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Ode to (J)OY

Dear Ann,
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Meet Olive.
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Olive is part Australian Terrier, and part Flying Nun.
(Seriously, Australian Terrier and Mini Poodle. She is 8 weeks old. She moved in with us yesterday. Her hobbies are kibble and Dragging Things. Her favorite color: Whatever Color Carrie Is. She is frightened of stainless-steel dog dishes, due to the Other Dog that appears in them.)
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Olive tells me she understands how I feel about The Furniture, and also The Rugs. Let’s not make such a big deal about it, OK?
I am not a dog person. But it seems I am an Olive person.
Love,
Kay

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  1. Oh, count me in as an Olive person too! Those ears have got growing room, I think.

  2. Way too cute. Good luck with puppydom–hide the yarn (and the shoes) though ours chewed the walls when teething instead!

  3. She way too cute for words!

  4. She way too cute for words!

  5. Oh! So cute! And small enough to wear the swiffer cover.

  6. aw what a cutie pie! cant wait to hear the adventures of olive!

  7. Sweet! Nothing like a ball o’ fluff to liven up the house. We have two boulders o’ fluff who alternately liven up the house and hold down the floor in front of the fireplace.
    When will we see your FO picture of the Heartbreakingly Cute Puppy Kimono?

  8. that is eleventy-hundred different kinds of cute. olive is lovely, love the way you’re all holding her/it.

  9. We had s silkie as a family dog when my kids were even younger than yours. He was the best! Just be prepared for another boss in the house. They are feisty and sturdy, not at all precious yappers like their cousins the Yorkies. Enjoy!

  10. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyy goodnesssssssssssssss!
    Feisty and sturdy indeed!
    Welcome home, OLIVE!

  11. I am not a dog person either. But I loved the Flying Nun. If ever we get a dog, we must call it Roofrack, I hear. Oy indeed.

  12. If she’s worried about The Other Dog in the stainless steel dog dish, you’d better warn her about The Other Dog in the oven door. Our 2-year old Lab still growls at it now and then, but it doesn’t seem to do any harm — it just growls back.
    Welcome to Dog Hair World.

  13. Hello, Olive! You are beautiful!

  14. P.S. You’re welcome to visit BookHampton any time!

  15. AW!!! CONGRATULATIONS! welcome to dog-parent-hood!
    with a little dog like that (the intelligence from the terrier and poodle breeds), you’ve got one smart little furball there! make sure Olive doesn’t figure out how to fly with her ears before getting potty-trained! :) Give her a big tummy rub and kiss for me! elaine.

  16. Olive is adorable!!!!

  17. I want a dog SOOOOO BAD. But my cats would revolt. Maybe after baby #3, whenever s/he comes into the picture.

  18. Kay, this is the sweetest pic of you. Enjoy the pooch.

  19. Awww. Likes Carrie, does she? Very sweet. Gonna take her to kindergarten and do clicker training? Playing clicker puppy ping pong is REALLY fun and funny!

  20. think of all the dog things you can now knit!

  21. Yes, the dog is cute. But she can’t compete with the radiant happiness in each of your faces. A little bundle of unconditional love is just the thing after what you three have been through. Mazel tov!

  22. D’awwwwwwwwww!
    that’s all

  23. D’awwwwwwwwww!
    that’s all

  24. Oops! So cute I d’aww’ed 3 times! Olive made me do it….

  25. Oh, Olive. Peace for you all (and probably some tearing of the hair when you reach the chewing phase). She is love. You are loved. Pax vobiscum.

  26. PS, Joseph is looking very grown-up all of a sudden. I guess we haven’t had a picture of him for a while.

  27. Aw, Olive! Lovely.
    It feels odd to post this since I’m really just a lurker here, but I wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts these holidays. That first Yom Kippur is so tough. I’m glad you all have a new friend to help you through it.

  28. Oh Boy you are in for it now! Cute girl will work her way into your heart forever!

  29. Oy! She is just the thing! It’s pretty obvious that you are all smitten. I think I would be too. Congratulations on the new addition!

  30. Oh my goodness!!! Soooo cute!

  31. One of the things I love most about puppies is the Soft Eyes.
    Soft Eyes is a condition puppies give to people.
    Congratulations :)

  32. Reminds me of another Olive, so named because she was about the size of one — her owners have a puppy painting of her curled up in a martini glass that they ~swear~ was done from life. Pretty dang cute — for a creature-that-barks. ~Almost~ as cute as a cat. ;>

  33. Oh – she’s so CUTE! Take lots of pictures! Seriously, they grow so fast!!! Faster even than human babies! Enjoy!

  34. OMG, you’re a goner.
    Mr. Jefferies says “hai!” XOXOXO

  35. With that breed combo, Olive is going to be scary smart…

  36. Congratulations on the new puppy! She’s adorable. Love the flying nun analogy.

  37. With that breed combo, Olive is going to be scary smart…

  38. Welcome Olive! Kay, your writing reminds me of the wonderful Angus books (Angus Lost, Angus and the Cat, Angus and the Ducks) by Marjorie Flack. Your kids are much too old for them, but Olive isn’t, and neither are you.
    Congratulations!

  39. if you are to bring olive up
    then you need to read mutts daily
    i love the line when the human says
    speak and the puppy says
    i choose to remain silent
    you all look warm and loveing
    now you have a puppy to knit for bon bon

  40. Awwww! Adorable! She does have that Sister Bertrille hairstyle (earstyle?) going there, doesn’t she?

  41. Oh Oh Oh OLIVE!! I AM a dog person, specializing in a weakness for dogs with those kind of ears. I have had a couple myself, except your whole dog is the size of mine’s ear. Let the good times roll!
    Now taking bets on How Long Before Kay Knits Denim and/or Ballband Doggy Outfits (that Swifty doesn’t count).

  42. I’m not really a dog person, either, but — SO CUTE!!!! and, yep – I see denim doggie clothes in the offing, too.

  43. Olive is a cutie :)

  44. I’m not a dog person either, but I think I could be a convert after seeing these photos. (Keep them handy for those challenging *puppy hijinks* times. How can you look at them and not melt?)

  45. Olive! Awesome name, cuter-than-possible puppy. Enjoy the soft warm furriness and puppy kisses.

  46. Olive is adorable and I just love the picture of she and Carrie. Precious!
    Congratulations!!! (LOVE the name! So cute!)

  47. My Maggie has those ears too. She’s a Beagle/Doberman(???) mix. But due to my husband, we’ve always called them “Yoda ears”. I might never know what she’s thinking without those ears…..

  48. Oh what a perfect addition to the family.

  49. Olive’s ears are simply awesome! I hope she keeps them as she grows! I have a dog who is part toy poodle, part yorkie (although he’s about 20 pounds and I still fail to see the yorkie in him after two years) but anyway, he is the lovin’est dog I’ve ever been around. Hope Olive is the same!

  50. she is beautiful! whether you are a dog person or not, pets are so great…and it is just like kids, OTHER people’s may be annoying, but you always love your own. Can’t wait to see what sporty knit vest she wears this winter.

  51. Oh Kay, she’s adorable, and I don’t even care for dogs that much. Give her a kiss for me, and have fun with that “puppy breath”- it’s the best EVER.

  52. It’s not that you’re not a dog person, you were just waiting for the right dog. (Olive spelled sideways is “I Love”. She was meant to be.)

  53. oh she is seriously cute – and I AM a dog person ;)

  54. What a little sweetie. I love the expressions all three of you have. Olive couldn’t have lucked into a better family. Enjoy!

  55. What an adorable puppy! Did she get the name “Olive” by being half the size of a martini?

  56. Kay, she’s adorable!What a little bundle on fluff!You all looks so happy with her!I can see she has won your hearts already.My daughter has two Yorkies,they were here for the weekend,they are so much fun.Into everything,like having a baby here again.
    PS..Tell the Yankee fan there I said congratulations, they played a great game and deserved to win!
    Happiness to all….enjoy!Wendy

  57. Ann…I am not a dog person either but i do apparently love Olives. Best of luck with your newest member of the family..Pat

  58. Oh, she’s so precious!

  59. These are Pictures of the Year.

  60. I was never a dog person either. Until Sophie moved in. At 8 weeks (or was it 12) and 48 pounds, she was and still is a great big bunch of dog to love. Four years later, as I type this ode to my Great Dane, the lovely lady snores and farts next to me and all I can say is…I still love her. Enjoy your Olive and much love to you all!

  61. mazel tov! She’s lovely. I lost my mom the same weekend you lost your husband. I think of you and yours often. The timing of Olive is perfect. xo
    Sally

  62. Aww … welcome Olive!! She’s adorable. Her hobbies sound quite familiar … I remember when Chappy enjoyed those, too.

  63. The dog is cute, your son is a handsome boy, but the thing that caught my eye was the beauty and sweetness of Carrie’s face and hands- -part little girl, part beginner woman. I remember when my older daughter was at that stage. We have a picture of her holding an infant cousin in much the same pose. Worth a lot of dog hair I’d say.

  64. Oh Hooray!!

  65. I’m not a dog person either (I love Ann’s cats!)but you give such good commentary on Olive I think she’s pretty okay…and besides I don’t have to live with her. I’m amused by the Other Dog issue.

  66. One CUTE puppy – will you be knitting a wee coat for him? I wasn’t much of a dog person until we got our first papillon. Now, couldn’t imagine life without one. enjoy!

  67. “Happiness is a warm puppy.” (Charles Schultz?) Best wishes to you all!

  68. I, too, am a major dog person. Have fun with Olive – I can tell you will be won over in no time. Thinking of you and yours.

  69. Next time you are in a children’s bookstore, you will need to look for a book called “Olive, the Other Reindeer”. Olive is a dog, and I’m sure you can imagine the premise of the story. It is cute w/ adorable illustrations.

  70. Adorable! Also, I feel the need to share that my family members would not agree to naming our lab-mix Olive, so her middle name is Olive. :) Hooray for dogs named Olive!

  71. Ditto the above. Olive’s arrival is a great event, with happy faces, and all. We’re smiling, too.
    Aaaannd, while reading the above comments, I couldn’t help but think that here a whole new knitting opportunity–doggie sweaters!
    Have fun!
    LoveDiane

  72. Seeing the kids and you with that perfect little puppy made me supremely happy. :) So much love and joy in the pictures, and promises for even more in the future. Congratulations on the adorable, darling, blessed addition to your family.

  73. what a cuties!! (you and the puppy!) and could your kids be more lovely?
    Puppies are the best. Remember that when the dirty underwear gets eaten. not that my dog did that or anything, ‘casue that is soooooo gross.

  74. O hai, Olive! Welcome!!

  75. oh HOORAY! We just got a puppy last month, so we can commiserate about tangled yarn and picking up poop. (But we will not speak of the coffee table.)

  76. ….as adorable as your children, kay!

  77. Awwwwww!

  78. Uncle Dog lover says congrats to Carrie…and Kay and Joseph also! Her is soooo cute. I’ll have to send her a care package from cousin Max the Shih Tzu back in the midwest. Congrats! I can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family. xoxo, Uncle Van

  79. Uncle Dog Lover says congrats to Carrie…and Kay and Joseph also! Her is soooo cute. I’ll have to send her a care package from cousin Max the Shih Tzu back in the midwest. Congrats! I can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family. xoxo, Uncle Van

  80. Uncle Dog Lover says congrats to Carrie…and Kay and Joseph also! Her is soooo cute. I’ll have to send her a care package from cousin Max the Shih Tzu back in the midwest. Congrats! I can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family. xoxo, Uncle Van

  81. whooops I posted it 4 time. Delete a couple!

  82. That’s what I call blog fodder! If you and Ann want to slow down the posting, just upload a puppy picture and your audience will be all set. Time to boot the vacation photos out of the left sidebar at least.

  83. Welcome Olive! What a cutie, and cuddly too.
    Remember, the crate is your friend. Dogs like them.
    And it will save the rugs!

  84. A great way to start the new year!!!! You came to an understanding about the furniture and rug but where does Olive stand on yarn?
    Our new kitten, Tabitha, doesn’t understand knitting yet.

  85. Olive looks adorable! Congrats!

  86. Dog hair can be spun into yarn…just sayin.

  87. Who could resist those ears! Enjoy. (And yes, the crate is your friend.)

  88. Excellent! Does this mean you will now start working on long-awaited MDK Stupid Knitted Pet Accessories we have all been dreaming of? C’mon, you know you want to…

  89. Congratulations to all of you! I love Olive’s name, especially since I just finished reading the Pulitzer Prize winning book “Olive Kitteridge”….Olive is a character, and a charming one at times. I’m sure that your Olive is always charming! Thanks for putting a smile on our faces as we begin another work week!

  90. Congratulations on the new baby. Olive is such a sweetie. Although I must tell you Kay, I think maybe she is just telling you what you want to hear about the furniture and rugs – but I am rooting for you. I predict it won’t be long before one of her hobbies is grabbing balls of yarn and running like the wind!! Enjoy her.

  91. I am undone by all the cute! congrats to all!

  92. So cute. I know you are going to enjoy her. Puppys are great!

  93. I am not an animal person, but the looks on your children’s faces, and your’s too, make me think you are a very wise mother.

  94. that’s alotta dog! Make you life easy and train it with a great trainer. It will be worth the effort, time and money. So cute. But that’s a lotta dog in a little package. Love the flying nun bit.

  95. that’s alotta dog! Make you life easy and train it with a great trainer. It will be worth the effort, time and money. So cute. But that’s a lotta dog in a little package. Love the flying nun bit.

  96. Well, I am a dog person so I say this with years of experience and great authority: Olive is a cutie pie and a keeper. Congratulations to all!

  97. She’s precious.

  98. Olive is priceless. My favorite part of the photo shoot (besides the love beaming out?) is the girl hands hovering and reluctantly letting Olive go to the boy for a brief moment.

  99. Olive is priceless. My favorite part of the photo shoot (besides the love beaming out) is the girl hands hovering and reluctantly letting Olive go to the boy for a brief moment.

  100. Congrats! I hope she is a welcome addition 24 hours a day…can’t wait to see her first knitted sweater!

  101. Olive is a LOVE :)

  102. It’s amazing how ‘dog’ in general is different than ‘dog’ as Olive! I’m glad she understands about the furniture and rugs – have you explained yarn & needles yet? She’s very cute and I’m sure will bring lots of joy to your home.

  103. YAY FOR OLIVE! what a cute little bundle of fluffiness
    wonder if she likes yarn…

  104. I’m a cat person, but Man! is Olive ever cute! Guess that makes me a cat/Olive person….

  105. She is a doll – Congratulations on your new addition…I hope she brings love and joy to your house.

  106. OH MY GOSH, she is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! Such a sweetie! Kiss her for me!
    Oh, and wait until she finds herself in the mirror! :)

  107. I’m also not for dogs, but could definitely be pre-olive. Wow.

  108. I’m also not for dogs, but could definitely be pro-Olive.

  109. How cute! Dogs love wool…mine loved to tear skeins apart as a puppy. He learned not to…actually I learned to put it all away. He still loves to smell wool, and gets a rapturous expression. But sometimes he forgets and nips at it.

  110. Such sweetness!

  111. Congratulations! I am very much a dog person so you can count me an Olive person, too. Much joy to all of you–happiness is truly a warm puppy. The extravagant ears are a bonus.

  112. Olive. A very sturdy name, and great ears. I’m hoping that she doesn’t grow into them. Happy dogdom!

  113. Olive is cute as a button. How can you not love her. And the lady with the glasses has a very nice smile as well. Olive, you have joined up with an ace number one family and you are one lucky little dog for sure.

  114. Oh, totally precious!!! And just what you need!!! Best of luck with Olive. She’s going to “enhance” your life in ways you don’t even know about yet. I know – I sleep with a large husband and two English Springer Spaniels. They share the king-size bed with me. They also make sure I clean the floors (clay) and get exercise (walks).
    Who does Olive sleep with?

  115. Olive is precious and the kids are beautiful!!

  116. Olive is precious and the kids are beautiful!!

  117. I’m definitely a dog person. Always have been. Olive will complete your lives in ways you never imagined. Unconditional love is a Very Good Thing!

  118. Olive may be the cutest puppy ever. I’m so happy for you all!

  119. I think you need a kitten or you’ll offset the world balance. And it would be company for Olive.

  120. Oh my goodness, she is too cute! I feel the urge to get an Olive all of a sudden… (The three of you look completely smitten!)

  121. Awwwwww. Olive brought tears to my eyes.
    We got kittens a few months after my father died and it was one of the smartest things we ever did. New life and cuteness are very good & healing things to bring into a household that has been through hell.
    So why is it that 30 years later, I still don’t have a dog, anyway? [sulks]

  122. Kay, you look happy and peaceful with Olive in your arms. And that makes me happy too!
    Welcome little Olive, take good care of your people!

  123. Welcome Olive and congratulation to you and your family on being owned by Olive. A couple of words of advice on puppies. Housebreaking is easy if you remember that puppies have to do their business, when they first wake up, after they play and after they eat. At eight weeks old, she should be eating three times a day and at twelve to fifteen weeks, she can go to two meals a day. Since you control when she eats, then you know to take her out to do her stuff after. She will soon start to alert you that she has to go, you just need to watch for it. As for chewing, either rugs, chairs, etc, just a product called Bitter Apple. It tastes bad, so they leave it alone. Hope you have a crate for her. It will keep her out of trouble and that will be her sleeping place. Dogs like dens, and a crate is modern den. Best of luck, she is a cutie and will have you and your family trained in no time.

  124. Welcome Olive and congratulation to you and your family on being owned by Olive. A couple of words of advice on puppies. Housebreaking is easy if you remember that puppies have to do their business, when they first wake up, after they play and after they eat. At eight weeks old, she should be eating three times a day and at twelve to fifteen weeks, she can go to two meals a day. Since you control when she eats, then you know to take her out to do her stuff after. She will soon start to alert you that she has to go, you just need to watch for it. As for chewing, either rugs, chairs, etc, just a product called Bitter Apple. It tastes bad, so they leave it alone. Hope you have a crate for her. It will keep her out of trouble and that will be her sleeping place. Dogs like dens, and a crate is modern den. Best of luck, she is a cutie and will have you and your family trained in no time.

  125. Don’t fall for it! They claim to understand how we feel about the furniture and rugs but keep a spray bottle of vinegar handy.;)

  126. Dear Kay,
    Dog person or not, it will be amazing how much joy and laughter that little bundle of fur will bring to your life. My kids were a bit younger than yours when sorrow struck. Our Smokey helped us laugh again. I know that Olive will bring that gift to your family!

  127. so VERY cute!
    it DOES look like you are an Olive person!

  128. Kay – welcome to the “Association of Knitters with Australian T’s in the Family!” (Not sure if there are more than 2 families in the membership – will need to see…) If our own experience is any indicator, my prediction is that you will find Olive to be VERY CAREFUL of yarn (after the puppy stage). She also probably will protect you against snakes (not something you may need in NYC, but you never can tell about Central Park). She will be invaluable if your electricity goes off due to an ice storm and it is cold. (She’s very warm.) She will love Beggin’ Strips. She will feel at home on the sofa. She will think she is a BIG DOG (she has a big heart). She will love you all endlessly. Congratulations!

  129. What a blessing a puppy (or a kitten) can be. I can’t wait to hear about all the puppy gear you’re going to be knitting up. And the look on your children’s faces is priceless. What joy they radiate! And you’re looking pretty darn radiant yourself!

  130. Brilliant, wonderful idea! I’ve been wanting a dog for a long time — keep those photos coming, and and I will finally do it!!
    p.s. is it okay to pm with you about where you got her, etc. if you’re too busy with your insanely busy life, i understand.
    best of luck with the furniture!! (actually, the pup i had as a kid, a mutt, never ever ate the furniture. I think because she wasn’t left alone for very long periods of time and in the beginning I don’t think she had run of the apt when no one was home. But i could be wrong on that. Oh… I REALLY want a dog! Thanks for anoher inspiring post!

  131. ok, I don’t know why, but I’m crying. You did just announce a new baby, right? Olive needs doggie sweaters, I think.

  132. oh, Olive is gorgeous! it’s funny how those little bundles of fur just steal our hearts!

  133. Yes, well, you say you aren’t a dog person now but things change. Olive will change them. She’s a cutie pie. The tough part is being the being the dog thinks you are. They love us even on the days we don’t love ourselves. All unconditional-like and all.

  134. Hello Olive! I think you’re making your peeps awfully happy, from the looks of it!
    Welcome!
    (((hugs)))

  135. Good for you – I’m glad that Olive picked you. As a long time dog person may I recommend: Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog

  136. Love the title of your post! Ode to Oy indeed. You won’t regret it. Except maybe in the dead of winter when she needs to GO OUT NOW. Congrats!

  137. We got our first dog – a Cockapoo – Cocker Spaniel and Poodle named Molly. My advise to you – hide the shoes – especially smelly boy sneakers. I pass out standing next to them and Molly dives in head first. Go figure.

  138. Mazal Tov!

  139. WOW she’s cute – and so small! Great name by the way!

  140. In the future, your children will look back and realize how wonderful their mother was during this time in their lives. Your photos brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

  141. well that’s just about the sweetest post ever. what a hunk of big-ear sweetness is that little cutie pie. welcome to the family, Olive.

  142. There is NOTHING like puppy joy! It’s its own kind of love and none of you will ever be the same…all in a very good way!

  143. “part flying nun” …. hahahahaha

  144. Ooooh! So super cute!

  145. Getting a puppy is pure genius! Pets make life so much more interesting and fun …. and messy and unpredictable, of course, but people unfailingly laugh more with a dog around. They didn’t come in denim?

  146. She is adorable!!!

  147. oooo puppy breath and puppy toes! Smell those puppy feet, they smell like popcorn! My Great Dane, Sampson, says Welcome Home little pup! Get ready to have fun!

  148. The Flying Nun looks like a perfect description. And “Olive” is a lovely name. I took my two new kittens, Owen and Oscar to the vet and came home with Olive and Opal. Was I ever wrong!
    Olive will come to terms with the rugs etc. given a little time. She will give you so much love.

  149. Oh my. Those pictures of happy humans just made me burst into tears.
    I have never been allowed to have a dog, but I do love them. Can’t wait to hear and see more about dear Olive.
    R

  150. >>They didn’t come in denim?
    Hah!

  151. Enjoy! She looks like a lot of fun (& a bundle of love).

  152. Olive is too cute for words! I hope she brings as much joy to your lives as my Lillie has to mine.

  153. Adorable does not express how cute Olive is. Love the name and your pictures are lovely. Looks like everyone is thoroughly smitten. Makes me want to get a puppy!

  154. beautiful puppy

  155. Aw! Congratulations, she’s adorable.

  156. Olive is a heartbreaker! You are so lucky to have sweet puppy breath in your future for a while. I love that she’s afraid of her reflection in the dog dish. Our Louie sits and studies himself in our dishwasher door sometimes. I always wonder what he’s thinking. Probably “Who is that handsome devil?”

  157. Nothing quite steals your heart like a puppy. . .or a kitten.

  158. Wow is she cute! Watch over the cables going to the tv. Apparently they emit a noise dogs can hear and lead them to chew on them. Also, it will be getting cold in NY soon….. puppy sweaters anyone?

  159. Please give regular Olive updates!

  160. I have just the project for you.
    The Puppy Papoose, p 102 “Pet Projects – The Animal Knits Bible”. By far the cutest project of the bunch.

  161. Since you have a new puppy, here’s a URL to get some good dog food for her http://www.puppystart.com/EukGlobal/US/en/jsp/prepuppy/Landing.jsp
    Congrats – puppy love is as wonderful in its own way as kitty love

  162. more posts on Olive! how is she doing??

  163. ok. this made me cry. and then i went back and looked at the photos again, and now i’m all soggy.
    Welcome to Olive.

  164. A puppy! That’s so great!

  165. A puppy! That’s so great!

  166. I am a dog person and can tell you for a fact that all your lives will be richer for having found Olive. I love her name and have tears in my eyes as I type this because I am just that happy for you. She is precious. Absolutely precious. I can’t imagine how I would have made it through childhood if I hadn’t had my always-there-for-me beagle to wrap my arms around and cry like a baby to. He understood EVERYTHING. Have fun. Don’t envy you the potty training but it’s worth it.

  167. Be wary….Aussies are able to stare into your soul and read you. Seriously, that pup is killer cute. Congrats. I think I’m jealous!

  168. knock. knock.
    who’s there?
    olive.
    olive who?
    olive you!
    couldn’t resist my girls all-time-favorite knock knock joke…
    :)

  169. Olive is so cute…I have a new Yorkie/12 wks old and she finds anything that falls to the floor. And if she gets them, she thinks she’s pulled off the biggest bank robbery of all time (while we are trying to get “it” away from her). She loves to help with the laundry – she is addicted to fabric dryer sheets…”My name is Madison and I am addicted to dryer sheets. Hello Madison”. (a conversation had by my knitting friends and I). Nothing is safe – wood, paper, trash baskets, feet, hair, quilts!(ugh), carpet, rugs, mats, puppy pads…you get my drift. And she loves to try and help me knit – of which little is getting done these days. But we adore her. Put everything up – nothing is safe from Olive.
    robin