Olive, Paisley, Fergus, and Molly's Photo Album

About Olive, Paisley, Fergus, and Molly

  • Olive (Australian Cattle Dog) 8 years, 10 months old in Renton, WA
  • Paisley (Chihuahua) 5 years, 6 months old in Renton, WA
  • Fergus (Cat & Domestic Longhair) 3 years, 2 months old in Renton, WA
  • Molly (Cat & Domestic Longhair) 7 years, 2 months old in Renton, WA

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Olive, Paisley, Fergus, and Molly's Owner

More Details

About Olive

Very sweet, loves attention, she's a protector. Will alert you to potential danger, even if that danger is only in her imagination (neighbors walking by outside). If you talk sweet to her she'll be your best friend forever. She's also good at corralling other dogs, making them "come" or go out. She's very obedient and knows "come," "sit," "stay," "up," and "roll over." But will only listen if you're holding a treat. She can also do "high five" and "shake." She's very good off leash. She'll stick right by you, and if she happens to wander away, a whistle or name calling will bring her right back. But since we moved in May of 2019, she's become a little less predictable. A little too protective. She'll lunge and bark at people on your walk so be sure to hold on to the leash tight. I also have been putting her in a diaper at night to avoid accidents and it requires lots of nibbles of treats to get her in it.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 8 years, 10 months old
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
  • Tracking Chip: No
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
    Yes, but has been a little incontinent the last few months. This means she requires frequent walks at set times. Approximately 7-8am, 2-3pm, 5-6pm, 11-12pm
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    Unless on-leash. I don't trust her with anyone on leash. She's very protective.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    If she's on leash, the introduction needs to be made carefully and slowly
  • Gets along with cats: Yes

Special Requirements

She's been getting a little grumpy in her old age. A little less predicable and obedient than she used to be. If she growls, listen to her. She's telling you to back off. Usually a treat will make everything okay.

About Paisley

Paisley is sweet and submissive. However, if a dog bothers her while she's eating or sleeping, she'll growl. Her way of showing playfulness is jumping around another god and occasionally growling...but not in an aggressive way. She's never been truly aggressive. Very sweet and gentle. Never let her off leash outside. She will run and think it's the funnest game ever. If for any reason she happens to get out, run the way you want her to go and she will occasionally follow.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 5 years, 6 months old
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Breed: Chihuahua
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Yes
    She occasionally has accidents but will go on a potty pad (provided)
  • Gets along with children: Yes
    She may bark or growl but if you hold her and let the child pet her, she'll get used to the child quickly.
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
    She's very curious about other dogs.
  • Gets along with cats: Yes
    However she'll growl at Fergus if he touches her.

Special Requirements

She's a runner. Keep her on the leash when outside unless fenced. She may try to slip out the door when you come and go.

About Fergus

Fergus is a teddy bear, but has been known to be wary of visitors when we're not home. He may be a huge cuddle bug, or he may hiss. Either way, his pill is designed to mellow him out. We also have a Feliway plug in that's supposed to settle his hormones down.

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 3 years, 2 months old
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Breed: Cat & Domestic Longhair
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Neutered: Yes
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
  • Gets along with cats: Yes
    Her arch nemesis is her sister Molly. He wants to play rough with her but Molly will have none of it. He must be kept far, far away from her.

Special Requirements

He has 1/4 of a pill every morning in a pill pocket. He loves it. The other dogs think they get a treat too. Go ahead and give them a teeny treat (not the pill pocket.)

About Molly

Molly is super sweet and gentle. Her front paws are declawed (not by us). So she can't defend herself well. She just likes to cuddle, sleep and eat. I'm not sure how she'll feel about having my daughter gone so she may want to come out more than usual. But she's not shy to let you know what she wants.

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 7 years, 2 months old
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • Breed: Cat & Domestic Longhair
  • Tracking Chip: Yes
  • Spayed: Yes
  • House Trained: Unknown
  • Gets along with children: Yes
  • Gets along with other dogs: Yes
  • Gets along with cats: No

Special Requirements

Molly is terrified of Fergus. She lives in my daughter's room. She can come out if she wants (and she'll let you know loudly when she wants out). Go ahead and let her out, but at the first sign of screeching/hissing, put her back in the room. The fight usually sets Olive off and Olive protects Fergus (I think because he used to be the baby) so she'll go after Molly. It's horrible, they all gang up on her. So do whatever you have to do to keep her alive. Also, if she's out and you need to leave, please return her to the room. She can only be out when someone is around.