Tuesday, September 21, 2010

new toys!

nolan's parents went on an alaskan cruise recently and brought back some omiyage for ollie. he got a little squeaky toy (he LOVES squeaky toys) made in a more durable fabric...i swear, toys are not made well if a little 3 pounder can tear things open in a day, i don't see how they last w/bigger dogs!!!

he also got a tshirt that he's excited to wear as soon as his cone-of-shame comes off (which is tomorrow!).

he also got a pillow pet to lounge on...which i'm really glad i bought because i also meant to buy this martha stewart dog bed i saw online at petsmart because it was super cute and because it totally matched our condo color scheme! BUT the first bed style i wasn't available online (neither was the toy bin i wanted) AND then the second bed style--which was available online--wouldn't let you pick your color. it said "blue or brown, red or white----let us pick for you"

i.want.the.blue.one. and knowing my luck they'd send me the brown over and over. so....no martha bed...just a pillow pet.

and finally, the toy he picked all on his own...
we had gone to petco before his surgery to buy some pet bath wipes (since he couldn't have a bath for 2 weeks!) to help him stay somewhat clean and smell nice. {they work pretty well, btw}. anyway, we thought we'd get him a new toy while we were there. i can never seem to decide given the vast selection so i was standing in the aisle, going "how bout this one? or this one? or maybe this one? what do you think???" then finally i gave up and decided to let ollie pick one himself. so i held him up and slowly walked him down the aisle and he stopped at this one and stuck his nose on it and wouldn't move. it was pretty funny. i wasn't actually thinking he'd really end up picking one. but he did. this funny looking bunny (that has since undergone 2 toy-surgeries because it's busted open twice already!)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

a letter from ollie

dear readers,

hi everyone! i'm doing good, my stitches are healing just fine, and i actually have become hungry all the time! my mommy thinks i'm going to get fat. oh well, i'm only 3 pounds! today is my last day of my antibiotics that my mommy has been sneaking into my treats. i know it's there, but i play along to make her happy. i'm a good boy. =) now if only i could get rid of this stupid cone around my neck! people call me all kinds of names...cone head, lampshade, ollie-gaga...it's ok. i don't mind!

ollie pollie.

Friday, September 10, 2010

prayers for peanut

Please pray for peanut...{puppy peanut}

In my earlier post, i mentioned that ollie's girlfriend Peanut was really sick, but i didn't know why. Well....turns out she has something called a liver shunt. you can read about it here. when i did some research, i found out it's very common in yorkies. (freaked me out a little bit). She's going in for her first surgery today...to try to find the shunt/vessel (as you can tell i'm not totally informed on the process). When they find it, she has to have a second surgery to remove or clamp it shut. Such a scary situation, and the cost of these surgeries are huge! makes you re-think pet insurance, right? i'm definitely going to seriously consider it (again).

now pet insurance. Darwin's mommy told me all about it (thank you brooke!), and we were all set to make the purchase but my mom and vet told me we didn't need it....{the vet is my mom's good friend, so you know how that goes...} but when i asked about this type of procedure, i find out that he doesn't do that, and i was referred to another place....SO...if ollie were to need some sort of care that my vet can't provide, i will most likely need insurance....definitely hitting that purchase button this time!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

life in a cone...

Ollie is home!
i picked him up this morning...the vet's office was bustling with people picking up and dropping off their pooches. Ollie did great, no complications...and he had 4 teeth pulled. {small dogs sometimes don't lose all their baby teeth on their own, so they have to be pulled...ouch!} he no longer has double rows of teeth!
He can't have a bath for 2 weeks, and he has to wear his cone for 2 weeks! poor guy. he can barely fit in his carrier with it on! When i took him back to work, he inhaled his dog food and drank a ton of water, then passed out.
he seems tired, and dare i say, a bit sad...must be missing his manhood! ;p

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

today is the day!

Today is the day!
the day ollie gets neutered!
i dropped off ollie at the vet's office this morning.
they gave me a no-go for taking him home tonight {boo!}...
luckily i had told ollie that he was going to a sleepover. hahahahaha.

i think ollie has a case of small-man complex. he always likes to bark at the big dogs! there he was at the vet, barking at these two dogs well over 50lbs! completely ignoring the little chihuahua and maltese.

{this morning...not a clue what's about to happen...}

speaking of chihuahuas...
please pray/send positive thoughts to ollie's girlfriend, peanut.
she has to have surgery for---honestly, i have no idea, but she's really sick :(