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- Ten Commandments for Pet Owners
- I Rescued a Human Today
- My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful.
- Give me time to understand what you want from me. Do not break my spirit with your temper, though I will always forgive you. Your patience will teach me more effectively.
- Please have me spayed or neutered.
- Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than mine. Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment. After all, you have your job, your friends, your entertainment. I have only you.
- Speak to me often. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it’s speaking to me. Your voice is the sweetest sound I ever hear, as you must know by my enthusiasm whenever I hear your footsteps.
- Take me in when it’s cold and wet. I’m a domestic animal and am no longer accustomed to the bitter elements. I ask for little more than your gentle hands petting me. Keep my bowl filled with water. Feed me good food so that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding. By your side, I stand ready, willing and able to share my life with you, for that is what I live for. I’ll never forget how well you’ve treated me.
- Don’t hit me. Remember, I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hand, 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 out in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting weak.
- Take care of me when I get old. For you will grow old, too.
- When I am old, or when I no longer enjoy good health, please do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having fun. Just see to it that my trusting life is taken gently. And be with me on that difficult journey when it’s time to say goodbye. Never say, “I just can’t bear to watch.” Everything is easier for me when you are there. I will leave this earth knowing with my last breath that my fate was always safest in your hands. I love you!
Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.
I would promise to keep her safe.
I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.
It’s with a broken heart I have to tell you that little Lily Bean (the little old Maltese you rescued) is gone. I had to put her down on Monday and am only able to even talk about it now. I’m just so heartbroken. She had renal failure and just went downhill quite quickly even though we tried with medication and diet, IV’s to keep her going. However, it became apparent on Sun night that she was not coming back from this and Mon. she stopped eating altogether. I made the decision that I had to love her more and let her go than try to keep her.
It was, of course, a heartbreaking decision and I miss her terribly. For a little pup no one wanted and was considered “vicious” it proves that they ALL deserve a chance. She had a wonderful two years filled with love and happiness –and meeting the love of her life, Zeus (my little Yorkie). Her tail wagged furiously whenever she was around him. He’s devastated as well – not eating the past few days, looking for her constantly. Just heartbreaking.
Anyway, I’m attaching a photo of her in her pink Doggie and Gabanna hoodie – her fave. She was very stylish for an old girl. She was utterly precious and I thank you so much for bringing her into my life. It was enhanced because of having the privilege of being her mom.