Last week some very special friends of ours got married in Iowa. We weren’t able to make it to the wedding with our move coming up so soon, so instead, we are puppy sitting for some of our other special friends who went to the wedding and then home for some early Thanksgiving festivities.
Oly is just a puppy, so he’ll get lots bigger, but boy is he a cutie! The boys are having tons of fun with the little man. He follows them all over the place and loves to play with them.
The first day we had Oly, Chase was not a fan and screamed basically the entire day. He refused to walk around because the dog kept smelling him and he was not a fan! But by the next day, Chase and Oly had worked out whatever stuff they had and were buds. Now Chase says “PUPPY!” all the time. It’s really cute.
Cooper has been my big helper while Oly has been with us. In fact, we’ve already decided to give him some cash and take him to the store for a “whatever you want” experience as a reward when our puppy sitting days end. (SSSHHHHH! We haven’t told Cooper we will be doing this. ) He has been eager to help, has had a happy heart and has been way more responsible than I ever thought a 5-year old could be with a dog. Jeremy and I are way impressed!
Now, don’t go thinking the Nevil’s are going to be in the market for a dog anytime soon. I am enjoying Oly, but think adding a dog to this brood is something that is going to have to wait until we are sans-baby. It’s a little overwhelming at times. Mostly because of the stinkin’ weather.
But in the mean time, we are enjoying our temporary house guest. He is emotionally independent, but still affectionate (a.k.a. ladies, he is never underfoot). He doesn’t bark, he doesn’t whine. He’s not uppity. He’s this totally laid back and chill little guy. He’s not a flight risk because he gets tired pretty quick. I will say he has wicked gas and is still a typical puppy who likes to chew. But he also likes to play and is way cute when he does. My favorite thing is watching him sit next to Cooper and watch cartoons in the morning. Cooper will have his arm draped around Oly and the dog is just sitting there enjoying his buddy.
Bulldogs definitely are going on the “one day” list of Nevil-approved breeds.