Mothers Day has come and gone, and I got my free sundae from our local Dairy Queen which offers dog-dish treats and recognizes dog-mamas. Taking my girls to the park, breaking up squabbles, comforting them during a thunderstorm are just a few of the things that make me a 'real Mom'. A few years ago we had some friends from out of town spend the night. They were intrigued - and quite amused - as they observed me interacting with the girls throughout the evening, particularly when the neighbor dog showed up on our doorstep wanting Princess and Dee Dee to come out and play. Later on, when Dee Dee started getting out of sorts, I told her to go to her kennel. My friends exclaimed, "They're just like a couple of kids!"