Ten paws

Dear Leo,

The other day I forgot to mention something important. You came home and smelled of tears. When I got a closer look, you had a very funny smell from your head. So I decided it was best to investigate and get to the bottom of it. I soon realized they’d taken you to the place where they cut all the hairs. You had a very naked neck and funny smelling leftover hairs. So I did what had to be done, I licked you until you smelled better, like my baby again. Well, honestly, I tried to lick you until you smelled like a baby boy dog that you are, but mom intervened. She told me to stop all the licking and to calm down. Human mom’s just don’t get it sometimes. You were quite happy, laughing actually, and then you smelled even better so I thought it was a win-win situation. Sigh, maybe one day mom will understand that I do all these things just for you because you’re my puppy brother. Ok, sleep well. See you soon,

Love,  


Your Kimmy

~High paws!

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Nine paws

Dear Leo,

Today we got to play in our yard, I was super excited. We were at the beach, which is like the best place EVER for the last two days, but there is something special about us together in our yard. We got to dig in the dirt. You liked picking up rocks and tossing them back onto the ground. Then, we did our walk thing and you spotted a couple of balls. I look forward to our outside time together every day. Then you went somewhere with mom and dad. I took a backwards nap on the couch. A backwards nap, in case you don’t know, is when you curl up so your back faces out and your paws and nose face into the couch. Then you can get really into the burrowing stage of the snuggly part of the couch. I fall asleep like that a lot, especially when you’re not home with me, doing the house stuffs. You were not really interested in your dinner tonight, so I got a lot of fun scraps like avocado, rice, and ketchup. That was great. Thanks baby. 

Love you lots lil dude, 

xo, Kimmy-Kim

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Eight paws

Dear Leo,

Hi baby. Today I got to wake you up. Mom and Dad opened the door for me and I do all the work of walking in, sniffing your bed, and settling into the corner so when you pretend to be sleeping, but actually looking up, you’ll see me. We got to play outside, that was my favorite part of today. You say, “BAAAAAAAA-BAAAAA,” which mom and dad translate as ball, L’s are hard to pronounce, I agree. Usually I just skip consonants, they’re overrated and being a dog it’s all about the vowel sounds when you have to talk loud enough for the dogs one street over to hear you. But, that’s another story. Anyway, yeah, the play times outside was the bestest part of today. I loved when you gave me hugs too, on the bed. I licked your face. That was nice. 

I love you Leo,

Kimmy

PS Thank you for reading to me, it helps my knowledge to grow, kind of like in, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

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Seven Paws

Dear Kimmy,

It’s Leo. Mommy is typing for me. I wanted to tell you about meeting Rogue tonight. We went to my cousin’s house and played. Their dog is Rogue and he is funny. He liked to walk by me and lick my ears and face. It made me think of you! I said, “Whooo-oooo-woooo,” like I do for a doggy and I missed you. You’re my best friend. I hope you’re having fun with Cousin Daisy. I’ll see you soon. 

Love,

Leo

PS: “Ooooo oooo oooo!” aka “DOGGY!”

Dear Leo,

Today was a happy day. You came to pick me up at our family’s house! I was so excited to see you. I ran and ran around the yard. I missed you!  You threw the softballs and doggie balls for me. I let you pick them up and throw them again for me. I loved it so much! Then we drove home and you laughed and laughed I guess because I was panting. It was hot though! Being a dog in the summer is a hot business!  I helped you bathe and now you’re sleeping, so I am sleeping, but mom is writing down what I dictated to her. Anyways, have a good sleep start, see you in our dreams!

Love, Your Kimmy-Kim

We nap big.

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Six paws

7

Dear Leo,

Life has been kind of funny for the past couple of days. I have spent time at my cousin Daisy doodle dog’s house, while you and the parents went to Eastern Oregon. I know that you’re not with me, but I miss you and I wonder where you guys are. I especially wonder after I get a whiff of you and think of my lil buddy. Sometimes you’re there in my dreams and I chase after you to go get the ball. You’re the best little tiny human. I hope you’re having fun wherever you are and that I can see you soon. I love you buddy.

Xo Your, Kimmy aka “AAAAA-OOOO-OOOOO” as you say my name with all vowels and no consonants.

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Five paws

Dear Leo,

Today we had a nice morning walk. I could tell that you had done the #2, but mom couldn’t. Humans have a hard time with their sniffers. That’s why I pulled us home at the end of the walk. It was time for the diaper deal and you needed it. No offense little guy, but sometimes you just need to listen to me. That’s why I jumped right up on the bed to show you where to go when we got upstairs. Mom had me lay down next to you, which is where I was going, she just didn’t realize it. 

You had fun in the baby pool thing this afternoon. I was very concerned about why there was an outdoor bathtub. You really wanted me to join you, but here’s the deal: I’m not going to voluntarily go into the pool, that’s like saying yes to a bath. That’s a nope! So I just like to drink the water instead and lay down in the sunshine and pant. You find all of my to-doings quite humorous. I live to serve!

Our grandma and grandpa visited us tonight and I really like to stay close by and guard you. Sometimes I like to get int the middle of a baby grandparent cuddle because I prefer for you to be near me.  I know they love us both, but still, you’re my baby brother. 

Nighty night, 

Your Kimmy-Kim doggy, woof, woof!

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Four paws

Dear Leo,

Hello my little brother. Have I told you lately that I love you? Well I do. You’re my puppy brother, no matter how big you get!  Today, for the lunchy, you had, wait for it, pause for dramatic effect: PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH. Oh my goodness. It was amazing. First of all, I got to lick the knife mom used to put the stuff on your bread stuff. Then, I stood guard waiting to lick any of the peanut butters that might have fallen. And fall they did! I licked your fingers, your fork, and then the high chair table and plate when you were finished. It was the best-set lunch ever. Thank you. The end. Well, not really, night night though. You’re a tired baby!

xo,

Kim-Kim

PS

Today the Grandma and Grandpa visited. I sniffed them a lot and watched you because I get the protected feelings for you. High paws!

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Three paws

Dear Leo,

Today you fell down a two stairs in the house. I was upstairs at the time, but I heard the bump bump sound. Oh you scared me tiny human. I wait for you at the top of the stairs, but you were distracted while carrying a water jug thing and so you almost fell more, but dad caught you. So that was good. Sometimes I think you try to move your body faster than you can move and then you flop flop. I used to do that when I first started climbing the stairs. And to be honest, the stairs scared me, so there’s that fact too. You’re a brave baby. I love you, and I’m glad you had a small bump and not a larger bump.

Love,

Kimmy

PPS: Paws, I really like your toes, sometimes I lick them when you’re in the high chair thingy because I can. 

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Two paws

Dear Leo,

Today I accidentally bumped into you when I was excited to go get the ball outside in our yard. Sorry little dude. I didn’t mean to make you fall and whap you into the ground. I felt bad, and that’s why I gave you the ball.  Sometimes you make me feel frustrated dog feelings when I have to chase you to get the ball. I mean, come on little guy, just throw the ball. You’re getting to be a really smart human. You even knew where the ball was when we went outside! That would have take me a whole five minutes to have sniffed it out, but nope, not with Leo by my side. You were all, “BAHHHHHH ba-ba-baaaaaaa!” Which we all know means ball. 

I love you little guy. Thanks for playing ball with me, even after I bumped into you, sometimes. 

Love,

Kimmy

PS 

When you let me lick your oatmeal banana hands this morning, it made me feel really happy inside. Thanks baby! 

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One paw

Dear Leo,

This morning I heard you moving around, so I woke mom up.

She was in her sleep zone with a weird thing over her eyes so she couldn’t see me. So I decided to lick her arm instead. It seemed the best bet, you know? Well, sigh, she didn’t get up, so I flopped really loudly down onto the floor, that seemed to work better. 

You’re sleeping right now. Your bum is up in the air, your hands are tucked underneath your tummy and you have a big sigh happening from your mouth. I just wanna nuzzle underneath your tummy and snuggle you, but mom said no. So, you’re sleeping without me. I’m going to go sleep now too in the sun by the window. I’ll see you in my dream. OK, night night baby.

Love,

Kimmy

PS:

When you threw carrots when mom wasn’t looking to me, that was so nice. High paws!

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