It’s official. There’s a National Dog Mom’s Day in the National Calendar (USA). To be celebrated on the second Saturday of May, this national day was created to celebrate the role of the Dog Mom – those of us who have children with four legs.
This year (2018) is the first year since the day was officially recognised after a campaign by Dig (the Dog Person’s Dating App) and there are events planned in New York City and New Orleans. I predict there will be more in the years to come as the day takes hold.
So let’s use this date as a day to celebrate the special role of the Dog Mom.
We don’t get paid parental leave, we don’t get adoption leave, and we don’t generally qualify for mother’s hours when part-time jobs are offered. But we offer love, care and raise well-adjusted dogs who are contributing members of our communities.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand
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