Meet Oliver

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Meet Ollie. He is our brand new puppy and the main reason why finishing up War & Peace by the end of February was so tough. He's possibly the sweetest dog in history.

We named him Oliver in part as a nod to Dickens. Even though Oliver Twist isn't my favorite character or book of his, Oliver makes a much better dog name than Murdstone or Havisham. I was tempted to name him Atticus or Leo, but in the end Oliver was the best fit.


(Me and my pup on the night we got him)

More Wordless Wednesday here.

Photos by moi and the Huz.

19 comments:

Jillian said...

ADORABLE! And good call on the Oliver. I don't know how training your cute little pup would be for you if you have to keep repeating the name Murdstrone again and again. Haha.

Sandy Nawrot said...

OMG he is ADORABLE! Those eyes! I love it when their paws are almost too big for their little bodies. He is going to grow up to be one big doggy. I'm so envious. I've had dog sadness for such a long time, ever since we had to put down our Lab. Now we are overrun with cats and a guinea pig, so puppies must wait.

Charley said...

He looks like such a sweetheart!

LindyLouMac said...

What an adorable puppy, Oliver suits him!

PippaD AKA Mummy said...

He looks like an Oliver! So sweet!

Shelley said...

So cute! I love the name.

Jeanne said...

Aw. I love puppies...at other peoples' houses!

Jo said...

So cute!!! :)

Teacher/Learner said...

Sweet :) I love that name for a dog. Great choice!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Awwwwww! What a little darling! =D

Maybe you could adopt a mutt from the pound, name him "Dodger" and hope that your Oliver is a good influence on him. ;-)

Kristi said...

So cute! Oliver my least favorite Dickens too, but I love the name. I love the suggestion above about getting another and naming him Dodger. Too funny! Enjoy your puppy!

Avid Reader said...

Jillian - Here Murdy, sit Murdy. Not so much.

Sandy - His paws are HUGE! He's so clumsy right now. Sounds like you have no shortage of pets right now.

Enbrethiliel - I love that! Dodger woudl be the perfect name for a mutt. Just brilliant.

Kristi - I suggested about 100 character/author names, but Oliver was the only one the Huz and I definitely agreed on. I liked that it's a nod to Dickens and it really is the perfect name for him. He's undeniably an "Ollie."

Jenners said...

Oh he is so so cute! And I love the name as well. I could see him being a huge distraction though!

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

How much fun! I just want to hug him!

BookQuoter said...

Oliver is perfect. He looks like a charmer!!

Mariul said...

Hi LibraryThing Friend
Just wanted to say hi to that cutie of a dog and to you, too, of course.
Ulla aka Mariul

Avid Reader said...

Thanks guys! I'm sending Ollie all of your virtual love. He's definitely a distraction, but a good one.

mari said...

So cute. I never knew my dog as a puppy because we rescued him later in his life. Oliver's a great name. Um...you didn't consider Pip? hee.

Avid Reader said...

mari - I did consider Pip! That was just about the only other Dickens name that would have worked.