Today Is the Leo’s Birthday Holiday

Leo, Stone Ridge, NY, 1/16/14

Leo, Stone Ridge, NY, 1/16/14

And why shouldn’t it be?  Although the country seems to be celebrating Presidents’ Day (without any agreement on whether or not the apostrophe should be there), the United States government recognizes the third Monday in February as Washington’s Birthday.  Some states honor both Washington (born on February 22) and Lincoln (February 12), others Washington and Jefferson (although he was born on April 13), including Alabama which calls it Washington and Jefferson Day.  Some states honor all the presidents.  And a few states, including Illinois, Lincoln’s birthplace, observe February 12, whichever day of the week it falls on, as a state holiday, in addition to celebrating Presidents’ Day.  (Mark says he calls the holiday whatever Macy’s calls it–but he’s a Brit.)

Our Leo, big and beautiful, is 12 today, the life expectancy for Labrador Retrievers.  We’re thrilled to have him doing his part to raise it and we’ll celebrate with all his favorite delicacies–biscuits, bread, cheese, bananas, bones and beef. Happy birthday, Schmoo, and many more.

And happy birthday to my wonderful friend Camille in L.A.  And while I often wish I lived in her town, today, at my wits’ end with winter (but far from calendar’s end), I truly long for the City of Angels.  Leo and Ryder, however, are happy with the two+ feet of snow in Stone Ridge and the dirty lakes at every corner in our neighborhood in NYC.

Leo after running through the Groverkill stream (with an air temperature of 14 degrees) to chase deer with Ryder, Stone Ridge, NY, 1/14/14

Leo, after running through the Groverkill stream (with an air temperature of 14 degrees), chasing deer with Ryder, Stone Ridge, NY, 1/14/14

Leo, Stone Ridge, NY, 3/17/12

Leo, Stone Ridge, NY, 3/17/12

Leo and Ryder, Stone Ridge, NY, 8/11/09

Leo and Ryder, Stone Ridge, NY, 8/11/09

Leo, foreground, Edward Hopper house, rear, Truro, MA, 7/13

Leo, foreground, Edward Hopper house, rear, Truro, MA, 7/22//13

 

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6 Responses to Today Is the Leo’s Birthday Holiday

  1. Andrew says:

    happy birthday leo.xox

  2. Happy Birthday Lee Lee. love, Auntie DB, Uncle TB, Hanky and Ru

  3. jane says:

    Happy Birthday Leo, interesting about all those presidents, i thought it was the same throughout the country

  4. Hans says:

    Happy B’day, Leo ! The pic in front of the Hopper house is priceless !

  5. David says:

    Happy Birthday Big Leo

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. Lori Perbeck says:

    Happy Birthday Leo! What a sweetie! Ryder too!

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