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:

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Enjoy your special day, Mom. You deserve it!

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

40 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. 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

  2. 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…
    )0(
    maryrose

  3. Happy Mother’s Day!! Beautiful, thoughtful and loving post. Hugs and nose kisses

  4. 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!! 🙂

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

    Purrs,
    Nissy

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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