Leo


Portuguese Water Dog
Picture of Leo, a male Portuguese Water Dog

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Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Wooly-Bully, Cutie Pet-tootie, Sweet Dawg, Tux, Sweet Little Heart, Sweet Little Pie

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
February 16th 2003

Likes:
spending time outdoors, walks, doggie parks, playing fetch, being a tissue thief, thriving on histrionics; giving new meaning to the phrase, "Thou doth protest too much"

Pet-Peeves:
grooming; pedicures and manicures; being mistaken for a poodle, doodle, or sheepdog-- although we love those dogs, too!

Favorite Toy:
Fuzzy-Wuzzy Lambs, Bully Bones, Kongs, Nylabones, Floppy-Woppies

Favorite Food:
salmon, tuna, mackerel, broccoli, apples, cheese, peanut butter

Favorite Walk:
Down's Park, Quiet Waters Park, Broadneck Park, Annapolis, neighborhood

Best Tricks:
Leo likes to play "Go Find It" and "Fetch".

Arrival Story:
Leo was adopted on Easter weekend from a breeder in Chesapeake, Virginia. The white cross on his chest, his sweet disposition, spunky personality, heart-shaped ears, and deep brown soulful eyes is what did it for us. We met our first portie while vacationing in New England (actually, it was Mystic, CT) and haven't been the same since. That portie really spoke to our soul. Don't they all? It must be that portie mystique!

Bio:
Leo was born in Chesapeake, VA on February 16, 2003 ( during a snowstorm on Valentine's Weekend). He was one of eight littermates. His goal is to become a therapy dog or reading assistance dog. Leo is gifted and talented and plans to major in Human Relations (very social) or Law (very adamant and persuasive when arguing his case).

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 10th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
15713


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"A Dog's Life" by Leo


Snip-Snip

September 14th 2004 8:05 am
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My pet parents are a bit worried about me being neutered tomorrow. I am not going to be able to visit the dog park for two weeks and will be bouncing off the walls.

 

Pet Parent Scare- The Dishtowel Incident

September 14th 2004 8:02 am
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I gave my pet parents a big scare upon returning from vacation.

One evening, while I was sleeping, one of my pet parents went upstairs for a minute. She thought it would be safe to leave me, since I was so zonked out on the living room floor. When she came back downstairs, she noticed I had swiped a dishtowel from the kitchen counter. After a game of chase, the other pet parent noticed that a long strand of dishtowel was missing-- they didn't know how I could have swallowed that big hunk. They thought it would come out the other end since I was able to swallow it. I vomited all week and they didn't know why this was happening. A few hundred dollars later, two visits to the vet, and a change in diet just wasn't cutting it until I finally vomited the knotted strand of dishtowel. Now I realize why they are so neurotic about my health and safety.

 

My Travels

September 14th 2004 7:44 am
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I am now nineteen months and living the good life! Recently, I vacationed in Bar Harbor, Maine and enjoyed my first kennel stay. At first, it felt like I was being incarcerated because my pet parents dropped me off like a hot potato. Eventually, I got accustomed to it and my pet parents are now over their neurosis about leaving me in a kennel. My pet parents could visit and take me out whenever they missed me. They were very happy when they returned me to the kennel and my tail was wagging. During vacation, I visited Cadillac Mountain and Jordon Pond in Acadia National Park. I also shopped in Bark Harbor, a pet store for dogs. The Portland Head Lighthouse was beautiful.

I have also visited Peddler's Village, PA and Deep Creek Lake, Solomon's Island, and Oxford in Maryland. I have even been camping. I am looking forward to visiting more places in the future--especially the beaches. It's a wonderful life!

 
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