Friday, March 23, 2012

A PET'S 10 COMMANDMENTS


A PET'S 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.


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.




A Pet's 10 Commandments is authored by Stan Rawlinson and can be found as originally authored at the following site:

 http://www.doglistener.co.uk/

It is very important to give proper credit for all info, pics, and data. Thanks Stan for allowing me to correct this mistake. Added 4/5/2012




THIS IS A RE-POST THAT I CAME ACROSS, AND SINCE MY NIECE JUST GOT HER NEW PUPPY I THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT AGAIN.

I  HELD MY 17 YEAR OLD SHEPHERD MIX AS HE WAS PUT DOWN AND IT WAS THE BEST THING I COULD HAVE EVER DONE. SEVERAL YEARS LATER MY 5 Y/O BARN RED LAB NAMED GABE SNEEZED A BUCKETFUL OF BLOOD ALL OVER THE BATHROOM. 

HE HAD CANCER OF THE BRAIN THAT A NEW VET MISSED. IT WOULD NOT HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE BUT THE WHOLE PROCESS WAS FAST AND PAINFUL. THERE WAS NO CHOICE

TAKING HIM TO BE SPARED A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH I RATIONALIZED I WOULD GO THROUGH THE SAME PROCESS WITH HIM, AS I HAD WITH BANDIT 3 YEARS EARLIER. WHEN I WALKED INTO THE VETS OFFICE I WAS OVERCOME BY SHEER:____________________________________________________! YOU FILL IN THE BLANK FOR THE MOST HOPELESS, HELPLESS FEELING YOU HAVE EVER HAD WITH A PET.

I SIMPLY LET GO OF THE LEASH AS THE VET TECH HAD OPENED THE EXAM ROOM DOOR--WAVED TO DR. AMY....SHE NODDED IN UNDERSTANDING AND I TURNED AND RAN. I SAT SOBBING IN THE CAR FOR A GOOD 20 MINUTES BEFORE I COULD DRIVE HOME.

I'M SIMPLY SAYING THIS TO REITERATE RULE NUMBER 10! I SHOULD HAVE STAYED WITH HIM! IT WAS NOT ABOUT ME AT THAT TIME- SO I'M 1 FOR 2 WITH THE 10TH PET COMMANDMENT.

I ALSO REALIZE THAT EVERY ONE HAS TO CHOOSE THIS OPTION THEMSELVES. I JUST FELT LIKE GETTING THIS OUT TODAY.

THANKS FOR 5 GREAT YEARS GABE! THIS WAS IN 2000, AND IT STILL HURTS!

GABE--- PURE LOVE AND DEVOTION!


LOVE TO YOU ALL! SEE YA FOR SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY?

JMc

 pic not mine-unknown source

 Old Butch

John was in the fertilized egg business.

He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.

Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.

Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Saint Lawrence County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.


Sorry- I couldn't end on such a heavy note! Not before the WEEKEND!!!!