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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Doggie Spotlight on Oliver

Hope everyone is having fun finding their holiday goodies for family and friends....and swap pals. Remember to email me at gnatchat(at)gmail(dot)com if you have not heard from your swap pal or need anything this week. Please email me if you'd like to join our group as well.

And now...our Doggie Spotlight on Donna's Oliver.


Oliver's story is a simple one, but for our family a special one. We lost
a very beloved puppy about two Summers ago. Her name was Chelsea. She was a Golden Retriever that was close to our hearts. Unfortunately Chelsea left us at only 9 months old. She had a defective heart. It seemed wrong that such a big hearted dog, had a heart that didn't work right. After she was gone we thought that was the end of dogs as part of the family. But we didn't figure on Oliver......


A friend called about 1 month later and said that a Golden needed a home. The family that had him was going through a divorce and he was kept in the basement all day. A temporary home was found for him and would we like to see him? Off we went in our truck and we traveled about an hour from our home. As we pulled into the lovely home of the rescuer we saw a "largish" Golden barking and barreling up and down a run. I said to no one in particular " that can't be the puppy!" Well of course he was and we fell in love with him at first sight. It is hard to describe that excitement you get when you know a pup is coming home with you. He had all his papers in order and all his shots up to date. He ran to the truck and jumped right in and we never looked back. Our Oliver is quite a character as some of you know. But he is sweet and loving, full of fun and mischief and loves children like all Golden's do. We think he is a very handsome fellow and we have the best fun with him. He has a favorite game with my husband whenever they go for a walk. My husband puts his cap on and Oliver jumps up so high he nearly grabs the cap of his head! He is also is very popular with all the children in the park near our home. He runs into the park through a neighbor's gate and steals any unattended stuff toy around. Then begins another favorite game of keep away. He always has a line of children running around with him in the lead! Needless to say he gets plenty of exercise each day.


We have been blessed with 4 Goldens during our 33 year marriage and each one has been special, from our first dog as newlyweds, Sherlock, a sturdy male that had a joy for life, to our second one, Holly. A fine "lady" that we adopted one snowy Christmas Eve, to Chelsea our angel Pup. Then came Oliver and I can't think of any better way to add to a good line of beloved dogs that loved us unconditionally and taught us the meaning of loyalty, companionship and how just to have fun.


6 comments:

Nichole said...

Oliver is just a beauty and what a GREAT story. My only question - who is Oliver's Mom??? I didn't see a link. :)

Gnat said...

Oops...I fixed it. :) It now says Donna's Oliver and has a link to her blog. I'm getting the hang of this.

Cindy said...

Oliver is special to Grover and me, too. He's an extremely handsome guy, but modest and playful. We love Oliver and his Mommy!!!

Channon said...

Oh Donna, you made me cry... What a great story! I just hope we find the right next dog soon...

Sharon said...

I just found this blog through Gaylen's blog - what a sweet story!

kasizzle said...

I'm in love with Oliver! i just lost my my 12 year old Golden back in April. My Tinkerbell was such a treasure.