My Dogs Love My Mother More Than Me

Everyone knows that there is no love greater than the love a mother has for her child. All of us can relate to this credo because we all have such incredible love for our canines and felines. However, let’s be honest, the relationship between parents and their children can have their ups and downs. But the relationship between my parents and my Goldens has been steady and loving from the moment they met Nicholas, my first Golden, continuing through my life with Willy and now with our rescued Morgan. Even after telling her all about Morgan’s shenanigans and difficult behavioral issues, the first thing my mother said to me when she met Morgan was, “What do you mean? He’s a love.” WillyGrandParents

Nicholas with Mom          Whenever I bring my dogs back east to visit my family, which has been nearly once a year, I have to make sure that they don’t gain too much weight. My mother routinely cooks up treats for them and spoils them like she does her grandkids. It’s amazing how quickly my devoted companions forget about me when I am staying at the homestead.  They follow my Mother around like baby ducks hoping for a morsel of her freshly sliced prosciutto or a piece of her scrumptious Braciole, an Italian delicacy made with flank steak.    It’s as though I don’t even exist.  If she’s at the stove making her chicken cutlets it’s impossible to get them to leave the house for their walk.  I can’t tell you how long I have spent explaining to my Mother that they should only be eating their Fromm’s low calorie Salmon a la Veg for canines. She nods her head and agrees…Of course, I’m sure as soon as I leave the house who knows how many of her famous meatballs they have devoured.  But I know that if there was ever food filled with love it’s my Mother’s cooking.

This Mother’s Day Morgan wishes all of our animal friends bellies full of love and to all Mothers a Happy Golden Sunshine Mother’s Day.

10 replies
  1. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    This is so very beautiful. I know your loves this. You are very blessed to have such a wonderful Mom, and handsome Morgan is too.

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    • RBGAdmin
      RBGAdmin says:

      Thanks Kathy.I do feel blessed. But also for new friends like you and Honey Sunshine and Angel Dusty. Thanks for all you support as I go through this publishing process as sometimes it can be vee slow and frustrating. happy Mother’s Day to you and your pretty Honey Sunshine.

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  2. Carole
    Carole says:

    Absolutely the very best Mother’s Day wish every Golden Mom wants and your Mother will be blessed to receive!

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    • RBGAdmin
      RBGAdmin says:

      Thanks for your kind words Carole. Morgan and I wish you a very special Mother’s Day. Thanks for all your love and support.

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  3. Melanie N. Makhlouf
    Melanie N. Makhlouf says:

    My first goldens, Caiti and Aly would “babysit” my mother when we had to go out. My mom had throat cancer and was was becoming increasingly frail. At the beginning they were companions to her but as she became less well, they became guardians as well. If she fell on them, they would never move, if she fell, they were cuddle up beside her and push her so she could get up and later if she fell in the middle of the night they would alert us and wake us up to “save” her. If we had to leave in the early days, we would tell them to ” Guard Grammy”. They actually never wanted her to leave the house and when she came home, we would have to restrain them until she sat down and they could love her and she them. They were with her until almost the end, and when she passed away, they were in her bedroom and wagging their tails so fast the next morning – I believe she came to tell them goodbye. It took them a long time and extra special loving to get over the loss of my Mom. I think every “Golden” has a special love for their “Grands”

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    • RBGAdmin
      RBGAdmin says:

      Melanie,

      Thanks for sharing your touching story. Goldens are amazing. I don’t know another breed that does it the way they do. Whatever that “it” is, they have it. I’m on my third Golden and I don’t know what I would do without him. M life would certainly have a lot less joy in it. Sorry for your loss.

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  4. Ed u
    Ed u says:

    My Mom was the same way with our golden, puggle and lab mix. This is our first Mother’s Day without mom so I may sneak them a treat in her memory.

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