Did you think I’d forgotten all about you? Sorry to be such a slacker but my life has been homework, homework, homework as midterm has arrived! I’d like to say that’s all behind me but that would be untrue. Some included “take home” versions. While on the surface that is awesome – it still has to get done. Time is something I’m woefully missing lately. Among other things it’s led to a lapse in my motivation to eat well and move my body. I’m a bit disappointed in myself that I’ve let this happen! The one bright spot last week was a nice long walk with my puppies! Now if you want me to start talking and never stop… asking about my furry family members. I thought it might be fun to introduce you to them… Let’s start with LEONARD!
Leonard has one of those stories where you just KNOW he was meant to find his way to be with you! My brother in law works at the humane society and had immediately fallen in love with the little guy. Look at the face… who wouldn’t??!! He was however not a good fit with his other dog and he sadly had to return him to the humane society for adoption. We had met Leonard briefly and loved him but we already had a dog who was amazing (I’ll tell you about her later…) and were leaving for vacation in two days. We thought it was a sign to NOT adopt him. Leonard is quickly adopted again and found a new home. That settled it – he was meant for someone else. We went on vacation. Came home and what do you know… Leonard didn’t love little kids much… the owners had an in-home child care and those long ears were a huge source of fun for the little ones and Leonard thought his ears should not be considered toys. (Can’t say I disagree with him there.) When my brother in law mentioned it to us we knew it was settled. We didn’t want him moved around anymore he was ours.
Less than 24 hours later Leonard was HOME – for good. He was a wild man – not housebroken, not interested in listening to anything we said, couldn’t be left along for even a second. It was exhausting. I believe we worked on potty training for six months at least. Even now he’s 100% better he’ll even go stand near the door when he has to go out but if you don’t notice him there I’m fully certain he’d just go in the living room. He’s a character – goofy, sweet, and loving. He likes to tease the cats sometimes, rip apart toys, and lay on his back and have you rub his belly while he falls asleep, eat treats out of kongs, and stick to a routine. People often stop and ask about him or tell him how cute he is. In fact yesterday I laughed because for the 100th time someone pointed at him from their car while we were walking him. He’s definitely unique. I feel so fortunate that he found his way to our home – he never fails to make me smile or laugh every day.