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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Revisiting old memories

I have spent much of the last two days scanning photos of Ollie.  Surprisingly I have not been upset once, instead it has been lovely to revisit memories from 20 years ago and smile as I find I can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when each picture was taken.

There are no favourites, that would not be possible.  The picture quality isn't superb, despite my scanning at the highest resolution I can without introducing noise and distortion, but as long as I do not try to enlarge them too much, things are fine ☺️

It took me hours every week to get his coat like this:



But by the following morning he would be "back to normal"





He loved to swim



and to run



and to jump





and to eat sticks



and to sleep wherever was most comfortable on any given day, regardless of whose bed it really was



Looking back at these pictures I am left with an overriding sense of what a happy chap he was, and what a bloody good life we were able to give him 🐶🐾🙂








22 comments:

  1. Now _those_ are necessary photos!!!!!!!

    Lovely, lovely memories!

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    1. Thanks Wisp, told you there was manner in my madness !!

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  2. What lovely pictures, Ollie looks so full of fun and life. My opinion for what it's worth - I know you're having a clear out but photos like these are just too precious to bin so I hope you don't. I have photos of my pets going back to the mid 70s - what Michael does with them when I'm no longer here is up to him but for now they stay with me.

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    1. Don't worry Eunice, we will be keeping the best of the physical prints as well.

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  3. The only word to describe the photos of Ollie is ‘joyful’. What a great life he had!

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    1. Aww, thank you Catherine. You've definitely described the 'essence of Ollie'. He was also, at times, very hard work, he came to us at eight months old and we were the 5th place he had been. But yes, he was joyful and lived life to the full (and wore out at least one washing machine and two Dyson's).

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  4. What a beautiful boy and such precious memories for you.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, I enjoyed yesterday, it was good revisiting all these pictures. I have an entire tub of 'Ollie photos" to come!

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  5. I know I started blogging after Ollie was around, but we've talked about him & I've seen him when I've looked back through your old posts & know I'd have loved him too. Any dog would have a good life with you & Mgt. You are special people. Take care.

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    1. Aww, blush. Thanks Susan. I don't know about special but we do spoil our dogs and do our damnedest to give them the best life we possibly can.

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  6. What a gorgeous dog, but I can see it would be a lot of work to keep his coat looking good. However he gave you a lot of joy and companionship.

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    1. Thanks Eleanor. Ollie was, at times, extremely hard work, but he was a very special boy. Anyone who has never had a dog may leave now after snorting with derision, but I had a bond with that dog which was close to telepathy. Daisy is an adorable little angel but she's not the same.

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  7. Perfect memories, showing him at his best and scruffy, glad you enjoyed your task.

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    1. Cheers Marlene, he was mostly a scruffy bugger, although in his later years I cut his coat off and he seemed much happier without such a mass of hair.

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  8. Sweet memories, for sure and you did give him a wonderful life, as he did to you.

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    1. Thank you Sue, it was definitely a mutually beneficial relationship :)

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  9. Oh Jayne, what a gorgeous boy! He clearly had a wonderful life with you. X

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    1. Cheers Jules, I do hope he was as happy as he looked.

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    1. Hi Kate, not for nothing was he known as The Mud Magnet and we were convinced he had part-otter in his DNA!

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  11. Wonderful memories. I remember,her Ollie from earlier blog days.

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    1. Thanks Sue, I think we had already lost him when you and Martyn visited

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