I feel so independent today. So free of time and fleas, ticks and sleaze, boundaries, bully dogs, hot spots and peas.  So clear on our dogged equality.  So self-sustained.  So self-sufficient and self- contained.  So worry free.  Where is Anne?  I declare, I am so adequately amazed, at me, to be here with you today.  Except for an occasional itch, I have no complaints.  To have made it through my Thanksgiving haze and to be here today to share our independence, is a blessing.  No disguise or dressing.  Pass the treats.

“Yankee Ollie went to town,

A riding on a Doodle,

He stuck a lab in his hat

And called it a labradoodle.”

Today I am galloping around the neighborhood in my patriotic bunting suit.  Having my own parade.  Spreading the feeling.  Turning some frowns upside down.  Join in.


“Yankee Ollie hurry up,

Yankee Ollie doodle,

Mind the music and your step

‘cause your paw’s above a toy poodle.”


2 Replies to “INDEPENDENT OLLIE – DOG BLOG – 7-4-11”

  1. Yea, Ollie! You inspire us all the time! Glad you’re here with us today, thanks to Anne and your own self determination to hang on, on that frigid Thanksgiving morning when starvation was everywhere and hope seemed a thing of the past. I celebrate you and your discovery of independence, learning to stay and come, learning swim and fetch, learning to be the hilarious guy that you are! Happy Independence Day indeed!

  2. Congratulations on your independence! Yes, things are much better than they were on Thanksgiving. But then maybe you should be giving thanks that you did reach independence day! BTW, next year maybe you should add a 3 cornered hat to your ensemble — Yankee Ollie Dandy!

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