Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful Thursday and almost Mother’s Day weekend. Before I launch into the real topic of my post, I would be remiss if I didn’t direct you to the DIVA’s rant – er, post. As if Sissy needed another excuse to be full of herself!!
Anyway, one of the pet/dog groups/pages/whatever I follow/”like” on Facebook announced that doggy moms should be celebrated too. Duh?! Maybe I just like presents more than I should, but my dogs have “always” honored me on Mother’s Day and the Knight on Father’s Day. Just in case some of your dogs aren’t as thoughtful as mine, we thought we’d share a few ideas.
For the dog-walker mom, Sissy recommends the Camelback pack. It comes in assorted sizes and colors, and you can buy separate bite valves so the dogs aren’t licking from the same tip you’re putting in your mouth. Personally, I make Sissy tote our portable bowl… or just clip it to the strap on the pack, because I’m a big ol’ softy like that.
You can also find similar packs at most any sporting goods store or big box store near you, since it is kinda’ last minute.
Gretchen suggests Pandora-style dog charms for keeping mom’s mind in the right place even when you’re apart. There are a HOST of charms out there, but be warned… not all of the beads/charms fit on all of the other brands’ bracelets/necklaces.
Of course, you probably can’t go wrong making a donation to Mom’s favorite dog/pet charity either.
Do your dogs give you gifts?
For thankful Thursday, I’m very thankful for all the moms in my life, especially the new moms and new moms pending. It’s so much fun to get those emails announcing the arrival of a new person in our lives! I love that some of my friends share the gender/name as soon as they know, some wait for the surprise and it’s all good. I adore hearing the stories behind the names, and while this sounds trite, I’m really delighted that there’s a good mix of genders thus far.
I wish all of my friends a happy Mother’s Day, however and whomever you celebrate with/for!