Leo’s Inner Clock

Leo’s Inner Clock

Even though I never taught Leo how to read a clock, he still knows what time it is. During the week, Leo’s routine doesn’t change much. He gets breakfast and a walk at 7 am,  goes to work with me, gets dinner and a walk at 7 pm, then gets a last potty break before bedtime between 10 and 11 pm. While at work, Leo and I take a lunchtime […]

Leo’s Separation Anxiety

Leo’s Separation Anxiety

When Leo was a little pup, we tried to prevent separation anxiety by gradually increasing the time we would leave him home alone. Even though he would come to work with me on the weekdays, it worked for the weekends. Leo is now perfectly fine if we leave him home alone for half a day on a Saturday. If it’s ever more than that, we take him to daycare or […]

Leo is Spoiled

Leo is Spoiled

Leo is REALLY spoiled. It’s a running joke that Leo has one of the best life’s a dog could have, but doesn’t everyone say that about their pup? He may not get all the treats he wants (he’s already 93 lbs, he doesn’t need any extra treats), but he sure does have all the toys and all the attention! Throughout Leo’s life so far, he has yet to spend a […]

Leo Gets Boarded

Leo Gets Boarded

Even though Leo comes with us almost everywhere we go in a normal week, he, unfortunately, has to stay behind when we take a weekend trip somewhere that is not dog-friendly or requires an airplane ride to get there. The first weekend trip we took without Leo was when he was about 5 months old. Since we didn’t have anyone close to ask to take care of him, we did […]

[Giveaway] DOGust Celebration Sweepstakes

[Giveaway] DOGust Celebration Sweepstakes

When dogs come into shelters, it’s difficult to pinpoint their dates of birth, and all shelters can do is give an educated guess to each dog’s birthday. While an approximate age in years is possible to determine, an exact date of birth is not. So in 2008, August 1st was declared the universal birthday for all shelter dogs by the North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal […]

Leo Squeaks

Leo Squeaks

Other than a bully stick, antler, or tennis ball, Leo’s favorite toy is any of the ones that make noise, especially the squeaky ones. In fact, the squeakier the toy, the more Leo absolutely LOVES it. Whenever he’s playing with one of the toys, he’ll find the squeaker and proudly parade around, while simultaneously squeaking the toy nonstop. For the most part, I’ll let Leo have his fun because it’s […]

Leo Goes Fishing

Leo Goes Fishing

A couple weekends ago, Leo joined us while fishing off the dock and he loved every second of it, except for the dock itself. It was Leo’s first time on a dock and he was very unsteady at first. He was walking around with his legs spread wide as if he was walking on ice. After he realized he wouldn’t fall through the cracks, he was overjoyed to be near […]