My name is Oliver and I'm a "shih tzu - toy poodle puppy cross|I'm a shihpoo not a schnoodle or a schmoodle"
Oliver is 6 Years old today !
Oliver is celebrating his 6th Birthday
Today the 7th of May 2015 is a day of celebration!
Oliver is celebrating his 6th Birthday and he said to tell all of his friends on the Internet that he is really enjoying his special treats!
(cough cough ) Oh, and he also said to tell you that he appreciates all the special treatment he received from his Mum and Dad, especially the bath and grooming that he got (put up with) yesterday.
Hi, I'm a Puppy and my name is "Oliver". I'm a 'Shihpoo'.
My mum is a Shih-Tzu and my dad is a Toy Poodle.
This is a true story about my life with my new family.
I was born on a Farm way out in the countryside in a town called "Mirboo North", down Bairnsdale/ Lakes Entrance way. I was told this is a great place to live because the air here is clear and the climate is wonderful for us growing puppies!
My Brothers, Sister's and I come from a line of Shih-Tzu and Toy Poodles (we thought we were Schnoodles or Schmoodles but now we have been told we are Shihpoos) were having a lot of fun running around and playing together, as well as sleeping a lot and eating heaps.
My New Life Begins!
One day a strange car pulled up in the driveway. I was about 11 weeks old, it was then that my Foster Mum told me it was time for me to go and live with a new family , Well that sounded exciting and wonderful but also a little frightening and sad at the same time. She also told me I would be going for a ride in a car, have my very own warm and cosy bed, plus all new toys just for me and that we would be staying with friends at the Lakes for a week (what are the Lakes?) where they had a schnauzer. He's a "boy"! The same as me! They said I could play with him!
Then I would be going to my new home! So much information, how will I remember it all?
I was a little apprehensive at first!
I then started thinking who are these folks,I don't known them, should I go with strangers, I guess They look OK, Everything will be fine so don't worry, at the same time crossing my paws.
Oh. I nearly forgot, My new mum and dad named me "Oliver" I believe it suit's me and makes me feel very brave and important.
Meet my Brother
My Brother whom friends of ours adopted, looks just like me, his name is "Chris". His mum and Dad have a Yacht and he goes sailing a lot. He looks cute in his life jacket.
Each time we go to The Lakes on holiday we catch up and share what is going on in our lives. We have a great time together. That's enough about him.
The Story continues!
Now I am tired, so my Mum and Dad will tell you the rest ( so far) cause I am still only a Baby and I need a lot of sleep, so that I can grow up to be fit and healthy, and be able to play with my new best friends one is a Blue Heeler and the other a schnauzer, They are really big, but very nice to me.
Mum and Dad were a bit slow getting around to telling their version of my story, so now that I have had a big sleep, my dinner has been digested and I have been outside to do you know what I am ready to continue all by myself without their help, anyway it will be more fun and interesting coming from me first hand. I think so anyway.
My Puppy Training
I was booked in to Puppy Training School, that was very interesting, being taught to sit, stay, and to be nice to all the other puppies, (they were all bigger than me) and to come when called, that was not to my liking, why should I, when you are in the middle of doing something that you like, couldn't see the point in stopping and going somewhere that you didn't want to, Well that soon changed, they offered me Liver treats or small pieces of Kabana and I soon got the hang of it.
I passed my training with flying colors and they gave me a certificate which mum and dad framed and hung on the wall.
Settling in at Home
I spend a lot of time out doors playing with my friend Flipper, I jump all over him, when he is laying down relaxing and he doesn't even growl at me. not even when I nick his food, so I just keep doing it until my mum or dad catch me, then I'm in a bit of trouble.
We go for long walks over in the Sporting Complex, where there are lakes with birds and ducks, also Rabbits live over there and lots of wildlife. oh but I'm not allowed to chase any of these animals , because well trained puppies don't do things like that. oh dear once I forgot, only once.
We also go down to our back paddock and I run through the grass, with my beautiful tail flying behind me, it is such fun. I love my mum and dad.
- Living as a Family
To see how we all live together please read Oliversmum's Hub ...
I am still "Naughty"
Sometimes I get into just a little trouble they say "you are a Naughty Boy Oliver" well I have a very good excuse for what they are growling at me for. Its blowing a gale, freezing cold and raining like the dickens. they have put me outside to do woopsie that's what they call it , So that's what I do "on the back porch", now I ask you, would you want to get a wet tooshie or wet feet. I bet you wouldn't, well neither did I. Oh well they clean it up and get over it, until the next time I hear "you are a naughty boy Oliver" Oh goodness when will I ever learn, soon I hope, being in trouble is not much fun.
I have a bath every two weeks, ( I roll in every bit of smelly stuff that I can find it feels so good). But oh dear I do hate getting wet,but I love being dried with the hair dryer, And I get clipped every 6 weeks, plus have my nails cut and my ears cleaned. I do smell sweet after all that, but boy it does make me very tired.
I have just had my first birthday and got lots of presents. A new bed shaped like a house, it is so comfortable and I can snuggle up in it, also a new warm blanket, some great toys and organic bones to keep my teeth nice and white, A new fancy collar and a lovely Blue Harness it was a great day with a lot more pampering than usual, It was such fun.
My "other names"
I did have a little problem with my name for a while I was sure it was Oliver, but on many occasions they called me "Primrose" I thought that pretty strange, that's a girl's name. I have since got to the bottom of it. Primrose was my mum and dads little dog, who got very sick and passed away. she was cremated and sits on top of the cabinet in a beautiful polished wooden box surrounded by her favorite toys. I am not allowed to play with her toys, that's fine by me, I do have lots of my own.
Another thing that worries me a little, some folks call me Ollie, my mum doesn't like it, neither do I, so I hope they stop doing that. If I ask them nicely maybe they will!
Goodbye for Now
Now I have to say Goodnight. I am allowed on the end of mum and dad's bed, I love their bed, only until they turn the light out. Then they tuck me into my bed and I dream of what my friend Flipper and I will do tomorrow.
"Goodnight everyone, sleep tight".
I do hope you enjoy reading my story, on what it is like being a Shih Tzu/Toy Poodle Puppy. :) :) :)
P.S. I have asked my mum if I dictate the replies to any comments I may receive would she type them for me and she said yes. yap,yap, that's a load off my mind. Bye. "Oliver"