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...