you're reading...

Happy Mother’s Day!

DeDe here. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Merriam-Webster defines mother as “a female parent,” and a parent as “a person who brings up and cares for another.”

So in addition to all those traditional mothers who are raising their own young, we wish to salute some “non-traditional” mothers.

Here’s to the grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, and other relatives who are raising 2.7 million children for parents who could not- or would not- raise their own (source: Denver Post).

Here’s to the women who have opened their hearts and their homes to the 463,000 children who had to be removed from their parents and placed in the foster care system (source: Children Uniting Nations).

And there are some non-human mothers we also wish to salute:

Here’s to the mothers who care for the babies of another, like this dog who cared for two albino Bengal Tiger cubs.

Here’s to the animals who save human lives, such as a valued farm dog who saved an abandoned infant.

And here’s to the mothers who have saved their babies’ lives, such as this elephant mother in this video:


Enjoy your special day, Mom. You deserve it!


And for my own mom, I love you! Happy Mother’s Day! -Jen

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?


40 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Posted by YellowCable | May 12, 2013, 7:01 AM
  2. What a wonderful Mothers Day offering Rumpy great informative post. Happy Mothers Day to all those who give their Mothers Love! Xxx have a wonderful day xx love Sue xx

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | May 12, 2013, 7:02 AM
  3. Great post πŸ™‚ I think you can be a mother without ever having your own child – thanks for celebrating motherhood in all forms.

    Posted by humanrescuesdog | May 12, 2013, 7:09 AM
  4. Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom and to all the wonderful Moms everywhere!

    Posted by Brian | May 12, 2013, 7:34 AM
  5. Happy Happy mothers day!
    (my like button isnt working)

    Posted by jimmie chew | May 12, 2013, 7:36 AM
  6. LOVED THIS!! Happy Happy Mother’s Day to YOU and to YOUR Mom!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and my “Mom”

    Posted by catchatcaren | May 12, 2013, 7:40 AM
  7. Happy Mother’s Day to your mom.

    Posted by Goose | May 12, 2013, 7:46 AM
  8. Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom and all mom’s of the world… thanks for this great video :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | May 12, 2013, 7:50 AM
  9. Happy Mother’s Day, I hope you’re having a great day!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | May 12, 2013, 8:00 AM
  10. A perfect Mother’s Day Gift!
    Thank you and I hope you and yours are have a Wonderful Mother’s Day
    Take Care…You Matter…

    Posted by LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words | May 12, 2013, 8:19 AM
  11. Happy Mother’s Day!! Beautiful, thoughtful and loving post. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Chancy and his cats | May 12, 2013, 8:23 AM
  12. Happy Mother’s Day to all female caregivers human or otherwise, in the whole wide world. You ARE loved…..!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | May 12, 2013, 8:48 AM
  13. I couldn’t use the like button, so I had to type and say how beautiful this is! Thanks for posting and Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom!! πŸ™‚

    Posted by sweetofstyle | May 12, 2013, 9:24 AM
  14. Happy Mothers day, we hope Jen gets loads of cookies and pawhaps she will share them wiff you..:) πŸ™‚ xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    Posted by mollieandalfie | May 12, 2013, 9:35 AM
  15. What a heart warming videos they are, Dear DeDe! Thank you very much for sharing these ones, which are great on Mother’s Day!
    Happy Mothers Day to Jen, my mom and all wonderful mothers in the world! πŸ™‚

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 12, 2013, 9:37 AM
  16. Happy Mother’s day to Jen. The video with the elephants made me cry (again, I’m “built at the waterside”). It’s heartwarming. I got to admit, elephants seem to be a bit cleverer than sheep.

    Posted by stanze | May 12, 2013, 11:38 AM
  17. Happy Mother’s Day and I wish you and your family a lovely day, too, Dede! Thanks for this lovely post! xx

    Posted by lscotthoughts | May 12, 2013, 11:39 AM
  18. Yup. It sure is a special day for all the mothers out there. They should probably get more than one day a year. They kind of deserve more than one day, don’t you think? In the meantime… HAPPY MAMA’S DAY!


    Posted by orientallily001 | May 12, 2013, 11:50 AM
  19. You don’t need to actually have a baby to be a mom. Happy Mom’s Day!

    Posted by Emmadog | May 12, 2013, 11:54 AM
  20. What a lovely tribute, Rumpy. Happy mothering day to your mama too!


    Posted by Reuben | May 12, 2013, 12:01 PM
  21. Nice one, Rumpy! Happy Mother’s Day to Jen, and moms everywhere! πŸ™‚

    Posted by meowmeowmans | May 12, 2013, 12:31 PM
  22. Great post. happy Mother’s day to your mom!

    Posted by The Paw Relations | May 12, 2013, 12:41 PM
  23. Mom’s who adopt shelter and rescue pets are the bestest! Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom!

    Posted by Cathy Keisha (@CathyKeisha) | May 12, 2013, 12:49 PM
  24. Happy Mother’s day!!!
    Oh, Rumpy, I love your videos!!!

    Posted by marina kanavaki | May 12, 2013, 12:52 PM
  25. Thanks! And happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of so many dogs and cats. Especially Jen πŸ™‚

    Posted by Bluejellybeans | May 12, 2013, 1:18 PM
  26. Happy Mother’s Day to you all too πŸ™‚

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | May 12, 2013, 3:09 PM
  27. Those elephants were SO smart and SO determined! They did a great job of getting the baby out of the water! Good mommies!

    Love and Mother’s Day licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | May 12, 2013, 3:51 PM
  28. That is very lovely, Dede.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning | May 12, 2013, 4:01 PM
  29. Wow, that was such a good video. There are so many different Moms. So we sure do wish you a very Happy Mother’s day. Take care.

    Posted by Ande12 | May 12, 2013, 4:04 PM
  30. Happy Mother’s Day to all Mom’s who have shown love to either four leg children or two… you do not have to give birth to be a mom. Thank you for sharing

    Posted by TammyeHoney | May 12, 2013, 4:14 PM
  31. Mommy and aunties working together to save that baby elephant. Just beautiful. The human – and animal – capacity for love and protection is great.
    Happy Mother’s Day, Jen.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | May 12, 2013, 4:38 PM
  32. Happy Mother’s day πŸ™‚

    Posted by CATachresis | May 12, 2013, 4:58 PM
  33. The videos are absolutely amazing!
    Happy Mother’s Day to all.

    Posted by barb19 | May 12, 2013, 5:57 PM
  34. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Posted by Texas, a cat in New York | May 12, 2013, 7:40 PM
  35. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Posted by Nikitaland | May 12, 2013, 8:00 PM


    Posted by fgassette | May 12, 2013, 8:50 PM
  37. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

    Posted by theislandcats | May 12, 2013, 8:51 PM
  38. Non-hoomin moms and hoomin moms are so alike when it comes to their babies! ❀ Happy mommy day!

    Posted by LifeOfBun | May 12, 2013, 10:11 PM

What would you like to add to the conversation? Bark at me in a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Want me to email you when I upload a new post? Then click here.

Join 9,133 other followers

Follow us on Twitter!

%d bloggers like this: