June 13th 2012 2:22 pm
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My mom use to make faces at Leo,which he didn't like.I guess it hurt his pride or he thought this one particular human was really acting strange.Leo was a puppy then but even as an adult,if you make a face at him,he'll turn his head sideways with a look on his face that clearly says,"O.K you can stop it any time now."
As much as Leo tolerates this & his reaction looks really funny, with his bottom teeth that stick out anyway,now look like protruding false teeth.Mom got a laugh from this.It's a good memory now because my mom has since passed away.First time I ever saw mom hold a little dog & it was Leo.She told him he was cute and what a good boy he was.She also said he was smart that you could see it in his eyes,while she gently rubbed his back.
Every once in a while,I pull a "Grandma" on him and yes,I make a face.Of course those teeth of his stick out just like a set of false teeth to which I laugh & he wags his tail.Then I hug him.Funny how my buddy has given me that loving,funny memory of my mother.
June 8th 2009 12:57 am
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My Grandma passed away on May 28th.She had a bad heart and she also had cancer in her lung.She was sick before but she always beat the odds and got well again.This time she didn't.Mom and pops went to her funeral on May 1st.,the day before my pops birthday.
My grandma had such a neat sense of humor and told them a joke that made them laugh in spite of how ill she was.Right up until the Angels came to take my grandma home,she was positive,lively and never once ever complained considering how sick she was.She was a very special Irish grandma who gave the word,"dignity" a new meaning.Everyone loved her and she was my one and only grandma.Now she is gone.
I know my mom is really sad and that she misses her mom.Her tears aren't caused by the wind in her eyes when she's outside,but by the sadness in her heart.I run and try to make her laugh,which I do,but mom still has the "wind" tears in her eyes.Some day maybe moms heart won't hurt as much and until then I'll run like crazy,zig zagging around to keep her laughing.
I miss the silly faces that grandma made at me to make me bark at her as my tail wagged.I miss when she called me cute and picked me up to hold and pet me.Grandma will never hold me again but I will always hold her in my doggie heart.
If you're looking down from Heaven grandma I want you to know that I'll look after mom.I really love her grandma and maybe one day her heart will smile and the "wind" tears won't come so often.Until then I love and miss you.......Little Leo Quinn.
May 21st 2009 1:50 am
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Hi Everyone,Just want you all to know that my mom is really sad and I keep her company knowing how sad she is.Her heart is hurting because her mom,my grandma is dying.I had to stay home today while mom and pops went to visit her in hospital.Mom just got the news today that my grandma is dying of cancer.Mom said that it's a matter of weeks but if she can have radiation,this means that maybe if God is gentle,she may have a year.I know this is so hard for mom because her sad eyes tell the story of having to watch her mom die.Mom has such a big heart,so I can only imagine how much it is hurting.I wonder how hard it would be for me,if my mom had to leave.I cry when they leave me at home,so I know how my mom must cry,knowing that grandma can never come home again.
I use to hear my mom on the phone talking to grandma and telling her each time how much she loves her.When grandma came to visit she made they silly faces at me that made me bounce around,barking at her.Of course my tail was wagging all the time,she can't fool me!Then she picked me up and said,"Come on Leo,I was only teasing."I sat on her lap as she gently talked to me and petted me,telling my mom how cute I was.Of course I never interrupted because I'm a real sucky for attention and boy did I get it.This was grandmas last visit and now she's in hospital.
My mom has such a beautiful memory of grandma sitting under the big tree just outside the kitchen window.She sat in the shade with the breeze and the birds.Forever the tree will always hold her memory.I love this tree to,because this is where I have sat on mom and pops knee.
I am so loved and so fortunate to have such a neat mom and pops, because I can see and feel how much they love their families,people and doggies alike.If I had one wish it would be take my mom's tears and trade them in for hope because even though this may never make my grandma live,it might take some of mom's sadness away.
Thank You for listening guys........Leo Quinn.
February 20th 2008 12:03 am
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Leo is a Cockapoo.He is white with apricot coloring,has long ears like a Cocker Spaniel and bone structure of both Miniature Poodle and Spaniel.His bottom teeth stick out a bit,which makes him look so cute.His hair is beautiful and if left long,it's so soft,cut short,it's curlier and he looks like a woolly little sheep.He's a small dog with a big personality.
He is very smart and so willing to give me love,so willing to please.Leo was two and a half months when I got him as a birthday present.It took about 15-20 minutes for him to be leash trained and was house trained within about two weeks. It's like he knew what he had to do.
He loves doing tricks and at just over 9mnths old,he comes to me every time I call him.He can sit, shake a paw and stand and beg.He knows hand language as when I put my finger to my lips and make a barking sign with my right hand,he will snap his teeth together,but not bark.This is his quiet bark.When I point my finger down, he will sit and when I make the barking signal without putting my finger to my lips,he barks.I can tell him to sit and wait for his treat and he'll sit,not move towards it until I clap my hands together.He knows it's his for sure then! When I play my guitar,he will even sing with me!!
Something my Doodle does that is really different is,he'll bounce up and down as he runs and jumps right into a deep snow bank.He will totally disappear,burrow through the snow and pop up somewhere else.All you see is a mound moving beneath until his head appears.He actually closes his eyes and uses his nose to guide him through.I finally figured out why he barked so much when I was having a shower,because he loves to shower too!!Yes,he actually will have a shower!!
There is so much for my Doodle to learn and he loves it.Every day he comes up with something new and it makes me wonder how so much can be contained inside such a sweet little dog.He lets me dress him up,including his hair on the top of his head in a pony tail with a brett.
Most importantly,he is my Leo and I,his mom.I love him so much as he loves me so unconditionally.He is all heart inside his little body and every day,he gives it all to me!! Love you Doodle xox