Before I was a Dog Mom

Posted: December 18, 2006 at 9:57 pm

A friend sent this to me…..

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

 

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