Monday, July 23, 2012

We went for a drive today…

To meet Oliver…up close and personal! 

Isn’t he the cutest little guy?

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We asked for a puppy with a laid back, placid personality and Ollie certainly seems to be that kind of guy.

I held him for a while and he happily nestled into the crook of my arm.  *sigh* 

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The breeder had all the puppies out in the fenced yard so we got to meet his six siblings as well..

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His ears haven’t stood up yet but we were assured that they will by the time we bring him home on August 1st.

Nine more days…but who’s counting?

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It was difficult to say goodbye but before we know it, our house will be complete once again with the addition of Ollie to our family.

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97 comments:

Sandy said...

What a little cutie!

Sue said...

Oh he is so precious and I am so happy for you!

We are looking for a new little puppy too :)

sewprimitive karen said...

Is that the cutest thing you ever saw?

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

He is adorable!!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

What a sweetheart :)

Bev said...

Puppy lust...that's what I have seeing those adorable photos! What an adorable guy! Congrats!

Cheery wave from
Bev

http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

Klazien said...

Oh so cute, it looks like a dogtoy to me !
Have a lot of fun with Ollie !

Teresa F. said...

Oh Kaaren, he's the cutest little guy.I'm so happy for you and Mr. PQ.
Hugs,
Teresa

Joan said...

I'm so happy for your hubby and you! Ollie is sooo cute!

Phyllis said...

How cute is that little guy. Lucky you!

Phyllis said...

How cute is that little guy. Lucky you!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Oh my, he is adorable!

Hugs, Carolyn

Darlene said...

Oh, Kaaren, I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. He is absolutely adorable and a fluff ball of happiness. Soon!!!

Shakerwood said...

He looks just wonderful! Congrats on picking a winner .....

edyB said...

Oh my gravy ... this is the sweetest little thing ever!!!
He will heal your hearts and make you smile ~ for sure.
Can't wait to see more cute photos and I know you are so eager to bring him home!
Hugs,

WoolenSails said...

This was a too too cute post, lol. I love him, he is adorable and so sweet looking.

Debbie

Susannah said...

Oh Kaaren...He is a perfect little "Ollie". Oh, I want one. I am so happy for you and your husband. What fun you are going to have. He is so handsome!!!!

Mad about Craft said...

Oh! I can't wait to read and see all his antics, such a cutie!!!!

Sandi said...

Oh my word! what a heartbreaker you are going to have to enjoy.

Ollie is just the cutest, I'd love to meet him in person, but it is a bit of a commute from the west coast.

Keep us updated with lots of photos.

SueB said...

Kaaren, He is adorable. I want to hold him too..send lots of pictures.

Terry said...

Awe...he's so cute! I want one! :0)

Mimi said...

I could just eat him up he is so darn cute!!!

Patrice said...

Adorable! Congratulations on the new family addition.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Oh Oliver! I luv you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kaaren, Ollie is so adorable. He will be a bundle of love.

Orcsmom said...

AWWWW, he is too adorable and seems to be perfect for you and your husband! Congrats! Hope you are feeling well!! Hugs!!!

Pam

Joy said...

Looks to me like he's worth the wait. So glad things worked out for you and Mr PQ - and Ollie of course!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Janet O. said...

Oh, so very cute! And he nestled! That is a good sign. : )

Colleen said...

Ohhh what a honey! We have two westies, 15 and 9. This little guy is going to be so loved!

Candace said...

Oh, my, gosh! Ollie is just adorable, Kaaren. It must have been so hard to go home without him! I think he'll give you and Mr. PQ many years of joy!
Cheers!

Beth said...

What a cute little puppy Oliver is, I am sure he is in for a fantastic life with his new humans!

Pam in IL said...

What a little sweetie! I'm sure you're getting really anxious and excited to bring him home.

It's so nice that you get to visit him and his siblings.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

He is just soooooo sweet Kaaren! Congrats on your new family member..look forward to lots more pics and updates on this little fella!!!

Rita said...

He is just the cutest thing! I bet you can't wait to bring him home.

Pat said...

What a sweet little guy. Seeing him makes me want another one.

Stephanie said...

I love the floppy ears. He's adorable!!!!!! So funny to see how small he is next to the water bowl.

Sheila said...

Ollie is just precious !

Deb said...

Ollie suits him down to the grown. What a little sweetie.

taylorsoutback said...

Can tell you are all ready a family! Our sheltie breeder also encouraged preplacement meetings which included the entire litter. So fun & important too to see the interaction.
You have a little gem there

linny said...

Kaaren he is just so cute. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time with him. Not long now.

QuiltNut Creations said...

He is just too cute!!

sunny said...

Awwww......

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

He's adorable! August 1st will come quickly, can't wait for him to come home with you and meet the rest of the gang! Watch out Frankie!

Betweens said...

Ollie is a perfect name for this little tyke. I can see it in him. You are so fortunate to find such an angel.
We are all counting with you.

JCnNC said...

i want one, I want one - what a great little guy - can't wait to see more pictures. JC

Sharon said...

Thats the cutest darn puppy! and a cute name to with him.

~Laurie~ said...

What a doll - I am beaming with happiness for you - he's perfect and I'm sure Mac is smiling down too - happy for you :)

Merilyn said...

What a precious little sweetie!!! I'm getting excited for you Kaaren!!!!!

Karen said...

Oh how sweet he looks and what a treat for you to be able to snuggle with him. When we picked out Cami that's what she did as well to me. I would put her down to pick up one of the others and she would come crawling back to me - won me over big time and she still is after 10 years. He's meant to be in your house. It had to be hard to leave - but your right 9 days will zip by. I'm so happy for you and Mr. Painted Quilt

Sandy said...

What a sweetheart! Aug. 1st can't come soon enough, I am sure.

Lesley said...

Ollie is just so precious! I can see why you are counting the days!

Polly said...

OHHHH!!! Kaaren!! He is gorgeous!! I'd be counting the days and hours and minutes and second to get sweet Ollie home!!

Louise said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweetie! He will bring so much joy into your home..

pinsandneedles said...

Adorable little pup!

quiltgrammy said...

OH!! He is such a cutie, I'm so excited for you and I would be totally counting the days, too.
I'm sure Ollie will fit right in and make the home feel complete again.

Muddling Through said...

Awww, he is the sweetest thing I've seen all day! So glad he will be with you soon.

Janet said...

He's so adorably cute, I just wish I could have a cuddle too.

paulette said...

OMGosh!!!! Little Ollie is adorable!! I predict lots of puppy kisses in your future! :o)
P

nancy huggins said...

I will be counting the days right along with you and can't wait to see more pictures when Ollie comes to his forever home

Anthea said...

Oh I would be counting the sleeps until the sweet little man came to my home, too. After the disappointment before, he more than makes up for it!

Maria said...

Ollie is such a cute little guy and I am sure he will help fill the gap in your heart that was left when you lost Dear Mac.
Who you will remember forever..

ria vogelzang said...

He sure is a cutie!! I'm so very happy for you!!!

Kathie said...

OMG can I come babysit????

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! He is so dang adorable! Counting the days with you!!!

Trace4J said...

WHAT JOY!
He is so cute. So happy for you Friend.
Sending you a hug
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Ronda said...

Oh so sweet!

Cindy said...

Ollie is adorable!

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

hi Karren... Ollie is sooo sweet... I just love the smell of puppies... I know how hard it was for you and your hubby to leave Ollie there... I am so happy you have something wonderful to look forward to... Hugs :)

Linda said...

OMG! He is too cute. I bet it was hard leaving him there. Was this breeder closer to home? I know we will be looking soon for a friend for fergus. He cried for close to an hour and a half while max was out getting his nails clipped. Max is now ten and the arthritis has set in. We don't know how long max has but we love him dearly. Such a great Lab.

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh my gosh...he is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Love him! I bet you just can't wait to bring him home. I look forward to lots of pictures and stories!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness, such sweetness! Don't you just love that puppy breath?! I'm so happy for you two!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I just want to squeeze him and kiss that little nose. I like his floppy ears.

kelley said...

Olllie looks so adorable! what a great life he has ahead with you...

Denise in PA said...

Oooh, what a cutie Oliver is!! I would have had a hard time leaving him too - would have asked "can I live here until Ollie can come home?" LOLOL! By the way, I love his name!

barcord said...

He is really cute and cuddly Kaaren. I read your blog earlier but my pc wouldnt show pics..grrr. Just had another try and there he is. Just special.

Michelle in NH said...

What a handsome boy! Blessing to you all.

Chris said...

Oh my gosh.....look at that sweet, round little body. I can imagine how soft and warm and snuggly he is. You chose the perfect name for him. Being so young, he and Archie will be good buddies.

Kathy MacKie said...

It must have been very hard to leave Ollie behind but as you say the countdown is on and before you know it he will be safely in his new home! Yes, he melts our hearts too!

Shelley said...

Oliver is sweet...love his name:) Everytime a dog commercial comes on TV lately it's been tugging at our heart strings but we are staying strong. No longterm commitments for us at this time in our life.
How have you been feeling and how have the checkups been going? hugs, Shelley

Ali said...

Oh I bet you can't wait to get him home, he's gorgeous. A happy ending after all. Ali x

CaraQuilts said...

Maltese are the best dogs! I have two! They are such lap dogs, they'll run around for a bit and then just plop down and sleep. Always happy to cuddle.
Seeing Ollie makes me want another puppy!

Patty said...

What a little cutie pie.

Kathy H said...

Ollie is just so cute. I can't wait to see more pictures.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So Cute and I'm sure he still have puppy breath....grin. Love puppy breath.

Cassandra said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww He's SO CUTE!!!! I couldn't help but squeal when I stumbled across your post and the pictures. Congrats on the new addition to your family!

EllenaElizabeth said...

C U T E N E S S !!!

Sandra Henderson said...

AAAAaaahhhh.... He is SO cute! Looks VERY healthy too! I am so happy for you. Beyond words. BIG HUG

suz said...

how sweet!

Ter'e said...

I'm so happy for you guys.....I could just cry. Sniff...........

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Ollie is sooooo cute!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Patty C. said...

Sooooooo cute!

Deb said...

OHHHHH, he's so adorable, how could you leave without him? :)

roccagal said...

I AM COMPLETELY GAGA!!!!

Marsha said...

Kaaren, I've nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award. You can go to my blog post to see what it's about.
www.quilterinmotion.com/2012/07/26/recognition/

I enjoy your blog very much.
Marsha
QuilterinMotion

Stina Blomgren said...

So happy for Ollie to come to your wonderful care...I know it will be love forever from both sides... Wish you all the luck and as you said who counts the days...lol...

Tina said...

What an absolute cutie-pie!!

Stephanie D said...

He's adorable! He'd probably never learn to walk at my house, because I'd carry that little rascal everywhere.