Thursday, March 25, 2010

Leo Gets Another 15 Minutes

I wrote an update about Leo for the Oregon Humane Society magazine about a year ago, and finally got around to submitting it a couple of months ago. I enjoy writing about him so much; he inspires me, and makes me laugh.

The article came out nicely (though they made it more about me than I intended), and will make a nice addition to Leo's "portfolio." He already appears in a book ("Tails from Katrina") and I have a fat folder filled with the literature that was posted on his crate at the Humane Society when I adopted him, his grooming reports and his medical records. I guess you could call it his scrapbook. My scrapbook for him.

Yes, I truly am a crazy dog lady.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Archive of Leo’s Nicknames

Big Head Leo (courtesy of a volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society)
Boogie Bear
Leo Bear
Bubba (courtesy of his groomer)
Bear Dog
Bear Bear
Bear Man
Leo Mosquito (courtesy of my husband)
Leo Mosquito Burrito (sung to the tune of “Strawberry Fields Forever”)
Stinky Bear Face Bear Bear
Death Breath
Grouchy Old Man
Fat Head
Stubborn Bear
Musk Bear (courtesy of our friend, Kevin)
Leo Booty
Leo Boo-tay
Sweet Bear
Leo Butt
Leo Boots
Handsome Bear
Silly Bear

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time to Trim the Whiskers

It's gotten downright embarrassing, this poor, neglected blog has. It hasn't been updated in a year (a casual reader pointed that out in an e-mail today). One year and one day, to be exact.

I used to have a manager, a stuffy English lady, who did lots of little things to annoy me but had one saying that stuck with me. Anytime something--some piece of marketing collateral--became sorely out of date she would say, in her stuffy English accent, "It's grown whiskas, I'm afraid."

Cha Cha Chow has indeed grown whiskers.

It's not like I didn't know it was out of date. The knowing that it was out of date made it harder to come back. Like a long-ago friend that you've lost contact with, it becomes ever more difficult to take the plunge and make that first contact.

"So," you might say to that friend, "how the hell have you been the last 20 years?"

So, how has the blogosphere been since I last wrote? Things are good here. Leo is still kicking. Sure, he's been up to some shenanigans over the past year. Made some quick trips to the vet. Been tossed out of the groomer's. Surprised me with some grand feats of athleticism and daring. Earned some new nicknames. Mostly though, he's still awesome, and he stinks.

I promise to bring the world up to date on his escapades--some other time.