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Adventurous Olive

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Adventerous Olive age 3 months old

God works in strange and mysterious ways we will never understand. On November 23, 2016, the evening before Thanksgiving, Our Miss Belle suddenly and unexpectedly died while I fixing the dogs' supper meal. What was so upsetting is she was not sick, had not been injured, in fact had just to the vet the week before for her yearly physical, and had a clean bill of health. She was only 5 1/2 years old, exactly six months from her sixth birthday. Our hearts were shattered, broken beyond description, and the sadness we all felt both human and animals here is indescribable. But unknown to us, God had a plan for us, because also unknown to us a beautiful and loving baby Bloodhound soon to be called Olive was born the evening before. Twas the same pattern.....Like I did with Lily, I started to dream about Olive and her listing just appeared in my emails every day at the age of 5 weeks old until she was 11 weeks old, the day when I made the decision to bring her home. We would like to think this sweet girl is Belle reincarnated. If she is or not, this sweet girl has helped heal all of our broken hearts and has brought laughter and much happiness once again to our household. We will never forget our Belle, but cherish  sharing her life and the happiness of her in our memories forever.
         
Olive is Lily's full sister, same parents. Also ironically both Lily and Olive have the same exact markings and coloring as puppies. And as Olive grows, she lightens up and looks more like Lily every day, confusing MANY people trying to figure out which Bloodhound girl is which.  Even the doggy dad has been fooled a few times, so to keep folks straight who is who, they wear different collars and their name tags are quite visible.

When I brought Olive home and introduced her the rest of the pack, like Pepper and Ulysses, Lily became very happy and excited, and started sniffing her all over, but suddenly started happily whining, and her tail was wagging like 90 mph as she was sniffing  and started washing Olive all over while inspecting her like a momma dog would her pup. At first we thought  Lily smelled her biological momma and poppa on Olive, but then we both realized Lily knew this was her sister as did Olive. The two  Bloodhound girls are inseparable. We realize God has given us another gift of love, and this was meant to be. And the great thing about her name, Adventurous Olive, every day is an adventure.

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Big sister Lily loving her sister Olive the day we brought her home.

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Lily and Olive sharing a cuddle. They are always together.

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Olive and Lily napping on the couch.

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From the back going left to right is Pepper, her brother Ulysses, Olive and Lily

Judy Greenawalt


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