Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oliver Files - A New Blankie!!!

Winter is coming on here in central Iowa and at some point we're going to have to put a bed in his crate so he will stay warm during the night; we keep the house at 58F during the night.
He was being a pest earlier so I decided to perform a social experiment with him, lock him in his crate with a polar fleece blanket, to see what his reaction would be.  He did good, he spent a few minutes rearranging the blanket and proceeded to go to sleep.  This is good because I was concerned about him shredding his new dog bed that I'll be making for him; basic polar fleece with polyfill inside to give him a couple of inches between him and the metal floor of the crate. 
In case your worried about his being isolated during the day while in his crate, don't I'm a full five feet away from his crate working on the computer plus he won't be in there for long, during the day he spends anywhere from five minutes to four hours in there all depending on what errands I have to run.
I just wanted to see what his reaction was to the blanket, it took Angel a good five years before she would tolerate anything in her crate other than her food bowl, we'd give her a blanket and in the morning find it outside of her crate and her sleeping on her back legs straight up in the air!  Now she sleeps on a polar fleece dog bed I made for her, again with the legs straight up in the air.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


A wee bit of pink tongue sticking out, she struck this pose right after John left to walk Oliver... She was smiling and big time.  Even at 15ish years of age she's still my doll baby dog, all 15 pounds of her!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Oliver Files - Squeek Toy Crisis

Lamby went awol for about two weeks, and talk about a sullen puppy!  Lamby finally showed up this evening, buried in the sofa.  If you know where I can purchase more of these silly little lambs, and yes I've looked all over the internet for them, please let me know via the comments section!

I purchased lamby about seven years ago for Angel but she's terrified of the silly thing, Oliver, however, loves lamby!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oliver Files 101013

John just measured Oliver's  height, he's 26" at the shoulders and he's not done growing yet!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Oliver Files - 100713

For the most part he's been a really good boy today, and then there's this bit that started a few minutes ago that's earning him crate time!  He just can't seem to let the cat alone.