Tuesday, May 12, 2009


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.

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 critters. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!



  1. Yes, I hope people do! Surrounded as I am by animals right now I can tell you that all of mine are well loved!

  2. My husband thinks Luckie gets better treatment than he does. but my heart aches when I see animal abuse.

    Dogs tied to trees in hot summer sun and no shelter or water.No human attention ever.

    But more heartbreaking, is to drive country roads, or visit parks where pet throw away their pets and litters.

  3. We laugh all the time about how SPOILED our pets are! It often times borders on the ridiculous!

  4. I know you guys always take wonderful care of your pets. I was hoping to connect with someone who really hadn't thought that much about it from the other side.

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  6. Great advice to all. Pets make the world a whole lot better. Quality of life is important for everyone.

    Best wishes,