Friday, February 26, 2016

Goodbye to Oliver

Oliver, a popular Summit Street Community Garden member
Last week the Summit Street Community Garden lost one of its beloved four-legged members: Oliver, the 8-year-old smooth fox terrier of garden members Ron and Seth. Ollie was a friendly presence in the garden, a frequent visitor who could often be seen merrily sniffing his way along the paths and wagging his tail as a greeting to all.

He had been adopted by Ron and Seth in July 2012, when Ollie was 5 years old, after he retired from his career as a champion show dog.  
Oliver during his days as a show dog
“He loved the garden,” recalls Ron. “Whenever Seth or I walked him past it, he tried to pull us in. He especially loved rolling around the in the grass. He would also run and run and run around the outside perimeter of the boxes.”

Oliver was a small dog, but the loss to the garden is a big one. As sad as his sudden passing is, it’s hard not to think of this friendly dog without a smile. We’ll all miss you, Ollie. 

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