Sunday, April 11, 2010
Meet the newest member of our family, Leo. He has a very sweet nature and is smart, athletic, listens to basic commands and while he's been home for a few hours, the worst thing he's done is jump on the sofa. I'll have to keep an eye on him because a couple of times now, I've had to shoo him away from my spinning wheel. Note to self: put the wheel away. When nature has called, he's gone outside to do his business, so all in all, I consider this a most excellent beginning.
He's a bit of a cookie thief, though. While shopping for pet supplies, he about wiped the store out of cookies they keep in bulk bins. Is it stealing when they keep those bins close to the floor and entice the visiting beasties? I had to laugh as he went from bin to bin swiping cookies and inhaling the evidence. He also likes coffee and has been twice busted lapping up mine. It's OK, I can share.
Apparently, one of the neighbors likes him, too. In welcome, someone threw a tennis ball in our yard. One minute it wasn't there, and the next time we went out, there was the ball just waiting for a new owner. He seems to like to play catch.
I keep waiting for Leo to have a little lie down, but apparently, he's not big on naps. I think the first thing I need to teach him is the fine art of snoozing on a Sunday afternoon.