February 28, 2019

First Year with Ollie

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First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

This is the cutest, fluffiest feature I’ve posted in a while!!! This is a special post because I’ve had Ollie for a little over a year now and it’s time to share and celebrate the moments we have experienced together! I cannot believe it has been a year already, but I’m so impressed by the pup he is today. He definitely still has the “pup” in him, but I’m noticing him starting to chill out which is a relief to this business woman! 😉

Ollie is full of love so I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the things he loves the most with you all!!!! Get ready for some cuteness!!!!

Ollie loves taking photos!

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Ollie loves Me … I think.

First day home. <3

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Then there are times he doesn’t want to have his photo taken for our Christmas cards.

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

He LOVES his Dad.

The first time they met after Alex came back from an African medical mission trip a year ago. <3 Melts my heart!!!!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie doesn’t just LOVE his Dad… He’s obsessed.

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Whether they are on adventures….

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Or just hanging out… Ollie wants to be wherever his Daddy is.

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie loves his family.

Same hike // March December. HA!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

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Ollie loves people!

He is so loved by so many friends of all ages!!!

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When there’s a Bachelor night… He’s also there for the ladies. 😉

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Kisses from Ollie never get old!!!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

He loves his furry friends!

He has besties across the country and in our neighborhood! It’s funny when someone asks me where Ollie is and my response is he’s playing at a friend’s house. HA! Sound like such a mom already!!!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie loves adventures!!!

Which is why he has the Instagram name of @ollietheadventurepup

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Ollie loves traveling!

Especially if it involves traveling to see his Dad!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie loves being a homebody too!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

And sleeping.

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

He loved his snuggle buddy.

Until he had explosive diarrhea and had to say goodbye…

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie loves couch time.

GUYS. This was neverrrrr my intention to allow him to be a couch dog!!! Alex and my family had a different opinion so I gave in… 

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Ollie loves walks!

Especially if it’s through Petco and he gets to pick out a new toy. 😉

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

We love playing ball outside during the summertime! In Florida, though, he’s OBSESSED with pine cones and will carry them around. HAHA!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie loves baths and DIRT.

I mean… I would take a clean dog over a dirty dog but I cannot say no a dog who wants to be adventurous!!!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie loves wine and pizza.

Who wouldn’t want a dog who had an appreciation for wine and pizza?!

(Ollie didn’t really have any wine in case I needed to clarify. ;))

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Ollie loves dressing up!

He’s my bandana pup!!!

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Ollie loves the Holidays!

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

Ollie doesn’t love saying goodbye…

First Year with Ollie | VA + FL Portrait Photographer

My world completely changed a year ago when he came into my life, and now I cannot imagine a life without Ollie. 🙂 He is so loved by many and he loves everyone/anyone. I wouldn’t want it any other way!!! There’s a lot of change coming his way, but I know he will be excited to be with his Dad full-time! I look forward to many more adventures over the years ahead. <3 But in the meantime, we are gearing up for his neutering procedure on Monday … AH! Hopefully, everything will go smoothly with a fast recovery!!!

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