Monday, May 11, 2009

To Be a Dog Mom

Here's a little tribute (albeit one day late hee...) to all doggie moms out there. We know you would've read this before but still, we couldn't resist posting it again hee...

Before I Was a Dog Mom

Before I was a Dog Mom........

...I cleaned my house everyday, I never tripped over toys, stuffies, chewies, or invited neighbour's dog over to play.

...I didn't worry if my plants, cleansers, plastic bags, toilet paper, soap, or deodorant were poisonous or dangerous.

...I had never been peed on, pooped on, drooled on, chewed on, or pinched by puppy teeth.

...I made and enjoyed hot meals...alone.

...I had unstained, unfurred, clothes, and quiet conversations on the phone, even if the doorbell rang.

...I had complete control of my thoughts, body and mind.

...I slept all night without sharing the covers or my pillow.

...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.

...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 something so small could make me feel so important.

...I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a...Dog Mom.

Author unknown.


Sorry we're rather late in posting these lovely awards from our dear friends.

Thank you Kodiak & Falcon, and Honey.

There are some rules for passing on this award:

1. Post it on your blog and link to the person who gave it to you
2. List 7 things you love
3. List 7 blogs you love
4. Email or comment on those blogs to let them know you've given them an award

Here are the 7 things I love:

1. Human food
2. My rubber ball
3. Playing baseball with LS and hitting home runs!

(Note from LS : What she meant was having me to chase her from one rug to another with the ball in her mouth until I'm worn out and she gloats on the rug with the ball)

4. My squeaky toys
5. Sitting at the balcony looking out at the world passing by
6. Lazing on the chair
7. Belly rubs

We would like to pass this award to :

Kind Hearts
Travel with Trooper
It's a Dog's Life by Kess
Vote for Pedro

Thank you, Trooper!

The award states that "This blog invests and believes in proximity - Nearness in space, time and relationships". In other words, "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

We would like to pass this award to BRD & Hootie, Coco the Puggle, Honey, Fred, Kodiak & Falcon, Moco.


Denise said...

Hello sweetie, hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day. I love you both.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Congrats on the awards Happy! Fun to learn stuff about our new friends. Thank you for the Proximidad award. We actually recvd. it before, but will post about it anyway, cuz it was sure nice of you to think of us! Hope your mommy had a happy Mother's Day too!
BabyRD & Hootie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khongrats on the pawesome awards

AND a big fluffy tail up fur the khreativ passing along!

My mom says tank woo fur sharing the Dog Mom piece!

Hope woo had a nice one!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw, thank you so much, Happy, for giving me the Proximidade award! It's great to know that although I am far from you in distance, we're close together in spirit through our blogs!

Honey the Great Dane

Abby said...

Hi, Happy & LS...

Thanks for sharing the poem...My Mom loved it...

Congrats on your Awards & Thanks for passing one on to me...

I hope your Mom had a Wonderful Mother's Day...

Abby xxxooo

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Happy,
That's a great post... our mom agrees with it 100%.. she says Hershey is plotting to kill her by leaving her toys, especially balls, along the route from the bed to the toilet. Mom's tripped on them countless times when she goes to the toilet at night!! Heehee...

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy! Aw, that was really nice. Thank you, and Happy Mother's Day to your mom! Very nice awards and good job passing them on, too!

See ya!

More Than Conquerors said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy mother's day to you. Hope you have a great week ahead!

Anonymous said...

I had never read that before and I LOVE it. I have a few friends I need to send that to. How very true.

Thanks for sharing, that was fun.

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Aaw...It sure is nice to see that Mother's Day is for Dog Moms too! Thanks for the award and the creative way you've passed it on.

Fred said...

Thanks for the award! And my Old Girl says "Too true" about the dog-mom stuff. Whatevah, I says.

Eric said...

Hello Happy. Well done on your awards and THANK YOU so much for passing it on to me, thats made me happy too.

I loved the poem, I hadn't seen it before and Mom thinks its soooooo true and is going to share with her leggeded friends non blogging Dog Moms!

Hope you get in lots of games of baseball this week -heheee!!

Wiry wags and kissies Eric xxx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
Happy Mother's Day!... one day late!
Thanks for sharing that poem. It made my mom think about herself!
Congratulations on your awards!
Kisses and hugs

Thor said...

Great post, Happy!
That poem is beautiful! Happy Mother´s Day to your mom!
Hope you had a wonderful day!
Congrats on your awards!


Moco said...

Thanks for the award, Happy. We loved your poem. We know our Dog Mom loves us very much and would not trade us for anything.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope your mom had the best mother's day ever, Happy!
Congratulations on your awards!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

the 4 Bs said...

that's a nice dog mom story. we like it and our mom had not heard that before.

congrats on your awards. you totally deserve them.


Bobby said...

We had never read the poem before, It is very good and true. Thank you for the award it is kind of you to think of us.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I love the tribute, I made my mom read that over and over to me to be a better mom!
We made our moms so happy on pet mom's day, didn't we?
Congrats on the Award, Happy.
I feel so relaxed whenever I visit your blog and enjoy reading your thoughts, I gonna take a nap right now, right here!
Love ya!

Aki and Poopie said...

oh happy.. that was beautiful.. and my dogsister cannot agree any better.. you are right 100% with that poem!

we love reading your baseball game!

drooly kisses,


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Happy -

Congratulations on the awards. You deserve them.

We like the Dog Mom piece. Mama agrees with it 100%. Now she cannot imagine life without a dog in it.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci