Wednesday, December 28, 2011

ollie is a pro opening gifts! (in fact now when he sees one, he assumes it's his.)

this is him opening a gift from Cece:

Monday, December 26, 2011

merry christmas (one day late)!!!

Hi everyone!

Ollie Pollie here!
I hope you had a very merry christmas, and that santa paws was as good to you as he was to me!
i had so much fun yesterday that i forgot to put up my christmas post! but better late than never!!!

on christmas eve i went to visit my great grandma! my mommy made me wear my santa hat, but i kept trying to take it off...

i had fun hanging out with my great grandma and watched her open her gift :) but we had to go home before they ate lunch. my nose was working overtime!

later that night i got to open a gift from my grandma! i love it! it's so yummy! i ate about 3 until my mommy read that it was energy treats for an active day. she said energy treats at 9pm at night was probably not the best idea. i have no idea why.

i also went to my other grandma's house and got more gifts! i love this new turtle toy!

on christmas morning i went to my cousin bula's house. he likes to sniff my butt. i hate it. but i got to play and see my family!

hope you all had a great christmas!!! here's a picture of me and my cousin! :

merry christmas!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

*ruff* nights & doggie wake-up calls

Ollie will sometimes bark at people out on the street at night (normally crazy homeless or drunk idiots) or people walking in the halls (security or late night residents)...but it's rare...but the past 2 weeks it's been ALL.THE.TIME. every night. multiple times a night. This past tuesday was the worst. he got up to bark at people on the street almost hourly. this does not bode well for our quality of sleep...and no one likes to see nolan when he lacks sleep!

I started to look up reasons for this (ghosts, bad dog-parenting, etc) and what you can do about it (spray bottle, training, etc.) some people who live in noisy areas said they leave a fan on to muffle out the noise....then at 2:30am this morning, after ollie's 2nd or 3rd barking fit, it hit me. we've been sleeping with the AC off. which means ollie sleeps ON TOP of the blankets. When the AC is on, he'll sleep under the covers. the AC noise and the comforter had been muffling the sounds this whole time! so i turned the AC on, he went under the covers and slept through the night! HALLELUJAH!!!!

now on the opposite end of the spectrum, ollie is very considerate in the morning he recognizes our iphone alarm sound, and will wait until he hears it before trying to wake you up. :) this is a video i took this morning of him trying to wake nolan up after nolan's alarm rang about 5 times...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

bocha time!

just thought i'd share a video of what ollie does right after he takes a bath...

he dries himself off!

when he first started doing it we thought it was so hilarious! now we know to help him out a little and we cover the floor with towels, and once he calms down, we help him out by using the blow dryer.

and in case you missed it, i posted ollie's adventures with santa paws the other day, but for some reason it's posted below all the thanksgiving posts...very strange.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

a thanksgiving feast

i never thought about giving ollie a thanksgiving dinner until i saw a friend on facebook give her dogs a few (healthy) treats from their thanksgiving meal. i thought it was super cute, and hey, why not? i know i've been trying to cut back on the amount of table food ollie eats (cutting back on the snacks and his favoite: ani's sweet bread) but i still give him chicken and fruits and veggies.... so i figured this meal would be ok:

it's pretty much dog food (acana- wild prairie, plain fresh green beans, frozen peas, & chicken) he also had a little pumpkin puree...which he looooved.

i think the green beans were a weird texture for him, but he ate them. he loved the peas, and of course he has always loved carrots! and wow, he went nuts over the pumpkin! i thought it was fun for him and for me :)

hope you all had a great and wonderful thanksgiving weekend! ollie and i are off to go walk off all the food we ate :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy thanksgiving!!!

hi readers! happy thanksgiving to you all! :)
hope you all have a great day filled with yummy food and family!

my mommy said i should say what i'm thankful for:

i am thankful for:
  • my mommy & daddy--thank you for my forever home.
  • my foster family (the eriksons)--thank you for helping my daddy bring me home and making it possible.
  • my grandmas & grandpas--i love you
  • my toys--i'd be so bored without them
  • my friends--all my friends fur and human!
  • blog readers---Thank you for reading this blog! i hope you enjoy my adventures!

Monday, November 21, 2011

ollie met santa paws

last christmas, i discovered too late that there was a santa paws! ollie missed his chance to see santa, so i made sure that this year we went right away! the first weekend santa was at the humane society...and it was crowded!!! i think we waited about 1 hour to take a picture, and there was another 1/2 an hour wait for your disc. there were booths set up (dog product booths), but no one was really looking at them...
ollie kept himself occupied by meeting new friends:

"hello shiba inu! i like your santa clothes! i wish my grandma would get one like you for her new house!"

"hello white dog! you kinda look like my friend lexi, only a lot bigger! did you see that HUGE labradoodle behind you?!? he just got snapped at by a mean jack russell!"

"peanut!!!! my girlfriend!"

peanut didn't take pictures with santa...she only likes to be held by her mommy and daddy....they didn't want to risk peanut biting santa. LOL

"hi doggy! you look like kooper! are you going to sit on santa's lap?"

and finally, here's ollie's picture with santa paws and mrs paws:

Monday, November 14, 2011

ollie & friends #2

Ollie's friend of the week is......

Lumpy the Heffalump (a fairly new character from winnie the pooh) hails all the way from Florida (Walt Disney World, to be exact). Ollie loves lumpy to you can see here, limbs have been chewed off...and sewn back on numerous times:

ollie loves to play with lumpy on the couch....

slow dance with lumpy....

(just kidding) he likes to wrangle him away from me.

he likes to gnaw on lumpy's arms while sitting in his sun-spot:

and he loves to take naps with lumpy:

we'll see who ollie's new friend is soon, as he is a fickle little guy, that has a new favorite toy every week! stay tuned for ollie's weekend recap!

dad and ollie work day!

hello readers!

as most of you know, i get to go to work with my mom everyday. i stay in my grandma's office in my own little bed and i get to play with all the workers on the floor! even the UPS and FedEx guys are my friends! but on sunday, my mommy took me to see my dad at work!!! how fun! we walked from our house to his work...lots of stuff to sniff and birds to chase on the way there!

i got to walk around and see shiny new cars, and made some new friends!

but most importantly, i got to see my dad!

maybe i can go visit him more often! i made sure i was on my best behavior---no potty accidents, and no barking! plus, my mommy likes to go and drink coffee from the fancy machine. :)

maybe he'll even let me sell cars and star in their next commercial! i think i would be a good sales doggy! what do you guys think?

love, ollie

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ollie & friends #1

ollie has so much toys...too much toys, actually. and while he plays with many of them off and on, there are only a few that he seems to really LOVE. these lucky few have been ripped apart and sewn back together many, many times. i thought i'd share one of them in a post every once in awhile...

today i introduce to you, Greggie the Whale. He's ollie's newest mom found it while she was clearing out the attic, and she threw it in ollie's toy basket. he was my whale when i was younger, given to me by my sister's friend, greg. (hence the name...i was such a creative kid ;p )

ollie likes to use him as a chin rest while he's in his bag, and it's his current favorite object to play fetch with.

in other news, ollie has reached a chubby wubby weight of 5 pounds! lol.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

please help find mia!

poor mia has been missing for a week!
i don't know mia or her family personally, but i've seen their pleas on facebook and twitter...

Here's mia's info:

Monday, October 31, 2011

halloween video

i forgot to post this video in my earlier post today...
ollie opening his bag of halloween treats!

happy howl-o-ween!

Happy Halloween!!!

trick for treat,
i'll lick your feet...
gimme something good to eat!

no costume for ollie this year. just a halloween hoody!
i'm wearing a skull scarf to match his skeleton theme :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Aloha Pet Festival 2011

This past weekend we took ollie to the first annual (?) Aloha Pet Festival at Kaka'ako. When we were there it was pretty empty, but not too empty if you know what i mean. Ollie had fun running around and sniffing butts and saying hello to all the dogs. he seemed to enjoy it more than the pet walk. i think it wasn't as overwhelming for him. all the dogs seemed pretty relaxed and not stressed out.

He made new friends with these poms:

and he checked out the shiba inu booth (ollie really hopes his grandma gets a shiba inu!)

{found the next 2 pics on shiba inu hawaii's FB page}

and here are a few pictures that we took as well:

{on his way to the festival!}

{"hi! i like your dress!"}

{"my mommy needed coffee!"}
the curb has some good coffee! you can follow them on facebook to find out where they're located for the day. :)

{that was a BIG kooper-dog!}
this dog was HUGE!!! i was worried ollie would bark at him, but he didn't, he was really mellow.

{"i want a shiba inu friend"}

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ollie gets mail!

i forgot to post this a few weeks back....
i had ordered a bunch of stuff for ollie from petco when they were having a sitewide/free shipping sale. nothing TOO exciting: bath wipes, charlie bear treats (that he doesn't really care for), wellness puppy treats (that he LOVES--yes, i know he's not a puppy anymore), and his new halloween hoodie.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

dog walk 2011

Last week we took ollie to the humane society dog walk! (yes, nolan came too!) ollie met up with his good friend Karlee, and her new family members walking in the walk for the first time---lexi and max! We also saw Peteyrooneymcfloppyears and met bailey!

ollie didn't seem AS excited about it as he was last year, but i think he wasn't so thrilled with the early morning start ;p

we only did the 1/2 mile walk, as ollie seemed super pooped after the 3mile hawaii kai dog walk so i figured we'd take it easy. after the walk we saw a little agility course set up on the side...i have always wanted ollie to try an agility course so i jumped at the chance to be able to give it go....he did ok given the fact that he had no idea what was happening! lol

here's my first ever attempt at editing together a video. the camera quality is horrible (i SO need a new camera!) but thought i'd share anyway:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

snip snip

hello all:

i think my mommy is neglecting my blog, so i thought i would help her out today!
i just went to the groomers (fur love) the other day for my monthly hair cut!
my mom said i cut my hair more than she does...but not as frequently as my dad. he goes A LOT!

i really like my new cut, it's a little different than the others...shorter than normal, but i like it! i feel like a puppy again! i think this cut takes years (ok, maybe months) off my age and about a pound off my weight, don't you agree?

my mommy also said i should be getting a package in the mail from petco! she said there's snacks and a halloween shirt for me! i'm so excited!!!


ollie :)

p.s. anyone going to the petwalk?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

a new trick

today my mom taught ollie another "trick"....well....i'm not sure if you can call it a trick, but she seems pretty pleased with both ollie and herself.

Monday, September 19, 2011

a day at the park

this past sunday we took ollie to go play with peanut at the humane society dog park. i have several gripes about dog parks:

1. ollie can fit through the gates at the dog parks. they should really look to make things more small dog friendly. {currently thinking of a contraption i can make to block these gaps while we are there...i'm thinking those floatation noodles?}

2. small-dog areas of the dog parks are so....BORING. i think small dogs would appreciate more trees and fun things that the big dogs have too! {just sayin'}

all gripes aside, ollie had a great time with peanut, and even got to see another yorkie (who was WAY bigger than him...his name was snickers. how cute!)

do you see snickers in the background of the last pic? ollie always gets extra excited to see other yorkies or silkies. it's like he's saying "dogs that look like me! dogs that look like me!"

and here's a clip of ollie and peanut playing...

Friday, September 16, 2011

ollie loves his ribbons!

while trying to wrap gifts, ollie stole a roll of curling ribbon and went to's the tail end of his ribbon roll destruction:

Friday, August 26, 2011

today is national dog day!

happy national dog day to my little ollie pollie.
my snuggle bunny.

dog's truly bring joy to your life. :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

anybody still there?

hi everyone!

are you still reading my mommy's blog? she's been very busy doing a lot of things for the wedding so i thought i would fill you in about what's been going on in my life. :)

  • my parents went on a preweddingmoon to lanai.

i got to stay over at my grandma & grandpa's house, which i love, but i was still upset that they left me. so, i did the mature thing and ignored them for 2 days when they came back.
  • i took a little spill friday morning, while in my mom was picking up the bag and the strap snapped and me and the bag went tumbling down. it was very scary, but i didn't get hurt. my mom was so scared and worried, but i told her "don't worry mom, accidents happen" and since she looked so worried, i thought i'd cut her some slack and stop ignoring her ;p

  • the other week, i had a play date with my friend dotchi and my new friend lexi. we played at dotchi's house and even went on a walk!

  • my aunty cara brought me back treats from vegas! yummy doggie fortune cookies, (that my dad almost ate!) and a mix to make pupsicles!!! my mommy made them and brought them over to my play date, everyone loved them...but me. but when i tried them again a few days later, i realized i loved them too!

just looking at them, i'm gonna ask my mommy for one today! :) i hope you liked my little recap of what's been going on. i hope there are still people reading this!!!

ollie pollie