Ollie (In Loving Memory)

Australian Cattle Dog
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Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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OllieDog, Hoppy, Hoppit, Ollie Ollie Hoppit Dog

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:

May 24th 1998

Snuggling, treats, having his hair brushed, being the center of attention, and protecting his momma.

Ollie did not like it when somebody else got attention instead of him. He also despised the vaccuum sweeper and would attack it at will. He did not like getting his nails trimmed.

Favorite Toy:
Frisbees, Tennis balls, Hard Indestructible Jolly-balls, Tires, Tug-Toys, and rocks.

Favorite Food:
Carrots, Milk-Bones, and rawhide chewies.

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere!! He was always good to go!

Best Tricks:
Ollie could say "Hello Mama" (my favorite trick!!). He could roll-over, turn-around, shake, high 5, give kisses, walk on his back legs, and he was an awesome frisbee/soccer dog! He would also come sit beside me, lean in and rest his head on my shoulder.

Arrival Story:
I got Ollie after I lost my first Australian Cattle Dog pup, Bear, to distemper at 9 months old. I waited a month before I found Ollie through an ad in the newspaper. There were 5 other pups in the litter to choose from and Ollie was the one that picked me. He seemed to be the calmest pup in the litter and came over and curled up in my lap as soon as I sat down with the pups. He certainly fooled me!! On the way home I stopped at Taco Bell and before I could drive out of the drive-thru, Ollie was in the bag of tacos! Once I got him home, his favorite place was on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator every time I opened the door. He also loved sleeping on my shoes and stealing my socks and running off with them so I would chase him. He learned to walk upright on his back legs and talk (he had a vocabulary of about 15 words total - milkbone, outside, hello mama, let's go, tug-toy, etc...) and do all his tricks by the time he was 4 months old. He was very attentive and loved to learn! And he was soooo smart!! He could play soccer and frisbee and he was very athletic. He also liked to play hide and seek with the tennis ball. I would hide it and he would always be able to find it. He also loved chasing squirrels in the backyard (he caught 1 squirrel and didn't know what to do with it, so after that he just chased them!). Ollie lived with me in the Arizona desert for 3 years (he liked to chase lizards there), and then we moved to Oklahoma. He was never sure whether he liked snow or not and would tip-toe out into it very carefully and then once he was used to it he would romp through it and bulldoze it with his nose. Ollie was spoiled rotten and he was the Alpha of the family. I always felt safe and secure with him around. He was my protector and wouldn't let anyone near me that he didn't know... and sometimes he would protect me from people he did know if he thought they were acting in a threatening manner towards me. Ollie was definately a one-of-a-kind and he was the love of my life. I feel very lucky that he picked me to share his life with.

Ollie died on August 7, 2005. He was only 7 years old. I work a graveyard shift, and he was fine when I left for work the night before. When I got home the next morning, he did not meet me at the door as usual. I found him laying in front of the fan, having a hard time breathing and unable to stand up on his own. I called the vet right away and rushed him to the clinic. The vet said that he had alot of fluid on his lungs and most likely had pneumonia. He gave him some meds and we decided that since it was Sunday and nobody would be at the clinic all day that I would take him home where he would be more comfortable and bring him back on Monday if he wasn't any better. I brought Ollie back home, and over the next couple of hours, he continued to go downhill rapidly. I was on the phone with the vet, when Ollie took his last few breaths of life to walk over to me and lay down at my feet.....where he died. I was so grateful that he was able to go quickly and in the comfort of his home with me. It has been a very difficult time for me. Ollie was the love of my life, my pride and joy, and I miss him dearly. But I am so thankful that I was able to have him in my life for 7 years. He was my once in a lifetime dog and I loved him very much. There will always be a very special place in my heart for Ollie and my life will never be the same without him. I know that he will be waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge and we will be together again someday. Until then, he will be alive and well in my heart....and I know that he will continue to watch over me and protect me from above. Please hug your pets every chance you get and treat every day you share with them like it is the last.....you just never know when it might be. And it makes it a little easier if you can look back and know that they knew you loved them with all your heart. I know my Ollie knew that.

Forums Motto:
Tamale Hoppit (Come, Ollie Hoppit)

The Groups I'm In:
Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Cattle Dogs, Australian Cattle Dogs & Blue/Red Heelers United, AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS OF PLANET EARTH, Australian Cattle Dogs United, Cameraholics!, Cattle Dogs Forever, FebrezeĀ® Pet Odor Eliminatorā„¢, Frisbee Dogs, In Memoriam, The FURminatorĀ® Group For Dogs

My Favorite Adventure:
I always loved to go on trips, but one of my favorite places to go was White Sands, NM. I got to go there several times and loved to romp in the pretty white sand dunes! There is a photo of me and Mommy on my page from one of the times we stopped there!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 31st 2005 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
2006 Valentine's Day Party!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
KobiGrayson - at
Rainbow Bridge
Tyler - CD RE
Sis - CD RESabre
Mama Kitty

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In Memory of Ollie

2 years........

August 8th 2007 12:14 am
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Happy 2nd Anniversary at the Bridge, Ollie!
Hope you threw a wonderful party for your friends there!
Please give Alyx some kisses for us too!

It's hard to believe that 2 years have passed since you last sat beside me with your head rested on my shoulder. I still miss that very much. I still think of you often and have special momentos of you always close to me. I smile when I sit at my desk and glance over at a picture of you and you are looking back at me and I know you are still watching over me. I remember all the wonderful times we had together and the grand adventures we shared. You have a very special place in my heart, my Ollie Hoppit.
Mommy still misses you dearly.........

Mommy and Kobi,
Tyler and Sis,
and the kitties


1 year gone already......

August 7th 2006 1:24 am
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This past year has gone by so fast. It still seems like just yesterday that you were still here with me. And I still remember the day you left so well. It was one of the hardest days of my life, watching you go. I know that you are happy and healthy now, and that you still watch over me. You will always hold a very special place in my heart and I cherish all the memories of the years we spent together and the many adventures we had. I will never forget you, and you will always be my one and only Hoppit Dog. I love you and miss you Hoppy.........

Kisses and Hugs,


Ollie's Song and 6 months gone

February 7th 2006 4:51 am
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This is a little song I always sang to Ollie. It was his song. And it went something like this:

Oh my Ollie
Oh my Ollie
Oh my Ollie Hoppit Dog
He's my Best Friend
He's my Buddy
He's my Ollie Hoppit Dog

I made up this song for Ollie when he was just a pup and I sang it to him at least once a day (usually several times a day), every day of his life.

When I would sing this to him, he would come over and sit down beside me, lean into me, resting his head up under my chin, as I slid my arm around him. It was always a very special moment for us.

I sang this song to him many times the day he died as I layed on the floor with him to try to comfort him. And I still catch myself singing this song, every now and then (still almost every day), even though he's been gone 6 months today. I guess it's just my way of letting him know that I still think about him all the time and that I miss our special moments together........and I still miss my boy terribly.

It still seems like just yesterday that he left me, but it seems like forever since the last time I hugged him. I still feel him with me, almost constantly now. I know that his spirit stays near me, still guarding and protecting his Mama.

Ollie is truly my guardian angel now and he'll always be the love of my life.

Kisses and Hugs,
Mommy loves you Hoppy...........

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