Leo’s Destruction

Leo’s Destruction

Puppies and destruction go together like thunder and lightning. You can’t have one without the other. Since we’ve brought Leo home, we’ve had many casualties in our apartment. In the past six months, Leo has ripped up our carpet, chewed the crown molding in every corner of our apartment, destroyed a flip-flop, chewed the corner of a table, and put holes in countless shirts. To say we get frustrated is […]

Leo is Thankful

Leo is Thankful

Because it’s the holiday season and we’re running the Thankful Pet Sweepstakes, I figured I’d write about the ways I think Leo expresses his love and appreciation for us. He is such a loving and affectionate puppy, I feel that he is always showing gratitude, even when he is doing something we don’t like, such as jumping on us. When Leo is excited to see one of us, whether it’s […]

[Enter to win] Thankful Pet Sweepstakes

[Enter to win] Thankful Pet Sweepstakes

As we enter the holiday season, we can’t help but feel a little extra thankful for all of the great things in our lives, one of them being our pets! Of course, they can get on our nerves at times, but as pet parents, we love them unconditionally and are so grateful to share our lives with them every single day. Even though our pets can’t understand us when we […]

Leo the Teenager

Leo the Teenager

I am so grateful to have Leo in my life, and I love watching him grow. Throughout his puppyhood, we have had a lot of challenges, like crate training, potty training, and the relentless teething. All of these challenges were tough to overcome and my patience was tested and then strengthened each time. Right now, we are smack dab in the middle of Leo’s “teenager” phase. Since he turned 6 […]

Leo Gets Fixed

Leo Gets Fixed

Last week, Erich and I decided that it was finally time to get Leo neutered. We always knew we wanted to get him neutered, but we were iffy on the timing of it. Of all the articles I read, half of them said we should wait until he’s 18-24 months old and the other half said we should do it before he turned 1 year old. All of them said […]

How to help out your senior pet

How to help out your senior pet

Unfortunately, time passes much too quickly. It seems as though our pets go from boisterous little puppies and kittens bouncing off the walls to sweet, elderly full grown dogs and cats calmly resting at your side in the blink of an eye. At just 7 years old cats and small dogs are generally considered seniors. Large and giant breed dogs tend to have shorter lifespans and are generally considered seniors […]

Leo Gets a Manicure

Leo Gets a Manicure

Up until this week, trimming Leo’s nails has been somewhat of a nightmare. It was a two-person job that required Leo being held by one of us and plenty of treats. Leo’s nails are clear which makes it easier to see the quick (the blood vessels in the nail), and I bought one of those nail trimmers that has a quick finder sensor in it so I’m sure I wasn’t […]