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Before I Was A Dog Mom

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there! 


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
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