Happy Mother’s Day to ME.

Yep. It’s that day again. The day we all celebrate our moms. And deservedly so. The mothers of the world do so much for us (and put up with a lot of brats like me). I appreciate my mommy every day of the year, except, of course, when I’m trying to get off the phone with her. This is a common mom thing, I hear. I think there’s a secret school for it somewhere. You have to start at least 15 minutes before you absolutely HAVE to get off the phone.

But enough about that. I know I posted something like this last year on Mother’s Day, but it’s worth saying again.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO THE KITTY MOMMIES!

My oldest.

My oldest.

You’re underappreciated. Especially those of you with special needs kitties. It’s not often understood why someone would take on caring for a pet who needs so much help. I really want to punch people who think that animals with problems should just be “put down” because after all, “they’re just animals.” One of these days, I probably WILL punch someone for saying that. And I’ll be ok with it.

One of my fellow bloggers has a paraplegic cat. I admire the hell out of her for it. It warms my heart that there ARE people out there who don’t need to be punched. On the newest episode of My Cat From Hell, the trouble cat had a neurological disorder that made it positively heartbreaking to watch him attempt to walk. And only one eye. But he had someone that took him in and gave him the life he couldn’t have gotten on his own, or maybe even with another caretaker who wouldn’t have had the patience to love and care for him. And despite the fact that he was hell-bent on tormenting the other cat, she never in a million years would give up her baby.

He thinks he's king.

He thinks he’s king.

Taco is vaguely special needs. He also has a neurological disorder (that makes him pee where he’s not supposed to when he has a flare-up), but it’s not life-threatening and while it wears my patience extremely thin sometimes, I wouldn’t trade him for the world. He’s my baby. So is Moosh Moosh, despite being what I’m pretty sure can only be described as “a little slow.” I love them just as hard as I would love my own flesh and blood.

So. To the responsible, loving, amazing cat moms — *I* appreciate you. And I’m giving myself a little pat on the back today, too. Because we deserve it.

My babies. They sometimes fill my heart with joy.

My babies. They sometimes fill my heart with joy.

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4 comments

  1. aimee

    Hope you had a very Happy Mother’s Day! You deserve to enjoy all the holidays for moms…all of us kitty momma’s do! 🙂 Thanks for the shout-out too…I appreciate your kind words.

  2. Boomdeeadda

    Awesome! I know some people scoff at us pet owners for thinking we’re their moms. Since we don’t have kids, I totally dote and spoil and you’re right, we should celebrate the day because of it. We just got home from a 2 week trip and I missed them like crazy. Is it ok to have favourites? I missed Blossum cause she’s so darn sweet and gentle and I missed Petals cause she makes me laugh.

    • MEOWhearthis

      Haha I totally understand. Mine are both my favorites in different ways. Moosh is my momma’s boy, and Taco utterly amuses me and is also freaking adorable. 2 weeks without my boys…I don’t know if I could do it! No wait, Taco’s meowing like crazy right now. I could do it.

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