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There is a moment in time where every Scottie Mom (and Dad) realizes just how deeply they care for their beloved fur kid. Whether it is the first time the pup was spotted at a shelter or after that devious Scottie was caught stealing clothes from the laundry bin or raiding the trash can (again!), Scottie Moms and Dads are often quick to give away their hearts to their furry companions and pledge – unbeknownst to them until now – to abide by the Scottie Mom (or Dad) Creed:
So help me Scottie, I pledge to stick by your side through thick and thin, through happy times and sad, through sickness and good health and to provide a safe and loving home.
Care is what you need and I, as your Scottie Mom (or Dad), will gladly provide.
Our bond will be strong, thanks to reciprocated loyalty and an unending desire to make each other the happiest and healthiest we can be.
Treats will be given freely as a token of my love and, when possible, we’ll embark upon travels and other means of exploration together to keep your Scottie mind active and engaged.
Trust is love, and love is trust. I vow to honor your trust, which you so willingly give, and always look out for your well-being and best interests.
I solemnly pledge to give you, my dear Scottie, my heart, my home and anything else you deem “yours.” Even if that means we share everything…including my bed!
Exceptional love, kindness, protection and commitment are all things I promise to provide.
Loneliness is a feeling you will never know under my care.
Our friends and families all know of my dedication to you, dear Scottie, and are aware of what my wishes are in terms of your caregiving should anything ever happen to me, and they will aid and assist you in transition however possible.
Vows, such as the ones I make to you at this moment, are never to be broken. Your heart, as big and strong as it is, is also delicate and will never be hurt by a broken promise of mine.
Even at my weakest, you will know my love to be the strongest. For I, as your Scottie Mom (or Dad), know no love that is greater than Scottie Love and this is why I sign and commit to living by the Scottie Mom (or Dad) Creed.
Just back from A 5:AM walk with my boy Duncan and read this vary moving. Love your dogs!