Monday, July 13, 2009


I found this on the web awhile ago and just had to share, If anyone knows the original author please let me know so I can give credit Thanks

Just found out this is by Debbie Wadkins .

1. My life is likely to last 10-15+ years depending on what type of animal I am. Any separation from you is likely to be painful for me.

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.

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 comment:

  1. This is just beutiful, Dawn. Thanks for sharing it. I, too, am an animal lover.