Posts Tagged ‘Ollie’

Boy…it’s been weeks of cabin fever…rain and more rain! Today is the second day of no rain and my “animal farm” is very happy. Lucy, who hasn’t had nearly enough exercise in the last couple weeks, is laying on the deck by the open back door. She is quiet, content…and doing her job of contently guarding the house. The cats, Stan and Ollie who are now almost 2 1/2 years old, are checking out the neighborhood….they’ll be home soon! Lucy just turned 2…didn’t I just bring her home the other day? She is such a good dog….and the cats are great…and of course, there is no bias on my part. Each day starts with them making me laugh….I wake with “oh no, it’s time to get up….then I see these guys beginning to scamper around and I just plain laugh! Spring photos coming soon!

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Trying to squeeze a little computer time in here tonight….Lucy is sleeping…and boy I can get a lot done when that pup is down. I need to go into the other room but if I do my computer time is up! She had a great run at Pt Isabel this morning…it was gray and brisk…and she and ran…while I walked along. I was here for part of the morning – a vacation day – and then Bill, his son Rich and I were off to a family memorial service in Rocklin, CA…couple hours from here. Lucy was eager to see me return at 6pm…Stan has been around tonight…and oh where is that rascal Ollie?

Some new photos will be posted soon….yesterday Lucy was 18 months old…the kittens/now cats are 23 mos old…tjhey’ve been with me since they were 2 1/2 mos old….I can hardly believe it! Some days seem to labor on…and then I reflect on where has the time gone.

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The gang – Stan, Ollie, and Lucy

I am squeezing in a quick post….Lucy, the love, would really like it if we went for a run tonight….but after a 3-day weekend of giving her enough exercise…and my dancing night at a good friend’s anniversary party on Saturday….I am reticient to do a lot of foot movement. My “damn” callous on my foot with the broken toe cracked. Okay, I just have to say “what the hell”. Now that is off my chest!

Stan, Ollie, and Lucy are the best….and photos of their latest escapades are to appear soon. Tonight I let Lucy into the backyard only to be greeted by the smell of a skunk. We moved quickly!

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The Animal Farm – August

Can it really be….almost the whole month of August unposted for the animal farm? Well….I was just getting ready to schedule Lucy to be “fixed” and I missed it. She has been in heat now for two weeks…and poor pup…she has been acting under the weather. I remember way back when I was more than a little miserable during that human time of same event. Tonight she is cranky…not enough exercise…we did get to Memorial Park this morning….we were able to “sneak” in between people and dogs around 6:30 am. She is missing her dog friend Sophie. It will be some reunion when they meet up again next weekend. The cats, Stan and Ollie, have been tolerating her crankiness…in fact, they are quite gentle with her.

So….guess what we are doing next month? I will schedule Lucy for appointment mid-September. Okay…time to cozy up with Lucy….I like to call it “settle” time.

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The “Farm”

It seems special tonight. I was greeted by Stan as I soon as I got out of the car. He sauntered his way around me and then entered into the house to be greeted by the ever energetic Lucy dog. Then I played with Lucy for a bit with the game – tossing the tennis balls – and continued until I needed a break because I really wanted to work on the computer. Thank God I stopped by the butcher’s and got frozen bones with marrow. Lucy is in “appetizer” heaven and I am in a state of calm. It became even calmer as I looked down at the backdoor window to see Ollie waiting patiently to come home.

Who knows? It could get even better!

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Will Lucy ever learn!

Lucy loves the cats and  the cats love her….but do you think Lucy will ever figure it out not to chase the cats?!

They greet each other in the morning, they greet in the driveway, they greet on the deck….and then something will fire Lucy up and she thinks she needs to chase them. She always loses. I just heard the commotion and looked up through the window to see Ollie jumping up and over the fence. He ran into some new plant growth on the top of the fence…but he prevailed and up and over he went. Lucy has now resigned herself to the deck.

The sun is setting and dinner is calling.

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Ollie went to church!

Ollie guiding me home!

Ollie guiding me home!

Ollie likes to walk in the neighborhood with me and Lucy. Don’t know where Stan goes….he’s probably guarding the house. Well…not long ago I had a meeting in the hall at our church…yes, St Jerome’s that I’ve mentioned before. Well…Lucy wasn’t going to this meeting with me but Ollie thought he should walk me there. And then the rascal cat stood outside the door and cried/howled for more than 30 minutes for me to come out. After 45 minutes I did…called Ollie…no response and then a couple of houses later he comes barrelling past me. He sounded like a herd of elephants as he walked me home.

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Can it be possible that it’s 3 weeks since I’ve posted about the animal farm….looks there’s a little spring fever here. And isn’t it just delightful that daylight savings time went into effect last weekend. Beautiful evenings here.

Lucy turned one-year old this past weekend. Can hardly believe it….no there wasn’t a party…but she certainly played hard and hung out with me a lot. Here are some random photos taken recently. And the boy kittens, Stan and Ollie should probably be called cats now….they are 17 mos. The friendship between the three – Lucy, Stan and Ollie – has worked out quite nicely. Last night I awoke to have Ollie and Lucy cuddled up together smothering me!

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Here’s Ollie

Ollie – Experiencing Spring

Those boy kittens are so enthusiatic with the coming of Spring…although it is still really Winter. Stan and Ollie met on the fence….but Stan didn’t stay long enough for me to capture them both in this photo. I love the camelia tree in front of Ollie as he is hiding out in the branches of the forgotten name of the tree that grows everyone in my yard…it produces lovely bright red/orange flowers. I know the name will come to me soon.

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We took a walk!

I was lagging a bit on Sunday morning….so Lucy and I set out for a walk in the neighborhood rather than driving to Pt Isabel. Lucy was ready to go….and so Ollie. I heard this “thunder” of cat feet and there he was once again running ahead of us and stopping to let us catch up. It’s pretty comical. Here’s another slide show as well as the photos in still presentation. Tell me which presentation you prefer.

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