Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Before I was A Dog Mom

Before I was a Dog Mom.....
I slept as late as I wanted & 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 everyday,
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 made & enjoyed hot meals ..... alone.
I had unstained, unfurred clothes, & quiet conversations on the phone, even if the doorbell rang.

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


Anonymous said...

Hi Dachshunds! My dog mom says thanks for sharing that - it's beautiful and true.

Your pal,

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Perfect and beautiful ... like the love of a dog.

Thanks for sharing.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Nibblestreats.com said...


What a great poem - thanks for sharing!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

happy said...

How beautiful and how very true!

Ruby said...

Hi Oskar, Schatzi & Xena
Mom & I loved this poem. It brought tears to her eyes. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Love Ruby

Raising Addie said...

What a wonderful poem!!! It really touched our heart.

I wanted to thank you soooo very much for your kind words on our blog about Zoe. She meant a lot to our family and will be dearly missed.

We are thankful to be a part of this wonderful blog community.

Staci, Addie & Lucie

Matilda said...

Hi Oskar, Schatzi & Xena!
What a beautiful poem. Your mom must be a wonderful dog mom!