Happiness is a Warm Puppy…

…and a Cool King


photo credit: Monica Medina

Oliver Twist, our Maltipoo puppy, is almost three months old! And, in case you’re wondering how the little tyke is getting along with the Master of the House, aka, Henry, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who descends from royalty, you need wonder no more.

Turns out, these fellows are as happy as can be. Two peas in a pod. Actually, more like, two pigs in a pen. In other words, they’re getting along just peachy!

Or, as Henry would say, “We are treating each other with the respect and civility befitting a royal of good standing. That would be me.”

So herewith, some recent photos of the dynamic duo in action, showing how they spend their day. After all, the proof is in the pudding!


photo credit: Julienne Aquino


photo credit: Julienne Aquino


photo credit: Julienne Aquino


photo credit: Julienne Aquino


photo credit: Julienne Aquino


photo credit: Julienne Aquino


photo credit: Monica Medina

Until next time!

49 thoughts on “Happiness is a Warm Puppy…

  1. Awww Monica, these photos are adorable. I see Henry is tolerating darling little Oliver really well. I feel a post coming about the tail nipping… They look as comfortable as ever with each other, what a lovely puppy. Your poor daughter, I bet it’s hard leaving them behind, especially Oliver. So cuddle worthy.

    • MM, I so feel sorry for Henry. It’s not his fault he has such a beautiful, feathery tail, and Oliver can be so merciless when it comes to pouncing and nipping at it. Poor H can be so tolerant and ends up putting up with a lot. Sigh. Still, can’t help loving that little guy. He is precious.

  2. They are so cute. I bet they bring you so much joy. One of my co-workers just got a King Charles Spaniel. I was looking at his photos and thought where have I seen this dog before. Now I know. Hope all is well Monica.

    • Hey Savvy, thanks for stopping by. Yep, they sure do bring me a lot of joy. I could cuddle them all day long! Let your co-worker know that Cavaliers make the best pets. They’re even-tempered, sweet-natured and love your company. My Henry is big for his breed but he’ll still sit on my lap whenever he can. I’m finding out that Maltipoos are also sweet. Rambunctious but sweet. πŸ™‚

  3. Awwww…they’re getting along famously…except that one of Oliver nipping Henry’s tail. Puppies will be puppies.
    Love their matching Hawaiian “jams”. So cute, Monica.

    • Henry doesn’t seem to mind having his tail nipped at. And when he does, he’s sure to let Oliver know. Those matching jammies are actually just harnesses. Aren’t they neat? πŸ™‚

  4. Monica, every photo in this post is priceless! I love these shots so much! That little Oliver looks like a handful! Poor Sir Henry. Looks like he’s either in for the ride or, in for the ride! hee hee! Yes, the bond is already well cemented. There’s no turning back for none of you. Oliver has barked his way into your hearts, and ours! πŸ™‚

    • Bella, I’m so glad these pictures are conveying to you and all my other readers how much Oliver has worked his way into our hearts. He’s such a cutie and he won Henry over. At first, Henry would have none of this, but Oliver was persistent and now they play regularly. It’s the sweetest thing!

  5. Oh look at how Oliver Twist is looking at Henry so adoringly in the first photo and the look on Henry’s face in the third from last is priceless! All are great photos Monica and what a great pair of friends πŸ™‚

    • Misty, Oliver truly looks up to Henry. He adores him. As for Henry, he’s very patient with Oliver and more and more, you’ll catch him playing with the little tyke. πŸ˜‰

    • I can’t get over the resemblance either! The harnesses we bought at the Walk for Animals we participated in,. They’re made by a company called Pet Harnesses by Ines. They’re small and don’t have a website but you can find them on Facebook. I love theses harnesses. Cute and effective. Easy to put on, too.

  6. Oh. My. Goodness. There’s just too much cuteness going on here, Monica! I love how the first photo looks like they’re dancing and the second one, like they’re singing. And in the end, why, they just curl up together and call it a day. Too precious, and thanks for the update!

    • Thanks, Debbie! If you ask me, these guys are the cat’s pajamas. They’re adorable and fun. And, Oliver’s youthful exuberance and joie de vivre is rubbing off on Henry! I love those photos, too. Especially the one where they appear to be singing. πŸ˜‰

  7. It is good Henry has decided to allow Oliver some play time. Wonderful he has determined to actually allow himself to be played with and in return enjoy it.

    They are adorable!

  8. Love the one with Oliver hanging onto Henry’s tail, and then the last one of them cuddling together. Adorable. Clearly, providing a world of fun for you.

    • Jayne, that’s Oliver’s favorite pastime. Hanging on to Henry’s tail. You should see him when we go on walks. All I can say is, poor Henry. The things he puts up with. Sheesh!

    • Brenda, you won’t know until you try. A friend of mine has had a cat for years. A few months ago she got a dog, and not just any dog, a HUGE one. Well, they get along just fine! So, you never know!

    • Jayde-Ashe, glad you stopped by today and left a comment.
      Dogs are fun and have personalities all their own. I feel pretty lucky to have such good-tempered ones who are learning to get along rather nicely! πŸ™‚

  9. So adorable. I have a Cavoodle. She is black and is a cross between a Cavalier and a Poodle, hence her Cavoodle line, and she ooks identical to your white puppy, Oliver Twist. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Zina!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Cavaliers have such pleasant personalities, don’t they? Of course, they’re considered a toy dog and are usually small in stature and weight. Not my Cavalier. He’s head and shoulders above all other Cavaliers we meet, and weightier, too. I call him the NBA Cavalier among his set. Your Cavoodle sounds adorable!

    • Jodi, my daughter helped nurture Oliver back to health and now she’s getting ready to return to the midwest. She’s miserable about leaving these guys. So if you’re daughter wants to move in, I can certainly use help in caring for them! πŸ˜‰

    • Totsy, I bought their new harnesses from a vendor at the Humane Society’s Walk for Animals, which we participated in earlier this month. I like the way they coordinate, too. My daughter says they look like the Von Trapp kids when Maria outfitted them with play clothes made from the same curtains. These two are wearing same fabric, different styles.

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