Saturday, November 22, 2008

Commandments and Awards

Good evening everyone. I thought tonight might be a good time to post A Pet's Ten Commandments. I saw this for the first time on Kat's JustaBeachKat blog. I thought it was fantastic. Since a close, personal furry friend of mine recently passed, I felt it would be a great time to do this post. Also, this is the season for pet giving. Please remember, all pets require a lot of attention. Not just for love, but to adapt to their new environments. I used to work with a girl whol loved puppies. But when she got bored with them, she found reasons to get rid of them. I gave her my own personal opinion on that, but she did what she did anyway. Please be responsible when you make the big decision to bring home a new member of the family!!


1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

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

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.


Now for some wonderful awards. As always these awards require me to pass them on. But, it gets harder and harder to do. Especially when I have met so many new and interesting people recently. Then, I still love my old blog friends that helped me get up and going and gave me a chance. I adore all of you. So please, as a reward to me and to yourselves, I want all of you to accept these awards on my behalf. Please post them proudly on your blog as well.

Becky at Hospitality Lane and Nicole at Heart 4 My Home presented me with the Butterfly Award. Nicole was too nice as she presented me with one more, the Marie Antoinette Award.

This award is passed to those who are brave enough to be transparent in blog land. I love the Marie Antoinette story, so this one is kinda cool.

Becca at I'm Me What More Do You Want was also in a very giving mood and gave me the following three, yes I said three awards:

You guys, err gals are so good to me. Bloggerville is a wonderful place to be when the world is so swamped with busy-ness and so many other things I am not going to get into right now. The first thing I do when I come home from work is check to see what my blogger friends are up to. To see the interesting things they are doing and the wonderful places they are going, plus, the hardships and trials we all share. You guys are the best. Thank you for presenting me with these and I do hope everyone who stops by Cranberry Flats takes each award with them!!


Terri and Bob said...

Loved the ten commandments for pets. I will pass that on to my vet. All those awards are well deserved!

justabeachkat said...

Congrats on your awards. I've received a few of them already, but I'll accept two of them from you with MUCH appreciation.

I'm so glad you're posting the Pet Ten Commandments. We all need to keep them in mind.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How true the pet's ten commandments are, brought tears to my eyes...we love our yellow lab, Buster so much he's like a baby to us:)
Have a great day!

Farmchick said...

Oh my....that brought tears to my eyes...we love all our pets so much...thanks for sharing.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Wow! Conrgats on all the wonderful awards! Doesn't that feel great to be thought of in such a sweet way?
And I love the Commandments for Pets. Awesome!

M Ayers said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!! Is that enough for all the awards you received? (Hehe)

Really, you deserve all of them. Transparency is one of the things I look for in the blogs I read. I think it is so important!

The Commandments were great, and timely. Many people get pets as "gifts" at this time of the year, but as the novelty wears off, so does the love and attention shown to the pet.

I feels the same about children. This would be a wonderful set of Commandments for parents of human babies as well. We have a responsibility to understand, love and care for them on their level.

Thanks so much for the post! Have a smahvelous week.

Thanks for offering your awards to all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that wonderful post. Animals are so helpless. I don't know what I would do without my Charli. Congratulations on all of your lovely awards. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. It's been so nice getting to know you. I feel blessed :>)

tam said...

Well look at you miss award girl-thats terrific-you deserve them kiddo! Like you I look forward to seeing what all my blogging buddy's are up to. I am also very grateful for the friendships I have made in Blogland-yours included!
My daughter had told me about those ten commandments for pets-I think that is such a cool thing to pass on!
~Tam :D