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gracie & leroux
February 2010

How did you come to live with your current family?

Gracie – My mom found me in Vancouver WA and brought me to my new home.

Leroux – My mom flew to Alabama and picked me up at my mom and dad’s house. I got to fly home on an airplane and eat ice chips on the way.

What Silly or Little known facts should we know about you?

Gracie – I am a Princess and really cute! I am in my element when I can bat my eyes and get others to do my bidding.

Leroux – Me? Silly? One of my nicknames is “Mr. Wiggle Butts”….. I think that says it all.

Besides Day Care… what do you love?

Gracie – Going to the park is okay because I get to practice my “cute look” and collect treats, but it is usually cold and wet. Brother Leroux is always swimming, but he will quit playing stick and follow me anywhere when I decide to explore. (Of course, he is devoted to me.) There is a big eagle at the park and Mommy thinks it may not be safe for me to go anymore. Aw Shucks – now I have to stay home and lounge on the sofa.

Leroux – I love everyone and everything (except the vet), but my favorite things are hiking in the woods and going to the park. I have lots of friends at the park. Oh yeah, I really love food, but mommy put me on a diet and cut back on my treats. (My other nickname is “Chunky Monkey.”) “ Psst…..If you want to give me a cookie, I won’t tell.”

What are your favorite toys or games?

Gracie – Brother Leroux is my favorite toy. I can stand underneath him between his front legs and watch him spin around and try to get me. Silly boy…..He has not figured out that he can step back and reach me, and we spin in circles for a while. We have a new fence in our backyard, and I am really enamored with these worms I have discovered in the yard. I like to find them and bring them into the house for play, but mommy doesn’t think worms should be allowed in the house.

Leroux – My stick! I have had the same stick for almost a year. Every weekend my mom takes me to Lake Whatcom where I swim and retrieve my stick. At home, I don’t get to play with my stick because it is an outdoor toy, but I have lots of “babies” – floppy stuffed animals which I carry around with me.

If you had a major in college…what would it be?

Gracie – I would be in drama because I am such an actress. I love the spotlight and having everyone pay attention to me. I would also pledge to a sorority because I am so cute and all the boys would love me.

Leroux – Football and frat parties……Playing and being everyone’s friend is way more fun than school.

If you wrote a personal ad… what would it say?

Gracie – Princess who loves pampering and belly rubs. A pretty girl with excellent leadership and directing skills – after all I direct all activity in my house and everyone follows my lead.

Leroux – “Will you be my friend? Huh, will you? Will you?” Big red boy who is happy go lucky and eager to please. Just give me some attention and sneak me a few treats and I will follow you anywhere.

Other information we should know about you?

Gracie – Day care is the best thing that ever happened to me. I have lots of friends (Ping is my special boy), and I have really come out of my shell.

Leroux – I may be a lab, but I am not a runner…..Those silly dogs running in the park. They always come back, so I’ll just hang out and wait. Leroux and Gracie – Mom brought home a new little brother named “Boomer.” We were a little miffed, but perhaps this will be okay after all. He is pretty cute and seems eager to follow our lead, and of course we can teach him the ropes.