Sunday, August 21, 2011


Unless this is your first time here, and if it is - WELCOME, you have probably read the last post on Peetie. Yes, even in the dog world, sometimes the youngest and to some the cutest seem to get all the attention. The difference is that dogs don't seem to mind and they certainly don't have to cry into their pillow because the boy or girl at school likes the "pretty or handsome" one.

Well when I transported Peetie to the volunteer who took him to his foster Mom, that volunteer also picked up another dog in the same parking lot. His name is Oliver and he is posted on our website.

Poor little Oliver who for 5 years has had the same home, who woke up that morning in that home, and somehow ended up in a mall parking lot with me, his Mom, Peetie, and our volunteer. Sometimes owners have to make difficult decisions and they can be very painful. It was a tearful goodbye in the parking lot. We waited patiently until his Mom was ready to hand us the leash. Oliver then ended up in some strange car with strange smells and some tiny little thing that seemed to want to jump all over the place in the front seat. Poor little Oliver made the same trip as Peetie that day since he shares his foster home with Peetie. Shame on me for not spotlighting Oliver sooner.

Oliver has macular degeneration. There is a link in his posting that has a lot of good information. In the simplest of terms, this condition affects the vision. Oliver often walks as if he is high stepping since he is not sure where the ground is. Imagine always being afraid your feet were never going to touch bottom when you walk.

But he is a good boy and he would love to have a forever home again. He doesn't understand what happened that day but he understands now that he is still fed, comforted and loved. He even occasionally attempts to play with his foster siblings, even Peetie.

Oliver may not be the tiny little puppy that everyone falls in love with at first sight. But he was loved by his first family and he deserves to be loved by a family again. He just requires a little extra care. Don't move the furniture around, and use caution around stairs as he may not be able to see the edge of the step. I hope that you consider Oliver. He was a tiny puppy once too!

Thank you!


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