A Pet's Ten Commandments
Over the last couple of months dealing with the surgery, complications, and working my way to recovery one thing has been a constant comfort to me has been my cat Rocket. Twenty four hours a day and seven days a week Rocket has never been more than a few feet away from me, excluding trips to the food dish and litter box, of course.
Your pets know when you aren't feeling well, and they get concerned about how you are doing. Cats can see infrared, so if you have a fever you are, at least to the cat, a slightly different and abnormal color. Rocket would curl up on the foot of the bed, sphinx-like, and watch for anyone or anything approaching. It was obvious that he was clearly doing what he could to guard and protect me from whatever threat might appear. Dogs will do the same thing.
If I was having trouble sleeping he would purr until I finally would doze off, then he would go back into "Guard-Cat" mode on the foot of the bed.
When I read this Pet's Ten Commandments I thought I should pass it along in the form of a blog post. When you think of your pets, remember that they depend on you to make their life a quality life!
A PET'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 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.
Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!