OlliePosted: Fri, 2020-02-28 00:00
Just wanted to share some photos of the past 10 or so months Oliver an I have lived together! Oliver has turned out to be better than I could have ever hoped for. When I lost my first Shepherd Duke, I truly believed that bond could never be duplicated or even come close to the same level. I am beyond blessed that Oliver has been able to prove me wrong. He is my truly my best friend. Being my first rescue, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. All I honestly knew was I wasn’t going to enjoy the puppy phase. Over the past 10 months, mostly the first 6-8, I was able to witness the amazing growth of Oliver. Seeing him develop into the amazing Shepherd he is today, was one of the most rewarding processes I have ever completed and I do not believe I would choose anything other than a rescue again. Two of the things that sticks out the most is One) I believe in his description it was mentioned he wasn’t much of a toy user or did much of playing. Now, when I open the door, he grabs his favorite toy and bolts out the door. Flinging his toy high in the air only to use both paws to bring it back down and sprint away. Two) It was mentioned that he was stubborn. While he is a fantastic listener and absolutely brilliant, he is still very much stubborn! Not in a negative way though, but sometimes when a command is given, he just stares at you to test your patience LOL. Always though, he will listen. From Spring to Fall, we take many boat rides! Spring and Fall we do a lot of fishing, and Summer we do a lot of swimming and frolicking! We go hiking as often as possible, and we even run service calls together when someone’s AC or Heat breaks. We try to go everywhere together. We even got to take a trip to Deep Creek the end of last year and go see the beautiful waterfalls!
Thank you guys again so much for everything. I love this dog more than life itself. I thank God very often the chips fell where the did, when they did.