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  Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:53 PM FEED
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I haven't been on IG the past few days while I start to cope with life without Leonard. To address a few comments, I would like to say that I will not delete this account, in fact; I will never delete this account. I do plan to make it private for a period of time while I sort out my feelings and figure out what I would ultimately like to do. I had been in process of putting together a photo book of Leonard prior to his untimely passing. A completion date is unknown at this time, but should be before Fall. I'm sure it's no surprise I have several pictures of Leonard...some never posted. While I shift gears to work on this book, I will post some Leonard photos on IG. I want to preserve and continue to share my memories of Leonard as it will help me with this process. As always, thank you for loving Leonard, understanding how important he is to me, and supporting me and my family while we grieve. Let's continue to celebrate his memory moving forward. Lots of love to you all, Mitsu aka Leonard's Mom ❤❤❤#tweegram
  • So sorry for your loss 😥💔

  • Much love. Continuing to pray for your family....

  • ❤💛💙

  • You and your family are very strong! Wishes and prayers coming your way 😘😌🙏❤

  • So sorry for your great loss. You, Leonard and your family will be in my thoughts.

  • I am so sad and sorry to hear this, Leonard provided much joy with his daily updates, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time ❤

  • @dammit_leon wonderful, I'm glad you updated even though you didn't need to for us. Thank you for sharing Leonard's life with us! Much love and support😚❤🐶

  • We will always love you and Leonard ❤

  • What???!?! Leonard passed??!! 😱😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💔 he was my favorite pug of all times! Omg I'm so sorry doll, I'll keep you guys in my prayers!! I'm here if you need anything, we love you 💗💗😢

  • I am so sad and so sorry for your loss 🙏 Leonard always made my kids and me smile and laugh.. ❤

  • dinga 5y ago

    We sendyou lots of love❤

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  • Love and hugs from the isle of wight xx

  • Leonard will be missed by all of us, but I can only imagine how hard this is for you and your family. Thanks for sharing him with us. We will support you no matter what comes. Be well.

  • erwin_ 5y ago

    😢 literally. While I read this. Thinking about my doggies passing. I don't know what I'll do.

  • @dammit_leon long live Leonard! He lived a great because he had a great owner and gave so many people laughs and smiles. Thank you for sharing him and you with us.

  • kthug 5y ago

    Always sending love, thank you for everything❤

  • I have only just found out about the truly sad news of Leonard. I'm honestly saddened and shocked about this. But more importantly honoured to have seen such a wonderful dude and be allowed to see his life over the last year or so. Much love being sent from the UK and my thoughts and prayers are with you!! ❤❤

  • So hard! Hope you guys are ok! And gertie!

  • Love from greece dear Mitsu ❤

  • x822 5y ago

    Thank you for sharing your precious Leonard with us. Stay strong. My thoughts are with you and your family ❤

  • ferujo 5y ago


  • So sorry :( devo reading this :(

  • He had a very loving family ❤ salute his life. May he rest in peace.

  • You and Leonard will continue to be in our thoughts.. 😘

  • Thank you for sharing your plans. I promise to never forget Leon. I shared his stories with many while he was alive and shared with many that he passed. You are not alone in this time of pain. Our family cried when we heard the news as we went thru his pictures. Our Bulldogs & pets fill so many holes and teach us so many lessons. Thank you Leon & Family. We miss & love you. Love always, the Rocco Beefcake family

  • pawed 5y ago

    Mitsu that's such a great idea. But you're right not to rush it. I really hope collecting all your lovely and happy memories together helps your healing process. My love and wishes to you and your family as always, Carrie ❤❤❤

  • We are thinking of you Mitzsu. Leonard was one of our first furry friends on here. He brought so much joy. And will remember all of his quirky antics. Blessings to you. 💚💚💚

  • I'm so sorry! We as an IG community is here for you if you need anything! we love you and Leonard ❤

  • ❤Big, big hug Leonard's Mom❤In my thoughts and prayers! ☺

  • He is with Bella up at rainbow bridge waiting for us. ❤

  • ❤❤❤ you and fam will continue to be in my thoughts. Stay strong ❤❤❤

  • i'll miss u, Leonard 💗


  • ekicks 5y ago

    Sending warm thoughts, prayers and hugs your way!!😘🙏

  • I'll miss Léonard ! So sorry about it. Sophie FROM paris France.

  • warm and happy thought from us!

  • Im so sorry for your loss! 😢 i know how hard it is to lose your pet. They're not pets at all. They are your children your family and my heart goes out to you. Stay strong. ❤

  • 😔 I am so sorry for your loss... I know how much it hurts to lose a companion. All dogs go to heaven, always. ❤

  • So incredibly sorry for your loss. Leonard will be missed by all. Thinking of you and your family. Lots of love.

  • We'll miss you Leonard.

  • Im so sorry for your loss, he was adorable and you both were lucky to have eachother. I hope your heart heals soon and remember he will be waiting for you oneday

  • I have been wondering how you've been. I'm glad you are doing ok, well as well as can be. I am also glad you will be keeping the IG acct open. Sending hugs your way 💜💜💜

  • We will all miss Leonard and be thinking of you.

  •  lots of love!

  • I think he would love if you remember the good times only. He was a special guy

  • kkcake 5y ago

    @dammit_leon Mitsu, that was written beautifully .... We are all in support of you in any way that you need!! We all love Leonard! We all miss him so very much....

  • Im glad you are doing ok : ) I'm very happy that you are going forward with the book idea : ) I will be the first one to buy it : ) we love you guys!!!

  • Thank you for sharing your Leonard with us. Thoughts, love, comfort, & prayers to you. Again I'm so sorry for your loss. ❤

  • @dammit_leon day by day but he will always be in your heart. Best wishes

  • I am so glad that you are not going to close the account! Much love to you and your family. I look forward to seeing more posts in the future. I loved Leonard from afar, love your pics and love your writing so I can't wait to buy your book when it is complete!

  • 💙Leonard and ❤his mama

  • Grace sends all her hugs and love to u.. She is very sad and would love to get a book whenever it may be ready 💓💓💓

  • 😔❤🐶❤ your photos helped me with my loss. My Mugsy bully passed in oct and I have followed you from oct-till now. Lots of love and compassion.

  • Oh my gosh, I've only just seen the last pic! I can't believe it and I can't imagine how it must feel for you! I... I... I just i cant believe this i really cant! I know every1 here feels your pain and understands what your going through! R.I.P, Leonard is very missed

  • I'm going to miss Leonard! : (

  • Much love to you. It is clearly evident that Leonard was a beautiful, special, and loving member of your family. Thank you for allowing us to know him! 🙏

  • I'm so sorry for your loss. May he be with you forever in spirit.

  • We miss him so much. A book is a great idea. Let me know if you need any help with production or design

  • yssha 5y ago

    I will always visit this IG. One of my top 5. <3 extending my love to you Mitsu and the rest of the family. I will be waiting for his photos. :)

  • Thanks for letting us know how you are doing. 😳I have been hoping for the best for you and your family. Mitsu, you are so talented and you along with Leonard brought us do much happiness... Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you when you are ready! Sending Love... Tamara💗

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  • borbs 5y ago


  • I can absolutely relate to what you are feeling. When our sweet hickory rise passed in September at 13 yo, one thought that helped me gain perspective and comfort was this thought: hickory came and left my life as she did for a very specific reason. Her life's (and passing) purpose was to teach me something. Despite the pain, there was a purpose. If you haven't already, find his purpose in your life...I hope it gives you comfort! Our thoughts are with you.

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  • This actually makes me want to cry..

  • Sorry for you loss. He made a lot of strangers very happy by the beautiful photos of him. It is a very sad time but remember the good times at least you have lots

  • Of photos to help with the memory's thoughts are with you. X

  • My family has been upset greatly by the loss of Leonard as well he always lifted our spirits <\3

  • His face and your words went beautifully together. I shall miss Leonard although I also thank him for introducing us on IG. This is a friendship that I was happy to find, you'll be in our thoughts. Let me know if we can do anything. Xoxo

  • I am in tears... I am so so sorry for your loss of such a cutie pie baby. Leonard brought such joy through his photos, I could only imagine what is was like being his mommy! I don't know how I will get over one day losing my own bullybaby, so I pray that you strength and peace surrounds you during this time. You and your family are loved. Leonard will not be forgotten. ❤

  • Love you Leonard and family

  • It's bizarre how attached I and my fiancé have become attached to Leonard, so much so that I can't bring myself to tell her of his passing! I shed a tear when I read the news and I know for sure that helen will too! Rip Leonard

  • I will be patient, whatever the decision taken. I understand your view. For now, I send you my prayers, my love , my support. Leonard will be forever in my heart and my memory.

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  • I'm so sorry. May he rest in peace <3

  • I'll always love Leonard he'll always be my fave IG bully 💙🐶 much love to you and your family and happy Easter

  • Rip Leonard. I will miss seeing you on my feed. ❤

  • Very sorry to hear your news , keep the pictures and memories coming , it will help. Ethan

  • I understand. I lost 4 bulldogs last year  i decided to join IG few weeks ago to keep and share my wonderful memory of my brother and sisters  still miss them every day. By the way, I'm sure lenonard is still around you. 

  • Leonard totally lives on in our instagram hearts!! We would love GI remember him through you! All I have ever wanted was a bully puppy. I want him to be just like leonard. <3

  • Xoxox

  • You are wonderful and so strong thinking of you 😘

  • 💙 when I saw this I almost cried

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • I'mso very sorry very. He was a special dog and we all love him very much😢 He will be missed me all

  • clar75 5y ago

    Yes, please keep posting so we can continue to see his sweet mug. Archie sends his ❤, as do I.

  • Continuing to keep you and your family in my prayers with the loss of your sweet friend. Leonard always brightened my day in his pictures and your words, bless you for sharing.

  • Leonard was a source of joy for me. I love his pictures. I know it is hard to lose a part of your family. Sending you waves of love during this sad time.

  • You are such a sweet lady, my heart breaks a bit with yours when I think of him I say a pray of peace for you guys. I know how hard it was when our mastiff passed away unexpectedly for our girls, so I understand how it affects all y'all. Lots of love to you.

  • Thank you for sharing Leonard with us, and how lucky the two of you got to share your time in this life with each other. Xoxoxo Stella and Rufus's mom

  • Mitsu, you have been so great at sharing your life and Leonard and heroes hilarious antics with us all. I truly have felt connected in some strange way and am so saddened by this news. I only hope all of us can share back to you our love and support through this very difficult time. We are here for you. xoxo -Amy

  • Somehow auto correct changed gertie to heroes

  • ❤❤❤❤❤❤ it'll get easier honey. Lost my yellow boy 28 days ago. I'm finally able to breathe again. Time. It's all about time.

  • We'll never forget him.

  • I love looking at his devilish look and naughty expression.. 😢 just found out that he passed away.. Thank you for sharing leonard's love to us.

  • kstaal 5y ago

    Him and his baby blanket brightened my day. I know the sorrow of losing a loved one of the fur kind and my thoughts go out to you and your family! Xo

  • Rest in sweet peace Leonard :(

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss!!!! I loved Leonard and always wanted a puppy like him. I pray that you are soon able to speak of him in celebration and happiness, and the pain of his loss subsides

  • Thank you so much for sharing Apart of Leonard's life with us. He has impacted my life like you will never know. I was completely devastated when I heard of his passing. I hope you are doing well.

  • Every day, look at Leonard pic, He made me smile over and over again and now I'm crying for him even though I had never met .him.. but he sent the same feelings and emotions through photos.
    I know what it means to lose someone like Leonard ... it means losing a part of you and your family ... I hope you'll take back soon thinking how he is be happy now!! 🐶
    Rest in Peace Leonard.
    Xo from Italy.

  • My heart is broken to bits. :(

  • I absolutely adored the pictures and captions you put of Leonard. I would show all of my friends, and Leonard always made our days brighter! I look forward to seeing his past-unposted pictures. I am so sorry for his passing. Rest in peace Leonard, you will always bring smiles to so many people ! 💜

  • Oh no. I was hoping this was not the case in that I had not seen posts from you. I'm so sorry. You've been having such tough times. Stay strong.

  • I think it would be cool to have a photobook of Leonard and all the witty captions youve posted.

  • Nice to read your thoughts.....

  • Aww. Poor Leonard. He was such a joy on IG and I know he brought ten thousand times that joy to you guys. I'm so sorry. :(:( he will be missed very much.

  • I haven't been on IG in months and this was the first page I went to. So so sorry about your loss :( I was hoping I hadn't missed it but I'm glad the page is still here so I could know. I'll still think of Leonard whenever I think of IG. Again, I'm so very sorry :(

  • I am so so sorry for your loss Mitsu. I just found out about this. I was sitting on my couch thinking, "there haven't been any recent leonard posts for a while..." (I haven't been great about checking my feed) and I got a horrible feeling. I am so sorry for your pain. As you know, I was a big fan of Leonard's and it was from him that I got the inspiration behind my Arthur chronicle. Please know my thoughts are with you as I continue to photograph Arthur and his antics. Leonard touched so many lives through your feed and made hundreds of people smile daily. I am very sad to know there will be no Leonard pics to look forward to. 💚

  • My heart breaks. I can't imagine life without my Flex or Maggie. You will meet him again one day. Until them, remember him & he will be with u forever

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Posted: Aug 31, 2013 10:44 PM
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I have stated to archive digital files and found several video clips of Leonard. IG video wasn't around at that time and I thought it would be fun to post a few clips so everyone could see just how ridiculous Leonard really was. 😊 We adopted Leonard in 2006, and he was super quirky. He despised boxes. Yes, boxes. This video was taken in early 2007. Hope you enjoy! ❤❤❤😊
Posted: Apr 13, 2013 8:18 PM
51 Hudson
I would gladly stare at you forever for a hamburger today. I mean, I would gladly pay you in hamburger for a dollar today. I mean, I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a ....Zzzz....Zzzz....Zzzz. Occasionally, Leonard would fall asleep while begging for food. 😂😂Bless him, he was one of a kind.
Posted: Apr 6, 2013 1:07 AM
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First iPhone photo I ever took of Leonard, in 2009. He wasn't impressed. I was overjoyed. He thought joy came from cookies, not camera phones. He remained unimpressed.
Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:42 AM
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Dear Leonard,
It's been one year. One entire year since you left us and went to that big dog heaven in the sky. Has it really been a full year?
Not a day goes by without you still in my thoughts, Leonard - you are definitely a legend in my mind and heart...eternally.
I can say that Gertie doesn't clean up the floors as well as you, but she tries, she's just a pickier. She tries though and she misses you too; however, she is still holding onto that clam shell bed. Victoriously.
I miss you...some very close friends have joined you recently, please be kind to them, ok? I know you will.
I love you Leonard.
Be good, love always, Mom. ❤
Posted: Apr 15, 2012 11:15 AM
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Many friends have asked how Gertie is doing. She is doing ok -- been a bit more in my pocket lately, but I'm ok with that. This is the first time in Gertie's life she is solo -- have always had a pack in the house. Luckily, she gets to spend time with my Mom (and Hans II) while I am at work, so hopefully that provides her comfort. While I am not a fan of Hans II, he is providing companionship for I guess I'll dial down the my annoyance for him. I'll try.
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 2:20 AM
80 Amaro
I made these dishwasher magnets in 2008 and I still use them. It's hard to tell, but Leonard is wearing a shower cap in the 'DIRTY' photo as we wanted to keep water out of his ears. I'm really missing him tonight. ❤ #squaready
Posted: Apr 8, 2012 7:02 PM
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Happy Easter 🐰. I had taken this picture a while ago in preparation for this Easter since I had been unable to bunny ears last year. As ever, Leonard was patient. While this is bittersweet, I wanted to share as it still makes me smile and ever so fondly think of him. ❤ #squaready
Posted: Apr 8, 2012 2:53 PM
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I haven't been on IG the past few days while I start to cope with life without Leonard. To address a few comments, I would like to say that I will not delete this account, in fact; I will never delete this account. I do plan to make it private for a period of time while I sort out my feelings and figure out what I would ultimately like to do. I had been in process of putting together a photo book of Leonard prior to his untimely passing. A completion date is unknown at this time, but should be before Fall. I'm sure it's no surprise I have several pictures of Leonard...some never posted. While I shift gears to work on this book, I will post some Leonard photos on IG. I want to preserve and continue to share my memories of Leonard as it will help me with this process. As always, thank you for loving Leonard, understanding how important he is to me, and supporting me and my family while we grieve. Let's continue to celebrate his memory moving forward. Lots of love to you all, Mitsu aka Leonard's Mom ❤❤❤#tweegram
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 2:09 AM
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[Friends: It is with an extremely heavy heart that I share the news of Leonard's passing. Leonard had a grand mal seizure last night and was unable to recover. It's been a long day, a long day struggling with this reality] Leonard, you were with our family for too short of a time. You'll always be my favorite mischievous bully getting into trouble and begging for forgiveness...which I always fell for. Our house has more chewed door frames and slobber on the walls than acceptable...but I'm ok with leaving those things as is. Maybe not the slobber. I still have shoes, purses and belts that bare your teeth marks...and that's ok too. I'm going to miss you. Terribly. The house is so quite, so deafeningly quite without you here and I don't like it. Always remember we love you. I love you...and be good until we meet again. xoxo, Mom
Posted: Apr 3, 2012 4:44 PM
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Congratulations on your new job, Mom. It's very exciting. I'm jumping for joy. Really, this is me jumping...joyously.
Posted: Mar 31, 2012 3:16 AM
33 Hudson
We don't understand how or why you come to the same place all day everyday to do your 'business' as you call it. Where's your sense of adventure? You can come outside with us sometime if you want...wait...don't shut the door. #squaready
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 7:23 PM
24 Amaro
I'm sorry you had check my butt...AGAIN. Thanks for cleaning that up I right? Got weekend plans? #squaready
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 1:25 AM
27 Sutro
What are my thoughts on the Clam Shell Bed Battle? PPpppBbbBbbtttttTtt. Yes, you can quote me on that.
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 2:08 PM
37 Hudson
Gertie most certainly won the Clam Shell Bed Battle. Her victorious and she reminds us that haters gonna hate. Haters gonna hate. But at least Leonard is trying to be a good sport by taking comfort in his baby blanket and new bed location. I mean, we all know location is important. Is this a Win-Win situation? No way. Gertie crushed Leonard's clam shell bed dreams. Gertie: 1 Leonard: Pout.
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 11:38 AM
23 Hudson
Leonard, realizing defeat is imminent, takes a moment to collect himself for the final round of the clam shell bed battle. It's been a very tense 36 hours and at this time, Gertie is definitely ahead in points as they enter the final round.
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 5:13 PM
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The clam shell bed standoff is now moving into hour 14. Gertie has been holding her stance to not give into Leonard's huffaling and puffaling and Leonard continues to complain. I don't know folks, it's getting pretty intense in here.
Posted: Mar 23, 2012 2:31 AM
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Leonard fails to notice Gertie is actually IN the clam shell bed, and within a matter of seconds, judging from Gertie's posture and ear position...she's gonna get 'medieval on his ass'. Oh Leonard. #squaready
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 2:27 AM
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You've been in that room most of the day. You're working so hard, you forgot it was treat o'clock. It's half past treat o'clock. We'll escort you to the kitchen now. #squaready