Sunday, May 8, 2022

A Fur Mama's Thank You To My Pets On Mother's Day

 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

To all of the purrfect Mommies, 

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,

swim, slither, 

fly, crawl, gallop or hop...

a Mother's love is just the same!!


  1. Such a lovely post! Happy Mother's Day to you!

  2. Happy Mother’s Day! I remember those angel furbabies and I am glad you have Levi and Roary now.

  3. This is so special and lovely, Caren! Happy Mother's Day to you, and to all moms of all kinds everywhere. XO

  4. This is so lovely and special, Caren! Happy Mother's Day to you, and to all moms of every kind everywhere. XO

  5. Caren, love this and you for being an awesome cat and dog mom and grand mom xo

  6. What a wonderful post. Happy Mother's Day to your mom, Roary and Levi!

  7. Beautiful post. Happy Mother's Day to a wonderful mom!

  8. Beautiful post ! Happy Mother's Day, Caren ! Purrs

  9. A lovely tribute to your MAGMIFICENT animal babies and you are Super Mom, there is no doubt. We LOVE your animal famoly. The ones gone and the ones here, all touch our hearts. Every day.

    1. I wish I knew who this is! That was so incredibly kind, thank you!

  10. Wonderful post!! Pets(all kinds) really make our world!!!!!

  11. Such a wonderful and smile-filled post Caren. Happy Mother's Day from all of us!

  12. What a beautiful tribute to all your animals and to all those who have animal kids. Happy Mother's Day to you, Caren, and to all the other moms out there.

  13. Oh Caren what a perfectly special and beautiful Mother's Day message......our fur babies bring so much to us - each with a different personality and each with a different way to express their caring for us. Love is given uniquely by every being and those of us who feel the love are so blessed to receive the gifts each brings to us to enrich our lives. You said it all my dear friend.

    Hugs, Pam

  14. What a beautiful post. "I wouldn't be me without ever having loved any of you." That is such a wonderful way of putting it. Happy belated Mother's Day, Caren! xoxo

  15. What a beautiful post for Moms of furry ones. Your fur babies are lucky to have you as a mom.

    1. thank you so much but they sure aren't as lucky as yours are!!

  16. I love your Mother;'s Day post and I LOVE seeing photos of the befores! (Yes, I have not been getting your posts either-Its all Bloggers fault. I have a new feed tool, but I don't get the notice until noon the next day on my own blog). I am not blogging too often any more. I have been too busy with some volunteer jobs. I am hoping that will slow down at the end of June. Thanks for your kind words for Cinnamon. She is doing well (even though she hates having her bandages changed). Sending you Love! Barb (and Marv, and Kozmo and Jo Jo and Cinnamon)

  17. This is such a touching yet wonderful tribute to the furry ones who are your fur children, past and present. You of course know that even for your angels, you will still ever remain their 'mom'!

    A little belated, but nonetheless:
    Happy Mother's Day! I hope it was 'purrfect' and 'mem-woof-able'!