But it may surprise you that it’s not really about dogs.
I’ve been wanting to read this memoir for a long time, as it came highly recommended from a trusted source, and I’m not the least bit disappointed. In fact I can’t stop reading it. It’s an incredible story of how to rebuild a life when there is no longer a past or a future, only the present, and you have to figure out who you’re going to be.
In other dog-related news, Annie has become my new shadow, my beautiful chocolate Annie Belle Lee. Which, of course, reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe.
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
Our Annie Belle Lee remains puzzled about her sleeping arrangements. Why she can’t lounge on the couch, for crying out loud? And why on earth does she have to sleep on the floor (what?!), on a dog bed (the horror!), with her two new canine sisters.
She loves canned green beans — a key to her weight loss plan — but that’s not all. Today she ate an entire box of Kleenex. Which is nothing compared to her sister, JoJo, who puked up a pair of my underwear (which she’d swallowed whole).
It’s a Three Lab Life.