Sep 3, 2013

A Pets Ten Commandments~

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals....

Every so often I re-post this article. Today I would like to do the same again.  It is the exact post,
but a year has gone by and many things have changed, but our bond towards Brutus and
 his toward us is just as strong than ever.  The best part of this bond is watching Arvid
 and Brutus together.

Animals/pets are a big part of our lives. 
Not only do they bring joy and laughter into it, but they also bring companionship.
Not so long ago Brutus was going through some very rough times and both Arvid and
 I were at a total loss as to what more we could do to make him better.  Not only did
we realize how much he means to us, but we also realized the emptiness our lives
 would be without this little kitty running wild all over the place.

For a man who has never had a pet you would hardly believe the bond between them.
Arvid tells me that Brutus is like a baby and that he (Brutus) needs pampering and attention
all the time. I have had cats before so I know what good pets they make.  When we first
brought Brutus into our lives Arvid had so many rules for this Kitty.  Today no rules
 nor boundaries apply when it comes to Brutus.  The most relaxed I have ever seen
Arvid is when he is petting Brutus or doing something with Brutus.

Brutus, and the other five kitties I once had.  Love them all
 For all of us that are lucky to have a pet you will relate to this....for those that don't I believe
you will also be able to understand the bond a pet owner and their pets share.....

 A Pets 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 I friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

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. ALWAYS!

We love you with all our hearts and we will always take care of you.
Mama and Dada 2013
You came to us on October 18 2006
One of the happiest days of our lives...
You make everyday special for us.

To everyone with a pet...your pet needs you most when they are not at their best.
 Just like a child needs its parent, pets need their mamas and dadas also.

A house is not a home without a pet...until one has loved an animal,  
a part of one's soul remains unawakened...