Wednesday, April 18, 2012

i'm on vacation

my mommy & daddy are on vacation.
they said i am going on one too...just not with them. :(

so i guess i'll be doing a lot of this:

Friday, April 13, 2012

ollie the exterminator

ollie has a new job....exterminator, specializing in roaches!

this morning i found an almost dead roach on the floor between the living room and kitchen.
when i told nolan what i found, it was like a light bulb went off and he says "oh! maybe that's what he was doing!!!"

nolan said at about 3am in the morning, ollie was barking up a storm in the living room. normally, if you scold him, he'll stop and come running back to the bed. but this time he didn't. so nolan had to get up and go out to the living room {lights off, with no glasses/contacts} to grab him....which proved difficult since he said ollie was barking and darting all over the living room with his nose to the ground. nolan thought ollie was going nuts. no glasses/contacts + no lights on + our dark floor = perfect roach camouflage. (also makes for stealth poop dropping camouflage too)

{i wish i could've seen it...nolan chasing ollie, who was chasing a roach. running all over the living room. i slept right through it. i guess i'm now a heavy sleeper.}

yorkies were bred to hunt rats...i guess he takes what he can get these days. i'm glad we don't have any rats for him to hunt (*knock on wood*) poor ollie was probably thinking, "i'm protecting you guys from the dangerous roachie and i'm getting scolded?!?!" ollie pollie, my hero. ;p

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

safety seat: an update

it's been about one month since ollie started using his snoozer lookout carseat. and the verdict is in: he LOVES it! he never (ok, almost never) fusses and he loves being able to see the world pass by and feel the air whenever the windows are down.

we also thought he would fuss about being alone in the backseat if nolan and i were both sitting up front (pre-carseat days he was allowed to sit on our laps if we were both in the car) but he has no complaints, he really does enjoy sitting on his "throne" ....i should've bought this thing a long time ago!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

happy easter!

an easter greeting from ollie:

ollie had a really fun easter. he got an easter carrot from the easter bunny and some treats from his cousin bula :) he also had fun tossing around a pink easter egg around the house.

a little update: ollie had a semi-rough night the night following his supposed "seizure" he was scared to return to the bed, so he slept on the couch after hiding behind the paper shredder (again)....but last night he chose to sleep in the bed and everything seems back to normal! this morning he was full of pep and back to his normal self, just in time for easter!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

ollie's ruff 2 days...

it's been a "ruff" 10+ hours for poor ollie pollie.

last night nolan came home and ollie woke up and went to greet him. when it was time to go back to sleep, we couldn't find him on the couch (his normal spot if he's not in the bed)...we found him hiding behind some bins by the paper shredder under our side table. he was shaking and looked scared...but nothing had happened that would scare him so we were confused and worried... i picked him up to try to take him back to the bed but he flipped out and ran off the bed. we found him under our shoe shelves...way in the back. shaking. he wouldn't let us touch him or pick him up :(

nolan was finally able to pick him up and get him to the couch. he was still shaking...similar to when he's cold or scared but more excessive and noticeable. we thought something had just spooked him and he was scared. i did call the 24 hour VCA, but i decided to just wait it out. if he didn't stop shaking after awhile we'd take him eventually stopped and i slept with him on the couch. i didn't know what else to do so i put his thundershirt on.

he was his normal self by this morning.

luckily this morning he was going in for his annual exam anyway so when i told the vet what had happened, he said he could have had a very mild seizure. :( he said not all seizures are severe where it looks like what you imagine seizures to look like.....that it was very mild and there's not much you can do unless it becomes more frequent, then there are medications.

we also asked about his leg that he kicks out every once in which we found out that ollie has hip dysplasia and a luxating patella. i kind of suspected it from earlier, but hoped it was just a weird quirk. his isn't so bad, so no surgery...unless it gets a lot worse. just keep his weight down and try to avoid jumping up and down a lot...

he also squirmed and put up a huge fight when it was time to draw blood, which caused him to bleed a lot (all over the nurse's scrubs...oops)

poor little guy is pooped.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

a new discovery!

a message from ollie:

hi everybody! my mommy & i discovered a new youtube channel that we LOVE! it's about a yorkie named Dexter (and his little sister named peppermint). Dexter is so funny and surprisingly smart and insightful :) His channel is called "dexter's ruff life"

here's one of his videos where he starts up his own business:

there are a ton of dexter videos to watch and it is now my favorite past time! (mommy's too!)

i hope everyone is having a great april! i know i am because my easter eggs have reappeared and i can now hunt eggs again!!! i love hunting easter eggs!

ollie pollie

Monday, April 2, 2012

a new friend

ollie went to fur love last week, and made a new friend. it's rare that he encounters a dog smaller than himself, and this one was so cute (only 3 pounds)! she wore clothes and everything! {don't worry peanut, you're still the only girl for him!}

we had to get a picture of these 2 together, so adorable!

her little tanktop said "i ♥ treats" which ollie probably would've said "i ♥ treats too! we have so much in common!" lol.