Interview with the Dog

Interview with the Dog

Gloria J. Towle

Board Member

We would like to thank all those who stopped by our booth at the Home & Small Business Trade Show at the Forum recently. Even though the weather was beautiful and many were home raking their yards, we still had many folks who stopped by to chat, purchase merchandise, buy one of our new t-shirt designs, pick up doggie treats and we especially sold lots of “Human Treats” as well. Our Bake Sale was a huge success thanks to the many board members and friends who took the time to create some wonderful treats. We have a beautiful Quilt that was made and donated by Jeannie Wilcox. We will be selling raffle tickets during our future fundraisers and you can also purchase tickets at the Shelter for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Our next event is our popular Paws for the Cause Walk. Mark the date on your calendars for June 4th at 10:00. We will have the Pledge Forms that can be printed from our Facebook page….so be sure to start collecting pledges early and get all your friends involved as well. All proceeds go to benefit the shelter animals!

We asked a dog to pull aside the shroud of secrecy and be interviewed. He asked that his name not be used, but for the good of all dogs he agreed to share these ten insights with humans.

  1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful to me. Remember that before you adopt me.
  2. Give me some time to understand what you want from me.
  3. Place your trust in me. It’s crucial to my well-being.
  4. Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t isolate me as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I only have you.
  5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words – I understand your voice.
  6. Be aware that however you treat me; I will not be able to forget it.
  7. Remember before you hit me that I have powerful teeth, but I choose not to use them.
  8. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate or lazy, ask yourself if something might be wrong with me. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food or I’ve been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting older and weaker.
  9. Take care of me when I get old. You’ll be old one day.
  10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I can’t watch-it’s too painful. Everything is easier when you are with me.

And through it all: Remember that I love you!

Stop by the Central Aroostook Humane Society and check out what animals are up for adoption. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00, closing for lunch 12 to 12:30. You can always check us out on and Facebook! Please be responsible, spay and neuter your pets.

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