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Dear DeDe

Happy Mothers Day!

Oh Dog! It’s time for another visit with Dear DeDe- that’s ME! 


It’s Mothers Day here in the US and in some other places around the world. So I wanna wish all the mothers out there a very happy day!

There are some special women who aren’t always thought of when we celebrate Mothers Day, but I’d like to give them a special shout out:

– The women who take in unweaned babies and feed them so that they can survive.

– The women who foster animals, helping them become socialized so they can have a decent shot at finding a forever home.

-The women who care for feral cats, who TNR, feed, manage, and love those forgotten creatures.

-The women who transport animals across the country so those animals have a better shot at being adopted.

– And of course, every woman who didn’t dump her animal family when the human baby came along.

Much love to you, and a very happy Mothers Day!

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


66 thoughts on “Happy Mothers Day!

  1. Many reasons to thank many “mothers” be they animal or human!

    Posted by barb19 | May 13, 2012, 1:17 AM
  2. We love that you remember the women who may not hear the word, “Mom,” but make such a loving difference in so many lives.

    Happy Mothers Day to all of your “moms.”
    xoxo Katie & Glogirly

    Posted by Glogirly and Katie | May 13, 2012, 1:32 AM
  3. Happy mother’s day to all mothers! Take care

    Posted by Old Kitty | May 13, 2012, 2:43 AM
  4. Yes Dear DeDe, there are lots of women who should be considered as a mother not only for humans but also for many creatures!!!
    To all of them, Happy Mothers Day!!! And of course, to your mother ‘Jen’, Happy Mother’s Day!!! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 13, 2012, 2:50 AM
  5. Happy Mother’s day to you too. That was such a great post about all the Mom’s that do so much to help animals that are homeless or just plain need help. Thai is so important. Have a great day.

    Posted by ande123 | May 13, 2012, 4:53 AM
  6. Mothering takes all forms, Dede, that’s for sure. So good of you to remind us of this today. Happy Mama’s Day to Jen! 🙂

    Posted by tita buds | May 13, 2012, 5:03 AM
  7. Dear Dede you’re absolutely right! There are all kinds of “Moms” and they ALL deserve a great big hug for caring so much. Happy Mom’s Day one and all!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | May 13, 2012, 5:54 AM
  8. Lovely post! Happy Mother’s Day! (to any and all mothers 😉

    Posted by Sue at Talking Dogs | May 13, 2012, 6:01 AM
  9. Happy Mother’s day from the UK 🙂

    Posted by CATachresis | May 13, 2012, 6:06 AM
  10. you almost made me cry. (great post). happy mother’s day!

    Posted by jimmie chew | May 13, 2012, 6:08 AM
  11. Happy Mother’s Day to mothers of every kind!

    Posted by Daisy the Curly Cat | May 13, 2012, 6:21 AM
  12. Happy Mother’s Day to all mums of people and animal friends. I’m a mum to a cat that adopted us on New Year’s Eve 2000. I love your dogs. Thanks for the good wishes.

    Posted by Star Wise | May 13, 2012, 6:24 AM
  13. Happy Mothers Day 🙂

    Posted by tylersat99 | May 13, 2012, 6:47 AM
  14. Happy Mothers Day!

    Posted by Dianda | May 13, 2012, 6:59 AM
  15. Sweet greetings from a dear face! Thanks

    Posted by rutheh | May 13, 2012, 7:20 AM
  16. Let me just make a special shout out to all the women who take care of dogs with special needs.

    Happy Mother’s Day to your Mommy, Rumpy Crew!

    Huggies and Cheese,


    Posted by haopee2 | May 13, 2012, 7:27 AM
  17. Hi, DeDe! It was so nice to see a smiling doggie this morning on Mother’s Day!

    Thank you so much for remembering all mothers. I hope they enjoy this special day along with the rest of us!

    Mom Julie, Tom, Mitty, Tinker, Anastasia & special angels

    Posted by Father Tom | May 13, 2012, 8:30 AM
  18. Well said, DeDe! It’s important to remember those women- they do so much, so many times, and sometimes for little thanks. But we appreciate them!!

    Posted by onecoolgriff | May 13, 2012, 8:40 AM
  19. Thanks guys! Happy mothers’ day to Jen 🙂

    Posted by Bluejellybeans | May 13, 2012, 8:53 AM

    Posted by Nikitaland | May 13, 2012, 8:57 AM
  21. OH YES.. THOSE “MOM’s Fur a MOMENT” are so very VERY much inpawtant and deserve to be Celebrated.

    Posted by Frankie Furter and Ernie | May 13, 2012, 9:04 AM
  22. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    Posted by Ingrid | May 13, 2012, 9:07 AM
  23. Very well put, DeDe ! If you know females at all,,,youi know that every female has that wonderful Mothering instinct,,,,,and you don’t have to be a Mom to actually be a Mother to those who need your nurturing. Many “Thanks” to,,,,and Happy Mother’s Day to all who provide that special kind of love called “Mothering”.

    Posted by Joke Puppy | May 13, 2012, 10:43 AM
  24. Happy Mother’s Day. I particularly like your final wishes – sadly, we see this happening in the UK and it breaks my heart. In fact, we adopted two gorgeous tabby cats many years ago who had been given up because of a new baby. The sad thing was these two lovely boys were born in their previous ‘parent’s’ home and given up aged 6 – how can anyone do that!

    Posted by Jill | May 13, 2012, 12:49 PM
  25. Aww I love your post. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Posted by KSO | May 13, 2012, 12:53 PM
  26. Happy Mother’s Day for all the nurturing you do!

    Posted by animalartist | May 13, 2012, 1:35 PM
  27. Beautiful tribute DeDe!!!! Happy Mother’s Day!

    Posted by CarenOsrinGittleman (@CatChatCaren) | May 13, 2012, 1:43 PM
  28. So DeDe…I see you are still kinda nekked?? Still looking good…and the thoughts about all the Mom’s who help so much make our animal lives better…spot on. Sending paw pats to all in your anifamily.

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | May 13, 2012, 2:02 PM
  29. Great post! Happy Mother’s Day!!!

    Posted by Ellie and Edmond | May 13, 2012, 2:07 PM
  30. Perfect tribute to mothers of the furry friends.

    Posted by writingfeemail | May 13, 2012, 3:10 PM
  31. How very true, Dede!

    Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom!

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning | May 13, 2012, 4:21 PM
  32. Happy Mother’s Day to Jen and to all the mother’s out there.

    Posted by Bongo | May 13, 2012, 5:19 PM
  33. Thank You DeDe!

    Posted by Renee Espriu | May 13, 2012, 6:08 PM
  34. Thank you!

    Posted by Roberta | May 13, 2012, 6:10 PM
  35. I hope you guys had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    Posted by Bosun Dawg | May 13, 2012, 7:28 PM
  36. Nice post DeDe. Happy Mother’s Day to your mommy!
    Bella and DiDi

    Posted by Paws To Talk | May 13, 2012, 7:45 PM
  37. DeeDee – once again yous hit the nail on the head!
    Happy Mommy’s day to your Mommy!!

    Posted by catfromhell | May 13, 2012, 8:22 PM
  38. ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。*˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…Sending sprinkles of Love to You: Happy Mother’s Day! ˚ ✰* ★˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥

    Posted by eof737 | May 14, 2012, 1:27 AM
  39. Hope you had a great mother’s day!

    Posted by Tandy | May 14, 2012, 2:05 AM
  40. Very nice thought!!

    Posted by Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields) | May 14, 2012, 2:06 AM
  41. I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day!

    Posted by Bassetmomma | May 14, 2012, 10:48 AM
  42. Being a Mommy to dogs and cats is such a great way to receive back a lot of that love handed out to those human children and which they now share in distant parts of the globe, at times! I love this circular nature of life and love with both humans and animals!

    Posted by granbee | May 14, 2012, 3:20 PM
  43. Happy Late Mothers Day

    Stop on by for a visit

    Posted by Kari | May 14, 2012, 4:44 PM
  44. very confusing these mothers Days…UK have it in March! Always throws me into a panic when I think I’ve missed it when I see it happening in May 🙂 There’s a special mum here too…must never be forgotten…Rumpydog mum, Jen!! Happy Mothers Day 🙂

    Posted by europasicewolf | May 14, 2012, 5:39 PM
  45. What wonderful thoughts for a special day. You’re right these women do exceptional and receive the joy when the animals find forever homes.

    Posted by Lynda | May 14, 2012, 7:13 PM
  46. Blessings to you and yours on Mother’s Day and every day. Thanks for the shout outs.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | May 14, 2012, 9:13 PM
  47. Good post! There are many types of mothers!

    Posted by thoughtsappear | May 15, 2012, 12:13 PM
  48. Beautiful post! Thank you for caring!

    Posted by bardessdmdenton | May 16, 2012, 4:39 PM
  49. Happy belated Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere. All the mothers in my life are gone now.

    Posted by Russel Ray Photos | May 21, 2012, 4:57 AM

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