Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A great email about dogs

I don't usually get too sappy about forwarded emails with inspirational messages. Unfortunately I can be very cynical. I read this earlier today and for some reason it has stuck with me. Thought I'd share.


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.


  1. *gulp* You made the Dad get all choked up with that one, and I totally agree with those rules!

    Good stuff to live by, all you humans.

  2. Yes I agree with those commandments. Mommy agrees as well, thank you for sharing!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  3. Those commandments use to hang in my old vet's office and every time I would read them I would well up just like I did when I read your post! It's all very very true. Thanks for posting.

  4. That's cute!

  5. Oh dear, you are going to make mom cry. That is very good, and powerful.


  6. I received this email earlier today and it had me in tears....Auntie April


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