Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mr. Lick Lick

Leo & PeeWee               Misty         

AKA Leo, aka Lelo, aka Lelo Pelo, aka Pelo Pelo, aka Mr. Mr, originally known as Leo Canetta.

It is with so much sadness that I am here to tell you that my beloved Leo has crossed over Rainbow Bridge, hopefully into the loving arms of his human daddy.

Born March 30, 1998 Leo was one of 6 pups born to PeeWee and Misty. He is predeceased by his doggie parents and by his human daddy, Jeff. He leaves a loving grandmom/mama behind.

His life was one of grandeur. His daddy had him for 10 years and spoiled him rotten. He fed him from the table with his own fork. His daddy left the door open for him all day while he was at work, with the a/c or heat on, so Leo could go outside and go potty. His daddy cooked special spaghetti sauce and put it on his dry food. Leo always had his own steak and baked potato.

When his daddy passed on he went to live with his original mama again and went from a city dog to a country dog and loved it. He chased squirrels, birds and lizards to his hearts' content.

He was a lot like his doggy daddy in his demanding ways and sense of humor. His doggy mama came out in him in his loving nature, barking and tenacity in getting a laugh from his human grandmom/mama. He had his mama's looks and coat. His bark was a combination of both his mama and daddy. He was a stubborn little boy who sometimes wouldn't listen and just did his own thing.

After I posted last weekend my boy had two seizures. I knew at that point that it was time. Actually past time. I originally had made the decision to put him down a month ago, and a friend of mine in FL guilted me into not doing it. Against my better judgement, to satisfy my selfishness of wanting to keep him with me longer. I hate it when I don't go with my gut. After seeing him seize I was totally mad with myself because I let my weakness get the better of me.

I called the vet Monday morning and made an appt. for Saturday morning at 8. This past week has been so hard on me, knowing I was on a countdown of having my boy with me. I have taken this coming week off from work because I need the time to myself. I will probably jump on the bike and take off for a few days and just go where it leads. I need to feel the wind in my face and try to come to grips with this unfortunate event. This is the first time ever in my life that I have been totally alone. Friday morning was the very hardest. I didn't sleep well all week, but Friday morning I woke before 2, laid in bed for an hour and finally got up at 3. It hit me that this day would be our last routine morning, routine night. One more sleep and he will be going to his daddy again.

So if you don't hear from me for awhile rest assured that I am just trying to heal. If you don't have or never had animals then you don't know the void they leave in your life when they are gone. There is a huge hole in my heart right now.


  1. Oh Kat - I am so sorry. I wish I could reach through the computer and give you a comforting hug. Take care.

  2. Oh, KAt . . . my heart goes you today. I, like you, have hherrs togetad to be the responsible parent and do what was right for my baby, Coke. He, like Leo, had lived with his Mama until she couldn't take care of him anymore and found me as a loving step-mamma for him.

    We traveled many year together, but, I, like ou, knew it was coming to the day . . .and I was thankful I had had him 7 more years than I should have because his thyroid surgery worked.

    I know he is in a better place, as is Leo . . . but I hate it knowing he is in my memory now, not beside me getting loved.

    Sweet memories, Miss Kat. You and Leo will be on my mind for quite a while.

  3. Kat - I am so sorry. Our family literally considers our pets as part of the clan. Allow yourself to heal and to miss the wonderful companionship he provided for you. Our dogs sure do know how to give love, no matter how we feel and no matter what we've done...they just wag their tails and show they love us. I had to say goodbye to a 16 year old "baby" a couple years ago and I felt numb inside. Keep going. If you get on that bike, pay attention and let the scenery pull some of the grief out of you.

    Big Hug Gal


  4. Tears are falling as I write heart is just broken. Hugs to you my dear friend and please know I am here for you. I know the void only to well...and I think getting on your bike and clearing your head will do wonders for you. Your post was so beautiful...I am glad he and his daddy will now be together forever, no pain, just happiness and love. ((hugs)) :)

  5. You don't know me. I follow you and yours everyday. I am lucky enough to be the guardian of a 4 legged Angel. All of the above and one more HUGE HUG from an Alabama girl. Ride Baby Ride...Peace will come in time....

  6. Kat, no, no, no!! I am so sorry! My heart breaks for you. Though hard, you did the right thing. Precious Leo.

  7. So sorry to hear about Leo. Our fur babies love us even when we're not very lovable. I heard a quote from a friend when we lost our beloved Boxer last year: "The best place to bury a dog is in the heart of his/her loving master." Leo is at peace, and will have no more seizures. You did the right thing by letting him go, instead of selfishly keeping him.

  8. Oh Kat..I am so sorry..I hope the wind in your face and the freedom of the road gives you peace. Hugs to you my dear friend.

  9. Even when expected it's a hard thing to do. I truly feel your pain. Those special pets we hold dear to our hearts are, indeed, a part of our family. Some are closer than the human-kind.
    RIP Mr. Lick Lick. Your name in this Blog name was why I (initially) clicked on the link. Thus, following Kat and you.

  10. Oh Kat,
    I just got Internet/wifi from moving, and I'm sooo sorry to hear about Leo. I know how much he meant to you and how you've been agonizing over what to do. You did the right thing. I know it's hard. I'll be thinking about you.

    Cindy Bee

  11. Oh Kat, I am so, so sorry. I do know the hole that this leaves in your heart. They are our family, such unconditional love comes from them. I pray that you have safe travel and peace. My prayers are with you dear girl. Blessings.

  12. Hello Kat,
    Really, really sorry to read this news. Missing Leo in your daily life must be painful for you. Hopefully you feel supported by all the lovely messages that you receive on your blog. Best wishes.

  13. I read this and I look at my Shiner and my Peewee. She is 13 and he is getting so grey. I know that pain I have been through it before and I know in the next couple of years I will be going through it again. You have my sympathy and my hearts deepest hugs!

  14. i'm so very sorry. i noticed the name change in your comment this morning, came here and now i understand why. i am truly sorry for your loss. i know this pain too well...

    1. Thank you Teresa. This void is very hard to get used to. Once I get some bucket list things done I'll get another baby. Not right now, it's too raw and fresh. I miss him bad. All three of them actually.

  15. I'm so sad to hear this notification. I hope you will be better and healthy in the future. You have some boys requiring your care.

    Helen@Online TESOL


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