Sunday, March 25, 2012

ollie & friends #3: justin beaver

i thought i would bring back this little series i started this past november showcasing ollie's favorite toys. while ollie has A LOT of toys, there are a few that he always goes for...and this next one is one of his all time faves...

let me introduce you to.....


yes, his little toy beaver is named justin beaver. i thought it was pretty funny. lol. he initially got the "original" J.B. as a gift from his doggie pal, spunky {thank you spunky!} and he loves it so much i bought 2 more {1 to leave at work & 1 to leave at nolan's parent's house.}!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

safety seat

excessive and ridiculous? probably.

safe? supposedly.

ollie approved? DEFINITELY!

I finally bit the bullet and purchased a snoozer car seat for ollie to use on his daily car rides. up until now, he's been riding in his carrier, strapped in with a seat belt. while ollie loves his bag, it's not his favorite while in the car. he can't see out, and i think the way the seat belt goes through the seat belt slots of the carrier, it smashes him...and it's just not comfortable for him. poor guy.

i know it may seem a little ridiculous, but he does ride in the car daily...and it would be much more enjoyable for him, and me included (no more listening to him whine and scratch the bag as he demands to be let out) he's free, yet buckled in. and he LOVES it. peace has been restored in my car! :)

last night when we got home, he didn't even want to get off of the car seat! i'm really glad he likes it :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


we don't really have the best car-ride situation going on. if it's just me and ollie, he rides in his bag, w/the seatbelt strapped through the little slots for a seatbelt. he's usually good about it, but at times he can be impatient and will scratch and bark to try to get out. {poor guy}

Today i heard some scratching and movement in the bag, and when i went to look, this is what i saw:

he had shoved his head through the tiny side opening that is meant to let the dog owner stick their hand in the bag to pet the dog to comfort them without the dog being able to get out. i didn't zip it back up because i didn't think there was any way he could fit through that narrow slit, but he did. so while i was driving home worried that his head was stuck and i'd have to cut the bag open, he sat there happy as a clam that he was partially free, with a much better view.

it's a good thing that today was also the day i ordered a doggy car seat. what a coincidence. :)