Caitlin UltimoHolidays / Pet Parenting

It’s Mother’s Day! Here Are 4 Ways Pet Moms Rock

If you’re a mom—whether to a two-legged kiddo, fur child or both—you know that it is truly the best job in the world. But that doesn’t mean that every moment is picture-perfect. Sometimes, things can get messy, hectic and even a little ugly—but we wouldn’t have it any other way. As a mom, you take the midnight bathroom emergencies, indoor mud trails and chomped up, scratched up furniture in stride. Why? Because, you know that the good that comes along with the name Mom far outweighs the bad. Nothing can compare with the unconditional love you receive as being their number one, and here’s just a few ways you earn that title day in and day out:

You always think ahead. If you’re headed out on a long walk, you take a travel water bowl along, and if you see a threat in the form of an anthill, you guide your pup the other way. You always have his best interest top of mind so that you can keep him happy and safe.

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You keep your cool when things get wild. If you have a puppy who’s rough-housing or a dog who loves to chase every squirrel in sight, you know how to roll with the punches and regain control of the situation—even if it takes a few minutes.

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Quick-thinker is your middle name. You can’t always see what’s coming and whether it’s an unexpected trip to the vet or an out-of-nowhere race to untangle leashes with the not-so friendly neighbor dog, you handle the everyday surprises like a pro.

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You know when to laugh. No matter your best efforts, things don’t always go as planned—and as a mom, you know that’s okay! If the sit command is turning into a semi-squat, at least he mastered a new, unique trick! And if you can’t get your pet to sit still for his Mother’s Day portrait, then take an action shot.

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Being a great mom takes being there for your pet through it all—and that’s why you’ll always be the best in his eyes, so Happy Mother’s Day! Not sure how to celebrate, here’s a few ways you can enjoy spending time with your pet this Mother’s Day.