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Friday, September 24, 2010

Rules to live by...

A couple of friends of mine had to make the difficult decision about their cat today and it brought to my mind the Pet Ten Commandments that I saw recently.  (believe it or not I have never seen these before this month.)

So I share with you the rules all pet owned should live by.  Along with a few lovely little pictures of my precisions girls.

Pet 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. Don't be frustrated and impatient.

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 the tone of 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 and weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old  You too, will grow old and need love, care, comfort and attention.

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.

modified from the original poem by Stan Rawlinson Doglistener.co.uk

Normally I would post the Rainbow Bridge poem but this felt better today and thought it would be more appreciated.  Hug your fuzzy/feathered/scaled kids because they need love too.


  1. that's a really cute ferret!
    i was blogwalking, and i saw that you had read Wicked. that's awesome! have you read the rest of the series?