Click the title to read Ollie's Story!
We first met Olle on a bright sunny family day back in 2016. Michael surprised me with a meet up after we had seen his listing on Kijiji.
He was full of energy and I think it was love at first sight for us. Eric was looking to rehome him because his schedule was getting busier. Olle visited our home the weekend after. He was doing zoomies in our backyard, and Eric saw the space Olle would have. Also Olle got to meet his senior pug sister Mao. She was a little confused about who he was. We did a few weekends to get him used to us and us to him. When Eric dropped him off for the last time Olle of course waited by the door and was so sad.
Olle settled in very quickly and we established a routine and continued to fall in love with this gentle giant. He spent a weekend with my parents and they quickly became obsessed with him too. By the end of our first summer we had taken him camping and also suffered our first medical emergency when Olle got stung by wasps. He hates anything buzzing around his face!
Olle plays many roles in our family. My emotional support dog while I was struggling with infertility and suffering from depression. For that I will always feel blessed. The other roles he plays;cuddle love bug, the clown, the walk demander and chaser of all the squirrels because “mom you didn't walk enough today” and the counter top surfer looking for food. Putting up with daddy's annoying antics, patiently, because it makes daddy laugh. Olle loves to talk when he thinks we are late with his dinner or his nighttime greenie.
As I try to write this with tears in my eyes, he is literally scolding me to take him out... LOL. Although the last 2 years have seen him struggle with mobility in his back legs, his love for food, treats and his people remains. We get lots of comments when we walk him with his harness or wheel cart. Some people comment that we are great people for not euthanizing him because of his inability to walk unassisted. Olle is our child and just like any parent would do everything they could to help their child, we do the same for Olle. The only difference is that our child has four legs. Olle in our family equals love.
The love Michael has for me when he saw me struggling and arranged to meet Olle. The thorough face wash he reserves for Michael whenever he lays beside him. The welcome home tail wags after those long days at work. Love is the 7 years and counting collection of memories that Olle has helped us create. Most of all the love that Olle shows by continuing to fight for his time with us.
Charity Registration No. 89912 7526 RR0001
P.O. Box 152, 3353 Credit Woodlands, Unit 2
Mississauga, Ontario L5C 2K1
NOTE: Our address is AS A post office box only, with no staff or animals ON THE PREMISES.