Guest post by Janell Mares from She Gets it Done VA Services.
If you think being a dog mom is less nerve-wracking than mothering a human child, let me tell you…it isn’t. It can be just as chaotic, fun, nerve-wracking, gut wrenching, and heart warming as loving a human infant.
#1. Nourish Our Young
We serve the fur child on the same plates we eat off of. We always make sure our “baby” has the best food in the store, even if it means lugging 50 pounds bags of Kibbles n Bits from the car into the house. We make sure the fur child has a full bowl of cold water to quench their thirst on hot summer days.
#2. Lesson Learned
We teach our fur child to use the potty, of course theirs are a bit larger and greener. We teach our fur children what is right…and what is wrong, like eating the neighbor’s cat’s poop. We teach our fur children new tricks, give them new toys, and take them on exciting walks to keep them learning new things, environments, and meeting new people.
#3. Spic and Span K-9
Licking the dirt off your fur child with mom spit is not ideal, but we do groom our four legged babies.We take the time to make sure their fur is shiny, and thoroughly brushed. We buy them cute little clothes and accessories to make them feel special.
#4. Protective Instincts
Mothers of children have a natural instinct to protect their young, so do dog moms. You peer out the kitchen window when your baby is out side playing to make sure the puppy snatcher isn’t lurking in the alley. When you take your baby for a walk you are aware of dangers ahead that could potentially harmyour dog child, such as busy traffic. Safety is a key factor in your mind know matter where your baby is.
#5. Snuggle Time
You enjoy the ear nuzzles, toe licks, and squiggly bottoms, and wet kisses as you sneak in some quality time with your baby. Laying on the sofa, snuggled next to your fur child is a highlight to even the hardest of days.
#6. Love is unconditional
Unconditional acceptance that you love an animal more than yourself. Being a fur mom is living everyday wanting to walk more, play more, laugh more, snuggle more with your fur child.