savagemama: My Valentine Imogene

It’s that time of year again, I suppose, that time of year for falling in love. Except this year my valentine walks on four legs and licks her butt. It’s true, I’m re-falling in love with Imogene, my yellow lab. I think I’ve written here about how we met, how she picked me to be her mom seven years ago at a lab farm in Oregon. She licked me on the chin, at six weeks old, and I took her home. For months she peed in the house, chewed every pair of shoes I owned and wagged her way into my life. We went everywhere together those first few years including the grocery store.

She’s always had more personality than smarts and even as the former light of my life has, at times, been amazingly annoying. [Read More]