You don't think there's any connection between Ollie and Marley do you? Two young black skinny boys with identical scrapes on their noses? Maybe just coincidental but Marley looks as if he's found a long lost relative!
Don't worry Ollie, you're in safe hands now; any bad memories will start to fade and that coat will be shining before you know it.
Well, Ollie was neutered on Monday, but by Tuesday morning he had been licking and pulling at his stitches so his wound was in a bad state. So, he went back to the vets and has been put on some antibiotics and now has to wear a buster collar, poor thing He looks even sadder now, and he just comes up to you and gives you a very soulful stare so you can't help but cuddle him Ollie is such a poppet, he's so gentle and loving, but in many ways he's not in top form. Although his coat is now much better than it was, it's still growing back, and now with his neutering wound he's a bit under the weather We also think he might be a bit unfit, as he gets tired on walks, and just today we had hardly been walking long when he just lay down on the ground Needless to say we took him home, where he was fine, but he's only having very gentle excersize at the moment, until he can cope with longer walks. We're off on holiday tomorrow, and earlier we met up with Keith, who's going to be Ollie's foster Dad for a week. Good luck Keith, I'm sure he'll be well behaved If he's still here we'll foster him again once we come back, and Mum even asked me could we go and pick him up as soon as we get home ;D We'd love to see him feeling much better and being much happier before he goes off to his new home. I don't think we've seen his full personality yet, as he needs more time to come out of his shell. We're going to miss Ollie whilst we're away, but Keith's promised to keep us updated I have to say the house feels very empty now that Marley and Ollie have gone It feels strange having no foster dogs. Well, we've had 6 through our doors now, and no doubt we'll have more in the future
Being a pair of book ends with his foster brother Marley, who is on the right:
Thanks for this lovely boy's update, rowan. It is a shame he did not leave his stitches alone after his op, and now he's got to wear this bucket, bless him........
He has been very tired since he came through your door and has wanted nothing but a rest and cuddles. Well, he has had both, so one would have thought a young dog like him should have bucked up a bit by now............ hm. Did you mention this to the vet, rowan? It appears, poor Ollie might have had a tougher life than we think. He is, as you say, quite a sturdy little boy so he must have been over worked in his past life, unless there might be another reason...........? I am sure uncle Keith will be able to try and sort out poor Ollie's tiredness.
You make sure you have a lovely holiday with your family and we see you again after you've come back.
Thanks Viviane. It is a shame he didn't leave the stitches alone. The vet said she he had some of the worst bruising she had seen! But our vet has given him a thorough check over, and she thought that maybe his immune system isn't up to scratch and we think it's probably due to the operation, and because he's not as fit as he should be yet. But he must still be very sore from his op, so I think once it's healed, and he gets used to getting good walks each day and he can build up his strength, he'll be bouncing along with the rest of them I'm sure Keith will keep us all updated, and hopefully we'll get to see Ollie again when we get back.
Lovely Ollie went back to Anil for a checkup on his wound today as we are concerned about the swelling, as it's been well over a week. He is on more anti-biotics, anti-inflammatories and steroid cream for the sores. He was an absolute poppet both in the car and at the vets and the little kittens didn't bother him at all, he just wanted to see them. Ollie is one hell of a lovely dog. I just want to keep hugging him and telling him that it will all be alright one day soon and that all the pain and heartache will be over and only love ahead.
A dog is a gift in life. Love and protect it. _________________
seems a lot more up for it today having a little bit of a play time with Finn and Ginn northing to rough And he's is looking a lot better more energy well more than me any way: still a bit of a way to go. PS running out of frozon peas but they are doing the trick ;D he likes sardines and mar mite on brown bread toast
boy this dog can eat ;D food glorious food we're anxious to try it 3 banquets a day our faveourite diet just picture a great big steak fried, roasted, or stewed oh food wonderful food marvellous food glorious food.
I'm glad little Ollie is looking better now after his operation and having a bit more energy. Obviously that must be the reason why he is eating like a horse, Keith............ ...........as long as he leaves enough left for you all!! ;D
Lovely photos Keith! Thanks for looking after him and it was great to see your gorgeous hounds. Mum was particularly taken with your Finn ;D Ollie is much happier now and his wound is looking great. His coat is looking fantastic, Keith's been doing a great job. He's back to his old self now, and is very happy and jolly ;D He gave me a crazy greeting this morning when I came downstairs. He was jumping from the sofa to the floor and spinning around like a mad thing. It took me a few minutes to calm him down and to get him to stand still ;D He's such a loving dog, and he's so desperate to show you affection that he can't control himself. When you're stroking him and you pause or he gets excited he'll mouth your hands/arms, like a puppy would, but only gently though, and he'll stop if you tell him firmly. He also likes to roll on his back and biff you in the face with his paws He's getting very playful, and likes chasing balls in the garden. Fionn was kind today and obligingly played with Ollie, but he needs to learn some manners in this area. He'll bark at Fionn then charge and practically crash head first into him. He can be quite rough and full on, and Fionn's too much of a wuss to tell him off, but I'm sure if the other dog he was playing with told him off when he got too rough, he'd soon learn what is acceptable and what isn't. He's such a sweetie, and he has two 'looks' which he uses. One is his happy, smiling face, and the other is his soulful look where he'll look up at you into your eyes But Ollie has such an amazing temperament, in spite of what he must have been through in his past All he wants to do is to cuddle up next to you on the sofa and fall asleep He's going to make someone a lovely pet.
Here are some photos of this gorgeous boy:
Asleep with me on the sofa:
His soulful look:
About to crash into Fionn:
The two lurchers standing biting each other's faces: