its a dogs life

My wonderful friend Neen emailed me this article entitled The 10 Canine Commandments. As a lover of doggies (and one in particular), it brought several tears to my eyes…

The 10 Canine Commandments

Author unknown


1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from
you will be painful for me. Remember that when you buy me.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me – it’s cruicial for my well-being.

4. Don’t be angry at me for long, and don’t lock me up as punishment.
You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I have
only you.

5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I
understand your voice when it’s speaking to me.

6. Be aware of however you treat me, I’ll never forget it.

7. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily
crush the bones in your hands, but that I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinant or lazy,
ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not
getting the right food, or I’ve been out in the sun or in the cold too
long, or my heart is getting old and weak.

9. Take care of me when I get old. You too, will grow old.

10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: ‘I can’t bear to watch it’, ‘let it happen in my absence’ or ‘I am tired of you’. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, I love you.

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doggy breeds that i heart….

field spaniel puppy
swiss mountain dog
great dane puppy
french bulldog
rhodesian ridgeback
old english sheepdog
miniature schnauzer

and doggies that i know & heart a lot…

James & Nat's dog Indie (with puppy Harley)
Rob & Gracie's Nate dog
Pippin Dawes (running mental with Harley)
Jeff & Ben's kids Rino & Jiro

Billie Goodwin

and of course the doggie that i heart most of all…

Harley Houdini Williams

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2 thoughts on “its a dogs life

  1. so so true, once given the responsibility of a dog, it is part of your life and with you for the rest of its. Dogs are so loyal. Love and cherish Harley, include him later when the human babies come along too?? I yearn for another dog, but am satisfied with Harley being my “Gran dog”

  2. I like being described as wonderful 🙂

    These doggies are all so beautiful! But Harley is the most gorgeous of them all. I love, love, love this picture of him looking so tall and fluffy. It makes me want to give him a big, big hug!

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