Friday, January 27, 2012

behind the blinds part 2

ollie just loves sitting in the sun.
we normally keep the blinds in our room up halfway so he can sit and look out the window. but lately, we've kept it all the way down because he's become a barking TERROR. we thought if we could lessen him seeing the dogs on the street, it would lessen his barking.

but this small fry figured out how to squeeze himself behind the blinds:

have a great weekend! i'm sure ollie will be in that spot for most of his!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

something to think about...

i was perusing some dog-blogs today and stumbled upon the "10 Pet Commandments" that, i THINK originated from this guy: ©Stan Rawlinson (The Original Doglistener).

the one i found on the other blog is slightly different, but still, basically the same. i think they just omitted some things, making it more touching.

the 10 pet commandments:

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ollie missed his dad...

in our apartment, we have a security door that only allows residents on that particular floor access it...the door is pretty loud and we can hear it every time it opens and shuts (annoying, i know) i personally can't tell when it's nolan that opens that security door until he's actually using the keys to come into our apartment. somehow ollie knows when it's nolan from the moment the security door opens. if it's not nolan he doesn't even flinch and goes about his business. if it is nolan, ollie will stop everything and go sit at the edge of the couch and face the door waiting for him to come in the apartment.


when nolan goes on trips, ollie becomes hyper-aware of the security door and will check to see if, just maybe, it's his dad. well, nolan went to vegas last week and on the first day ollie waited for him, and waited...and waited...

luckily, he got over it and was fine the rest of the days nolan was gone.


when we went to pick nolan up from the airport, little did we know that before we arrived curbside at baggage claim, nolan had pet his friend's dog who had also gone to pick up his traveling dad. so when we got there, ollie saw nolan through the window and got SUPER excited. when nolan got in the car, i passed ollie to him, who was still super excited. that is...until he started sniffing his arms and hands. then he got upset and proceeded to act very aloof, "hmph! i don't care you're here traitor!" and stared out the window.

but all was forgiven by the next day. good thing ollie doesn't hold a grudge. lol.