Friday, November 19, 2010

April the Dog Mom and her Puppy Chorizo

Before I was a Dog Mom

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, and 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

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.

Carol Wat


  1. [Alicia, I'm humbled, speechless by your mention of me on 'A Majority of Two' blog. Thanks a lot!].

    I love the Before and After. It's full of humour, and warmth of a human for its pet.
    Great pictures of Chorizo! Chorizo is a very photogenic puppet!

  2. super sweet!
    Those pics are just too cute! Hope you are doing well mama!!!

  3. Oh, I love this! My dog baby just licked my toe as I read this. :)

  4. aaaahhhh.... How cute and how sweet! Nothing like the unconditional love of a pet.
    Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. ♥ ~ Sue

  5. Welcome to motherhood, April! What you're feeling is classic. That love is intense, right?? What a little cutie-patootie.


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