Many true stories testify that the dog really is man’s best friend. However people with dynamic life often neglect their pets.
Dogheirs site compiled a list of 20 truths that no dog owner shall not forget.
Do not ignore me for too long. It is possible foe me to live only 10 to 15 years. It seems to me like an eternity when you’re away from me and my heart hurts when I do not know where you are.
Do not reject me when new family members arrive. They are my family too and I will love and protect them as I love and protect you.
Do not get angry when i jump on you. So much I love you that sometimes I can not control the excitement and the desire to hug you.
Take me to new places to meet friendly people and animals. Maybe at the beginning i will be afraid of them, but if you hold my palm while going through new experiences, i will learn to be more confident and to trust others. I really want to meet new friends.
Do not frustrate and do not give up on me. I do not understand your language, but I give my best to learn it. Give me time to understand what you want from me, because all I want is you to be happy.
Do not take out your stress on me. No matter how you spent the day, I will always be glad to see you, and I will do everything to make the day even better.
Comforted me when I am afraid. I feel much better when I’m with you, and may it take time to understand that new things will not hurt me.
No matter how busy you are, try to spend a little quality time with me every day. That’s what I look forward to every minute and it means too much.
Do not leave me outside when it is too hot or too cold. I have no where to go or to cool down or warm up and do not know how I can manage in a bad situation.
Take care of me when I get old just like you looked after when I was a puppy. When I was young you spent a lot of time hugging me and touching my soft fur. My fur may not be more soft and I am no longer a puppy, but my love for you is becoming stronger.
When the time for parting with your pet will come, you should remember that dogs never die. They just sleep in your heart.
Respect your dogs. They are your family for life.