Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Ten Commandments For Animals

  • My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that BEFORE you adopt me.
  • Give me time to understand what you want from me.
  • Place your trust in me, it’s crucial to my well being.
  • 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.
  • Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.
  • Be aware that however you treat me, I’ll never forget.
  • Please don’t hit me. I can’t hit back, but I can bite and scratch and I really don’t want to do that.
  • Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinent or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food or I have been in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak.
  • Take care of me when I get old, you too will grow old.
  • 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.


(Written by Debbie Wadkins)


One thought on “Ten Commandments For Animals

  1. Beautiful! We love you back! Max & Bella & biped Paulette

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