Puppy love. Infatuation. A crush. Hey - I know that one - it's what I remember feeling the first time I saw Julie Bowen on the TV show Ed - and later in the series when she totally rocked a suit of armor. Nobody has done it better - not before nor since. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Then there's love for a puppy - aka our dog Ginger at the shelter before we brought her home.
Then there's this..(oh come on - you knew this was coming)
Fortunes and reputations have been made on the notion of young love/puppy love. Collectively they have been a huge moneymaker regardless of the era or generation label you apply. And in this day of openness and coming out ya gotta wonder to whom folks like Tab Hunter and Leslie Gore were really singing. Speaking of crushes, I wasted one on Ms. Gore - LOL. But ya gotta love those eyes and the lady can sing her a$$ off.
And of course young love begat teen angst which begat teen angst parody
Kidding aside, puppy love is as real to the participants as so-called real love. Puppy love is just more fleeting and who is to say that's not a good thing? Don't we all wish our broken hearted moments were as fleeting?
Check out my LBC cohorts commentaries on puppy love - this oughta be interesting.