7.30.2012

our two little besties


oh these two.  andrew and i have loved watching their unique relationship blossom over this past year.  leon has always been such a wonderful big brother, letting stella poke and prod without even so much as a wince.  he's a tough little cookie, that's for sure.  maybe he is so kind because he knows he has a certain someone to thank for the yummy morsels to be found on the floor...under the table...and in between tiny fingers...  ;)

recently stella's favorite place to play is over in leon's little area, like in his kennel and in his water bowl.  the other day i caught her playing away as happy as a clam in his bed.  busted!  i tried my best to convince her that her room was much more fun, and that lasted, ohhh...30 seconds.  pretty soon i heard the pitter patter of chubby feet on the hard wood making her way toward her new favorite spot.  i suppose it's fine as long as she doesn't drink the dog water?  {said with quivering uncertainty}  

and then there is this new side we have been seeing of miss stella.  it's a rather sassy side that likes to take leon's leash and boss him around our home in her precious {and loud} babble.  "dodododooo puppa!!!" can be heard at various times throughout the day and sure enough upon hearing this precious voice there is a mister leon tied to the end of a long leash playing along like the good sport he is.

we are so blessed that these two get along and can have fun playing with each other.  he is a great big brother to stella and she is his number one fan.  we are still working on "gentle petting" and when that concept is mastered, i know one pup that will be quite thankful.  what a beautiful relationship these besties have!

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  1. haha! what a good dog! Ella has found the water bowl.. and I caught her dipping her hand in and licking her fingers after. The water bowl is now up! they are so cute together

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    1. that darn water bowl!! i think all babies are a tad obsessed with it :)

      xo, amanda

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  2. there's something about little kids and dogs... its just the cutest combo!

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    1. oh i totally agree allie! they are both so adorable and put them together and BAM...pure magic. :)

      xo, amanda

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  3. She is just adorable with him!!!

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    1. thanks megan! i agree...and so does my camera :)

      xo, amanda

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  4. SOOOO cute------looks like your dog hangs out by the highchair like ours do:) Hope you stop over at The Chirping Moms for our baby week going on right now--awesome posts and giveaways all week!

    -Julie
    http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

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    1. oh he knows where is bread is buttered, that is for sure :) i will pop over to chirping moms soon! thanks for the heads up!

      xo, amanda

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  5. Wyatt and I are working on "gentle pets" too - it's more like grabbing now. Our poor cat. :(

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    1. i love that our babes are always at the same stage...so fun! good luck on gentle pets mama...hehe

      xo, amanda

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  6. Stella cracked me up when she was here last week. She took Leon's leash whenever she could and walked him all over the house. So funny to watch him follow her around at toddler pace. I also loved watching her hold out a morsel to him. Sometimes she would let him have it and sometimes she snatched it back to her own mouth just as he was about to take it. And it was always ok with him :)

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    1. i am glad i am not the only one who has gotten to see these two in action....it is hilarious. she is such a bossy little sissy to him and he just plays along {always hoping for a treat!}

      ps. stella misses her nana and papa a whole lot!

      dolly

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  7. So cute. Love your blog. Our little girls are only days apart. Where did ou get tose leggins for her?

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    1. thank you! isn't this age such a joy!? i got her leggings at target :) thanks for stopping by!

      xo, amanda

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  8. Amazing relationship! Hope my little one will have a chance again to have a pet.She met our maltese until she's 1. We're still coping for a lost. This post is a great reminder to consider on having one again. Thanks!

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    1. it really is and we are so blessed that it worked out. we were not quite sure how he would respond to a new family member pulling his ears and such. :) i am sorry about your loss. i know how hard it is to go through that and it is a pain that never goes away. maybe one day you will be able to welcome a new pet into your family. thanks or stoping by mama!

      xo, amanda

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  9. Your pictures are amazing. It's so beautiful, you are talentend

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    1. i really appreciate your kind compliment! thank you :)

      xo, amanda

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  10. I remember my babies crawling into the dog cage. So cute!

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    1. i love when she hides out in there...too precious. :)

      xo, amanda

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