Leia was thrilled when her mother brought her for a brief visit to her grandparents’ house. However, Leia and Katie’s father had alternative plans. Despite being a typical strong-willed German Shepherd, Leia couldn’t resist the love and pampering from her doting grandparents, which led to a special bond between them.
Katie claims that Leia is not the type of dog who constantly seeks affection, as she values her independence. However, she expresses her affection for her human companions in a distinct manner. She may, for instance, choose to lie close to them while they watch movies or wait patiently outside the bathroom door until they are finished.
Katie and her mother had an epiphany about how strong the bond was between Leia and her grandfather when he had to spend the night in the hospital without his beloved pet. Katie’s family’s celebration was marred when her father became ill while they were out to dinner.
Evening found him being transported to the hospital, while his wife had to leave. Everyone was naturally concerned about his health, but Leia was particularly heartbroken. Leia stood outside the front door with a despondent expression and waited for hours for her human to return after realizing that only her grandmother had returned. Katie’s mother took photographs of Leia in this state and sent them to her daughter.
Katie was deeply moved by a photograph of her dog, Leia, looking despondent and missing her father. Katie’s eyes filled with tears as she realized how much Leia loved her father. Katie’s father returned the next day, and Leia could barely contain her excitement at seeing him again. Katie changed the duration of Leia’s stay with her parents from a few months to a permanent arrangement after observing the close relationship between Leia and her father. Katie characterized Leia as an incredibly loyal dog who now views her father as her human.