For the cat moms (or whatever kind of animal your baby is)
Happy Mother’s Day to the forgotten — the mothers of the furry ones. The mothers who will forever answer the question “When are you going to have kids?” with the answer “I have cats.” Those of us who are amazing at raising furballs, who read the labels on cat food, who don’t just think of their animals as pets.
We’re just as mother-y as if we’d given birth, but with some extra perks. My babies will never borrow my car, go on dates with strange boys, never stay out all night or get arrested. I can lock them in my house without DCF coming after me.
I worry about them as much as I would if I had a human baby, obsessing over odd behavior and whether it’s vet-worthy. And I can do this, because I know them so well that I know when one is even the slightest bit off.
I’m not saying we’re better than human mothers, we’re just a different breed. It takes all kinds in this world and someone’s gotta do it. Kittehs need love too. And they give it back ten-fold.
So to all the mommies out there, the kitty mommies, the dog mommies, the ferret mommies — whatever kind of animal mommy you are — HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. Even if your cats forgot to get you a card (*cough cough* thanks a lot, boyfriend), I salute you.
And Happy Mother’s Day to the Evil Stepmother (who is not really evil at all), who is also a great kitty mommy and who was the only person on the planet who could have ever convinced my dad to get a cat.
And last but by FAR not the least, Happy Mother’s Day to my own awesome mommy, who not only raised a good kitty mommy but who is a fabulous kitty mommy and grandmommy herself. I LOVE YOU!
You are the very best kid and kitty mom anyone could ever have. Great and cherished thoughts, my dearest daughter (and her furry family). Joan and Fu have demanded that we send you a Happy Mom’s day, too.
So by demanded, you mean Joan hissed and Fu went to sleep, right?
Aw. Happy Mother’s Day, Crazy Cat Mama! Cute post. 🙂
Thank you! Happy human mom day!!!
Love this post and your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine and meeting Slash. Moosh is a very Cool and beautiful cat! I completely agree that being a cat mom is the BEST. Slash and I spent mother’s day together, part of it lounging in the yard. Was so peaceful and relaxing doing what we wanted to do without kids. Cheers 🙂
I’m sure Moosh would thank you for the compliment but he’s too busy sleeping. I actually spent a good deal of mother’s day vacuuming up their hair. If only they could work…