29 October 2011

{29oct2011: Olive}

We went to Indiana last month for Jason's grandma's memorial service. Though it was a sad occasion, it was also full of laughter. And we got to meet Darwin's new aunty (Jason's parent's new dog)! Meet Olive!

Of course we came bearing gifts for the new bundle of fur.
Like bully sticks:

And Darwin's favorite food toy a Jolly Pets Monster Mouth Dog Toy

They rescued her from a shelter in Indiana and they were told she's a Dane mix.

I don't know about that, she's so TINY and she has small paws too. She almost looked like a Jack Russel Terrier mix or a boxer mix.
She also has a TON of energy and is a lot more graceful than Darwin was at that age. Jason and I were hanging out watching tv downstairs and she'd run downstairs then take a flying leap from the bottom of the stairs, over the arm of the couch and onto us. Funny, but sore! ahahha
Unlike Darwin she doesn't seem to be scared of much and was fine hanging out in the back of the lawn mower even though the bed rocked back and forth.

She loved to sit on the front porch and watch the cats across the street.

After the memorial service we hung out around the fire pit and Olive chose to cuddle in my lap versus anywhere else.
But her favorite place of all is on Jason's dad's lap while on the recliner.

She's a smart dog and I taught her to lay down and started teaching her "leave it" in the few days we were there!


  1. Maybe she's a "toy" Great Dane...or is that an oxymoron? LOVE Olive's sweater! Good news a.bout Miss Piggy. I think everyone was getting tired of me hitting them up to take cats (I was also helping a coworker rehome a litter of kittens). Have a great Halloween weekend!

  2. Olive is very cute. Looks like she found a great and loving home. It is sometimes hard to tell about mixed breed dogs and what is in the mix. BUT they are great furiends no matter.
    Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas, Mom Barb

  3. Wowzers, does Olive look and sound like a fun pup! I thought "Boxer" when I started reading ... with some other things! Whatever she is, she is a sweet girl who has found a great forever home! THAT's the important part!
    Play bows,

  4. Hi Everybuddy, Olive seems like a fun girl. We think she has landed in the perfect home. Love the photo of her on Jasons Dad's lap. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  5. Olive has beautiful colors. She is darling!

  6. Olive looks like a fun girl! How lucky to have found her new forever home.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  7. Hi B and Darwin, your friend Olive looks beautiful. It's nice when there's a furry kid at the place you're visiting.

  8. Awww...Olive is such a sweetie! In one of the photos, she did look like she had a bit of a "Dane head" - but you're right, she does seem a bit TOO small, especially the paws!!

  9. Olive sounds like a blast and a bundle of energy. I love the name! Sorry that it was a sad trip but glad to know there was a few smiles too.

  10. OMG - my favorite is the monster mouth too!

    Olive is a cutie and I thinks she may have terrier in her versus Dane too.

    woof - Tucker

  11. cute! they should do that DNA test on olive!