Leo’s First Move Pt. 1

Leo’s First Move Pt. 1

We are moving! Technically this is Leo’s 2nd move, but it’s likely he doesn’t remember coming home when he was 8.5 weeks old, right? I mean that was the biggest day of his life at that point, but now it takes him days to remember where his crate is if we move it 15 feet from its spot. Anyways, our lease is up this February and we’ve decided to move […]

Leo’s First Thanksgiving

Leo’s First Thanksgiving

This past weekend was Leo’s first big holiday, and since we were hosting, we had a lot to worry about, mostly with Leo’s behavior. First and foremost, Leo did not jump on the table and steal the turkey (thankfully!), so Thanksgiving wasn’t the horror movie scene I kept replaying in my head. Not that I was worried about this, but I was also thankful that Leo was very welcoming of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]