Saturday, 30 October 2021

Ollie's Birthday Saturday


#1 here. I can barely believe that we are celebrating Ollie's third birthday today! It is true that time has grown simultaneously longer and shorter in the time of the plague we have lived through. But three years already? 

Ollie came to Poupounette Central less than a month after Tommy left. The house was so terribly empty, I just couldn't face it anymore. A breeder not far from here had one boy still available from a litter and so I went to meet him. This is what I found:

The deal was made and I arranged to pick him up a couple of weeks later, as I was about to go and visit a friend in Luxembourg. On the day, Tommy's breeder, Ms. A, came along as I wanted that sense of continuity. Ollie was three months old.

And we got to meet Ollie's parents:

When he came home, Ollie immediately figured out where his place was!

Right from the beginning, Ollie was very different from Tommy, starting with his lack of interest in balls! But one thing he did share with Tommy was an immediate friendship with our neighbour, Fernant:

Because, in normal circumstances, I go away quite a bit, I made sure he became very comfortable with important people such as Mr. G. and Ms. C. He grew in leaps and bounds!

He loved his first trip to the beach:

He has made lots of friends:

He fancies himself a true hunting dog!

And a bit of a horse dog!

And he likes to pose for the camera!

2021 has been a big year for Ollie. He welcomed his new kitty bro, Benny, with open paws:

And he and Noelle became parents!

I was gone for almost three months this summer, and he spent most of that time at Ms. C's, helping to raise his daughter. Fatherhood has made him more mature. And Lily has grown so quickly!

Ollie and Benny are quite the pair!

And he has wormed his way quite successfully into my heart!



  1. Happy birthday to you, Ollie!

  2. So enjoyed reading about Ollie's year. Happy Birthday sweet boy. X

  3. happy happy birthday dear Ollie!!!

  4. What a wonderful tale and photos! Happy 3rd Birthday, sweet Ollie!!

  5. It sure is hard to believe it has been three years. Happy Birthday Ollie, you've sure made your family so very happy!

  6. Happy birthday Ollie! Those are all lovely photos of you.

  7. Happy Birthday, Ollie! We can't believe you're 3 years old already.

  8. Oh, wow, WHERE has the time gone?? Ollie, myou are three???!

    Happy Birthday to YOU, Ollie! Have a great day of fun, treats and presents!

  9. Happy Barkday Ollie ! And many more !

  10. It is very hard to believe that it is three years already. Ollie is a handsome boy and well-loved. Happy Birthday, Ollie.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Happy Barkday Ollie ! It looks like you had a wonderful celebration ! Purrs

  12. Happy Purrthday Ollie! Many more years to come.

  13. So many smiles in one post - what a great celebration for a special heart healer - I know NAT is so proud of BOTH of you!

    Willow and Phyll

  14. WooHoo!! Happy Birthday Ollie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hope you had a pawsome day!!!
    Love all the pics too!
    Purrs, Julie

  15. Happy belated Birthday Ollie! You really have grown in the last 3 years! Wozzers! We shall sing you the song!
    ¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day deeeeeeeeerr Ollie!!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸


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