Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:47 AM
We have often said that Oliver came to us by accident because I walked
into a pet store one day to purchase Christmas presents for the dogs in the
family and there he was being led to a cage in the adoption section of the
store. He had the most adorable face I had ever seen. We had
lost our previous dog six months prior to this encounter with Oliver.
As it turns out the Human Society was looking for someone to foster Oliver
over the holidays and of course he was so cute, how could we resist.
He came to our home the next weekend and never left. As we look back
on it now we know that our meeting wasn’t an accident. He needed us
and we needed him. Oliver had many health problems over the almost 10
years he was with us. He survived cancer twice, lost one eye, one ear
and in the last 2 ½ years of his life he had Alzheimer’s. Amazingly he
continued to be the most wonderful, affectionate, sweet and of course cutest
dog we have ever known. In his younger years he would follow the
lawnmower to be close to whom ever was mowing, would chase us around the
house until we couldn’t run any more, would go for long wanders in the
pasture and of course was always ready to go for a walk. In his later
years he still enjoyed his walks although we ended up taking him in a wagon
most of the way and he loved laying in one our laps after dinner in the
recliner. On June 30, 2007 he lost his final battle and we had to let
him go. Oliver will always live on in our hearts and although someday
we may find another dog that needs our love we will never forget Oliver.
We want to thank Dr. Jackie Rinta and Dr. Christine Johnson of the
Neighborhood Pet Clinic for the wonderful care they gave Oliver over the
years and also for contributing to this memorial fund in Oliver’s name.
We love you Oliver wherever you are.
Jan J. and Lowell N.