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This was originally written for dog owners, but most of it applies to all pets. It was adapted from various versions available online.

The Ten Commandments of Pet Ownership

When you adopt me my life is likely to last 15 to 20 years. Please don't forsake me, any separation from you will be very painful.

Please give me time to understand what it is you want from me. Change can be more difficult for me than for you.

Please trust me and help me to trust you... it is crucial for my well being as well as yours.

Don't be angry with me for too long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment. I have only YOU.

Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when you're speaking to me.

Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.

Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to hurt you.

Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Is there another reason for my behavior? Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, or I've been out in the sun too long, and my heart may be getting old and weak. Try to understand what it is like to be me.

Please take care of me when I get old. Don't abandon me, for you, too, will grow old.

Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it", or, "Let it happen in my absence." I need you with me even at the end of my journey. Please always do what is best for me even if it is unbearable for you to do so - because I love you and trust that you will.

~Author Unknown


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Oct. 16th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)

You should go out to Vegas some time when their holding Petapoolaza it's freaking awesome. Everyone and I mean everyone with a pet comes out! They have booths, information, adoptions and everyone brings their pets. Coolest pet event I've ever attended.
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