Every Saturday I get the opportunity to celebrate the week over at Ruth Ayres' blog,
Discover. Play. Build. Thank you! It's become a highlight of my blogging week!
I knew I should have started writing this blog post sooner than Saturday morning. This week was a good week...filled with joy and success and happy moments...but I'm having a hard time focusing on those right now. My dog Leo is sick. The vet isn't sure exactly what it is, so I'm focusing on the best possible outcome.
So today I celebrate Leo.
Leo was adopted ten years ago from a wonderful shelter in West Virginia. I got him when he was almost a year old. I remember visiting the shelter, with my roommate, looking for my dog. As we walked through the line of kennels, I noticed that most of the dogs were begging for attention...barking, jumping, licking...looking for people to see them. Not Leo. As I approached his kennel, I looked for the dog inside. He was cowered in the back, growling...scared. My roommate looked at me and she smiled as she said, "He's the one you want, isn't he?" Sigh. Yes. Leo was abused before I got him, so he's had major trust issues with people. When he came home with me, we bonded. He's my dog and I'm his person.
He's been with me through the death of my dad and moving a few times. He cuddles up to me when he knows I'm sad. He loves Cheerios and hamburgers. Wherever I am in the house, he's not far...he's my shadow. He's almost eleven and still playful and cuddly. He's such a love!
Leo even has his own blog, Leo the Dog with the Blog. My students love it!
Today I celebrate Leo.
|Playing with his favorite toy!|
|Loves to walk on the curb!|