Wednesday, 16 May 2018

RIP Olga – Wolgy to her friends

It’s with a very heavy heart that we have to tell you our beautiful, amazing little Olga crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday.

It was very sudden which makes it harder to take really, but we have to take peace in the fact that she died where she loved, doing what she loved and with her Dad and Troy by her side.

We knew her time with us was going to be shortened with the recent diagnosis however we didn’t expect it to be 3½ later when we would lose Olga.

She had been to see Mr Jones our vet for her check up on Monday night and he had listened to her heart and lungs and said she seemed to be coping well, he extended the next appointment to 3 weeks and we felt hopeful, of course she was never going to be cured but we felt we had a bit more time with her.

So the next day she had gone for a run with her Dad and Troy on the field, it was a lovely sunny and she was having a brilliant time, she was happy and running about like a crazy thing, chasing her football and trying to pinch Troy’s cone, when suddenly she collapsed and died. Her Dad ran over to see her but as he put his hand on her she closed her eyes and passed. Troy even tried to rouse her but he couldn’t she’d gone.

She was carried back to the car by her Dad and with Troy walking by her side.
As painful as this is to write we know she died doing what she loved, she was happy and her passing was quick, but she has left a massive hole in our hearts and the house feels very quiet, it was quite clear she was the noisy one of the two – contrary to what she told everyone on here.

I’ll sign off now.

Lots of Love Olga’s Mum xxxx

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Hi everyone it’s only me Olga and Troy Boy..

Well what a few months we’ve had, firstly Troy injured himself a while ago and Mum and Dad took him to a vet late at night so it wasn’t Mr Jones he saw.
When they came home Mum’s eyes were leaking so I went up and gave her a big cuddle and kiss, and she told me that the vet said the big lump in Troy’s leg was something called ‘cancer’. I’m not sure what that meant but I know Mum and Dad were really worried, because the late night vet said he would have to ‘take the leg and half the hip off’!! I said let them do it then at least I will have a chance to catch the frisbee!!! Dad said I was being mean saying that, but I don’t think I was!

Troy went to see Mr Jones the next day and he said he had seen this type of lump before in greyhounds, he told Mum and Dad that he use to check all the greyhounds before the ran round and round chasing the furry thing, and he said it was a muscle thing. I said “Troy hasn’t got any muscles” Mr Jones looked at me and tutted!! I think he thought I was being mean again . When we came home I teased Troy for weeks calling him a girly greyhound – he nipped me and said I was a skinny runt! I soon showed him how strong I was by swinging on his ears till he cried! HA who’s the runt now!

Anyway after a few weeks of tablets, and rest – during this time I went to the field on my own and played with Dad - the lump disappeared, which Mum and Dad said was brilliant. I on the other paw was really annoyed because that meant the big oaf was coming out with us again when we went to the field! The first time he was allowed to run off his lead he went mental! He was chasing birds, butterflies, and plastic bags, it was sooooooo embarrassing.

Last night I started with a bit of a cough, so this morning Mum and Dad took me to see Mr Jones, he knelt down next to me and listened to my heart and took my temp – I will NOT tell you how he did that because it is soooo embarrassing lets put it this way, I stood there with my mouth open waiting for the stick thing that tells you how hot you are, and he disappeared round my back end – oh the shame.

He said I wasn’t hot so I didn’t have a fever, but my heart was making some funny noises and was beating in a funny way, Dad asked if it was Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), and Mr Jones said ‘yes I am sure it is’ – I looked at Dad and said ‘Is that good Dad’ he looked at me and said ‘It’s fine Wolgy you are fine’ – My Jones nipped my neck and gave me some sweeties to take home, he made me promise not to share them with Troy though, I said ‘I can do that with pleasure’ 😊
On the way home Mum and Dad were talking about Jilly, she had this DCM and Dad stayed up with her all night cuddling her – I like the sound of that! I wonder if I can get Dad to stay up tonight and cuddle me – Troy will be soooo jealous. Mum phoned Auntie Pam at FOND HQ and I heard her tell Mum to give me a big cuddle, which of course mum did. This DCM thing must stand for Dobermanns – Cuddle – More I like the sound of that! Mum said we are going to see Auntie Pam soon, I love going to FOND HQ I hope it’s soon, but not when all the midges are out because they nip worse than Mr Jones!

See you soon
Lots of love Olga and Troy aka Girly Greyhound hahahahaha

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Olga the greatest toy finder in the land and Troy the dustbin

Hi everyone it’s only me Olga and Troy Boy aka stinky

Oh my days, as soon as we let Mum and Dad off the naughty step Troy goes and does his stinky trick of rolling in fox poo and replaces them!

I can honestly say I was nearly sick on Troy when I had to travel in the back of the car with him after a run on MY field. I mean I had only just had the car cleaned and it was smelling all lovely and fresh, and then this big galoot goes and rolls in every bit of fox poo he could find!

To make things worse he then found some dog poo at ate it!!! …. Uurrghhh I’m gonna be sick! – I shouted at him and he came running up to me and asked if I wanted some! OH MY DOG TROY YOU ARE VILE!

I told Dad that he had better give him the garden shower of shame before allowing him in the house because Mum would go mad! He knows how much he hates having the hose pipe and cold water on him, but he just cannot control himself.
I keep telling him if he doesn’t behave himself then I’m going to send him back to Auntie Pam!

When we went to MY field the other day, Troy stumbled across a furry, well when I say stumbled across it, it basically ran right under his nose before he caught the scent of it, I of course spotted it as soon as we reached the field, but I’m not bothered about them anymore! I was too busy searching for toys that other dogs had left, I have found a cricket ball, half a frisbee, half a tennis ball and a golf ball 😊

Anyway – like I was saying Troy almost stood on this furry when he finally spotted it, I’m not saying it was making fun of Troy but it set off running backwards until Troy the big oaf got within snapping distance, he did his normal squealing like a puppy because it wouldn’t let him catch it, however this furry must have been new to the field because it got itself caught in the corner, so Troy managed to grab it and went to throw it to me when Dad grabbed him. 

Troy let go of the furry and it set off running again with Troy hot on its paws. This time it was far too quick for him and it ran off, Troy searched for ages trying to find it, when he came back to me he was upset saying he only wanted to play! I don’t think the furry considered being picked up and thrown as playing!

When we went back the day after, Troy started rolling about on the grass in something, I looked at Dad and thought Oh No not again, when Dad ran over it wasn’t fox poo it was a dead rat!!!! Dad went potty at him, but Troy picked this thing up and ran off, he tried to eat it! I shouted at him “If you eat that then I’m phoning Auntie Pam to come and collect you” – he dropped it straight away!

I’ve been finding all kinds of new toys lately and like I said I found a cricket ball, it was red and shinny and all mine 😊 I carried it off the field and brought it home to show Mum, I hid it in my bed so Troy didn’t find it and when Mum came home I showed it to her, I loved that ball.

However as with everything else I have Troy stole it and started to chew it, he was making a right mess and managed to break it open, Mum took it off him because he was breaking bits off and eating them, Dad checked his mouth and got a bit of string that had hooked around his tooth out.

For the next hour or so he kept smacking his chops together and Dad asked him if he had got something stuck. Of course with Troy being the big woss he is didn’t like Dad looking in his mouth, but Mum said he must have something in there, so she got her torch and whilst Dad opened his mouth Mum checked inside, and that’s when she noticed it – a huge piece of cricket ball! Dad had to get these long things to pull it out, I thought Mum was going to pass out!

I’m beginning to think Troy will actually eat anything, I’m going to start counting my toys every day because I don’t trust him not to have a nibble on them! Actually, I’ve not seen my little purple squid for a few days I better go and check!!!!

I know I shouldn't tease Troy but he's soo easy to kid - even Mum's doing it now hahaha.

See you soon

Love Olga the greatest toy finder in the land and Troy the dustbin! 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Mum and Dad are on the Naughty Step!!!!

Hello everyone only me Olga and Troy Boy

Well what can I say, we have put Mum and Dad on the naughty step, and if Troy gets his own way they might be there a long time! You will never guess what they did! I’m actually lost for words!


That’s right, they left me and Troy and went to the place where people talk funny, there’s lots of ‘top of the morning’ and ‘potato’, I remember going there with Louis and we had a lake at the bottom of the garden that I use to swim in every day whilst dad was monstering! I told Troy about it and he got all excited when I spotted Dad getting his monstering stuff out of the house in the garden.
Dad brought his smelly stuff into the kitchen and Troy went potty sniffing everything, he came running into me and said “It’s happening we are going to the potato place Wolgi” I followed him into the kitchen and he was right, Dad was checking all his monstering stuff – yeyyyyyy we are going on holiday….

Troy ran off and picked which toys he wanted to take with him, Mum was packing their clothes and Dad was putting everything in the car. I was getting excited about being able to swim every day and seeing my friends – the brown horses and the black and white fat looking horses that make a funny mooing sound when the speak. Dad said they have a different accent to us, so I assume that’s why they sound funny.

Dad came in and started taking the bags and stuff to the car, but he was not going out the front door he was taking them into the house in the garden, at the same time Little John and Alicia came in the front door with bags of stuff, and Troy ran at Little John and almost knocked him over! He does get excited when people come to see us. I didn’t notice Mum sneak past us and go out the back door!

Little John had made a fire and it was all snug and cozy and Alicia had brought her duvet in the lounge and we were cuddling her when I thought – I’ve not seen Mum and Dad for a while, so I got up and asked Troy if he had seen them – he was fast asleep upside down, so I had to poke him. I asked him again if he’d seen Mum or Dad recently, and he said “No I’ll go check” he ran off round the house, I heard him run upstairs shouting “Dad coming ready or not” he checked upstairs, the kitchen and the back garden – nothing.

I looked at Alicia and she told me that she was going to look after me and Troy for a week with Little John, because Mum and Dad had gone away!! I looked at her and said “Excuse me – what!” “They’ve what”? “Gone away without us!” – “Troyyyyyyyyyyy MUM AND DAD HAVE LEFT US AGAIN”

He came running in and said “Dad’s not playing I cannot find him”- once again I had to tell him they had left us!!! Troy is stupid most of the time and he really has the concentration span of a worm! As I was telling him about how Mum and Dad had tricked us, he was playing ‘dress up’ and when I turned around he was sat there with a cowboy hat on! – Honestly this is what I have to deal with.

Mum and Dad were away for ages, but I like it when Alicia is here because she always has the fire on and we always have our duvets down even though we are not poorly hehehehe.

We’ve been out for runs every day, and Troy makes sure Alica knows he’s looking after her at night time by giving her a kiss at 1am and then he goes back to bed, she loves it because she says “Troyyyy”, Little John never wakes up hahahaha, although he likes having a one of Troy’s Pawdicures in a morning.

Mum and Dad came home yesterday, they tried to sneak in through the back door, but I heard them, I told Troy not to make a fuss of them, because they have been naughty, of course he totally forgot that and made the biggest fuss he could.  I sometimes wonder why I even bother! Mum and Dad can come off the naughty step in a few days.

See you soon

Lots of Love Olga and Troy.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Troy's Trotter Taming

Hello everyone it’s only me Olga and the thorn in my side that is Troy Boy.

Sorry I’ve not been in touch for a while, I’ve been trying to do some intensive training with Troy and I’ve finally come to the conclusion that he’s just stupid! So I’ve given up, he just cannot seem to understand that Dad likes to be woken up before the birds start singing, and I’ve done my fair share of waking him up, but Troy won’t get out of his bed!
He’s also decided that when he gets a bit bored he drags my duvet out of my bed and throws it about! I caught him the other day and told him off, he sulked for days.

Mum and Dad went away in our house on wheels and forgot to take us! Little John and Alicia came to look after us, I love it when Alicia comes because she always lights a fire even when it’s not cold hehehe. Little John and Troy moan about how hot it is, but me and Alicia get snuggled up it’s ace!

Troy got into trouble because I told him that Dad was hiding in the room no-one uses under the duvet and he ripped it apart! Alicia found him and he tried to tell her that he hadn’t done it he had just found it like that, she didn’t believe him because he had the fluff between his toes and some string over his nose! See what I mean about him being stupid.

We’ve not been on our beach for a while now because Troy likes to play with little dogs, but he’s a bit rough! Dad takes us to the field that’s fenced in so Troy can run around like a mad thing. Sometimes when we go into the field there are furries which Troy tries to chase, but they always beat him and disappear into the bushes, Troy ran after one once and he ended up getting prickles in his nose!

Troy has a new game which Mum really doesn’t like, and it’s called “Poo-roll”, it involves Troy finding the newest and the smelliest animal poo then he rolls in it, he did it the other day and it was all over his shoulders and neck. Mum went potty at him, she was almost being sick, but Troy was running up to her looking really chuffed with himself! Mum told Dad that he wasn’t allowed in the car and I said “what about me, I’ve got to go in the back with him”, Dad just looked at Troy and said “Why do you do that Troy”. On the way home, we had all the windows open and I told Troy not to come anywhere near me! Mum said he had to have a wash in the back garden with the nose pipe, and he wasn’t going to have a nice bubble bath – hahaha the shame of it.
Last week he started playing with what looked like a ball, he was throwing it in the air and shaking it, Dad ran over and to see what he was playing with and it turned out to be a hedgehog! Dad went mad at him, but Troy ran off laughing! Dad picked the hedgehog up and put it through the fence so Troy couldn't ‘play’ with it again.

Yesterday he found a field mouse and he picked it up and ran to Dad with it, I was shouting at him to put it down but he was laughing at me as he ran past. Dad told him to ‘drop it’ but he didn’t instead he threw it up in the air and then caught it and swallowed it!!!! Dad tried to pull it out of his mouth but by the time he caught Troy the dirty boy had eaten it. Honestly it was like watching that dinosaur thing on the box in the corner that Mum likes. He was soooo smelly last night I had to sleep downstairs!

Honestly that boy is just crackers, he was telling me that he wants some new toys, and I told him that he has to earn new toys by being good, but he’s said he’s come up with a plan and he’s going to open a pampering salon where he can give ‘Pawdicure’s’ – he tried his skills on Dad last night. I asked him what he was going to call his salon and he said - Troy’s Trotter Taming – he said he’s going to nibble toe nails – I told him that’s my job! I do Dad’s nails, he said “Oh well if you are looking for a job let me know”!! RUDE!

I cannot wait to see how this goes!

Lots of Love

Olga and Troy xxx 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Guess where we’ve been !!! Yes FOND HQ!

Hello everyone it’s only me Olga and my sidekick Troy Boy, well what a few weeks we’ve had! 

I went to see Duncan at Rutland House because my leg was a bit sore, plus I thought he might be missing me. Dad took me over and Duncan said he wanted me to stay with him so he could have a proper look at my leg the next day – see I knew he had missed me.
My favourite nurse Vicky came to see me for kisses and cuddles, she always brings me chicken as well, but I’ve not to tell anyone else because she would get in trouble – my chops are closed Vicky I promise 😊

The next morning Duncan came in and said he wanted to have a look inside my knee, I looked at him and thought has he got special eyes? I hoped so because last time he said that I ended up waking up with no fur on my back end! I thought I’m not falling for that again, so when he came to collect me I was on guard for his special treats because they always make me sleepy, ha not this time Duncay Boy I’ve got my eyes on you! Duncan sent Vicky in to get me and she said that I had to make sure I smiled when they are taking my photos, I kissed her and said “Of course anything for you Vicky, but don’t let Duncan give his special sweeties” Vicky looked at me and said “of course I won’t” she gave me a piece of chicken and gave me a lovely ear rub which always makes me sleepy.

When I woke up Duncan had done it again! My leg was bald again, and I had a shade of shame on! I shouted Vicky who came running in, I said “he’s done it again, you were meant to keep watch”, honestly, he just loves making me look silly. Vicky gave me a cuddle and said she will call my Mum to come and collect me. Troy thought he would help by fluffing the ‘poorly duvet’ but as usual he takes it too far!! 

Mum said I had to go back to see Duncan again to have my stiches out, but I decided I’m not going back there again I’ll take them out myself! 

I thought I’ll get away with this, Mum will never know. How wrong was I! I’m sure she has special powers because I thought I’d covered my tracks by even eating the stiches! But as soon she came in the room she looked at me and said “OLGA what have you done?” honestly, I don’t know how she does it! I said “Mum it wasn’t me it was Troy, when you went out he crept in when I was asleep and licked them out!” I thought brilliant she will never know it was me and Troy can take the blame!

I would have got away with it as well except for one thing. “Olga are you lying to me?” “No Mum I’m not I promise” – “I’m very disappointed Olga, Troy didn’t come in when you were sleep did he? I know this because he was in the other room, and you have one of the stiches stuck in your bottom peggys” – darn it! Busted.

I heard Dad on the phone talking to Auntie Pam and I heard him say we were going to go and see her and all my friends at FOND HQ, I ran in and told Troy but he didn’t believe me, I said if you see Dad come back with our house on wheels then we are off! Dad tried to sneak it back without telling me, but as soon as Mum came home with new duvets I knew it only meant one thing, we were off to Scotland 😊

Dad said we had to get up early to make sure we had all our toys packed and ready to go, I didn’t sleep at all I was too excited. Troy being as dumb as he is still didn’t know where we were going even when he saw our house on wheels hanging on to the car, and for the first few hours he kept saying “Olga it’s still hanging on”, in the end I told him to keep an eye on it, he sat there for hours hahaha. When we finally reached our little beach, Dad let us out and we had a run round, I love this place, but there was something new, I thought nooooo don’t tell me someone has beaten us to the best place ever!!! I ran out of our house on wheels to chase them off, Troy was laughing at me asking what I was doing.. he clearly still needs a lot of training.. as I got closer I realised it wasn’t a person it was a big rubber ring! – Fab it’s a new toy 😊

After a good sleep, we went to see Auntie Pam and my FOND friends, Priscilla, Zeus and Rolo. Troy barked a bit at Zeus and Rolo but he soon calmed down, Auntie Pam doesn’t allow laddish behaviour so he got told off hahaha. We all went out for a walk, and Troy even had a go on the ‘moving ground thing’, he said it was weird because he was walking but Mum and Dad were stood next to him? I didn’t ask him what he meant because sometimes it’s best not entertaining his mad ideas!

Auntie Pam asked if we could do a very important job, which was to doggy sit the FOND flock whilst she had a few errands to run, I said “of course Auntie Pam I’ll be in charge 😊” 

We spent the day at FOND and Dad took Rolo and Zeus out for a long walk. I stayed with Mum because it was raining hehehe. 

We were having a lovely cup or tea when Troy came running in shouting “Olga Olga come quick”, I said “What’s up Troy?” He said “Quick there’s something attacking Dad in the walled garden, we have to rescue him!” I ran out with him to see what was going on, and that’s when I spotted Dad playing with Zeus! He was running like mad around the garden and then jumping at Dad as he ran past, Dad was pretending to chase him and Zeus was dodging him. I told Troy that it was only Zeus, and Dad didn’t need rescuing. Troy wasn’t happy with Dad playing with another Dobie, especially when Dad taught Zeus the sit, down, stay trick that Troy does hahaha. We went back into the house and Troy muttered all the way saying “that’s my trick, not his, and that’s my Dad not his”, I told him to stop being silly.

When we got back to our house on wheels, we all went for a walk and Dad climbed the rocks, Troy tried to follow him but he’s not a good climber hahaha, he got stuck and I thought Dad was going to have to rescue him! If I was allowed to climb I would have beaten Dad and gone higher hahaha 😊, Mum hates it when we do that, she worries that we are going to fall, I keep telling her we have 4 foot drive hahahaha.

I wish we could stay on our beach forever, but Mum and Dad said we had to come back, but we will be going back again soon 😊.

See you soon
Lots of Love Olga and Troy Boy xxxx