Welcome to my head!

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

Monday, July 7, 2014

Ollie's 4th

Ollie had a really great 4th of July!  It was his first.  He spent most of the weekend in his pool.
He REALLY likes his pool!  He even sat in it after it was emptied, and played with his light up ball.  That was  pretty funny to watch, but unfortunately it was too dark for pictures.
After he dried off, he draped himself over the back of my chair to watch me do laundry.  If he wasn't so slobbery, I'd teach him how to help me with that chore!
And most importantly, he got in some "lapdog" time with me.  All that water play made him tired!

Carpe' diem!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Chronicles of Oliver Riddick

It's been awhile since I posted about Ollie.  He still LOVES to chase a ball and still carries one around in his mouth most of the time.  He completed his first obedience class with me in May. 
                                                             Last day of class..passed!

He loves to chase bubbles. And what are bubbles really, but floating BALLS?!
                                                               Jay entertains Ollie

Ollie took his first long road trip to our parents house.  He did great in the car once he realized that the overpasses weren't going to actually hit him so he didn't have to duck each time we went under one.
                                                                      Riding with M

He's been enjoying deck time with us in the evenings.  He tried to chase a lightening bug but it was too fast. And he was too hot.
                                                            Resting with his favorite ball.

We took a mini vacation and he got to go with us.  He got to spend a few days with his grandparents.
                                                 Enjoying the doggie door at mom's house

                                                             Swing time with me

The ride back home was quiet...I think he was worn out!  He does think he has to retrieve the toll money we throw in, though. 
                                                         Selfie with Ollie the Sleepy dog!

Carpe' diem!

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick

Joy.  This is what doggie joy looks like!  Ollie got a new bone and he was HAPPY!

Happy, happy, happy!!!
Until Maggie tried to take his bone:
Oh well, it was quiet for a few minutes..........
Carpe diem

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Chronicles of Oliver Riddick

Ollie is a cuddle buddy.  The dog is a cuddling MACHINE!  He loves everybody equally and we all get a turn cuddling with him.
Jakes turn.............
Michaela's turn................
My turn.............
He wanted a turn with Jay, but Maggie forbade it!!!

So, he went and cuddled with all his balls.