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    Default Oliver, Part II

    Some of you may remember the short life of little Oliver, the golden pup with multiple heart defects who joined us too briefly before passing away at the age of four months. We so desperately wanted him to be a troublesome dog, the sort you have trouble bonding to, but he was a sweetie from day one. His passing left a huge empty spot in our house...

    We got a call a couple of weeks ago from the Jesuit priest who had adopted his brother, Canisius, also suffering from heart defects but not so badly they were expected to kill him. Just enough to keep him frail and sickly. Well, the priest was being sent overseas for six months and could we possibly board the pup?

    Being suckers for dogs, we agreed...and after dropping off the little fellow the priest vanished from the face of the earth! No phone, no email, no snail mail address. Gone.

    And little Canisius is the spitting image of Oliver both physically and in personality. The same snuffling. The same panting. The same way of licking us -- tongue touching us, pause for breath, continue the swipe. Uncanny how much it feels like Olliver has come home!

    Pete

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    None -yet. Until then FunBuggy (EZ-Go) will have to do!

    Default Re: Oliver, Part II

    Well Pete, I can't think of a better home for Canisius than with you, Tamara, and the rest of the pack! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    It would be somewhat disconcerting to have this dog behave just like Oliver. But they are brothers, so maybe not so surprising.

    Just curious. How does one brother get named Oliver and the other Canisius ?? And where does the name Canisius come from or what does it mean? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Oliver, Part II

    His original name was Moe, but any name that rhymes with "No!" is a bad idea for a dog. And since he was going directly to the priest, he went unnamed so Father Ron could do the honors. Being a Jesuit, he naturally chose a famous Jesuit -- Saint Peter Canisius.

    Of course Tamara is having a field day with the name! Suspicious Canisius. Vicious Canisius. Pernicious Canisius, etc, etc. This from the woman who took a perfectly fine name, Glenfiddich, and shortened it to Fiddy, then Giddy, and finally Itty Bitty Giddy Fiddy! The poor dog is so confused he comes running when we call the cats! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    Pete

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    None -yet. Until then FunBuggy (EZ-Go) will have to do!

    Default Re: Oliver, Part II

    </font><font color="blue" class="small">( The poor dog is so confused he comes running when we call the cats! )</font>

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