Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The 10 commandments of dogs

If you are not a dog lover, don't bother with this post. Just go ahead and move onto the next one, you won't get this. Serious. I won't be mocked for this!

Okay, if you know me even a tich, I HATE cheesy, schmaltzy stuff. No butterfly kisses, rainbows and blah blah blah crap. Even a tear-jerker chick flick is pushing it for me. It's just... just... well WEIRD! Feelings and all that stuff. I just barely started to hug people outside of weddings and funerals. And sitting at dinner staring romantically at my husband? Or professing deep thoughts of love? BLECH!
That being said, I got this in an email, and now have adopted it as doctrine. Cheesy, schmaltzy crap and all......


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

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.

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!

My own four legged babies.......

My dear Jordan (in bad need of her Schnauzer hair cut like above pic)

Kasey (who I no longer secretly want to sell to a farm)

And my beloved Kodi (Yes, those are her ashes, and yes, I am THAT weird)

If you're not a dog lover and you've gotten this far in the post, well too bad suckah!
And if you are a dog lover, I hope we've now connected on some strange animal level.


debilyn said...

I got that same email awhile back and had the same reaction...

and of course, as much as I complain about all of Jake's dog hair, I love that dog like you wouldn't believe!!!

dogs are THE BEST

Kristina P. said...

I love dogs. Can't say the same for cats.

tammy said...

I just wanna cry now. I'm going to hug my dogs.

nikkicrumpet said...

That is just such a heart melting thing. How can you not love dogs...I don't trust anyone who doesn't love animals. And Schnauzers totally rock!

tiburon said...

Geez Melissa! Just when I think you are dead inside you go and post something all deep!

That was sweet and I can totally relate even if I won't publicly admit it.

Omgirl said...

I think #6 is wrong though. One of the best things about dogs is that they do seem to forget if you yell at them or scold them or kick them out to the back yard. They just come back and love you as much as ever. Don't you think?

Very sweet, Melissa. Very sweet.