[I did not write this...
if anyone remembers who did...
please e-mail me with the info. thank you! kat]
|1.||My life is likely to last 6 to 8 years. Any separation from you will be very painful.|
|2.||Give me time to understand what you want of me.|
|3.||Show me your love - it is crucial for my well being.|
|4.||Remember, I am a small animal that can be hurt easily. Protect me from all that is brought around me.|
|5.||Teach me with encouragement, not abuse.|
|6.||Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I recognize your voice.|
|7.||Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, friends, entertainment. I have only you.|
|8.||Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could hurt you, but I choose not to use them.|
|9.||Care for me when I get old. Remember, you too will grow old.|
|10.||Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch" or "Let it happen in my absence". I'm scared and everything is easier if you are with me.|