Sunday, May 12, 2013

Before I Was a Dog Mom - Happy Mother's Day

Before I Was a Dog Mom
(author unknown)

I made and ate hot meals unmolested.
I had unstained, unfired 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,
 toilet paper, soap or deodorant
were poisonous or dangerous.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I never had been peed on

Pooped on

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 the 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. 
Happy Mother's Day 
from all of us at
Talking Dogs and For Love of a Dog


  1. Woof! Woof! Very NICE and Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother's Day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. That was beautiful. Happy moms day to you!!

  3. Simply beautiful! Happy Momma's Day to ya!

  4. this was just great! Works for cats too!!!!! Happy Mother's Day! xoxoxo

  5. That is beautiful, mom loves it, thanks for sharing!

  6. very sweet - and all so true! Happy Mother's Day to the fur-moms!

  7. Happy Mother's Day! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

  8. That is so beautiful Sue, thank you for posting and Happy Mother's Day to you!!

  9. Love the poem! It is amazing just how similar it is to being mom to a human. And thank you very much for the sweet e-card you sent today!

  10. Great Poem, me is going to says it to my Mommy - but substitute Cat for Dog!

  11. I love this poem! Says it all! Happy (dog) Mother's Day!

  12. Love that poem - so true!
    Happy mummy's day to you!

  13. Great poem. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!

  14. What a great poem, Happy Mother's Day to you!

  15. This is a wonderful post!!! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you had a great Mother's Day!!


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