My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years.
Any separation from you will be painful to
me. Remember that before you take me home.
Give me time to understand what you want
Place your trust in me - it's crucial to
Don't be angry with me for long, and don't
lock me up as punishment. You have your
work, your entertainment, and your
friends. I have only you.
Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't
understand your words, I do understand
your voice when it's speaking to me.
Be aware that how ever you treat me, I'll
never forget it.
Remember before you hit me that I have
teeth that could easily crush the bones of
your hand, but that I choose not to bite
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
Take care of me when I get old; you too
will get old.
Go with me on the last journey. Never say
"I can't bear to watch it, "or
"Let it happen in my absence."
Everything is easier for me if you are
I love you.