May 7, 2010



"I don't know the key to success but a key to failure is to try to please everyone."

Hi everyone,

Mona's Mommy here........

Mona is sleeping so I have decided to share the 10 Canine Commandments with all of your parents along with pictures of two things, besides dogs, that I love the most in life. This post is dedicated to the little dog that we all love...........


(Twix, taking a rest)

who made it possible for our fur kids to have the most exciting night of their lives. Mona tells me their was a lot of love going on that night, at least there was for Mona and her true love, Tiger.

There are so many evil people in the world that treat dogs like trash and it angers me beyond words. The Michael Vicks of this world will get theirs when they have to answer to GOD, of that I am sure but today as I sit here watching my little girl sleeping in her day bed beside me it seemed like a good time to share a dogs ten commandments. Special thanks to Twix's Mom, for allowing me use her gorgeous flower and butterfly pictures. It doesn't surprise me that she loves butterflies, because she, after all, does have a little cupid angel with wings of her VERY own.


1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you buy me.

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

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial to 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 entertainment and your friends. I only have 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 that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.

7. Remember before you hit me, I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand, but I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being un-cooperative, 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 long, or my heart is getting tired and weak.

9. Take care of me when I get old. You will grow old too.

10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say "I can't bear to watch it", or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there.


I cry as I type this, just like I do every time I read it, and it makes me want to wrap Mona or any dog tight in my arms and take away any pain they might have. I am blessed that God has given me these special creatures to bring joy to my life and I know that we all feel this way or we wouldn't be blogging about how much they mean to us.Now if we could just convince the whole world to follow these rules too.


With love.....Sarah


Remington said...

Beth here....Oh the pics you put with the ten commandments were so beautiful! Yes, I cry too when I read those words. I just can't wrap my brain around that fact that people can't see how important or precious any animal is....I love all of mine SOOOO much! I don't know what I would do without them in my life....have a great weekend and thank you for such a beautiful post!

kissa-bull said...

pibble momma here and i am snifflin at work again.
the ten commandments are so true and so touching and yes it makes me want to luv on all the animals in the world. people need to understand that they have feelings. and all they have in their world is us.we're their everything. people often forget that. thank you so much for your wonderful post and have a wonderful weekend.

11am wednesday is the time and date finally =)

Sagira said... made me cry. With Samick being sick and working in rescue with all the stuff we see from day to day...this just hit home more than usual for me. Give Mona a big hug from us. :)

Mack said...

Loved it!!!

-Mack's Mom

A MilShelb Mom said...

These commandments are so true. I will never understand how people can mistreat animals. Thank you for sharing this with us!
~Maggie (MilShelb's Mom)

Duke said...

You've got mom wiping away tears! What gorgeous pictures to go along with perfect words!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

ok said...

Sniff sniff, I love this.

Zona said...

Thank you for sharing this! My mom's eyes are leaking for all of the pets out there who aren't as lucky as we are. Hugs to Mona!!


The Luke said...

Beautiful commandments to live by... and so very true... I fank you for remindin us all.

Each day is a blessin when you share life a life of love.

The Mona is a very special girl... wif a very special the Mom!

wif love from the Luke

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Thank you for the wonderful and heartfelt reminder of these commandments.

(the Mama)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Very beautiful post. We hope you can relax this weekend and enjoy your sweet Mona.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Taffy said...

Beautiful post! I feel very special knowing you dedicated it to me. Thanks! I was more than happy to shar the photos with you.
You two get some much needed rest and relaxation this weekend.
Sending love and prayers your way.
PS: Momma loves that photo you used with my "wings". She says she never thought of them like that but she laughs everytime she sees me sleeping that way. ;o)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Just freakin' pawesome!


Maggie Mae and Max said...

Such beautiful words, thank you for sharing them with all of us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Maggies Mom

Lorenza said...

Glad to know Mona is doing well! I know she will be like new in no time!
The 10 Canine Commandments are great!
I have to admit I cry everytime I read them!
Kisses and hugs to you and Mona!
Lorenza's mom

Dexter said...

Mona! I have been thinking of you and your scary surgery. I am sure you will be feeling fine again and hopefully the vet got rid of any bad stuff that you had on your insides.


Anonymous said...

Oh and my mom are so very much alike cuz here she is being all leaky, too. I prolly shouldn't have lets her read it. Anyways I hopes you know how Most Special we thinks you are for loving doggies like you do and wanting to helps them all. Maybe someday all doggies and kittehs won't needs help cuz they will all have homes that luvs them so much.

Wiggles & Wags,

little princess Luna~ said...

*SNIFF* everytime my mummy reads this she cries a lot too. and it even made me tear up.

after rading this she has been cuddling me even more.



Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Hi there, I stumbled onto your blog through Twink's blog. I just have a very soft spot in my heart for Dachsund's and your Mona is a cutie!

I love this post about the 10 Commandments and yes, it made me cry too. I have never realized the special love that one can have for a dog until Chewy & Lilibell came into my life. They are my life and my everything! It makes my heart hurt to see other poor dogs being abused or just used as puppy breeding machines. I thank God every day that Chewy & Lilibell have a loving home with me and my significant other!

You and Mona seem like two very special people/pup and I will enjoy following your blog!