DISCLAIMER: This is originally written by Stan Rawlinson back in 1993 as identified by Angela Blair in HubPages.

BoomBoom, half-Pomeranian, half-Japanese Spitz

Dogs melt my heart away and remind me that each earthly creature has a capacity to feel. Whether I see them in the streets, walking, or inside my house, playing with each other, dogs always pull a fragile tug on my heart. I have StumbledUpon this great dog art/literary and I wouldn't miss sharing this on my dog blog.

Every dog owner and wanna-be dog owner should read and feel this to make the lives of our beloved mutts worthwhile.

  1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me. 
  2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Don't be impatient, short-tempered, or irritable. 
  3. Place your trust in me. It's crucial to my well-being.
  4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as a punishment. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have 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 that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.
  7. Remember before you hit me: I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
  8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate 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 too long, or my heart is getting old and weak. 
  9. Take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old.
  10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it," or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there.
Remember that I LOVE YOU.

Oh my mutt. Can't believe I'm actually leaking because of these canine commandments. Each commandment has flashed precious memories with my each of my pets -- whether they're in heaven, or here on the earthly soil. 

I have found my serenity in this world and that is the space where my dogs run wild. 
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