Before I Was a Dog Mom – Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.  It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in Spring.

Mothers hold a special place in our hearts and stir our emotions when their name is mentioned or remembered.  Even though you have no biological children, if you are mother to a four-legged furchild, it counts on Mother’s Day!   Children of the furry kind will never ask for the keys to the car, graduate from high school or leave for college, but they consider you their life, their provider, their caretaker; their mom.  Just think of them as kids that never grow up.

Research suggests that the bond formed between a canine and its owner may be close to the one shared between a baby and his or her parent.

  Happy Mother’s Day to all Mommies!

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I made and ate hot meals unmolested.
I had unstained, un-furred clothes.
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
even if the doorbell rang.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I slept as late as I wanted
and never worried about how late I got to bed
or if I could get into my bed.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I cleaned my house every day.
I never tripped over toys, stuffies, chewies
or invited the neighbor’s dog over to play.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I didn’t worry if my plants, cleansers,
plastic bags, small objects or certain foods 
  were poisonous or dangerous.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I had never been  
  drooled on,
chewed on or pinched by puppy teeth.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I had complete control of my thoughts,
my body and mind.
I slept all night without sharing the covers or pillow.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I never looked into big, soulful eyes and cried.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn’t stop a hurt.
I never knew something so furry and four-legged
could affect my heart so deeply.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I had never held a sleeping puppy
just because I couldn’t put it down.
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was well.
I didn’t know how warm it feels inside
to feed a hungry puppy.
I didn’t know that something so small
could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I had never known the warmth, the joy,
the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the
satisfaction
of being A Dog Mom
            –Author Unknown              

 

  • katsrus

    Happy Mother’s Day. Really nice poem.

    Sue B