5). Allow us to be genuinely who we are without pretense, affectation or façade
6). Offer empathy
7). Provide comfort and support
8). Forgive us no matter what
9). Accept us just as we are
10). Teach us gratitude and humility
Our animal companions are truly our friends, teachers and guides. Some of our most joyous experiences and memorable moments are spent with these friends. Just by spending time with and observing them, we can learn so many of life's simplest yet profound lessons. We simply need to change our perspective and remind ourselves of this fact.
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain
your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my
food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle
of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it
becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that
aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a
racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object.
Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than
you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I
am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue
sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and
cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.
It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each
other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I
also know that sticking tails straight out and having
tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is
nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the
bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and
manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to
claw, whine, meow, bark, try to turn the knob or get
your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open.
I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I
have been using the bathroom for years -- canine or
feline attendance is not required.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other
dog or cat's butts. I cannot stress this enough!
To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the
following message on our front door:
To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain
About Our Pets:
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay
off the furniture. That's why they call it
3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted
son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours
and doesn't speak clearly.
Remember... Dogs and cats are better than kids because
1 . Eat less
2. Don't ask for money all the time
3. Are easier to train
4. Normally come when called
5. Never ask to drive the car
6. Don't hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don't smoke or drink
8. Don't want to wear your clothes
9. Don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and...
10. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.
I meeted a great dog yesterday, hims name is Samuel, hims is a soft coated Wheten Terrier!! Oooooh whata handsome boy!!! I eeven let hims play wif Skweeekybob last night at the Irish party at RnB.
MTW was meen and told him i eeted kat poo!!!!! Ok, i know i do eet kat poo, but havent for over a month since Poppa putted a kat door in the furnace room, where the litter ams.
I fink SamDog is a very handsome Dog, and i feel all funny inside wen i look at him. I feel like frowin up a little bit, and get a dizzy. My kat frend Skeezix feels this way when he sees pitures of hims gilrcat Daizy!! He calls it "getting the Urjez". I unnerstand now what hims was talking about.... *sighs*
I hope SamDog is in the chatroom today **all hearts and stars and little birdies whirling around above her head**