Brother Robert

Introducing, Brother Robert! Robert is the middle brother, in his prime college years. ¬†He is the type of guy who can use the phrase, “lovin’ life”, and mean it to the full extent. ūüôā ¬†He is certainly animal friendly and always gives the dogs a nice pat on the head before he is out the door. ¬†He will cuddle on occasion or nap with Blueberry. ¬†But he has assigned the family cat, Lucky, as his animal. ¬†(Though somehow I am the one that took Lucky to the vet for his yearly…) ¬†Regardless, Robert is a good sport and is excited for the puppy. ¬†He also came out and ran the LCPO 5k with Steven.

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“Nice to meet you” with Robert

Robert is a great brother who does his best to participate in the dog-crazy that is our home. ¬†He tries to help out when he can and he likes hanging with the big Lee. ¬†I am especially excited to bring the puppy home, because I know Robert is excited and will love that puppy to pieces ūüôā

Thanks Brother Robert, for being part of this crazy family!

 

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Just For Fun

 

 

 

 

At LCPO, we rescue a variety of “Pit Bull” type dogs. ¬†Dogs that would be classified as a “Pit Bull” in the shelter system can range anywhere from 30-100 pounds! ¬†I thought we’d play a little game, just for fun. ¬†How much do Leroy and Tofu weigh?! ¬†Please make your guesses in the comment section and use decimals so we can tell who is the closest. ¬†Ex- 66.2 ¬†I will include a few pictures so you can get a good look. ¬†ūüôā

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Short or tall?

Big or little?!

Big or little?!

Who is bigger?!

Who is bigger?!

Lap sized?

Lap sized?

A tiny little ball?

A tiny little ball?

As wide as a door? ;)

As wide as a door? ūüėČ

Good luck on your guesses. ¬†The winner will receive… well, my LOVE! ¬†Yes. ¬†And I will announce their name. ¬†That sounds great, doesn’t it?! ¬†Ready. ¬†Set. ¬†GUESS!

 

 

If you have any questions about Tofu, becoming a foster parent, or the adoption process- you can email me (Leroy’s mom) at Casey@caseyheyen.com

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Indestructible Toys

As a Pit Bull mommy, I’ve been on a search to find the perfect¬†indestructible¬†toys. ¬†You may be able to guess that this has provided quite the challenge! ¬†Here is the rundown of toys we’ve tried.

1. ¬†The Unbreakoball. ¬†I would have liked to show an action shot of my pack playing with this- but they don’t. ¬†It is still in wonderful shape, most likely collecting dust under my bed. ¬†Leroy will give it about one second of attention. ¬†Then he’ll realize he can’t pick it up, it’s not squishy or exciting enough, and he’ll go get something else. ¬†I’ll give this toy an 7/10. ¬†Indestructible-¬†potentially. ¬†But mine haven’t given it much of a chance.

2. ¬†Jolly Ball- “Teaser Ball“. ¬†Leroy likes this toy for short periods of time. ¬†It will not hold his attention for longer than 5 minutes. ¬†But I do feel that it’s pretty¬†indestructible. ¬†He can’t get a good grip on the edge of the ball, and the shape of it makes it hard for him to cause any¬†damage. ¬†We’ll say, 8/10. ¬†Not a bad purchase!

Jora liked the Teaser Ball too. :)

Jora liked the Teaser Ball too. ūüôā

3. Jolly Ball- “Tug-n-Toss“. ¬†Leroy had the pleasure of playing with this toy while he stayed with Leigh at Opportunity Barks during my vacation. ¬†He doesn’t even have one yet! ¬†But his birthday is coming- SHH, don’t tell him ūüôā ¬†However, this toy was pretty great, puncture proof, easy to carry, chase, and fetch. ¬†I’m looking forward to buying it and only slightly worried for my house! ¬†I think this one deserves a 9/10, but as I said, I haven’t purchased it yet.

Sweet Spot Farm!

Sweet Spot Farm! 

4. Good ol’ plastic bottles. ¬†(No link required) ¬†Leroy loves chomping on any type of plastic. ¬†My preferences are the more heavy duty kind, think Tropicana orange juice bottles. ¬†We do a 2x recycle and there was no extra cost involved. ¬†I drink whatever may be inside, Leroy flattens the bottle, we recycle it. ¬†Not¬†indestructible¬†by any means, but cheap and worth tossing to your pooch! (that is unless they eat things whole). ¬†I give it a 6/10 because recycling is easy and cheap ūüôā

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5. Nylabones. Solid plastic? ¬†We’ll take it! ¬†Jora had a nylabone in her mouth, basically at all times. ¬†Leroy enjoys them in phases. ¬†Tofu isn’t so into them. ¬†But they last! ¬†They are not soft or squeaky or exciting, but I trust leaving them in the crates when I’m not home. ¬†And they’re good for a nice munch on every now and then. ¬†I give a 8/10 for these, but it has to be the “Powerful chewer” style.

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(These two pictures are especially terrible- I apologize)

6. Tuffy Toys. ¬†First of all, it has to be the Tuffy Toy level 10. ¬†And I am sad to report that our long lasting Tuffy Toy was recently demolished. ¬†Tofu did most of the damage, and Leroy finished it off. ¬†However, I am still going to give it a 9/10. ¬†It lasted a long time. ¬†And got the most play because it was soft and easy to pick up. ¬†I will be buying more of these in the future. ¬†Well done Tuffy! ¬†Also, I don’t think Leroy would have killed it without Tofu’s help ūüôā

Going

Going

Going

Going

Gone

Gone

If you have any great toy suggestions, please comment and let us know!

If you have any questions about Tofu, becoming a foster parent, or the adoption process- you can email me (Leroy’s mom) at Casey@caseyheyen.com

Squeaky Clean

Tofu got her first bath while she’s been with me! ¬†And the results are in- she passed the “Good Bather” test. ¬†In order to appreciate a Good Bather, one must first have adopted a holy terror of bathers. ūüėČ ¬†I’m not talking, “throws-a-tiny-fit-but-then-accepts-the-bath”. ¬†I don’t mean, “shakes-off-mid-bath-and-jumps-out-of-the-tub” or even “runs-away-hides-and-panics-before-bath-time”. ¬†I’m talking “55-pound-terror-clawing-your-body-and-hauling-ass-out-of-the-tub-as-many-times-as-possible”. ¬†This would of course be my one and only, Leroy. ¬†And if you haven’t noticed, he’s white. ¬†We use treats, wet food, special happy voice, water off, whatever it takes… He is still a terror to wash. ¬†I’m not going to lie- it involves some full body headlocks.

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Pre-bath panic and shifty eyes

But my point! ¬†It is not a “little thing” to know that your future newly adopted dog (Tofu) is not only wonderful in all of the typical “amazing dog” ways; but that on top of this she just so happens to be great in the bath tub. ¬†Do not take this piece of information lightly. ¬†It is a big deal. ¬†When weighing your options on which dog to adopt; always go with the Good Bather dog. ¬†It will be a decision you do not regret ūüôā

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“Iz we dun yez?”

 

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Such a good girl!

 

And now I get to cuddle up with two green-tea smelling dogs that have been temporarily¬†cleansed¬†of dirt and other grossness. ¬†(Until Leroy starts crying by the door because he wants to run in the dirt- Oh wait, that’s right now ūüėČ ). ¬†But still- worth the battle. ūüôā

All done :)

All done ūüôā

 

If you have any questions about Tofu, becoming a foster parent, or the adoption process- you can email me (Leroy’s mom) at Casey@caseyheyen.com

 

 

Wordless Wednesday- Tofu Smiles

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My favorite shot of the bunch :)

My favorite shot of the bunch ūüôā

Thank you to Christine Ann Photography for these great pictures of my happy foster girl! ¬†ūüôā

If you have any questions about Tofu, Jora, becoming a foster parent, or the adoption process- you can email me (Leroy’s mom) at Casey@caseyheyen.com 

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What We Do Without Jora

What’s a man to do without his girl? ¬†Leroy and Jora were quite the bonded pair. ¬†Our days were filled with wrestling, tug of war, cuddling, chasing, and more wrestling. ¬†Since I am going on vacation next week, Jora’s potential family offered to continue fostering her at least until I came back home. ¬†We will see what the plan is after that. ¬†But Leroy.. poor pathetic Leroy.. has seen better days. ¬†He spend the first two days moping around looking pretty lonely.

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Where's my girlfriend?

I miss Jora

Then we got wrapped up in lots of Christmas fun and he was happily distracted. ¬†He tried desperately to play with my parents dog, Blueberry. ¬†However, she wants nothing to do with him. ¬†None.¬† He also went through a phase of humping blankets… of which there will be no pictures or videos. ¬†(Although I can not tell him to stop without laughing just a little bit)

But now, Leroy is pretty much back to his regular self. ¬†He’s favorite solo game to play, is Chase Your Tail. ¬†Leroy especially loves to impress his Grandpa with this special¬†maneuver. ¬†Grandpa and Leroy just go wild over it. ¬†But today he decided to share the game with me! ¬†How generous. ¬†Here he is in action.¬† Hope you enjoy it as much as me and Grandpa ūüôā

Any questions about Jora or the adoption process can emailed to me (Casey, aka Leroy’s mom!) at Casey@caseyheyen.com.  Please share her story with anyone looking for the perfect family companion!

 

Nothing in Life is Free

Leroy and Jora are starting a “Nothing in Life is Free” training regimen. The easiest way to start this is my making your dogs work for their meals. This can be easily done with puzzle feeders, a 15 minute long training session, or carrying treats around all day and rewarding for positive behavior. I got myself a new sexy fanny pack for carrying treats and meals around.

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I know it’s apparent why it’s so awesome, but I’ll explain anyway. This very cool and not at all nerdy fanny pack will let me measure out a full meal of food, plus keep some treats in a separate pouch. This way I know that the dogs are not getting more than their 3 cups a day. We don’t want them to get fat! ūüôā So of course you’re all jealous… I’m ok with that. ūüėČ

Here is a clip of Leroy starting off the day with some breakfast out of a puzzle feeder- the Kong Wobbler! (Which I love because its a pretty solid toy)