Paws to Appreciate Mom
I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of something really special to get my mom for Mothers’ Day. Two years ago I gave her a dead rabbit I found in the woods. Not on her wish list, but she smiled and said, “It’s the thought that counts.” Last year I forgot Mothers’ Day completely. My mom said it was okay, but I know she was hurt. So this year I have really got to step up.
I’m thinking I’ll start the day by sleeping in. Rather, I'll stay on my bed quietly as long as possible in the morning so my mom can sleep in. I’m thinking an extra 10 minutes. That should do it.
Then, when she fills my bowl with kibble for breakfast and she puts the bowl on the floor for me, I’ll offer her a bite first. I’m pretty sure she’ll decline, but as she said, “It’s the thought that counts.”
Mothers’ Day is on a Sunday, which is usually the day we take a longer walk than usual. I may be biting off more than I can chew here, but I’m going to attempt to stick right by her and let her lead the way. Lot’s of times I dash off in pursuit of an interesting smell or another dog ahead. I always stay close enough, but sometimes she can't see me and has to call after me, which is irritating for her. Or sometimes, I get headed down a trail before my mom has a chance to choose her preferred trail. So Sunday, I’m going to focus.
And I WILL NOT eat that dead rabbit located twelve yards north, north west of the second split on the Audubon trail off of Millbrook Road. REPEAT! I WILL NOT eat that dead rabbit located twelve yards north, north west of the second split on the Audubon trail off of Millbrook Road!
Then for the rest of the day, I’m going to sit in waiting for whatever my mom might need from me. Whether it’s a sound board for the article she is working on, or clean up duty on the kitchen floor while she is cooking dinner (win-win situation) or a good snuggle on the couch while she catches up on her TV shows from the past week.
I think Mothers’ Day is not about what you get your mom, or if you get her anything. I feel like she just wants to know you appreciate all she does. So follow my lead and show your mom how much to love her, just by letting her know you are thinking of her. That’s what counts.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!!!