Sunday, May 10, 2009

To Moms Everywhere!

Today is your day! A day just for you! A special day that honors all that you are and all that you do for us.

In honor of Mother's Day, I am spending the whole day by Mom's side. I will not leave her alone for one second. I will be her shadow and at her beck and call. Yep, it's hard work but someone has to do it.

Mom and Dad do not have their moms anymore, so today is all about my mom. Dad decided to celebrate the day by golfing, so we are enjoying some alone time, just Mom, me, the laundry, the dirty dishes, and the vacuuming.

Mom takes really good care of me. She does the little things too, like making sure that I am comfortable in bed even if she isn't. That's right, she sacrifices her sleep for me and for that I love her.

Mom is also a really good mom to her sea turtle mommas and babies. Mom makes sure that the mommas have a safe place to nest when they come to Wassaw Island. She helps them dig a nest if they need assistance, she makes sure that their precious eggs get moved to a safe location if needed, and she keeps the raccoons away. When the babies hatch, Mom helps them to the ocean and says a little prayer for them so that they remain safe as they grow and thrive.

There is a show on PBS tonight called Voyage of the Lonely Turtle. It is about a loggerhead sea turtle named Adelita whose quest to be a mother is documented as she makes the longest migration known in the animal kingdom. She encounters sharks, jellyfish, and man-made death traps along her journey back to the beach where she was hatched over twenty years ago. Her instincts push her through all the challenges as faces as she crosses the Pacific Ocean, back home to become a mother.

Adelita's story is an inspiration to everyone who watches it and it has even more meaning today, as we celebrate all the mothers in the world. I blogged about Adelita in February, so if you didn't catch that post, please check it out here. Adelita's journey airs tonight on your local PBS station at 7:00 pm CDT and here is a quick video preview for you to watch.


Pearl said...

Oh Stubby, I've been gone all weekend and I missed a lot! Now Stubby, sweet boy, ya never wanna run away from home. The image of you out in the rain made my puggy eyes cry!

ALMOST cry as hard as when I heard you might have to FAST! I had already packaged up a bag of kibble to send your way. Are ya home now? All dry, with a full tummy?

Happy Mother's Day to your sweet Mom. She sure does know how to love you best!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Stubby, this is Nancy, Howie's mom, and I want to thank you for your sweet message to moms everywhere. Howie wasn't aware it was mother's day, since there were no prezzies for mom other than the little ones in the yard he leaves every day. I'm glad your mom adores you, what's not to adore about StubbyPug, I ask? What on earth would we do without our little puggees to keep us happy?

Stubby said...

Pearly Poo - Did you have a good weekend? You did miss a lot but thankfully things are back to normal. No more running away for me.

I still cannot believe that Mom was going to starve me. All in the name of some suffering people thousands of miles away. I am home, dry, and with a very full tummy.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Nancy - Poor Howie. How could he forget Mother's Day? He needs to hang out with me so I can show him the ropes!

My mom really loves me to death. She is always worried about me and whenever something small happens to me, she acts like it is the end of the world. I don't know what she would do without me, but I don't want to be around to find out!

Stubby xoxo