I think that mothers are the backbone of us all. I really value good mothers. I am so fortunate to have a good mother, and I watch mother-offspring interactions all the time. In my breeding program, I won’t tolerate poor mothers- in dogs or in sheep. I select for mothers that are attentive, keep their offspring clean, fed, are attentive, and offer adequate and appropriate touch. Touch, often in the form of licking, is essential to both physical and emotional development. In a nutshell, Good mothers are the antidote to a demanding life to come.
Today, take the time to celebrate motherhood.