Saturday, August 4, 2012

Home At Last!

Here he is...Ollie is finally home!


"Hi guys!  It's me, Ollie."


Originally we were supposed to pick him up on Wednesday but the breeder asked if we could postpone it until today because of having to make three trips on consecutive days to bring some of his brothers and sisters to the airport to be flown to their new homes.




So to help ease the disappointment...*wink*...I went out and purchased a new Mac computer and have been spending the last two days trying to find my way around and work through the differences between it and my old PC.  This is my first attempt at a blog post using Blogger which I haven't used in almost three years...hence the difference in appearance to my post.  I had been using Windows Live Writer which of course is not compatible with a Mac.


"I've never had a mouse to play with.  Thanks, Frankie!"
   
Back to Ollie.


The breeder asked us if we had a preference as to the sex and disposition of our new puppy.  We asked for a male with a laid back disposition and that's exactly what we got.  When we met Ollie a couple of weeks back, he was perfect then and is even more so now.


Frankie was sitting in the window to greet us as soon as we pulled into the driveway.  Ollie was very indifferent when he met Frankie and I honestly believe that Frankie was happy to meet him.  I thought that there might have been a few hisses and spits but nothing other than a few "welcome" sniffs and that was it.  


Mr. Painted Quilt always said that Frankie missed Mac and now I believe him.


"I'm so hungry I could eat a horse!"


Mac's old food dish was too tall for him so I had to put his food in a little saucer.  He ate just a bit but we're happy that he ate at all which is a good indication that he's not too upset with the HUGE changes that have just taken place in his life. 


Right now he's asleep on the floor with his head resting on my foot.  I can't tell you what a cutie he is and how he has us wrapped around his little paw already!


Our house is a home once again!




My sincere apologies for missing this month's First Friday Freebie.  


I have to figure out how to publish the project on my Mac and I still haven't been able to as yet. As soon as I do, you'll be able to find it here...hopefully sometime this week.


And finally, thank you all so much for your emails wondering where I/we had disappeared to.  Now you know the rest of the story.  *wink*








125 comments:

Karin på Ösäter said...

Oohh such a cute little Ollie!
I want one too!

Hugs to you and Ollie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Welcome home Ollie!

Stephanie said...

Everything about Ollie is adorable.

Patty said...

Tears of Joy for you and your new puppy. My heart is so very happy for you. Don't worry about a Friday Freebie this go around. My freebie was just seeing that adorable little face and knowing he is at home with you at last. ENJOY! Hugs

Carol said...

He's so cute! You'll figure out the new computer maybe you just needs different program.

Lori said...

Welcome Ollie to the best home ever!!! I can't wait to read all about his antics!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Just adorable, enjoy!!

Teresa F. said...

All is well when it end well. I was a bit worried about you and Ollie, after all you've been through it was too much to have another disappointment. Ollie is just adorable. I still remember when Blackie came into our lives, he is the joy of the house.
I have a Mac computer and I find it much easier to work with than a PC. i'm not an expert but I can do things with the Mac that I never even tried with the PC, so don't worry.
Hugs,
Teresa

Sunnybec said...

Awww he's a real cutie. Hugs xx

shawkl said...

Happy Times! Glad Ollie's home and glad to see you are happy with your Mac choice too. And, I like the "new" look to the blog!
Hugs,
Kathy

Annette said...

He is so adorable! I think we all will fall in love with him too.

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kaaren,

Ollie is adorable. Glad Frankie welcomed him too. I always miss your blogs, but thought you would be busy with Ollie.
Also missed the Friday posting, but will look forward to it whenever you can.
Enjoy your weekend. Its so hot here in southern Ontario, not able to do much but a little hand work and some reading.
Dianne

Lisa Lisa said...

How exciting! A new computer AND a new puppy! So happy for you :)

Suzannes Pastimes said...

Ollie is just precious! I am sure he has completely taken hold of your hearts. Give him a hug for me. The Mac takes a bit of time to get used to but, once your comfortable with it you will love it!

Sheila said...

Ollie is such a cutie pie and I bet he still has that little puppy smell? Enjoy your weekend.

SueB said...

Ollie is just so adorable. I know that you are so glad to have him home with you. Glad that Frankie has taken to him also..Keep posting those photos.

Gra said...

Soooooo cuuuuteeeee!!!!! I am very happy for you. Enjoy the new member of the family!!

Connie said...

Happy for you both!!! So adorable!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

What a happy, happy post!!! Master "Ollie" you are a doll!!!

:) Carolyn

Jeanne said...

What a cutie!!

Sue SA said...

Ahh he is so cute, just love Scottie dogs!

Heartsdesire said...

Glad to hear everything is working out so well with your new pup and your new Mac. Ollie is a real cutie. I think Frankie knows a good thing when he sees one. Hope the "girls" will enjoy having Ollie around as well.

Merilyn said...

What an absolute sweetie pie little Ollie is!! You know, Frankie might think that Mac is back, just smaller and smells a little different LOL!!!! So glad that their meeting up has gone so smoothly, what a joy, amazing that such a little life like that can bring so much joy into our hearts......

Melanie said...

Ollie can't even begin to know how blessed he is!!!!!Welcome home!!!!

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

Hi Karren... Ollie is such a cutie... I know you will have many days of fun with him.... I know Ollie is in a wonderful homeand he sill have a wonderful life... I am Happy you home is complete with your "fur child"... Hugs :)

Needled Mom said...

He is just adorable. I was getting worried about the delay, but was hoping that you were just too busy with puppy stuff to update us. Glad all is well in the home again.

Sandi said...

I'm glad to hear that all went well with Ollie and Frankie's first greet and meet.

He looks like he has already settled in nicely.

Enjoy!

Enjoy learning your new Mac, we can wait for the FFF while you figure it out.

Pat said...

Ollie is soon cute and seems right at home. He is lucky to have found a home with you.

Jackie said...

Welcome Ollie!

He's a cutie Kaaren. They definitely steal our hearts quickly.

Lesley said...

Ollie is just toooo cute! He looks like he is right at home and is so lucky to have you as his 2-footed companions. He is a very lucky little Ollie...enjoy!

Denise in PA said...

I've been anxiously awaiting this post! I am so glad to know that Ollie is home and everything is going well. How sweet he is - I can't wait to watch him grow! My Lilly says "hi" to Ollie! Woof Woof Oh, and hope you like your Mac!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family Kaaren!

Sass said...

Oh my what a little heart stealer!!! He is so cute!! You both are blessed..thank you for sharing you new addition..we can watch him grow too!!!

Dianne Mitzel said...

Ollie, you are adorable! Our little girl, Katie, a little Boston Terrier, has nasal cancer. I feel that we will lose her in the next year, she has had radiation, and surgery isn't an option. I keep thinking that I can never love another little dog like we do Katie. I am so glad to see you fill that empty spot that has to be there after losing your baby. They truly become our "children" in every way. So happy for you and Mr. PQ..

Kate said...

Kaaren, Ollie is absolutely precious and adorable!!!!!!! I just know you'll love him to bits. I admire you for buying a Mac (I'd be very hesitant) - must be quite a learning curve. You're quite the lady and have been an inspiration to me!

Bev said...

Hi Kaaren,

Congratulations to you and Mr. painted Quilt. Ollie, looks and sounds like a little sweetheart . Wishing you all the best. Enjoy the new love in your life. Be well

Bev

Donna~~ said...

He is so so cute!

Karen said...

Ollie is adorable. Bring him over anytime to play with Tash and Sherry.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

How exciting! I am sharing your joy and happiness in having Ollie come home. Am glad to hear Frankie and Ollie are going to be best friends and life long buddies.

Am looking forward to watching Ollie grow and develop. He is going to be a fine dogger!

Hope you like your Mac, we love ours!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Aw!

Rita said...

Ollie is ADORABLE!!! It's so much fun to have a new puppy in the house. Enjoy!

KaHolly said...

Congratulations! Ollie is adorable. Can you e-mail me and tell me how you published your patterns on you PC? It's something I'd like to try, and don't know where to even begin.

sunny said...

Welcome Home Master Oliver! You've found a wonderful home, and I'm sure you'll be very happy there.

Trish said...

Welcome Home Ollie! You are adored by many and we are all happy to meet you!

marina said...

what a beautiful little fur baby! What a happy time.
You know you won't have much time for anything for awhile. They are such wonderful little time wasters.

Anne said...

What a cutie. Well worth the wait. Can't wait for my reports about how you're doing with the Mac. I'm about to change over too and am a tad bit apprehensive.

Ginette said...

Ollie is the most adorable thing!!! Thank you for sharing him with us!!
Good luck with your Mac. We have been using a Mac for quite a while now and I absolutely love it!! Would never go back!

Judy B. said...

Your Ollie is adorable and am so happy for you. It is so hard to lose a "member" of our family but it is such a joy to welcome a new addition. I am sure Ollie will bring you many years of happiness and I am sure Frankie is pleased to have a companion.

Deb said...

He's adorable and will make a wonderful new addition to your home!

icraftnqlt said...

Ollie is just adorable! I know he will be very happy with you and Mr. Painted Quilt. I look forward to watching him learn and grow through your photos.
Marilyn

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh how cute! Welcome home Ollie.

Bev said...

Add me to Ollie's fans! He's adorable!

Cheery wave from Bev

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Joy said...

Well there's a little guy who could melt the hardest heart ;o) .... oh what a cutie!!! So glad he's there with you Kaaren, he's a lucky pupper that's for sure :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Deb said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your home. Ollie is totally adorable. Hugs to all of you.

Chris said...

Ohhhh.......Frankie has a new brother. You'll find them curled up napping together in no time. Looking forward to lots of photos!

B J Elder said...

Ollie is adorable. You have had quite a week.... a Mac and an Ollie! How fun!

Hands Sew Full said...

Oh so glad to hear Ollie has arrived safe and sound!

gracie said...

Oh my Ollie is precious...just keep the pictures posted!

Trace4J said...

Congrats to you!
Ollie is pure JOY!
Hugs
Trace


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Carrie P. said...

welcome home, Ollie! I look forward to seeing you grow!

WoolenSails said...

I really love him, he is so adorable and so glad he is home now. If you have any questions I will be happy to help you if I can, I use blogger and easy enough with a mac, but a lot of programs are not available. The good thing is, macs can do anything without them;)

Debbie

Janet said...

Oh I am so happy for you all ... this entire post made me teary!

Janet O. said...

Glad that Ollie is home! He looks awfully sweet.

paulette said...

OMGosh...how cute is he!! Does you Mac accept hands though the screens? I want to give Ollie a welcoming belly rub...?

And they lived happily ever after...!!
P

Susannah said...

Wonderful news...he is home and everyone is happy!!! I am glad for you , Kaaren. You deserve a wonderful puppy like Ollie.

Pen Pen said...

What a beautiful baby!! Enjoy your little Ollie!

Linda said...

Oh Kaaren he is just too cute.
Frankie must have eased your litle fellow in. He may think that frankie is a sibling.
Have fun and enjoy!!

kathy said...

Ollie is so cute. He makes me want one too. We have a new kitty that is adjusting to a new home with multiple animals (4 dogs and 2 cats) She and the kitties seem to get along fine. Well, enjoy your new little white bundle of love for many years to come.

Mary said...

He is just too cute and sweet. You just want to hug and cuddle him! So happy for you.

Sandy said...

Welcome to the wonderful wold of Macs, Kaaren! And Ollie is just too cute for words -- congratulations!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I am overjoyed for y'all...and for Ollie! Welcome Home Ollie! He is the cutest thing ever.

quiltgrammy said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family. He is a total cutie!!!

Gloria said...

Oh my goodness, Ollie is adorable!!
Congratulations on the arrival of your newest little family member.

Andra Gayle said...

He is so darn cute!

Kris said...

Woo! Hoo! Kaaren!! Glad Ollie got home safely and that Frankie liked him!! And congrats on your new computer!! I think in the long run you will love it!!

Darlene said...

Oh Ollie, welcome home! I know you'll be very happy with your new family.

Hugs from Cooper!

Angela said...

Love. Cannot wait to see him grow up with you all. Enjoy!!!

taylorsoutback said...

Looking forward to watching your sweet Ollie grow - he is precious. Also anxious to hear how you get along on the new Mac -

cottonreel said...

A real cutie. My neighbour has a new pup, 10 weeks old , a pug . He looks like a roll of velvet.

Jenny Woolf said...

what a totally cute little darling!

Janet said...

I'm looking forward to lots of Ollie photos and I'm sure you won't mind sharing him with us all.

Kathie said...

OMG how adorable is he!!!! I can read between the lines and hear the joy in your heart...
I am so happy for you and your DH....
Ollie is just what you needed.
kathie

Janet said...

CONGRATS - what a cutie!

Heidi said...
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Lilian Pilar said...

Preciosos....Un Gran Abrazo
Lily

Heidi said...

Welcome home little Ollie!
No doubt you will find joy in this home. Wishes of good health and happiness for you and your new family...you cute thing!

Caron Mosey said...

He is adorable, and I'm so happy that he's finally in your home. Enjoy!

Sue said...

He's a cutie! Precious as can be.

You'll love your Mac and never want to go back to a PC.!!!

Polly said...

Ohmygosh!!! Ollie is just precious! I know Mac is smilin' down on you all!! Tell Ollie that Yogi...his "Uncle" from afar, says hello!! And no chewing on any shoes!! LOL!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh my!!! I LOVE OLLIE! I just want to pet him. So, so cute!

JCnNC said...

All is right in your world - wish I could take the plunge - just waiting to move and settle in to the new house before including another furry joy in our lives. The fun now begins. Judy C in NC

Colleen said...

He is so cute! Enjoy!

moosecraft said...

Oooooh Ollie! So glad you are home!

Mina said...

OMG, he is such a cutie!!!!!!

Ter'e said...

I am so thrilled for you. Shoot, there goes those tears again!!!!! Now to find him the perfect baby toy from Auntie Ter'e.

xoxoxoxoxo

Karen said...

So happy for you and Mr. Painted Quilt - Ollie has moved into your home and your heart. Have fun and I don't have to tell you to enjoy - you already are. Glad Frankie was ok with the new family member. Oh he's absolutely adorable :)

Cathi said...

Ollie is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see the first picture of Ollie and Frankie. :-)

Joy Burkhart said...

What a sweetie! I'm so happy for all of you.
Blessings and xoxo
Joy

kelley said...

I love Ollie too...he looks like a darling addition to your family...great being laid back and not bothering about Frankie...congrats on your new little love...

Angie said...

Oh Kaaren, he is just tooooo cute for words!!! So I'm squealing *s* I want one too (although I have two wienie dogs). My house is definitely not a home without a pup underfoot. Enjoy that little fella to the max! Hugs of love and light.
Angie

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Has to be the cutest puppy alive! He can come visit with me any time. We will have to lock up my cat though. He barely tolerates me and a dog would be too much for him I'm sure.

Muddling Through said...

Glad your family is complete once more, and yes - he is a cutie!

pinsandneedles said...

Ollie is adorable and I can see why he has found a way into your hearts! Will be looking forward to Ollie stories as I'm sure there will be many!

Sandra Henderson said...

SO CUTE!~~
I was worried a bit about you. Glad you let us know all was well.
I know you are having so much fun playing with and cuddling your new baby. ENJOY!

Ali said...

Oh he's so cute. He looks tiny next to the food bowls. Hope you all have a lovely time getting to know each other.
Ali x

Candace said...

My gosh - did Ollie pick the right new home or what! We're on a plane headed for home ourselves, Kaaren, and this is just the best news I've had all week. He's so adorable and I'm so happy that yours and Mr. PQ's and Frankie's life is once again complete. I SO look forward to the days and months ahead with Ollie that I know you're going to tell us about!
Cheers!

Scrap, quilt and stitch... said...

He is so cute !!!A new life is beginning ... I imagine how Happy you are.
I'm going to have my new puppy at the end of august... it's a long time ! He is just one month and a few days now..His name 'll be H'Elk (2012 is H year in France )

Welcome Ollie !

Sherill said...

My heart melted at the sight of Ollie! What a cutie! Enjoy!

Alyssa said...

Ollie is too adorable!!! :D

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Sandy said...

Your Ollie is adorable! How large are they when full grown?? Glad you are home and getting everyone adjusted to new life at The Painted Quilt!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Very cute :) Glad he passed the 'Frankie' test...lol... :) Happy crafting, Jenny

suz said...

He's precious - I'm so happy for you guys. I'm with Patty - my freebie is that seeing that sweet little fellow!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

Oh waht a cutie! I don't want a dog in my life right now, but if I did that is what I would ask for a laid back male.... even a laid back female LOL.... just laid back!!! love that you bought a new computer to deal w your disappointment. GOOD idea!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a sweetie pie! You are right, your home is complete now. There's nothing like the sweetness of a tiny pup! I'm so happy for you both. Hugs

barcord said...

Welcome Ollie. You are a star. The bit about you asleep with your head on Kaaren's foot tells me you are loving her already. Wishing you many happy years with her and Mr PQ x x

Loris said...

Oh, I've been waiting for this post :-) It is delightful to share in your joy bringing this sweetheart home. Ollie sounds like such a wonderful puppy for you.
Woofs and meows all around from my crew here.

Louise said...

Congratulations on your new puppy!! Ollie is ADORABLE!!! I would love to know what type of dog this is? I think I would love to get one too!! :) (one day perhaps!)
I wish you lots of years of fun and love with your new baby :)

Raggedystitches,
Louise xo

Siobhán said...

Welcome home, Ollie!! Oh my, he is adorable. :)

Natasha said...

OH my I just found your blog and I LOVE Ollie :) We too have a westie, Samson, he will be 11 on the 18th. Congratulations to the new addition :)

Janet said...

He is a cutie. Were all the puppies from the same litter? If so, that was a huge one. I am so glad Frankie did not hiss or anything. Hopefully they will have a wonderful and long lasting friendship.
Janet

roccagal said...

He is gorgeous! Congrats to the new mommy and daddy! Enjoy you lucky duckies!

vernagrace said...

So glad Ollie has arrived, and I think Mr. Painted Quilt is right about Frankie missing his buddy. Ollie is so sweet and look forward to hearing about him.
Enjoy your Mac, you are going to love it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Ollie is so adorable! What made you decide to go with a Mac?? Is it harder to get around then a PC?

Bertie said...

Ollie is adorable and good to hear Frankie loves him too:))

GerryART said...

Oh, Kaaren, he's just adorable. Sounds like Frankie is happy to welcome him into the household.
Life is good,
hugs