It all started with this boy, my Angel Bobo,
my first “heart” cat, rescued during a Cleveland blizzard in 1990
He loved me with all he had
we spent 18 wonderful years together,
he taught me so much about cats, since he was my first
He was my first Tabby Love
and the reason why I’m still obsessed with Tabby Cats.
He lived his life as my “only” pet
He wouldn’t have it any other way and I respected that
Then, Cody, Dakota, Roary and Levi
My Cody, my “velcro cat”
never left my side…until he did
He made me laugh,
He made me cry with grief when he passed, the depths of which
I had never experienced with another pet.
So sudden, so unfair, so horrible
But the times he made me laugh were the best.
My Dakota, my first Sheltie,
the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of
having a Sheltie
His sensitive eyes, his silly ways, his loving stoic nature
He was a true gift. My pretty Sheltie boy
My Roary, my “Marshmallow Professor”
Marches to his own drum,
smart as a whip,
pretty much has little use for me (other than for food),
He prefers his Daddy.
Probably because Daddy was the first to see him
the day before we adopted him
But I’m his Mom and yes he DOES love me
Just in his own way.
My Levi, ohhh Levi!!
The most challenging of all of my pets!
My GIANT Sheltie who loves me
and loves to be with me.
He is a work in progress
I thought I’d never make it through
his puppyhood. But I did!
He’s becoming a gentleman, in spite of himself
I wouldn’t trade the memories
and the current day-to-day craziness
and experiences for the world.
They are all my loves, my life, my “furkids”
For all of the times you made me laugh, I thank you.
For the times that I cried, I learned.
I wouldn’t be “me” without ever having loved any of “you.”
Happy Mother’s Day
as well as men who have taken
on the role of “Mommy”
and all of the other fabulous
“mothering” role models
out there, that may not
have textbook “children” of their own!
It doesn’t matter if the babies are
2-legged minus fur,
or 4-legged with fur,
or if the babies,
fly, crawl, gallop or hop…
a Mother’s love is just the same!!