Friday, January 28, 2011

ollie:1, heekamuras:0

right now ollie is probably singing his version of "we are the champions" because in the battle of no-dogs-in-the-bed, ollie won.
that's right folks, ollie beat nolan, he wore him down and ollie has wormed his way to a spot on the bed. after weeks of taking turns sleeping on the couch, just so we both could get a full nights rest minus the 1am and 3am barking fits...nolan gave in. the only stipulation is that ollie sleep in a dog bed, on the bed. WHAT?!?! ollie will not go for that. he likes to be pressed up against someone.

but, i found the PERFECT bed for the situation. the cuddle cup!!! (found it on which is a great site for small dogs.) it is a pretty pricey bed for what it is, but at this point, i think it's well worth it! it feels and looks like a blanket, so ollie will still feel like he's next to us and not in his own bed, and nolan will feel like ollie is in his own bed and not touching our bed--weird, i know.

and thankfully, ollie likes it!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


ollie LOVES to go play outside by nolan's parent's house. his second favorite activity is to go into all the bedrooms and bathrooms to go by the windows....why? because the house next door has a chihuahua that ollie loves. or hates. or loves to hate. either way he has to check if his "friend" is outside, and if he is, oh the chaos of barking and running to doors/windows/outside walls that ensues is hilarious. i think part of the problem is that there's a big wall between them, and they can barely see eachother. and while ollie is giving off a please-play-with-me bark, the chihuahua's bark seems to be saying "get the hell away from my fence!" bark.
so while the other guy is growling and showing his teeth on one side of the wall, this is ollie:

poor little guy. he just wants to make friends.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

before & after

i love looking at ollie's before and after grooming photos! i love him all fluffy, but i love the short cut too. which do you prefer? my favorite is actually 2 weeks after grooming. the perfect length!

for grooming, he goes to fur love. he loves it there. he's even gone to day care there once and didn't even seem to care when i came to pick him up! he was like, "not yet mommy!"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

happy new year!

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a great new years eve celebration! Ollie did not. hahaha. he is absolutely TERRIFIED of fireworks--more specifically, those illegal ones that sound like bombs. They started going off right around christmas, and is a daily occurrence to this day. The first night ollie heard one, he shook for 3-4 hours! he hid in hallway corners, cupboards, under couches...he just was an unhappy ollie.
i got him a whole arsenal of things to try and help him: rescue remedy (i don't think it did anything), a thundershirt (i'm still wondering about this one...but he likes to wear it), and of course, the vet prescribed tranquilizers. the winner was the tranquilizer, of course. he became very dopey, but he still hid, but his heart didn't race and he didn't shake.
hope your pups didn't have as bad of an experience as ollie pollie!
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