Oh, I hope this thread doesn't make me wildly unpopular. It really is for his fun and safety and I'm not going to leave him in there alone, either.
SO, I'm cracking up because when we talked about trying to have another baby, we asked the older children if they wanted a baby or a puppy. They wanted both, but settled for a baby. As it turns out, the baby is very much like a puppy. He chews on things, crawls around the house with socks in his mouth, tries to drink from the toilet, tries to slip out the front door if you're not quick enough. He even crawls so fast to greet me when I get home at night, it LOOKS like he's wagging his "tail". Oh, and he growls when he doesn't get his way (or his hands on the computer mouse...which is why he's growling RIGHT NOW.)
So the leash comment is very funny. Thank you for the laugh.