Thursday, February 7, 2013

From House Elf to Whoville to Who Knows

Those of you who follow our blog probably remember when we first adopted our puppy, Olivia. As you may remember, she was a rather scrawny, hairless little thing:

And while I may not go as far as to say she was ugly, when friends of ours, Bruce and Colleen, stopped by for a visit, Bruce said she bore a striking resemblance to Dobby, the house elf from the Harry Potter movies:

I had to admit there were some similarities.

To give you an idea of how tiny she was, Olivia and the kitten, Bronte, could look each other in the eyes:

But weeks passed, and Olivia got bigger and started growing some fur.

Her resemblance to Dobby has disappeared, mostly. Instead she now looks more like Max, the dog from How the Grinch Stole Christmas:

See what I mean?

We really have no clue what breed mix she is, how big she'll get, if her fur will stay relatively short or be long and flowing. What we do know is her legs seem to get longer by the week, and her eyes -- oh those eyes -- retain that pound puppy look that can melt your heart.

But Olivia isn't the only one who has been on a growth spurt. Check out the latest fur kid photo:

And yes, they still sleep together, play together, and get into trouble together. May they always stay the best of buddies.


  1. I get what you mean by those eyes. Just don't let me look at them too long or I'll go limp. What cute little critters your cat and dog are! Mary B.

  2. It is always great to have furry friends. I just love them! They make life complete!

    1. Pet kids can be a real treat, Deb. It's just when the cat and the dog tag team and create havoc that I have some second thoughts :)