Leo’s Sensitive Skin

Leo’s Sensitive Skin

Leo is a pretty healthy dog overall. Thankfully, we haven’t had any major health issues with him thus far. Every once in a while he’ll get the occasional bout of diarrhea (probably from eating duck poop), but it’s nothing a couple doses of Fast Balance can’t fix. He’ll also get some ear irritations if we don’t clean his ear out quick enough after a day at the beach, but again […]

Leo and the Critters of Florida

Leo and the Critters of Florida

Living in South Florida has its perks when it comes to having a dog. One of the biggest ones is not having to take Leo out during a blizzard.  However, with warm weather, you get some animals that can be super dangerous for dogs.  We are relatively new to Florida (moved from Chicago 1.5 years ago) so the only danger to Leo I was aware of were alligators. Fortunately, I […]

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 […]