FOR A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER
(from a pet's perspective)
My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful. I LOVE YOU!
Give me time to understand what you want of me.
Place your trust in me - it is crucial for my well-being.
Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your
friends. I have only you!
Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.
Be aware that however you treat me, I'll always love you.
Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth, but I
choose not to bite you.
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've been left alone too long, or my heart may be getting old and weak.
Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old.
Most of all, go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it," or "Do it
in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there.
Remember, to live I depend on you, and above all,