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2016-05-30

犬の十戒~犬からご主人への10のお願い~


犬を飼う前に必ず読んで欲しい「犬の十戒」

辛い時も、悲しい時も犬は黙ってそばにいてくれます。もし犬が人間の言葉を話せたとするならば、私たちにいったい何を語るでしょう?

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

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

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

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.

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. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.

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.

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.

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 too long or my heart is getting old and weak.

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,I’ve been out in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak.

 
9.Take care of me when I get old ; you, too, will grow old.

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.

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.

犬の十戒とは、・・・

犬の十戒(The Ten Commandments of Dog Ownership)は、作者不詳の広く世界にインターネットによって伝わっている英文の詩です。ノルウェーのブリーダーが犬の飼い主に渡している「犬からご主人への11のお願い」が元であると言われています。 ペットとして飼われることとなった犬と人間との望ましい関係を訴える内容となっています。私は今は無き愛犬のことを考えると、とっても私を愛してくれたことをいつも思い出します。


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