View Full Version : Ten Commandments of Pet Owners

5th July 2008, 09:45 PM
I thought you guys might like this!


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 entertainments, 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

5th July 2008, 09:59 PM
I have always included that at the end of the Considering a Cavalier section (http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=10890)as they are all things for pet owners to keep in mind -- it's a long term commitment and journey. :)

5th July 2008, 10:47 PM
Sorry I had not been to the "considering a Cavalier" thread (skipped that due to the fact that we already had one!) and repeated the list. I hadn't seen it before, and a dog lover friend of mine sent it to me.
Thanks for pointing out the other thread. There are many jewels buried on this site!

6th July 2008, 12:24 AM
having just gotten my two boys, and all the joy/work that goes with them, this was really nice to see. i've printed it up and put it on the fridge. :)