Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dog'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


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.

I know mom, dad and my boy won't break any of these commandments! I'm such a lucky fella.


  1. You ARE a lucky fella. And we're lucky to have you as a friend. Very lucky. We've been sorta remiss from reading and writing these past few weeks ... and it may stay like that for a while ... but we want to get to know ya better. So we're promising we'll be back.

    Much love
    Happy winter
    Jake and Fergi and OurPeeps

  2. A www what a lovely photo. We're lucky dogs you and I matie.

    Noah x

  3. Mom tears up every time she reads those commandments, Rudy! We are well-loved doggies and we feel so fortunate!
    What a great portrait!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Rudy what a lovely photo!

    We need to see more of you.

    Have a great weekend.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  5. You are a splendour guy!

    Also we would like to see more photos of you!
    Lots of love

  6. Heh heh where ever did you find those? LOL They really make you think huh?