Leo is on Santa’s List

Leo is on Santa’s List

Leo’s first Christmas is just a few days away, and while he has definitely had his naughty moments since we brought him home, I’ve decided that he is officially on the Nice list. Leo has his good days and he also has his terror days. One of his favorite things to do is to steal dirty socks or kitchen towels and run. He also still enjoys a good chew session […]

Leo vs the Christmas Tree

Leo vs the Christmas Tree

  Because Leo is a very curious puppy and likes to stick his nose just about everywhere, we were hesitant about getting a Christmas tree. However, years of tradition (and some peer pressure) pushed our hesitation out of the way and we decided to put up a Christmas tree last week. We don’t have any plants in our apartment, and any plants Leo has come across he’s knocked over or made […]

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 […]