Every time I lose a dog, they take a piece of my heart with
them. Every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous
and loving as they are."
10 Commandments For Pet Owners
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to
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
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, 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
food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
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.
To all the four legged friends who left their paw prints on my heart.
Thank you for honoring me with your presence.
I miss you all. -Moira
If it should be that I grow weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must
do what must be done,
for this last battle can't be won.
You will be sad...I understand;
your grief then stay your hand,
for this day more than all the rest,
your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears;
you'd not want me to suffer so,
when the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend;
only stay with me until
and hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will
it is a kindness you do to me;
although my tail its last has waved,
from pain and suffering I've been
And please don't grieve if it should be you
who had to decide this thing to do.
so close -we two- these years;
don't let your heart hold any tears.