The 10 Canine Commandments 1.
My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that when you buy me. 2.
Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3.
Place your trust in me - it's crucial for my well-being. 4.
Don't be angry at me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I have only you. 5.
Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me. 6.
Be aware of however you treat me, I'll never forget it. 7.
Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones in your hands, but that I choose not to bite you. 8.
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 or in the cold too long, or my heart is getting old and weak. 9.
Take care of me when I get old. You too, will grow old. 10.
Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: 'I can't bear to watch it', 'let it happen in my absence' or 'I am tired of you'. Everything is easier for me if you are there.
The 10 Feline Commandments
"These are the laws you humans are to follow when interacting with us furry bundles of joy. Failure to obey will result in excessive yowling, scratches, bites and an increased level of mischief." 1.
Thou shalt always allow me to climb up on the kitchen counter and drink from the faucet. 2.
Thou shalt clean my litter box twice daily. 3.
Thou shalt allow me to sniff your plate of food and chow down on it if I so desire. 4.
Thou shalt wake up to pet me when I meow in the middle of the night. 5.
Thou shalt never leave the house for any reason whatsoever. 6.
Thou shalt not sleep on my side of the bed. 7.
Thou shalt provide me with a never ending supply of catnip. 8.
Thou shalt buy me cat trees and toys that I will never use. 9.
Thou shalt not complain when I use your furniture as a scratching post. 10.
Thou shalt not put any other pets before me.
Reading the dog commandments, you can't help not have tears in your eyes! The cat commandments...well no surprises there, that's your typical cat!
I will always love those "furry bundles of joy" though.