The Ten Commandments

  1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years.
    Any separation from you will painful for me.
    Remember that before you buy me.

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

  3. Place your trust in me, it's crucial to 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 that however you treat me,
    I'll never forget it.

  7. Remember before you hit me that l have teeth
    that could easily crush the bones of your hand
    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 toolong 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 or Let it happen
    in my absence.
    Everything is easier for me if you are there.
    Remember, I love you.