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Dear PL family---

    I know some out there are Dads, so we'll make sure that we'll post something special for Fathers' Day, too.
    A friend sent me this email and I took some liberties of changing a few words:

                                  BEFORE I WAS A MOM

                     I never tripped over toys

                     or forgot words to a lullaby
                     I didn't worry whether or not

                     my plants were poisonous.
                  I never thought about immunizations.

                                   BEFORE I WAS A MOM,

                      I had never been puked on
                                Pooped on
                                Chewed on
                                  Peed on
                      I had complete control of my mind
                                 and my thoughts.
                                 I slept all night.

                                    BEFORE I WAS A MOM,

                       I never held down a whining furchild

                              so doctors could do tests
                                 or give shots.
                              I never looked into soulful eyes and cried.
                            I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
                              I never sat up late hours at night

                                 watching a furbaby sleep.

                                      BEFORE I WAS A MOM,

                               I never held a sleeping furchild just because

                                   I didn't want to put her/him down.
                               I never felt my heart break into a million pieces

                                   when I couldn't stop the hurt
                               I never knew that something so small

                                    could affect my life so much.
                               I never knew that I could love something so much.
                                    I never knew that I would love being a Mom.

                                       BEFORE I WAS A MOM,

                                 I didn't know the feeling of

                             having my heart outside my body.
                             I didn't know how special it could feel

                             to feed a hungry furbaby.
                             I didn't know that bond

                             between a mother and her furchild.
                             I didn't know that something so small

                             could make me feel so important and happy.

                                       BEFORE I WAS A MOM,

                              I had never gotten up in the middle of the night

                              every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
                                  I had never known the warmth,

                                             the joy,

                                                    the love,

                                              the heartache
                                              the wonderment,

                               or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

                                I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much---

                                                before I was a Mom.

       May we all find peace in our hearts this Mothers' Day.

                                              Teddy's Mom




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Awww...that was beautiful.  Thank you so much for changing the words and sharing! 

Happy Mother's Day everyone!


Piggy's Mom


Posts: 5,100
Wow, this is exactly how I feel......THANK YOU!   As a woman who doesn't have human children, I have always felt some people minimized my mothering skills and motherly love for my furbabies.   This poem says it all.  

We ARE moms.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. 

Betsy, Easy, and little Arthur's forever loving mommy

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What a beautiful poem.  I too don't have any human childre but have 6 furbabies.  Unfortunately I lost 2 Sherry a month ago and Daisy 7 months ago.  I still have Taco, Belucha, Carina, Stretch, Red, and Phoebe (kitten) so I too feel every bit a mom and that they are all my children.  How empty our lives would have been if we did not have the experience of such loving bonds with these little angels who exist it seems just to enrich our lives with unconditional love.


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Hi all!   Just wanted to clarify that I do have human children, but I wanted to post this for all of us who are furmoms.  Believe me, mine are grown and out of the house.  And as was said many times, our furbabies are children who never grow up.  Therefore, they are always youngsters in our lives.  When we lose these wonderful beings, it's very much like losing a child. 
    I've had the honor of being a Mom in both ways and I treasure all the memories that I've had with them.

    May all you Moms find peace and love this Mother's Day.

                                   Hugs---Teddy's Mom

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Thank you so much for that beautiful poem.  I am still trying to cope with the loss of my young furbaby Hank- it will be his 5 week bridgeday on Saturday.


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Dear Helen,

What a lovely post.


This is a special day to remember

how much we love and are loved

by our fur-babies

here and at the Rainbow Bridge.




Love and Hugs,

CareWolf aka (Carol)




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   Thank you all for responding and again, I hope my wonderful Petloss family can spend this day with happy memories and peaceful thoughts.  You are a comfort to me and always will be.

                      Many prayers for you----Teddy's Mom

Posts: 5,100
Happy Mother's Day, Helen!   Thinking of you and your precious girl, Teddy, today.

Big Hugs,
Betsy's forever momma

Posts: 763

Thank you for your lovely post. I am blessed with 3 fabulous, caring children and a wonderful daughter-in-law. I have my first grandchild on the way, a little girl. I have 5 other cats, but I miss my beloved Mr. Meowgy so much. I just can't be happy. Today was a sad day for me as I am sure it was for you all. Donna. Mr. Meowgy's mom

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