I've always thought of myself as more of a cat person, so when my family wanted to get a dog a few years ago, I was reluctant. I resisted. But then the pandemic hit, and I needed something to get me out of the house, so we got Zoe. As far as we know, Zoe was found under a porch in our nearby city, taken to a local shelter, and left there. No one came forward to claim her. My mother-in-law heard about her from her vet, and I sent my husband to visit her. Of course, he brought her home.
Zoe has opened my heart to unconditional love. She is always happy to see me. She enjoys our daily walks, which have become a time when my daughter and I can talk about our days. She loves our cat (yup, we're a dog AND cat family!)
As I've settled into my role as a #dogmom, I can't help but think of our work here at Father Bernard's Blessed Biscuits, and how we're trying to create a culture of connection and love. The key to creating that environment is the willingness to let the work change us. Sometimes that's as simple as accepting the love that's before us-especially when it jumps into our lap and curls up for a nap.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the dog moms out there, reluctant or otherwise.