Monday, February 20, 2012

Our Oliver Better Known As "Ollie"

     Let's see....I've always loved doggies from the time I was a little girl and I still do some 41 years later! It helped that my Dad & Mom always had dogs when I was growing up. I can still remember my Dad coming home from work and I would go out back with him to play and feed our dogs.

     I remember when I was around 5 years old he had a black dog named Pepper. Pepper was kin to Run Tin Tin the famous German Shepherd from a long long time ago!! Any ways Pepper was part German Shepherd & maybe Lab. My parents had this pic hanging in their bedroom:
A pic of Pepper and I!!
I grew up seeing this pic in their bedroom and it made me feel special.  So began my love for doggies. :)

     Back to the title of this post. ;) Ollie was special way before he came to live with us. You see, he was my sisters Cocker Spaniel. Yes, Karen was his 1st Mommy. I remember the day she got Ollie. I remember the day she called me saying, "Amee, you'll never guess what Ollie did"...then proceeded to tell me how she arrived home from work to find Ollie on her bed (which just happened to have a brand new quilt on it) laying there with a dead baby rabbit!!!! He was oh so proud because he caught the intruder in his back yard!! Yes, Ollie caught and killed the rabbit & brought it in through the doggie door and took it to her bed!! Luckily only a little blood got on her comforter and it did come clean. Thank goodness!
     I also remember the day I officially feel deeply in love with Ollie. I went to my sisters house to have a girls sleep over. I finally was able to experience what it was like to be around Ollie for more than a couple of hours. I loved how he followed us every where we went in the house. I remember going to the bathroom and yes Ollie went with me. He wanted to be where we were. The moment that did it for me was when it got bed time. He ALWAYS slept with my sister. Every single night. That was the norm. Well when it was time to go to bed, Ollie realized he had a visitor: me. His auntie. :) He couldn't decide where to sleep: with his Mommy or with his Auntie!!! Poor little guy....he would go to Karen's room then back to the living room with me. He ended up sleeping in the love seat in the living room. I say he couldn't decide who to sleep with so he chose neither one of us..... He won my heart right then and there. He is the reason I knew I wanted a little boy Cocker Spaniel too. Little did I know that one day he would be mine.

Fast forward several some unforseen happenings in life and my sister moved to a house in town which didn't allow pets. At this time she still had Ollie and even had a 2nd Cocker Spaniel named Sawyer. So my hubby, boys and & I took Ollie and my parents took Sawyer. :) He and Newman (our Cocker that we had had for 1 1/2 yrs.) were buddies from the day Ollie came home to us.

So Ollie had my heart even before my Newman did. Now I share my heart with both of my boys. :)

Here's a few of my favorite pics of both Newman & Ollie:


Lindsey Cazac said...

This is the sweetest post. I bet Ollie and our Bailey would be great friends! Stopping over via the blog hop! So nice to meet you! New follower :)


Tania said...

Love the picture of you and Pepper.

Claire said...

Hi Amee,

Thanks for visiting my site after seeing my comment on Decor & The Dog. After reading this post I can certainly see why you would enjoy that blog! It sounds like Ollie is very special :) After visiting your site
(great layout! ;))I was reminded that LeeLou Blogs had social media flags so that I didn't need to make them myself. That definitely saved some time. Take care!

- Claire @

Sara said...

This is the best post ever! I have a similar story about how we got our cat - she used to belong to a friend and I loved her to pieces. Little did I know she'd be coming to live with me a few years later. Isn't it wonderful how these animals enrich the lives of so many, even if they weren't ours to begin with. I love this story!