In line with the mission of the One Language Project, here is the link to today’s Washington Post article.
…and two photos of Gretta, whose owner told me that she rescued her from a puppy mill breeder, and that she hadn’t been adopted because of her wandering eye.
…and Diesel, whose owner told me that the bond between them was so strong, that Diesel wouldn’t let anyone else care for him.
TEN FAVORS A DOG ASKS FROM A MAN
1) My life lasts between ten to fifteen years. Every separation from you means suffering for me. Think about this before you decide whether or not to take me!
2) Give me time to understand what you are asking from me.
3) Instill confidence in me – I thrive on it!
4) Do not be angry with me for a long time and do not lock me up for punishment! You have your work, your pleasure, your joy – I have only you.
5) Talk often to me! Even if I do not understand you completely, I do understand the tone of your voice when you talk to me.
6) Know that, no matter how I am being treated, I shall never forget it!
7) Keep in mind, before you hit me , that my jaws could crush the knuckles of your hand with ease, but that I do not make use of them.
8) Before you scold me when working with me, consider: perhaps I am uncomfortable from digesting my last meal; perhaps I was exposed to the sun too long; or perhaps I have a worn-out heart.
9) Take care of me when I am old — you too are going to be old one day.
10) Be with me when my going gets rough. Everything is easier for me when you are beside me.