A Pet's Ten Commandments

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A Pet's Ten Commandments


 1.    My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

12.    Give me time to understand what you want of me Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being..

3.    Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment.

4.    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.

17.    Please never hit me, Please never strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

18.    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 may 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 Take a moment to Thank God for your pets.  Enjoy and take good care of them.  Life would be much duller, less joyful experience without God's Critters.

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Michael Ford
Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes - Marion, AR
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Kathy what a Great Blog.  I'm hear at the lake this weekend with my wife and our wonderful family members Kris Kringle and St Nick.  They are 14 and 12 year old long hair dachshunds.  They bring such joy and you are so right they just want you to love them.  Thanks for this wonderful post one of the best I've ever read@!

Jul 10, 2010 03:06 AM #1
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


Very good points for the non pet owner (who may want to become one) and the pet owner to follow daily.

Jul 10, 2010 03:08 AM #2
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

This is a wonderful post. And when one sees strays along the road one has to wonder what are these folks thinking of. Your ten commandments are great. Maybe they should be posted outside every shelter and every aspca door

Jul 10, 2010 03:14 AM #3
Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ

Great post and so very true. We have had a Silky, a Yorkie, and now a new Yorkie. The first two lived full lives and they were family. Each replacement was unique and we never forget the ones we had before.

Jul 10, 2010 03:21 AM #4
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - Franklin, TN
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Kathy, for those of us who love our pets... this is a wonderful post full of reminders of their unique needs.  Thank you!  ~ Susan

Jul 10, 2010 03:29 AM #5
Tricia Pearson
Tricia Pearson - Pearson Real Estate - Texas Hill Country - Boerne, TX
Real Estate Broker, San Antonio/Hill Country Homes for Sale

Thanks Kathy for a wonderful post.  You can't beat the unconditional love you get from your pets.

Jul 10, 2010 03:32 AM #6
Herb Johnson
Access Capital - Florence, KY



Love this!



Jul 10, 2010 03:51 AM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kathy-pets can bring us so much joy and as Tricia said, unconditional love.  Thanks for the reminders to all not to forget them .

Jul 10, 2010 03:51 AM #8
Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Ahhh Kathy, did you have to do this to me on a Saturday morning? Now I have tears in my eyes.

Jul 10, 2010 04:00 AM #9
Kathy Hyatt ~Plantation, Davie, Sunrise REALTOR
RE/MAX Preferred - Plantation, FL
Broward Realtor Selling Plantation,Davie & Sunrise

I tear up everytime too, and go hug my dog.  I have a Giant
Schnauzer so he loves to be loved and taking running.

Jul 10, 2010 04:12 AM #10
Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
More opinions than you want to hear about.

Kathy, thank you for the nice post.  Once, at a Thunder Bay dog show, an old geezer walked up to me and we talked about dogs.  He said "I just can't understand how people can live without a dog."  I share his lack of understanding.

Jul 10, 2010 04:18 AM #11
Don MacLean
Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY - Franklin, MA
Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA

Great post

When my dog was a live he would come with me for coffee and "his munchkins"

Loyal to the end

Enjoy the day

Jul 10, 2010 04:30 AM #12
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Kathy, this is such a sweet post! 

Jul 10, 2010 08:55 AM #13
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Thank you Kathy.  Good to remember the important things in life.  -Steve

Jul 10, 2010 03:56 PM #14
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Just getting ready to take Shadow out for a walk. Great words for all petowners to live by.

Jul 10, 2010 04:03 PM #15
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

I've owned either a dog or a cat since I was 5.   I remember each of them well and they all hold a special place in my memory and heart.  You list is perfect reminder how important they are.

Jul 11, 2010 01:24 AM #16
John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Kathy,  Thank You for a sweet post!  2 aging labs and a wired cat makes our lives interesting here!

Jul 11, 2010 01:29 AM #17
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

I loved this post, but I would change #7 to "never hit or strike me" - I don't think pets ever need to be hit.  My dog, Java, will be 13 on the 18th!

Jul 11, 2010 01:36 AM #18
Kathy Hyatt ~Plantation, Davie, Sunrise REALTOR
RE/MAX Preferred - Plantation, FL
Broward Realtor Selling Plantation,Davie & Sunrise

Hi Peggy,

You know that party bothered me too, so I changed it and now it is much better. thanks

Jul 11, 2010 03:48 AM #19
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

What a wonderful reminder of the unconditional love that comes from bonding with pets.  My sheepdog lived to be 14!  Life expectancy was 9....she is gone but not forgotten.   I still tear up, some 15 years later, remembering the joy we shared together.

Sep 05, 2010 03:35 AM #20
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