Leo’s Doggy Days of Summer

Leo’s Doggy Days of Summer

Leo loves the outside. Every time we say “wanna go outside?” his ears perk up. Then, almost immediately, he’ll get up with his tail-wagging, letting us know he’s all ready to go on whatever adventure that lies beyond the closed door. Whether we’re going for a walk around the neighborhood or taking a trip to the beach or dog park, Leo is always stoked. Since it’s summer (and it gets […]

Leo & Oscar Meet Again

Leo & Oscar Meet Again

When we first brought Leo home, Leo met his lifelong friend, Oscar.  Since then, Leo and Oscar have only had brief meet-ups until a couple weeks ago, that is. A few weekends ago, we road tripped north and spent the weekend with Erich’s parents (AKA Oscar’s parents). Yes, that means Oscar is Leo’s uncle! When Leo and Oscar first met, Oscar wasn’t much of a fan of Leo because he […]

Leo Runs

Leo Runs

Recently, we decided that Leo was old enough to go on jogs with us. We even bought one of those leashes that hooks at my waist for a hands-free run. It has been an experience, to say the least. So far, Leo loves it! Until he decides he’s done, that is. In the beginning, he is all over the place. He runs from one end of the leash to the […]

Leo Digs

Leo Digs

One of Leo’s greatest pastimes, besides eating and chasing ducks, is digging. He didn’t really care much for digging as a puppy, but in the recent months, he’s taken to loving the feel of dirt flying backward through his hind legs. While we don’t have a backyard just yet, I still am hoping he grows out of this digging phase so when we do have a backyard, Leo won’t make […]

Leo’s Gotcha Anniversary

Leo’s Gotcha Anniversary

A year ago this weekend, Erich and I drove across the state of Florida through a severe storm to pick up baby Leo and finally bring him home. Getting a puppy didn’t feel real until Leo was put in my arms and I was able to fasten his new collar and leash (that I bought before he was even born) to him. I may have shed a tear in that […]

Leo and his chip

Leo and his chip

One of my greatest fears concerning Leo, other than losing him, is him getting lost or taken. One of the first questions I had asked the vet during Leo’s first vet visit was when we should put a microchip in his back. A few weeks later, during another vaccination-filled vet visit, our vet inserted a microchip in between Leo’s shoulders. Leo also wears his collar at all times (not in […]

Leo the only child

Leo the only child

Even though Leo was born in a litter of 11 and grew up with siblings until he was 8 weeks old, Leo is an only “child”. We don’t have any real kids at home nor do we have any other pets, meaning all of the attention is on Leo. He has all the toys to choose from at home (and at work), and he gets all the attention from us […]