Her name is Brittany. She was born to a family outside of town who already had too many pups on their hands. They said the mother wandered up one day, so they sorta took her in. She got pregnant by another stray dog in their area and they had no idea what type of dog he was, either. When the pups were born, the family left them outside and provided food/water. They thought one of them had died of the cold (we were experiencing temps in the teens!!) and so they really needed to find families for the dogs quickly.
The mom of the family brought two puppies to town. I agreed to meet them in the Walmart parking lot just to see them. And, well, this little girl came home with me.
I’m a joyful woman who wears many hats, including: wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin, friend, teacher, librarian, and follower of Christ. I’m also an ex-public school teacher turned SAHM turned unschooling mom. Our little midwestern family is tremendously grateful for the liberties we have to home school, homebirth, breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear, non-circ, delay or not vaccinate, and utilize non-punitive, grace-based discipline. We work hard to keep up with the ins and outs of healthy living. It was painful, but we took the red pill and still continue to find new truths daily. I teach just a few short-courses for the local college each year, read and write book reviews and blog on the side. And if you must know, I have an undergrad in music (BA), a masters in library science (MLS), and a masters in educational technology (MEd).