These are Dog Rules or The Ten Commandments as seen from a dog's viewpoint
The Ten Commandments -
A Dog's Viewpoint
- and are offered as such, and nothing more.
Having Dog Rules, or as your dog would probably prefer to call them - His/Her Ten Commandments, makes life easier for everyone concerned.
1. You shall have no other God but me.
I don’t - but God spelt backwards is dog
2. You shall not make for yourselves an idol.
I have no need to because I know you love me dearly.
3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
Please don’t say ‘Oh Christ’ when I toilet on the floor – just potty train me!
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
Let us do that and take lovely, long walks together. We could walk to the church.
5. Honour your father and your mother.
No problem, I love them dearly.
6. You shall not murder.
No, and I shall also refrain from evil thoughts regarding the cat living next door.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
Again no problem here – remember, you took me to the vets.
8. You shall not steal.
Please don't leave things where I can reach them, particularly your 'elevenses' (mid-morning snack). Also please remember puppies chew everything in sight.
9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.
I only bark at that dreadful dog. Not exactly false testimony.
10. You shall not covet.
I need covet nothing – I have you.
If only they could talk then The Ten Commandments is probably not the only opinion they would voice!
The Ten Commandments - A Pet's Viewpoint is an extract from the book
A Dog Knows Best - The Owner's Guide to Healthy Feeding
by Helen S. Withey
'A Dog Knows Best'
can be obtained from
The Norfolk Dog Training Centre,
The Harrow, Tumbril Lane,
Brockdish, Norfolk, IP21 4JU
at £9.49 including postage.
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