Ollie the terrier entered my life 3 years ago as I was offered a Maltese/Shih Tzu puppy. We had our little Shih Tzu baby Lola for about 9 years and the thought of having a puppy was just exciting!! I remember going to my friend’s home and seeing the cutest little puppy I had ever seen. He was black & white, had the softest pink fat belly and could hardly keep his eyes open. He had puppy breath and the softest fur! He would play hard for 15 minutes and then right there, pass out fast asleep because he was so tired! He was an amazing puppy, easily crate trained, no issues with his skin (we had so many allergies and issues with our little Lola). He slept on us all the time. He especially LOVED sleeping on my husband’s neck (they love the warmth and security). As he grew up he clearly had different behavior patterns than our Lola. As it turned out he was in fact, A Maltese/Wire Haired Terrier Mix! He was so different I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know his little traits as a breed and his personality! BTW, NO TOY is safe around Ollie! He destroys every toy we ever buy him..Is this normal for terriers? I am just thankful it’s not shoes or socks!!
He loves running with me when I run my 5K’s and he still doesn’t get tired. He loves sleeping with his mommy and daddy and he absolutely LOVES watching other animals on TV. It is so cute to watch him but he truly is engaged when he even hears the sound of another animal on! He is so smart, we love watching him! We love Lola but let’s be real she is a cat stuck in the body of a dog! She never barked until Ollie came into her life and started barking at EVERYONE! He loves his big sister so much, he plays with her, chases her around and when she tires she runs him off!! Lola is too old for that and definitely the alpha dog!!
If we are sitting anywhere Ollie has to be sitting near, on or around us! He is very territorial and doesn’t like strangers in his space. Googling his traits online we learned terriers are very territorial. I really, really love Shih Tzu’s but this little man has opened my heart to terriers and we just couldn’t love him anymore! He is very expressive and knows when we are asking him if he wants a “treat” or a “greenie.” He loves going on adventures with us (he loves playing at the beach). Lola is just too old and will not have any of that! She plants her behind down and this eight pounder CAN NOT be moved!
If you have a dog or cat in your life that just adds JOY and RICHNESS to your life please post a picture of him or her below in Comments. I would lOVE to meet them and introduce them to Ollie the terrier! BTW, Ollie and Lola are on Instagram and Ollie has his own board on Pinterest . Follow them!
Anyway last week’s blog post subject was so serious I wanted to lighten things up this week and introduce you to my fur babies!! Animals bring healing into our lives too, so enjoy your babies and love on them because they love you unconditionally.
Blessings my friends!
RM Sorg – Animal Lover!