I am a Mother

I’m a mother in all the ways that really count. I did not give birth and I do not pay for daycare. I am however raising and loving 2 little beings to the best of my ability. Since I consider my cats as my children to Michael Graham I am mentally disturbed.

I usually listen to Michael on my ride home and on occasion I actually agree with him. I mostly agree with topics like Illegal Immigration but I find he can be really arrogant, sometimes to the point of making himself look like an ass.

I turn on the radio today and I hear him say something along the lines of if anyone considers their pets to be their children then they are completely insane. The annoyed side of me wanted to turn it off but the curious side of me listened on.

He was pissed off that a guy was arrested for accidentally (and I’m using that word not the press) killed a seagul that got in his face while on a high building window washing. This set off Michael on animal rights activists and how they take animals too seriously, like us insane pet owners :rolleyes:

So I want to clarify something, I am a mother. My children are cats but I love them as much as I’d love my own child. Is it the same thing as being the mother of a human child? No, I’m not a moron, it’s not anywhere near the same level.

Being a parent, to me, is about raising, caring and loving a little being that is in your care. Emotionally Aurora and Pilot are my children and I do what I can do to keep them healthy and happy. If that’s not being a parent then I don’t know what is.

Because I believe this it does not make me insane or disturbed, it makes me a caring person.  My cat Keyser who is gone used to go off in the neighborhood at night and every single night I’d go running around the streets calling his name.  My heart was pounding and I was terrified something happened to my little boy.

I guarantee if you saw me at that moment I looked like a petrified mother looking for her child.  I asked my mom that night if this is what being a parent felt like, this feeling on intense worry, and she said it was :cheesy:

  1. Gemini

    June 13, 2006 at 7:12 am

    Screw Michael Graham :whosnext:

  2. Robin

    June 13, 2006 at 9:15 am

    He’s an asshat :flipa:

  3. Chase

    June 13, 2006 at 10:02 am

    Thank you!!!!

    My dog child died exactly a month ago and I’m still devastated. He WAS my child…the only kind of child I will ever have. So Michael Graham can kiss my booty if he thinks that’s not real momma love, because I’ve never loved anything as much in my entire life.

  4. Robin

    June 13, 2006 at 10:05 am

    Chase – I’m so sorry about your baby, I lost my boy Keyser several years ago and I still think about him. I had to find him on the side of the road and if you’d driver by as I was hysterically crying over my little boy you’d have thought I was a mourning mother. I’m getting sad just thinking about it. I’m so sorry for your loss, I’m sure he and Keyser are keeping each other company :heartbeat:

  5. Chase

    June 13, 2006 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks! I imagine they’re somewhere in doggy heaven sniffing each other’s butts right now. Mine is probably annoying Keyser with “wanna play ball wanna play ball wanna play ball???” 😉

  6. Robin

    June 13, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Well considering Keyser was a cat so yours is probably chasing mine :willy_nilly:

  7. Michael

    June 14, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Hi, this is Michael Graham. I’m flattered that I could inspire your conversation and anyone who calls me an “asshat” I view as a potential pal.

    However, would you be willing to consider the possibility that these postings are actually making my point about the modern over-obsession with animals?

    Regardless, I’m glad people are talking and saying interesting things. Keep it up!

  8. Robin

    June 15, 2006 at 6:35 am

    If loving and caring for my 2 cats makes me obsessive I’ll gladly be obsessive but you certainly sound obsessive on your show…only occasionally of course 😉

  9. Gemini

    June 15, 2006 at 7:39 am

    LOL wow Robin that is really cool that He stopped by….


    Um but what is an “asshat” :paperbag:

  10. Robin

    June 15, 2006 at 8:43 am

    Just a dumb insult :dunno:

  11. Amber

    June 15, 2006 at 11:13 am

    My mom is obsessive-compulsive about her dogs…..like I will ask her to come into town for the day or whatever and she won’t because she won’t leave her dogs… :tongue: you would think she would want to come spend some time with her grandson..but no, the dogs are more important…..

    I understand loving your animals, but at the same time, can’t there be a balance? I mean, not leaving dogs alone for a day? It drives me crazy :willy_nilly: Her dogs have almost 2 acres to run on, the ability to come into the mud room to escape heat/cold, wouldn’t they be ok for a few hours? I just don’t get it.

  12. Robin

    June 15, 2006 at 11:25 am

    You know I’ve found dog people (no offense) seem to be a little more into the whole thing. I guess they are just more responsibility. I like cats…not so much responsibility you can’t leave them alone for a couple days and don’t need constant attention.

  13. Amber

    June 15, 2006 at 11:30 am

    I had a cat when I was 3 or 4 that got a brain tumor and went crazy….he attacked me, I still have a small scar under my eye where he scratched me. I was petting him, then all of a sudden he freaked out and attached to my head, clawing me through my hair on under my eye. I hated cats after that….but I got another one…he got loose one day and never came home..I saw him weeks later and he had turned wild….scary looking. I hadn’t had a cat since. Always had dogs.

    I love Kody, he is such a good dog, but is high maintence and I don’t feel like we are giving him the attention he needs…..so JD and I have discussed getting rid of Kody and getting a cat….I think after Diego gets a little bigger we will have to do it. :cheesy:

  14. Robin

    June 15, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Yeah I was scratched by a cat too when I was younger and still have a tiny scar on my face but somehow it didn’t effect me. All my cats getting hit by cars did effect me though so I’m a little nervous about all that.

    IF you get a cat make sure to ask a lot of questions about it before you get it. Aurora was very ferral (sp) and was a little psycho when we got her. We had to get Pilot to calm her down and Pilot turns out to be super allergic for us so I wish we’d researched a little more but I’m happy with my furbabies.

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