Welcome to my head!

This is where I store the "extra" stuff in my head.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick

Earlier this week, we discovered that Oliver was eating the walls in the laundry room.  I guess he was bored, despite all the toys we put in there with him when we are gone.  So he got a new crate to sleep in. 
He always has to "help" Jay
I think he likes it.  You can see Maggie checking it out........
Side by side.  Maggie took over his smaller crate on her own. 

On Sunday, Ollie and I will start obedience training and I can NOT wait to teach this goof ball some manners!  So he also got a new harness for me to work with him.  It will attach to the seatbelt in the car, keeping him from leaping around while I drive.  (in theory) We plan a test ride this evening.

He's grinning.  :)
I've been trying to catch him carrying his bowl around for some time.  I've been DYING to say "Please, Sir, can I have some more?"  Imagine the cockney accent. 

After a long, beautiful day outside on Sunday, both dogs crashed on the couch.  When I said "Okay ,guys, bedtime."  I got nuthin.  As far as THEY were concerned, they WERE in bed already.
Nice try, guys.

Carpe' diem!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Ridick

Oliver got a bath today:

All he needs are some bubbles, candles and wine!

Carpe' diem

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick

Oliver had a great weekend!  He seems to be settling down a little bit, although we still have a LONG way to go concerning his jealousy of Maggie. Saturday was gorgeous, so both of dogs spent the majority of their day outside.  There was a LOT of ball throwing and retrieving.
He is very sleepy!  Sorry about the sideways picture....Jacob took it on his camera and I don't know how to fix it on here!

Later Saturday night, we decided to watch a movie and pop some popcorn. Oliver LOVES popcorn!  And he is excellent at catching it in his mouth when you throw it to him.


Maybe if he offers his ball to the popper, the popcorn will hurry and be done!

After popcorn, he lost his ball under the couch, so he's "helping" Jay find it.
Silly furbaby.

Carpe' diem!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick

I caught Maggie sharing the couch with Oliver again.....She doesn't look mad or tense, which is a good thing.  She just may be too tired to care.  At any rate, it was peaceful!  For about 10 minutes.
I can hear my mom in my head saying "I can't believe you let them on your couch!"  But what she doesn't know is, I'll do almost anything for some peace and quiet!!!

Sometimes one of us can snag the couch, but will eventually wind up with a lap full of Golden Retriever, as Jacob found out.....
And sometimes, a dog just HAS to have a bucket on his head.  With a tennis ball in it.
But mostly, his favorite spot to lay down is in my lap.  Big dogs make great lap dogs! 
Look at that face!!!!!
Carpe' diem!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick......

Look how peaceful they look, friends lying on the couch together............

Until you zoom in on the picture and see the look on Maggie's face.  "just make a move, pup."

Carpe' diem

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick

Now that my back is healed, I get more floor time with Oliver!  He's discovered that I kind of suck at throwing his ball. When I throw it, you just never know WHERE its going to land.  Last night, it landed on my own head.  So we just gently roll it back and forth to each other.
He doesn't care HOW we play with his tennis ball, just as long as we are playing with it.
And this....this picture below?  THIS is true love....when he gives you his dirty, slimy green tennis ball.  That's love, folks.
Carpe' diem!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick.........

Of all the toys, balls and bones available to Ollie, (and to Maggie) his favorite thing to play with is a plastic bucket.  Jake bought it filled with cheese puffs and when he was done, somehow Ollie ended up with it.  He jumps on it, rolls it around and bites it.  And sometimes, he puts it on his head.

I think he wants to be an astronaut when he grows up.  Or maybe a deep sea diver.  I don't know why he likes to put this on his head, but he does it all the time.  This time, Jay was fast enough with his camera that we got it!

No wonder Maggie won't play with him.  She probably thinks he's crazy. 
Carpe' diem