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 of 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.
   あなたが私のことをどんな風に扱っているのか気づいて下さい。  私はそのことを決して忘れません。

7. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand but that I choose not to bite you.
 私を叩く前に思い出して下さい。  私にはあなたの手の骨を簡単に噛み砕くことができる歯があるけれど、私はあなたを噛まないようにしているということを。

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 too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.
   適切な食事をあげなかったのでは?  日中太陽が照りつけている外に長時間放置していませんでしたか? 心臓が年をとるにつれて弱ってはいないだろうか? などと。

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.

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