Thursday, September 21, 2006

BEFORE I WAS A DOG MOM

Mom found this on the American Brittany Rescue forums; enjoy.

Before I was a Dog Mom:

I made and ate hot meals unmolested. 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 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 had never 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 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 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 love,
the heartache,
the wonderment or the satisfaction of being
a Dog Mom

2 comments:

Maximilliam the Valliant said...

What an awesome poem. My mom cried. She gets all mushy when she thinks of all the dogs who aren't loved like that.

Thanks for visiting me. I'm pleased to meet you. Good luck on the plan to rid the planet of stupid humans...you're very ambitious.

M-the-V

Boomer said...

Thanks Max - mom got all mushy when she read this too.