furry friends we our lucky enough to have in our lives will not be with us forever and we should all take a minute (or a thousand) to give thanks to our animals this Thanksgiving weekend.

I wanted to post this sweet thing that I have read a few times now, 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.

Thank you Pandorah, Mikah, and Ju-ni for being my rocks and for meeting me at the door every  evening with so much love in your eyes.  I will try to follow your commandments to the best of my ability.  I love you  my fur babies!!

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