So we were lying in bed playing and Landry kept pushing off with his leg and getting about 25% of the way over. So I thought "Hey, if he is going to roll over I am going to get this on video." Every time I would tell him to do so, Leo would do it. I thought it was cute so I thought I would share. Please excuse my really loud baby voice. (I forget I am really close to the microphone.)
So today four couple from our ABF got together at a dog park in Allen to let our dogs play. Amazingly enough Leo wasn't the smallest dog there. I am glad we went in the morning because it wasn't as hot.
Leo loved the attention!
After the dog park we all went to Purple Cow to eat. The burgers were really good. We sat on the patio so that all the dogs could join us.
It was lots of fun getting to meet everyone's 'child(ren)' since none of us have children!
Ok, so when Leo was a puppy we used to give him empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls. He loves to play with them.
So this past week when I was at my grandma's house Leo saw an empty wrapping paper roll. He sniffed and looked up at me, he didn't know if he was allowed to play with it. I ask my Grandma and she said it was fine. So here is my tiny puppy playing with a wrapping paper roll that is twice as long as he is. Too cute!!
On Thursday February 11, 2010 we had lots of snow. My dad woke me up with a phone call at 6:22 in the morning! It was so awesome, but I went back to sleep. The second time I woke up it was still snowing and there was way more on the ground!
Joel and I were so excited because Leo had never seen this much snow before. We really wanted to see what he would do. If you would like to see what he did, click here.
Also here are some pictures of Leo in the snow. He liked to stick his face in it, and then when he would look up at us he would have snow all over his face, he looked like he had a beard.
The picture below is from Friday after it had snowed all night long. When Leo originally stepped in the snow it was up to his back, and he was lifting his head as high as it would go. This is kinda an in the hair shot.
I want to start off by saying that most of this I did not write, a friend of mine did. However, everything that she said is so true I just had to add it here.
Before having a dog, the term "man's best friend" didn't mean anything to me other than weird people loved their dogs too much. I thought it was ridiculous how spoiled some dogs could be, how they were carried around in bags, slept beside people in their beds, and made their way into family portraits. How was it that something that couldn't even speak to you be your best friend?
After getting Leo, I understood this term perfectly.
I could swear sometimes that Leo knows exactly what I'm saying. He knows immediately what my emotions are and he acts accordingly. If I'm happy, it's time to play. If I'm sad, he's right there to lay his head in my lap. He listens to me unrelentingly, and what's so great, is that's all he does. He listens. He doesn't talk back, he doesn't ask "why." He just listens, and licks, and loves, no matter if what I'm saying is completely crazy.
A dog will truly be your best friend, your most trusted confidante, and your loyal companion. If you spank them, they run right back to you tail wagging. They don't hold a grudge. They don't punish you because you kept them in their kennel all day. As soon as they see you, all is forgotten. They live completely in the moment, with not a care in the world.
Leo has completely changed my outlook on the relationship between a master and his/her dog. Humans did nothing to deserve their love and devotion, but yet from day one, dogs continuously give their all. It reminds me alot of how God loves us. They don't know what it means to hold back because of fear or heartbreak. They just love. And they do it well. I believe, wholeheartedly, that dog really is man's best friend.
Just a Dog From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day. If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog," but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human." So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile, because they "just don't understand." -Richard A. Biby