Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I made and ate hot meals without being watched every second.
I had unstained, unfurred 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 never stepped on or tripped over body parts.
I didn’t know what a bully stick was and never touched an esophagus.

Before I was a Dog Mom:
I had never been peed on
Pooped on
Drooled on
Chewed on
Or pinched by puppy teeth.
 Before I was a Dog Mom:
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


  1. Oh, ho ho, boo hoo, so true, so true.

  2. Love it! Happy BullyMama's Day to you!

  3. I love love love this post - so wonderfully true!! BullyMama's need to be celebrated too! Hope you had a great day!!


  4. your words are so true.....but stop making me cry!!

  5. Truly beautiful Jen ! I can totally relate to this as a Dog Momma too ! Posted by Kym & all the "Bullyful" Bulldogs.....