Leo & Grace

Sweet Grace

A few months before I left Minnesota my sweet, sweet girl, Skilos passed away.  I still can’t talk about her without crying – so this post is not about her.  What is worse, my Fat Cat also passed away a couple of weeks before she did.  I miss him too and still can’t talk about him without talking about Skilos (I got them as babies 2 weeks apart and they passed 2 weeks apart) But this post isn’t about him either.

This post is about my new dog, Grace!

Grace

After Leo and I moved into our apartment I started to feel really bad for him!  He went from a house with 2 dogs, 2 boys, 1 cat and a big yard – to just him and I.  I didn’t feel so bad while I wasn’t working – but once I started working he was all by himself in our apartment.

We walk everyday and on the weekends we go to the dog parks or hiking… but I still felt pretty bad for him.  So I searched Craig’s List and found this sweet girl whose family felt she deserved a better life than what they could provide.

I met her and her dad at a dog park and it was love at first sight for me!  She had never been to a dog park before so there was lots of barking and clinging to her dad.  But I could tell she was a sweet heart and definitely deserved to have some fun in her life. She’s part Black Lab and Part ?? – but I think I see some Boston Terrier in her.  She’s not as big as Leo – coming in at 49lbs, versus his 69lbs, but she’s the same age and I think makes a great companion for him.

The night I bought Grace home Leo was not happy!  The only thing he liked about her was all her toys (which he set out to destroy one by one).  But, he’s slowly coming around.  This morning I caught him playing with her…. and tonight on our walk he fought off a small dog when it looked like Grace would need some help fending it off.  (PSA:  please put your dog on a leash if you can’t control them with voice commands).

Leo & Grace

Every day Grace’s little personality comes out.  She is definitely a lover – LOVES to snuggle on my lap, if she can’t have the lap, she’ll snuggle up right next to me.  She loves to give kisses and even though she’s not exactly thrilled with it… She appreciates my crochet skills!

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