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Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Pet's Ten Commandments

My poor baby kitty has to go under anesthesia tomorrow at the veterinarian :( I am so worried about her. She's actually a grand old lady in terms of age, but she will always be my little furry baby.

The vet had this posted in the exam room and I wanted to share it. I thought it was very thoughtful and gentle and well-put.

A Pet's Ten Commandments

1) My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any seperation 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 is 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 take of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.

2 comments:

Sharon said...

I will say a little prayer for your kitty. I have a copy of those commandments on my desk. They are so true. Sharon

mycraftyways said...

The commandments brought tears to my eyes. As you wrote, this is a very thoughtful and well put text.

I hope your sweet kitty will be fine. I'll keep you and her in my thoughts.

Have a good day.