Leo (forever name Finnegan)
Leo is an 11 to 12 week old mixed breed puppy that we rescued from a local shelter. We are purely guessing at his breeds... all we know for sure is that he is going to be a BIG boy when he grows up! He already weighs close to 40 pounds and has HUGE paws. He is a sweet puppy that loves to cuddle with people and play with other dogs. The Van Beek family adopted him and he settled in nicely. Welcome to the Sunny Saints family!
Update October 13, 2012
Update October 13, 2012
We have renamed the puppy "Finnegan" and he is doing really well. He enjoys the backyard and is taking his lease commands brilliantly. Until he receives his last set of shots, I walk him to the end of our street and back. He "heels" well and walks besides me most of the time. At night, he no longer makes a fuss when he goes to his crate and he sleeps a full 6-7 hours. Love it! I have included a picture of my persian, Bentley. After a week of hiding under my bed, Bentley is finally venturing out by my door. When Finn is outside, Bentley comes out and eats and uses his litter box. They have had a couple of run ins. Finn just wants to play but Bentley will have none of it at this time. I figure we'll have some sort of normalcy by Thanksgiving! Just wanted to give you an update that all is well. He is such a good boy and a blessing to our family.
Update: November 17, 2012
Here are the most recent pictures of Finnegan. As you can see, he is very active! He loves to play soccer with my son. To my daughter's frustration (she thinks it's funny!), he also loves to sit on my daisies in the planter. I have sent two pix of him in the planter. He looks like he is "king" of his yard. He likes to lay up there and watch the yard... I tell my daughter not to worry, I planted the daisies 15 years ago - the plants will survive and we will re-garden in the spring. (I don't do any winter or summer planting!) When the kids need a break from Finn teething on them :), they climb in the fort! He has lost three baby teeth so far and is starting to calm down a bit but I know we have a ways to go! He has lots of chew toys, just some times he prefers to go after our shoes! He is learning to stop when we say "no" or when we shake a can of dried beans. (He doesn't like the noise.) My favorite time is when the kids are asleep and Finn lays at my feet with his chewy and we watch a TV show! At night I let him out one last time, then he comes in to his crate, sits on his pillow in the crate, kisses my hand when I say "night, night", I close the crate door and turn of the light and he goes right to sleep. He is a sweet guy and we are thankful to have him!