Thursday, June 24, 2010

Seeing Spots

DAKOTA'S DEVIL MAY CARE
"Oliver"


We are seeing spots again!! I met the Dakota Dalmatians' Van at the Valparaiso Fairgrounds yesterday and picked up Oliver. I was happier to see him than he was to see me. In fact, once he was in my car, he started to loudly protest. I quickly riffled through the cds and found a soothing classical selection to see if it would calm the savage dalmatian. Oliver (we can't change his AKC name but we have chosen "Oliver" as his call name) started to howl, somewhat in tune, with Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals". Within ten minutes, he fell asleep in the back seat for the rest of the ride home.


"Is this my new digs?" I think he's wondering where the rest of the dogs could be. We hope he'll be happy as an only dog.


It turned out to be a dark and stormy night. At one point, we had to head into the basement due to a tornado warning!! Oliver thought getting under a table would be added protection.




Ready to head out for his first walk about town.

We are looking forward to life with another dalmatian in the house.

37 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous animal. I'm sure he'll settle right in. It's good to know he's a classical music lover :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. I'm so happy for you!!! He's very handsome...love the part where he went to sleep listening to music! Looking forward to future posts n pics!

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  3. Oh my, what a handsome fellow! All the best to you and the new member of your family!

    Bonnie

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  4. What a beautiful dog. Much joy coming your way!

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  5. He is just beautiful! I'm sure he will feel your love and settle in soon.

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  6. What a gorgeous dog you have, Bonnie. I love Dalmatians. I'm sure that Oliver will adjust very well.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Oh, my gosh!!! What a sweet, sweet face!!!! And one white (mostly) ear and one black ear!! I'm so happy for you and know this is the beginning of many happy years together. I've never seen a dalmation that lovely or with such a sweet face. You will have to let us know about his personality as you find out more about him!

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  8. Congratulations on the addition to your family. Oliver is so cute!

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  9. Oliver, you are pretty special to be chosen by this family. Enjoy, especially the good smells coming out of the kitchen!! By the way, you are really quite handsome...very, very white.

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  10. What a beautiful, beautiful boy! I love dalmations. My neighbor had one I used to call yardman because he helped me with my yard. He liked to water my bushes for me. Actually, I probably should have called him Rain Man. ;-)

    Oliver is a beautiful dog, and something tells me he is going to love his new home. I'm happy for both of you.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  11. Oliver is a very lucky dog to be joining your family! He is such a handsome young man!
    Give hiim a good pet for me!
    Sometime this summer I am doing a post on making gourmet dog biscuits.
    Yvonne

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  12. Oliver, you are beautiful, all those pretty spots and that washed clean face. enjoy a wonderful life with your new parents.

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  13. What a handsome guy! What a wonderful addition to your family -- and what a lucky polka dotted fella!

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  14. what a gorgeous furbaby! once he realizes hes truly home he will realize just how good he has it!
    all the best
    Dennis

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  15. Oh my goodness!! What a cute pooch! Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

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  16. What a stunning fellow. Your story reminds me of the day we brought our adopted cat home. She cried and cried until we started singing to her. That calmed her right down. She was skiddish for a long time, but several years have now passed ans she's definitely the queen of the castle.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed your comment "where have you been all my blogging life?". :)

    Well, from a current Virginian to a previous Virginian - it's very nice to meet you!

    Take care, and have lots of fun with Oliver!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  17. What a handsome man, Oliver is. Best of luck with your new friend. He is lucky to have such a great home.

    Be Well

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  18. Oh, what a beautiful dog! Poor thing was probably so scared during the storm. I'm sure he will soon grow to love his new home!!!

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  19. what a beautiful dog, you have to be so proud to have this new wonderful animal as part of the family, wow what a beauty, I am a new follower and I will be back for more visits, I bet the doggie loved the music...

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  20. What a beautiful addition to your family. Oliver has such a sweet face. Love it that he responds to classical music and takes a nap.

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  21. Hi Bonnie, thanks for the book list! I've heard of the Henrietta book, it boggles the mind doesn't it?

    Look forward to your next post, Bonnie

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  22. My dog 'Sushi' starts acting strange and fearful many hours before the storm hits. Not even classical music or a great big hug will soothe him. We just try to be patient and understanding and know that something's up and he needs to feel what he feels period. Not easy for his Mommy... but thankfully it's not a daily event.
    Oliver is absolutely adorable;o)
    Ciao for now, Claudia

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  23. Oliver is a good name! LOL! It was my maiden name. I'm sure you will enjoy your walks about town with him!

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  24. Is Oliver a rescue dog? He is beautiful! I have been reading that the economy is forcing many people to surrender their pets! I know Oliver is going to love you--he looks right at home! And who else would play classical music for him? :) Love his name!

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  25. Hi Bonnie!! Oh, look at your new little Oliver! He's a very beautiful dog! I can tell by looking at him he would love classical music! :)
    He's found a wonderful home!
    Now, Dear One, you can join the Sorority any time you want to. This was just beginning! Go over to Karen's post about it and you'll see. Now go into the bathroom, comb your most gorgeous hair and snap! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Thanks for taking the time to answer--my best to you and Oliver~~Susan

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  27. Awhhh... what a cutie! He's precious. I have always loved those spots. I'm sure he knows he is blessed to be in a good home.
    Thanks for the visit.
    Let's stay in touch.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  28. Weren't those storms crazy! We missed the last one - we heard the thunder, then it went north and south of us!

    Beautiful dog!!!

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  29. He is precious! What beautiful colors - spots that is!

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  30. How adorable is he! I bet he is going to have a great disposition.

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  31. He's breathtaking. And I love his name!

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  32. He is beautiful. I am an ardent fan of dogs and had a dalmatian/lab mix who was a wonderful dog. I wish you many long years together.

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  33. Have you read Dodie's Smith's
    I Capture the Castle? Not the movie, but the book. She wrote it before 101 Dalmations when she lived in the US during WWII and was homesick. Her famous book is worth reading too. Different than Disney!

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  34. This is amazing and he is such a gorgeous dog. I am thrilled for you because I know the love such a friend can give.

    Love that pic of Oliver under the table. It almost looks like a painting.

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