Give me time to understand what you want of me.
Place your trust in me. It's crucial to my well being.
Be aware that however you treat me I'll never forget.
Talk to me sometimes.
Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice.
If you feel like hitting me remember
I have teeth that could hurt you, but that I choose not to bite you.
You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I have only you.
Any separation from you will be painful for me.
My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years.
Take care of me when I get old.
And on that final difficult journey it will be easier for me if you are there.