The movie "Ten Promises To My Dog" is originally a Japanese film called 犬と私の10の約束. I saw it incidentally on TV two weeks ago. The story is talking about a girl Akari, who is the age of 12. Her father is a famous doctor busy with his work every day, and her mother is a housewife who suddenly got sick and then passed away finally. Before her mother died, a puppy one day comes to her homeAkari loves the puppy so much and named it Socks becuase the puppy's fur on feet look like they are  dressed in white socks.  She then asks her mother whether she can feed the puppy or not. Her mother says, " You can have the doggy as long as you undertake the ten promises to it." When time goes by, Akari grows up and has to move to another city owing to her job, and must leave Socks behind to one of her childhood friends. As the dog is getting older and ill, her father calls her back to take a look at her dog and reminds her of something she did promise to her dog. Here are the ten promises.

1. Listen patiently to what I have to say.

2. Trust me I am always on your side.

3. Play with me a lot.

4. Don't forget I have feelings, too.

5. Let's never fight.

6. If I don't obey you, I have a good reason.     

7. You have school and friends, yet I have you only.

8. Stay my best friend even though I'm getting older.

9. I'll only have ten years of life expectancy. Let's treasure every moment we get along with.
10. Never forget our life together, when my time comes please be by my side.


Do you think which promise is more most important for pets? Or, what promise needs to be listed as well? I think those could also apply to other creatures you or your family may intend to feed. Before bringing them home, think twice. If you are also fond of watching the film, you may click the links on Youtube. Prepare some tissue papers Have a tissue ready when necessary. 





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  • Hi Congane,

    I hope you will like the movie as well. Thank you for dropping by and your comment.

  • Hi Dr.Gru,

    Thanks for your respond on my post. The dog is truly lovely and sweet. I love him so much even though he is my friend's dog. The movie is really touching so take a look at it when you are free.

  • Hi Grace, 

    This is a fantastic post! Your writing has advanced to a very high level. Great work! I love the picture too. I think #6 is the most important. It also applies to children in my opinion. They usually have a good excuse for not obeying rules. For example, they are trying to get attention, they are hungry, or they are tired or overwhelmed. 



    Can you correct these phrases?

    1. who is age of 12


    2. Before her mother died, a puppy one day comes to her home, Akari loves the puppy so much and named it Socks becuase the puppy's fur on feet look like they are dressed in white socks. (this one is a "run-on" sentence because of the comma placement)


    3. one of her childhood friend (very common error)


    4. Do you think which promise is more important for pets? (word choice)


    English tip: "tissue paper" (at least in North America) is a type of gift wrap. You place it inside a gift bag. "Facial tissue" is the kind you dry your eyes with. In that case we usually just say "have a tissue ready". 

  • Dear Grace, thank you so much for this post. The movie sounds great and I love these ten promises. I think they are not only good for a dog but good for human beings as well. I think number 4 and 9 are important for a dog.

    Great writing dear Grace! Have a terrific weekend! Hug! 

  • good promises and nice puppy. I've learned a lot from your blog and i will watch it as soon as i wiil be able get soon free time.
  • aww ur frnd's dog is shooo adorable
    n movie seems grt
    i probablywill watch it later

  • Hello Harry,

    You must be a dog lover. They are really good friend and loyal for human being. I can imagine how sad you were when they passed away. The promse 7 also did bring tears to my eyes. Thank you for the comment.

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