On the 12th of February, 2012, Ollie was born late at night, in the house next door.
Three months later, he came to live with us, and has been my constant companion ever since. Hardly a moment of any day goes by when he is not close enough to me to touch, and the only time he is ever on his own is when he settles down on his bed at night.
He has mellowed my moods, given me reason to exercise and explore, and through him, I have met most of the people I know in Beetley.
Despite all his numerous surgical procedures and other medical problems, he has stuck with me loyally, and remained my best friend for those eight years.
Happy Birthday for yesterday, to the best dog anyone could ever hope to own.