Sixteen Paws

Dear Leo,

Today it was sunny. Then it wasn’t, it was cloudy and gray-ish, so I’m told. Did you know that I don’t really see color? It’s true. But I can smell really, really well, so my sniffer makes up for what I can’t see. We played in the pool today. You love it. That’s all I can say about it. I like it, mostly because I can drink lots of water while you splash around. My favorite part of the water times in the pool thing is when you hold up the cups with the holes in them and the water pours out of the bottom. I like that a lot! I can keep drinking until the water runs out, but you seem to have picked up on the idea to keep refilling the cup for me, so that works well baby.

I also helped you with the bath tonight. But before you got in the tub-tub, you took the cup that dumps water on you, and you threw water on the tub, on you, on the carpet, on the floor and just really all over the places. Dad thought it was really funnies, mom didn’t see it happen. Then you pulled the scary knob thing-a-ma-jig that starts the water that comes from the ceiling, they call it the shower. That upset you a lot, because then the water was coming down on top of you, but you weren’t in the tubby-tub yet. So yeah. There was some crying and a lot of wetness and then you took a bath and it was all fine. I helped you feel better by licking you on the face before mom started the washing. I hope you’re dreaming about our pool time today baby. 

I love you Leo babe, 

Kimmy

Doggy patrol
Ready for the water times

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Fifteen Paws

Dear Leo,

Today is a special day. It’s our Auntie Debbie’s birthday. That means that as we go about our day, momma says, we’ll remember our auntie and do a few special things to honor her. This morning we had fun in the sunshine together. Momma says Auntie Debbie loved the sunshine and cool air combination. I do too.

I love to play with you in our backyard every morning. You throw the ball really well for me now. Sometimes I just get so excited that I run up and grab it out of your hand. I know that’s not, “fair,” as momma and dada say, but I don’t know what fair really means. I just know that if you’re standing there, holding that ball, I wanna come and get it! So I do that, like I did this morning. You thought it was pretty funny though. We practiced problem solving and you got the ball and threw it for me again. I hope you had a fun time on your morning outing with momma. You guys smelled like a bread, books, and a choir room! You were a busy babe today per your generous smells! See you in our dream baby. I’ll meet you by the playground! I love you! 


Love, 

Kimmy doggy


Dear Kimmy,

HI DOGGYYYYYY!! I was so happy to see you this morning that I ran up to you and gave you a big hug and then kissed your ribs, I got some hair on me, but that was ok. We had a nice breakfast time, I know you love to give me hand kisses when I’m eating, especially when momma isn’t looking, that’s always good timing Kimmy! We had some fun in the grass this morning! You stole the ball from me, that was kind of funny, but then momma had you try again. I have to try again a lot. It’s just part of being little and learning. That’s what momma and dada say. So you had to try again too! Momma took me to this place that smelled like really yummy bread that our Auntie Debbie liked, then we got the hot drink for momma, and we visited this giant book store! I got a book about TRUCKS and we got other books for her little library! You’re going to love this book Kimmy. Know why? Because we can point to it together and yell, “TRUCK!” Then we went to the big kid place and saw dada singing and I ran around the room; up the stairs, down the ramp a lot of times, until I fell a lot. Then it was time to go. So now we’re both having dreams. Let’s meet soon by the slide!

Love you,

Leo

Getting morning smells
Before the books!
Shadows of us
At the big kid place called, “Choir.”

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Fourteen Paws

Dear Leo,

Hi baby. You are really into climbing that ladder/stairs deal-i-bopper outside. It makes me really nervous, so I like to hang out near you. Naturally, as your sister with four paws and surrogate puppy mom it’s my duty to protect you. I think it really helps you when I lick your neck repeatedly until you giggle. Especially if I go for a tongue in the ear move, real fast and stealth like, “Sllllurrrrrp!” Most of the time to grown up humans don’t notice, but you do, obviously, and you start giggling. That’s my fav! I LOVE it! I love it so much that I race around the yard kicking up dirt in the dead grass patch where I peed and turned around a lot as a puppy. It’s now the launching pad, and provided great footing opportunity for you as you learned to walk. Anyways, I’m going to curl up on the couch and go do the sleepies. You have a nice night-night time too and we’ll play in our dreams. 

Love you 5,000 slurps and more, 

Kimmy

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Paw Thirteen

Dear Leo,

Oh my goodness baby boy. Today we were gifted an awesome play set for you in the backyard. It’s like a big tower with stairs and a slide that you can go down. You had the best time trying to climb back up the slide, I would nose you in the leg and then give you kisses when you came down the slide. You laughed and had so much fun! I love seeing you happy. So I would go get the green squeaky ball and run around the play thing while you went up and down on it. I liked doing that because we were both super happy.

Sometimes when I feel so many happy feelings coming up inside of me I just get so overwhelmed that I have to run, run, run, which I do! I like running the laps around the yard. It makes me just get all the happiness going and it floods out of me. Mom says I look like I’m smiling when I run, run, run, probably because I am smiling, I’m HAPPY!

Love you, 

Your Kimmy-Kim doggy


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Twelve paws

Dear Leo,

Today we romped around the back yard. You spotted a bumble bee and then showed me, mom and dad. We also looked for Charlotte the spider, but it appears to be that she has moved  to a new home. Sometimes that happens with bugs, but I don’t mind. Then our friend, Uncle S. came to visit and I was so excited that I boop-ed him where I shouldn’t have boop-ed him and I got in trouble because of my choice. Then you went on an acorn hunt with momma. I watched from the front window of the house because the neighbor dogs don’t like it when we all visit their yard. You put one acorn hat on each gnome of mom’s outside. We’ll have to see if the acorn hats are still there tomorrow. 

Love you baby, 

Kim-Kim

Just hanging with my buddy.

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Eleven Paws

Dear Leo,

Today you learned something called, “High five and fist bump!” You fist bumped or should I say, boop-ed me in the bum region. I did not appreciate that kind of boop-ing so I took matters into my own paws. I gave you a high paw!

Now, let me just explain, a high paw means that you actually take your paw and hit the human paw with your paw. I tried to explain this to you, but it seemed quite hard for you to understand for some reason. It ended up more of a tangle of baby legs and dog paws and I boop-ed you with my nose and that had us all laughing at the end of the situation. So in the future let’s just agree to give high five and fist bumps or high paws in the front region and not the back region, because the back is for sniffing and the front is for greeting. Ok, thanks lil dude!

Xo, 

Kimmy

Baby toes and me, aka Kimmy the dog.

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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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