We like to think of the following as Chicken Soup © for the Dog’s Soul. And for all we know, there really may be a book out there with that title! Read and ponder the precious pup that is your best friend!
* Don’t be angry with me for too long.
And please don’t lock me up to punish me. You have your friends and family to keep you happy and entertained. I just have you.
* Talk to me.
Sure, we don’t speak the same language, but the sound of your voice brightens my whole day.
* Don’t be upset when I jump for joy when you come through the door.
I only live for ten or fifteen years. You are what makes that time enjoyable. It’s hard on me when you go away.
* Give me time to understand what you want from me.
I don’t always get it right on the first try, but I promise I’m trying as hard as I can.
* Comfort me when I’m scared.
You know a lot more about loud noises, strange people, and new places than I do. I need to know that you’ll protect me from them. I always feel safer when I’m with you.
* Let me make new friends.
Introduce me to other dogs, cats, or even bigger animals. We might now get along in the end, but having some more friends that look and smell like me makes my life that much brighter.
* Show me your world.
The house and yard might be the only places I ever see unless you let me come with you. A trip to the pet store, the park, or even just a ride in the car is exhilarating for me. I can’t wait to see what you want to show me.
* Pay attention if I don’t seem like myself.
It might seem like I’m just being lazy or stubborn, but I might not be feeling well. I can’t get help for myself, and I need you to look out for me.
* Please don’t hit me.
I have teeth that can crush bone. Instead, I cover you in sloppy, wet kisses. Just as I choose not to hurt you, please make the choice to not hurt me.
* Touch me.
Nothing makes me feel more loved than when you take time out of your day to rub my ears or scratch that itchy spot on my back that I can’t reach. I can’t understand your words, but I definitely understand the feelings behind a hug.
* Come with me on my final journey.
I know it will be difficult, but I need you by my side when the time comes for me to leave this world. Every moment down to my last breath is easier if I have you with me.
We've heard it before and that final forget me not always gets to us. We all know we are eventually going to have to say goodbye to our pooch and it is my fervent wish that my fur baby will be there in Heaven waiting for me when the time comes!
There are more things human’s should not forget about their pooches on I Love All My Dogs. Like the above, they are all sweet and provide a service for those who are not certain what might be going on inside their pup’s head.