Olive celebrated her birthday on Tuesday! We got our baby girl two years ago, on June 18, 2011, and they thought she was about a year old. Since we don't know her exact birthday, we just celebrate on the day that we got her, and say that she's three years old!
We adopted our baby OliveDuff from a local organization that rescues small dogs from local shelters. Olive was originally an animal hoarders dog, and was eventually taken to a shelter when her owner could no longer care for all of her animals. We found her at a local Petco, at an adoption event. She was so sweet, barely made a sound, and we knew it was meant to be when Robert picked her and she put her head on his shoulder. On the way home, she cuddled into my lap like it was the one place in the world she was meant to be.
If you've ever met Olive, you know that she's something special. She truly is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever come across, and really only barks or growls when you're playing with her. In fact, she didn't make one sound for the first two weeks that we had her, until Rober taught her how "to speak."
She's my baby girl, and she most definitely knows that I'm her mom. I'm her person; when she's overwhelmed or scared, especially when there are a lot of people around, she wants me to hold her. Nobody else will do, and she'll follow me around until I do pick her up. She's a good girl, and doesn't run away when we open the door. We'll actually let her outside without a leash at all, because we know she'll come running to us as soon as we call her name. I honestly never thought that I would be in love with this dog as much as I am, but I know for a fact that we were all meant to be a family.
Why yes, I did bake her a cake, which she absolutely loved. And that blurry photo with her birthday hat was the best we could get. She definitely doesn't like wearing anything on her head! For presents, she got her favorite Greenies, a pretty new harness (with a bow) and a matching leash! She was one happy girl on Tuesday.