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Old 09-30-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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For Animal lovers.

Lets Look After Our Animals
I absolutely love animals and cannot bear to hear of any cruelty against
them . I found this the other day and just had to share it as I am sure all
the lovely people I have met here will so agree with it.


When you adopt me my life is likely to last only 15 to 20 years.
Don't forsake me, any separation from you is painful.

Give me time to understand what it is you want from me.
Change can be more difficult for me than for you.

Don't be angry with me for a long time, and don't lock me up alone as
You have your human family, your friends, your entertainment and I only have

Trust me and help me to trust you, it is crucial for mine as well as your
well being.

Talk to me . . . even if you think I don't understand your words.
I understand your voice and love when you speak to me and stroke me.

Before you hit me remember that I have teeth and claws and could easily hurt
but I choose not to bite and scratch you because I love you.

Be aware, that however you treat me, I will never forget.

Before you scold me, ask yourself if something is wrong.
Perhaps I am sick, or just plain tired, frustrated and weak.
Try to understand what it's like to be me, put yourself in my place.

Take care of me when I get old and don't abandon me, for you, too, will grow
Notice when I am ill, when I need you to take me to the vet for help, just
as you need to see a doctor.

Go with me on the most difficult journeys.
Never say
"I can't bear to watch"
"Do it when I leave"
I need you with me even at the end of my journey.
Always do what is best for me even if it is unbearable for you to do so,
because I love you and trust that you will.


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Old 09-30-2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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Thanks, LC. Extra {{{{}}}}s for my little guy today.

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Old 09-30-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
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I have to hug my babies everyday. Our furbabies are the best!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:05 AM   #4
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Thank you for sharing, from me and my beloved Oliver
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:59 PM   #5
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This is very nice. Thanks for posting it.
Eat, Drink, Laugh and be Happy.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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I think Texasgirl posted this a while back. It rang true then just as it does now.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:18 PM   #7
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my cat thomas is essential for me and my well being. we carry on conversations ( nope not crazy) if i ask him in a question type tone. he meows his answer.

calms me to pet him. and his care gives me someone to love.
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:46 PM   #8
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That happens to be one I have on my bulletin board. It's one of my favorites.
Finally things have started clicking for me, my knees, my elbows, my back, etc...
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:47 PM   #9
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Thanks for loving your animals. As I have said in many many posts if it were not for the animals I would jump off bridge. My life without them would have been not even worth making effort to breathe. The abuse and reject ion I experienced I could not wish on any animal. I often wonder if they sense how we have been treated in our lives?

Now that I have been sick for many days, seems they want to be so close to me and actually worry about me. If only people could love each other the way these animals do. Loving someone also includes allowing them to be themselves.

Thanks for appreciating your animals and knowing they are only here because you care about them. Be sure you watch them tonight since it is Halloween. These holidays tend to bring out the weird ones who enjoy abuse.
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Old 10-31-2008, 04:13 PM   #10
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LadyCook, I did remember seeing this awhile back.
But today is perfect to repost. With tonight being Halloween, I know my baby is gonna be bent out of shape (lots of kids banging on the door). Just like he gets from fireworks on New Year's Eve and 4th of July.

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