Love Your Animals as much as They Love You
10 Things Your Dog Would Tell You
I got this from Positively Positive (his credit at the bottom) and thought I’d dedicate it to my dog, Daphney who died from bone cancer a little over a year ago. What a beautiful nature she had. Pictured after her surgery with her best friend, Kobie.
1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before
you get me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me—it is crucial to my wellbeing.
4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.
5. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have you.
6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.
7. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.
8. Remember before you hit me that I have sharp teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.
9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting too old and weak.
10. Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old. Accompany me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there—even my death.
Remember that I love you.
From Eric Handler, Positively Positive
I am publishing this blog in memory of my dog, Stella, who died last year on September 21st.