to bring you this important photo of Leo, my newest family member!
Leo is an approximately 7-year-old cockapoo who was found so neglected, his coat so hopelessly matted, that the shelter had to shave him down to the skin. His hair is still growing back, as you can see, and he still needs to put on some weight, but what a handsome little boy he'll be! He and Finney (partially seen to the right) got along just fine during our meet-and-greet, after an initial warning growl or two. Leo is friendly, gentle and affectionate, and his temperament will remind us every day of our beloved Murphy, whom we lost to cancer in February.
Leo isn't home with us yet because we're going to Washington next weekend to visit our adult son, but we're picking up our new baby on our way back on Sunday. And now we know what to do when he arrives home, thanks to the video posted on Saturday by Giulie Castillo, fellow A to Z blogger and dog rescuer extraordinaire, at Life in Dogs! Thanks, Giulie! Thanks, Animal Alliance of Lambertville, New Jersey! And thanks to whatever higher powers have brought little Leo into our lives!