Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ten things your dog wants you to know

The following came from a Weimaraner club and I loved so much what it said I kept it and wanted you to see it. In our family we think of our dogs as part of us. 

Ten things your dog wants you to know… If your dog could talk, these are some of the most important things he/she would like to tell you...

1. My life will probably only last 7 to 14 years. It will hurt me more than you know if I have to be away from you for longer than a day or two.

2. If you have patience with me and give me time to learn what you would like from me, I can promise you, you will never be disappointed.

3. Trust me with your life and have faith in our future together. If I don't feel that you honestly believe in me, I will suffer great emotional stress. My sense of self-worth is totally dependent upon your confidence in me.

4. Don't stay mad at me for long or confine me to a cage to punish me. You have your friends, your job, and your recreation. I HAVE ONLY YOU!

5. Talk to me about anything you want as frequently as possible. Even if I can't comprehend your precise words, I can understand the meaning of what you're telling me by the tone of your voice.

6. Remember no matter how you treat me, I will NEVER forget it.

7. When you consider raising your hand to hit me, remember I have teeth that could break the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scream at me for failing to respond to your commands as I usually do, take time to think about what might be wrong with me that would cause me to treat you differently. Maybe I haven't been eating right or drinking enough water. Or maybe my age is catching up with me and I just can't do what I used to do.

9. Take good care of me when I get old. Someday you will be as old as me and you will see how it feels.

10. Be there for me through good times and bad. Never say you can't handle taking me to the vets for stitches or surgery. Nothing could make me feel worse. Everything in my life is easier for me to deal with when I have you standing by my side. Remember my love for you is unconditional and it will last for your entire life.


Linda said...

Beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. I'm a cat person, and this applies to us in many ways, too. I've had four cats in my life, each one has taught me something.

Donna said...

Awww... sad to think not all dogs are treated as well as ours.


My Vintage Mending said...

Just the truth. They really are such a pleasure to have around. I usually have a 60lb English Bulldog in my lap while I browse new post. Smiles...Renee

bikim said...

happy weekend!

Canyon Girl said...

Thanks for posting this.--Inger

vivian said...

Just catching up here a bit! first of all, I LOVE the color of your dogs! they are so pretty. It breaks my heart to think that some animals are mistreated and arent treated the way your post discribes. I hate thinking that there are idiots out there that dont care about their pets. :(
second.. LOVE the photos of the eagle. YOu live in a beautiful world.
third.. your friends cottage is wonderful! I love the aprons hanging in the loft.
Now I need to go hug my kitties!
enjoy the rest of your weekend

barncat said...

I've seen a few different versions of this, but makes me smile and tear up at the same time. Thanks for sharing it. :)

gpc said...

Applies to children, too. It is heartbreaking how badly some living beings are treated. I wish everyone would take heed.

Charlene said...

With tears in my eyes I read these truthful words. They do completely depend on us don't they!! And they give their love so unconditionaly. THANK YOU for sharing this. HUGS!

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