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Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hello Dolly!

She is pure corgi and the same color as Ollie!

That is the name of our newest family member -- a little girl corgi.    We think she's about a year old and she has a sad tale.

For she was "dumped" at a gas station.    The station worker saw a truck drive up, let her out and then drive off.    She was at the station (and in the ravine) for a few days when a friend stopped at the station, saw the dog wanting to get in and said something to him.

"Naw, she ain't our dog" he said "she was dumped" and he her the story of the man and the truck.

Since the station was on 2 busy highways, my friend decided to rescue her for the next time she traveled that way she didn't want to see her squished on the highway.

Home she came.

And I received a call.

"You're the only person I can think of that has a corgi" she said.   And she told me that since she already had three dogs she couldn't keep a fourth and would I be interested.

"I would" I told her but I also told her the most important part was Ollie.    If he would accept her, then I would as well.    For he is 14 and we're not sure how much time he has left and we didn't want his last days, weeks, months or even years to be stressful.    He didn't deserve that.

I would come and meet her, I said, and if we got along, then I would bring her home and let Ollie decide.

He accepted her immediately (and he doesn't usually like strange animals) and although they don't lie in a pile, they do enjoy walks together and are even courteous at meal times.    

I think she's around a year old, she has manners, she's housebroke and like Ollie, she doesn't get on the furniture or bed!     They're "ground" dogs!

She'll be on my sidebar for she'll have as much to say as Ollie!

She has that cute corgi face!

Husband Jim named her Dolly and she'll come when called!     So, say "Hello" to "Dolly" - the newest resident at Linderhof!



Well you know I had to say Hello Dolly!
I rarely get to say it only hear it. Such a cute one she is!

Pondside said...

Hello Dolly! You're a sweetie!

From the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on the adoption of sweet Dolly! It seems meant to be and Oliver knew that well. I hope all four of you have many happy days together!


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I am so sad that people can just abandon animals as Dolly was, but so glad that she found her way to a new loving home! May she bring you all much joy!

lindaraxa said...


Dolly is a gift from God and I will tell you why. Lucy has a Twitter friend named Macintosh who is about the same age as Oliver. He is the most beautiful Westie I have ever seen. His parents very wisely decided to get another male about a couple of years ago. When the "time comes" the pain of losing a family member will not be as hard if there is another to ease the pain.

Lucy is only 8 but I have never loved a dog (or a human for that matter) as much as I love her. I intend to do the same in a few years for the pain will be unbearable when she is no longer here.

Enjoy Dolly. She is adorable and both of you are lucky to have found each other!

podso said...

What a sweet story! You would have corgis--they seem like British dogs to me, I guess because the queen has them. Looks like she will be a good companion to Oliver in his latter days.

Anonymous said...

It is a sweet story - not a sad one - have to say I LOVE your "ground dogs". My dogs don't get on stuff with out being put back on the ground... I just was not smart enough to call them ground dogs - until now.

megan said...

Oh Martha, that is wonderful. I think Dolly was meant for you and Oliver. I was wondering if any one fed her whilst she was hanging around at the garage.
Hope you all have many happy years together.

Denise said...

Hello Dolly! Martha, she is so cute! She's smiling, and I love a smiley dog. :) I think it's great that she has found a loving home, and I'm so glad Ollie accepted her so graciously. What a sweet story. Our MacDuff is also a "ground dog," and a smiler too.

Have a great weekend, Martha!


Denise at Forest Manor

Rowan said...

She's lovely, I'm so glad that she's found a loving home and I'm sure she'll be a good friend for Ollie in his twilight years.

Canadian Chickadee said...

She's beautiful! It sounds as if she'd had pretty good care up until the time that she was dumped off. I don't usually cut people any slack about that, but perhaps there was a reason the people who owned her couldn't keep her. Maybe someone lost their job, or the owner died.

Anyway, I'm so glad Dolly found a new home. She's lovely, and I'm sure you'll be so glad you took her in. Strays make wonderful pets because they're so grateful. (And people say dogs don't understand!! They do, far more than we give them credit for.)

So congratulations on your new friend. And may I say, lucky Dolly! xoxo

Bookie said...

So sad about Dolly's first life...glad you have her now!! A good home for what sounds like a good glad Ollie approved. He knew!

On Crooked Creek said...

What a precious story of Linderhof's newest family member! Ollie, I'm thrilled that you have a new friend! Welcome,'re going to like it here!

Marilyn said...

I love a story with a happy ending!♥♫

Michelle said...

What a sweetie! She found a really good home with you!

Michelle said...

What a sweetie! She found a really good home with you!

Southerncook said...

She is soooooooo cute and one lucky girl to have found just the right home. It was just meant to be and I know Ollie will love her too.


Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Well, Dolly is adorable and you and Oliver are wonderful to accept her into your life. Kudos also to your caring friend who rescued her.

Deb said...

Bless your heart, Martha. I hate to hear these 'dumping' tales but I do love to know they have been given a second chance. How do these people sleep at night?

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Just came by for a visit, Martha and spotted Dolly on your sidebar. I thought this couldn't be very long ago! Glad you and Jim could make Dolly a part of the family and that Ollie is a true gentleman! A great addition! xxoo Nancy

Beth said...

Thanks for giving Dolly a loving home, Martha. I think this will be a win-win situation for all of you! She is a beauty too.