Mother’s day is just around the corner, a very special day that celebrates motherhood and is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
Tomorrow, May 1st, our friends at Dog Is Good and Pet Plan are launching the mother of all contests – The Dog Mom of The Year. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be the dog mother of the year? Enter here.
So what does it mean being a dog mom?
To celebrate Mother’s day (May 11th) I’d like to share with you some interesting quotes from several ladies in the pet industry. See if you can identify!
“Being a #DOGMOM means unconditional love and snuggles (even pre-coffee), no eye rolling when I’m acting like a fool, and I never have to worry about them borrowing my clothes or car-though a few shoes have been puppy victims”, (Lorien Clemens, Director of Marketing for PetHub)
“Being a #DOGMOM means loving through mud and manure because that’s what love smells like sometimes!” (Shawna Schuh, President of Women in the Pet Industry Network).
“Being a #DOGMOM means picking up dog poop, living with dog hair on EVERYTHING, walking the dog at all hours of the night when they’re sick and unconditional love no matter what! There are no expectations or conditions that I need to meet, I just always know that I am loved.”, (Beke Lubeach, Principal of Dog Bone Marketing Solutions)
“Being a #DOGMOM means never having a perfectly landscaped backyard, and it’s totally worth it when the reward is a seeing that happy tail wag and the unconditional love that only our pets give to us.”, (Christine Suma Hoy, Vice President, Crunchkins, Inc)
“Being a #DOGMOM to me means loving my furry son and daughter through muddy paw prints on freshly cleaned carpets, hair on everything I own, dirty paws in my bed, eating newly purchased landscaping and the heartbreak of assisting a beloved senior companion go to the Rainbow Bridge. I receive #UnconditionalLove to the very end.” (Cindy Dunston Quirk, Founder of Scout & Zoe’s)
“Being a #DOGOM is the bond that I share with my dogs is so powerful that it transforms me in a moment. It transcends every emotional boundary and offers me more joy than any possession ever could. My pets and I share something very magical, of which there are no words to adequately describe except to say that ours is a gift of love that is unparalleled on any level.” (Paula Padgett Hege, Founder of The Rein Coat Dog Harness)
“Being a #DogMom (to me) means never-ending fur on everything and in everything (including food), never having a clean house for more than a few moments or a completely clean car, but, more importantly, it means having new adventures every day, living in the moment, someone by your side no matter what, and someone who loves you without judgement and who is willing to lend an ear or simply snuggle with you until you’re feeling better”. (Tiffany, Owner, Wind Wolf Photography)
“Being a #DOGMOM means Cooking Dog Food Every Day …for my Rescue Dog Pack …from Scratch …with all the Nutrional Requirements” – (Catherine Yarbrough)
“Being a #DOGMOM means softly nurturing, fiercely protecting, ever advocating for your four-legged kid. And in return, you get ear nuzzles, toe licks, joyful reunions, wiggly butts and contented sighs”. (Amber Singleton Carlton, Owner, Comma Hound Copywriting)
“From being a #DOGMOM I’ve learned patience and a sense of humor are more important than down comforters; that unconditional acceptance is even better than unconditional love; that joy is transferable; that what happened in the past doesn’t define your present or your future unless you let it; that simple things can be the best things; that love can break your heart but make you stronger, too.” (Sara Henderson, BOGO Bowl)
”#DogMom means I am a mom. I set up play-dates for Abbey to play with friends; I take her for doctor checkups, throw her birthday parties, travel with her, buy her lots of presents, just because; and I make sure she eats nutritional meals every-day. Of course, since I am the owner of The SMARTCOOKEE Company, Abbey gets plenty of healthy dog treats. I just happen to be a mom to a beautiful 15 pound little girl…err, I mean dog.” (Kelly Ison, owner of The SMARTCOOKEE Company)
So, what do you think? What does it mean to you to be a #DOGMOM? Let us know in the comments!!