Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy national dog day!

Happy national dog day to all you puppy friends!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Messy hair, don't care

now this is bedhead at its finest!

bed head

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


naughty! naughty!
Ollie can be quite the demanding little pup...whenever he is being a piggy (i.e. asking for more food than he should be eating) he'll nudge at his food bowl and snort until someone either refills it, or adds more chicken.  if people ignore him, he threatens to tip his water bowl over.  he'll bark or snort to get your attention, and when you look at him, he'll hold his paw over the bowl in a threatening manner. talk about manipulative!  and if you continue to ignore him, the goes to town on his water bowl :
"see what happens mommy?"

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ollie is an uncle!

Ollie is an uncle!
keeping up with the eriksons
His half brother Hugo (who moved with his family to Sweden) had pups with his girlfriend, nikita! So exciting! There were initially 3 puppies, but 1 (named butterfly) didn't make it :(  I really wish we could meet these precious little ones, but keeping up through the wonders of instagram isn't so bad...

Ollie looking at IG pics of his extended family

Friday, August 16, 2013


a mama duck and her babies decided to make my parent's koi pond their temporary home...which meant Ollie had his own private duck pond!

He. Went. Nuts.
thank goodness he was on leash because he would've been IN the pond in .02 seconds.  he couldn't get enough of them!  but sadly, the ducks have been removed from the property because they were not very good tenants. :(

duck family
so cute
Ollie staring at the ducks

Friday, August 2, 2013

Favorite treat

lately, Ollie has been OBSESSED with these treats...they are sweet potato wrapped with either duck or chicken. he goes NUTS. he barks and yelps and begs like he hasn't eaten in days! Just look how intensely he stares at it. you can get him to do just about anything for this treat!
usually we worry because he'll act like he likes something, you go out and buy several bags of it, and then he decides he doesn't like it anymore. so far, it hasn't been the case with these treats...maybe because we ration it and make him do every trick he knows just for 1.
"give it to me!"