Sunday, April 11, 2010

Second Chances


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.

26 comments:

Ari_1965 said...

Fun! I love Dobes.

Buddha Lou Who steals the cookies from the bins, too. And he loves coffee, too.

Stephanie V said...

A dog, a ball and a whole lotta grass...your new home is now complete.

Gail said...

That is the high stepping of a happy dog.

Treats, a yard, some one to love, Leo's dream has come true...and yours.

You can sing now. Our house is a very, very nice house, with two cats and a yard. Life used to be so hard, now every thing is easy because of you...

Home and a dog, life could not be sweeter, enjoy.

Quiltluver said...

Sounds like you've got a great addition to your family!

Renie Burghardt said...

Woo Hoo, Leo found his Home Sweet Home! Happy for him, and you, too, Rudee.

Ruth said...

Welcome Leo to your new home.

Sandy said...

Oh , he is so handsome!! and wonderful and sounds like he knows what's up already, like you have to peepee outside.

Love the photos with him....

debra said...

Welcome home, Leo. And congrats on willing the quilt, Rudeek :-)

Silliyak said...

The word verification is "obarfees" hmmm

Brenda said...

So nice to hear things are going well. He is a handsome guy. I like the last photo of him and his big shadow with his ears up. Sounds like you have some really nice neighbors also!

Brenda said...

Oh I forgot to say...I liked Gail's comment. I love that song.

Rudee said...

Brenda, Shadow would be a good name for him. So would Velcro. This dog is stuck to me like glue. Super glue.

Rudee said...

Gail, I think that's one of my favorite CS&N songs.

Rositta said...

He is beautiful and if the worst thing he does is steal cookies, you've got it made...ciao

Lisa L said...

hi rudee, i posted earlier but don't see it ...sorry about that. i'm so glad you have leo...he is one lucky doggy. he's beautiful.

Miss 376 said...

Congratulationson the new addition. Hope you will all be happy

Jadekitty said...

He's a beaut! I have a soft spot for dobies because my parents raised them first and then us kids. We had the original dog until I was at least 12 and I loved that gentle monster. I hope Leo brings you many years of joy!

bettyjf1 said...

He's beautiful! I love him already.. I love your yard too!
It's not stealing if it's within the dog's reach..

Middle Aged Woman said...

Hey! Your yard looks like my neighborhood! Welcome to Leo, and congratulations to the new doggy parents. Have you developed the doggy voice yet? Who's a good boy? Who's a good puppy?

Amy said...

Woo hoo, Leo, you won the jackpot!

I didn't know dogs would like coffee. Neither of mine show any interest in it. Thankfully.

Finding Pam said...

Leo is a fine looking dog and I am so happy for you.

Rose said...

He's beautiful!! So glad you found each other.

Miss T said...

Leo, you're a lucky guy to have found such a great home.

clairedulalune said...

Leo is a beautiful doggie! so glad things are going well with you!

Mrs. A said...

Welcome Home, Leo!!

Kathy said...

Welcome LEO!!!!!!!