ALL ABOUT OLIVER MY STANDARD POODLE!


Thanks for joining us on this week of videos that are slightly different than our normal. Today’s video is all about Ollie. You guys wanted to know some special details about Ollie. Yeah, some of his favorites and so we’re gonna let him tell you. Just kidding. We’re gonna tell you. Oh, I was like, oh, that’s a new part. I didn’t know about that. I was, I figured we could like, insert a clip of him just sitting there. [chuckling] ♬ So you gotta breathe, breathe, breathe, breathe ♬ ♬ Let it go and let it be, be, be ♬ [both] Good morning! Hey guys, welcome to today’s video. Ollie’s out of here. Peace out. Peace out Girl Scout. This video is all about him. This is about you Ollie. Hey Ollie, they’re gonna want to see you. Yeah, come here. Come here. Good boy. Perfect. Come around. Here. Right here. Perfect. Yes, good boy. Good boy. Good boy. Okay. Hi, my name is Winnie the puppy. I had a question for Ollie boy. What’s your favorite toy and treat? By far, his favorite treat in the entire world… are his dental treats. Which is hilarious. I mean, I guess they formulated them for dogs to love them. I don’t know, but he loves his dental treats. He gets it every other day and we have a little song that we sing whenever he gets it. And then we have a routine at home, if you guys have seen this, where when we sing the song Oliver goes and he opens the cabinet, he gets out his dental chew, takes it to Mary. Mary says go close the door and he runs back, closes the cabinet door, and then comes and Mary unwraps his treat for him. So. We kind of enjoy that little routine of ours. And his favorite toy, toys, multiple, anything by Planet Dog. We… Well, specifically their Orbee-Tuff balls. Ah, feel that wind. Ahhh! So first it started with the snowball. And then once we realized that this ball was made in a way that he couldn’t destroy it. He is a chomper. Yes. Five chompers. I don’t know. All the way. But he’s a chomper. So he started with the snowball, then… a ton of other balls were added to the, to the mix and now he has almost all of the Orbee-Tuff balls that you can purchase and he loves them. Yeah. So much. They are, as the package says, minty and buoyant. They have like, a unique smell and they float. So we can take them when we go on the boat and all of that. But the main reason is that he can’t destroy them. He loves chewing them. He loves chasing them, fetching them, all of that, but he’ll, some of those he’ll spend awhile just kind of… It’s like chewing gum for him, but he doesn’t get through it the surface so they’re his favorite. Hi, I’m Mandy and this is Hallie and we’re in Arkansas, and I was wondering how you guys deal with public access issues, and how you decide on when it might be best to leave Ollie at home, such as when you’re going on vacation. Access issues. Okay. We try to keep it real calm. And we try to say, oh, he’s a service dog. So, you know, with confidence saying like, yep, he’s a service dog. And if they push back even more we are quick to educate them on service dog laws. But typically when you say… oh, he’s my service dog, the employee or whoever’s… you know, inquiring that usually ends the conversation. Yeah. Yeah, and by access, public access issues, it’s just if someone in like a public store or whatever would say something like, oh, you can’t have a dog here. Right. In that scenario we would say oh, he’s a service dog, and most, I mean, we find probably 90% of the time like, that’s all that, um… All that happens in those scenarios where they’re like, no, no dogs whatsoever. Then we’ll have to kind of educate them about what a service dog is and how he, um, how service dogs help people in public places and that sort of thing and so that’s kind of how we approach that. But of course, as you can imagine, whenever somebody, whenever there’s that kind of… I don’t want to call it a conflict. Confrontation. Yeah. That kind of thing. Your heart races a million miles a minute, even though you know what you are supposed to say, it still makes your heart just race, and so we just try to keep it as calm as possible. And sometimes the conversation doesn’t go as peacefully as you’d hope. But you have to just kind of move on. That’s part of having a service dog. And it is a difficult, one of the more difficult parts of having a service dog, but I have researched and prepared myself to be ready to answer when people do ask and that’s all you can really do. There are a few scenarios where we choose to leave Oliver at home. One is if we’re gonna be hanging out with alligators. A couple years ago we went to Florida and we were hanging out with alligators, and so that wouldn’t be a good time. Or a zoo in general. Sometimes there’s like, animal diseases or bacteria or whatever that can be picked up in like a zoo environment, and so in those situations we typically would leave Oliver at home. An operating room. He’s not allowed in an operating room. And so he does not come with me in that scenario. And then if I’m gonna be on a roller coaster or that sort of thing. I haven’t been on a roller coaster in years, but if it happens, he would stay home for that. Or like, take this week for example. He always stays with me in the hospital when I’m in the hospital and you know, when I’m going to the hospital for a visit for a day and all of that. But like this week, you guys know that we are at a different hospital for a week long intensive testing situation and we are in a completely new environment where we’re going to be in and out of doctors visits back to back to back, Monday through Friday. And this was a scenario where we decided Oliver’s gonna stay with my parents at this time. For a lot of different reasons. Yeah. And I think that, you know, a lot of what goes into us thinking about you know, situations where it might be better for Oliver to be at home than working as a service dog is when sometimes we know that our situation isn’t gonna allow for us to care for his needs as a service dog. So like, some handlers when they go in the hospital their service dog won’t come in with them because, um… there’s not somebody to help care for the dog’s needs or that sort of thing. And that’s like, totally like, it’s all a situation by situation and how it… what’s gonna work best for both the handler and the service dog. Yes, and that is such a good point that a service dog is, you know, you’ve heard the term a service dog is not a robot. He has his own set of needs. And so to make sure that his needs are met the best… that we can do, you know, if I’m in the hospital… I have to make sure that Peter’s gonna be available to take him outside and like, make sure he gets exercise and all of that. And like Peter was mentioning, some patients choose not to have their service dog come to the hospital cuz maybe they don’t have somebody who can meet the dog’s needs. So anyway, this week we just decided there’s a ton of unknowns about the new hospital. We don’t know what its gonna be like, and so for that reason it’s best to take that variability of caring for Oliver and his needs, take that off the table for this week. And for that reason… we decided that he will stay. Have a little vacation with my parents. Hey Mary and Peter. It’s Michaela here. My question is if you didn’t name Ollie or Oliver his name what were other names you were considering? Thanks. That’s actually a really funny question because I think he, in our minds, had different names in the few days before we picked up Oliver. I think we had Tucker. Was one of those? Tucker. Yes. But- Which I had forgotten. Yeah. I think he would be a cute Tucker. Another one was Bear. Just Bear. We saw him as a puppy and he just looked like a teddy bear. He still does but I think even more so as a puppy and so we were thinking of calling him Bear. And it was gonna be Bear Alexander. Oh, that’s funny. Was there anything else? I don’t think so. Tucker, Bear… I think Oliver James is just the perfect name for him. It did take time though, for me to like, for it to click in my mind. Okay, your name is Oliver. Oliver. And like… But now it just feels right. Yeah, and you guys also know that he has plenty of other names like, well, he goes by Ollie. He goes by bones, bonesy. Ollie boy. And of course you guys are gonna say where did the nickname bones come from? Well, when he was a puppy he was a sleepy little boy and we would sing the song- [both singing] Lazybones. You’re moving in slow motion. And so that turned into us just calling him bones and then because he’s Ollie, we, I think it kind of became bonesy. Oh, okay. I didn’t know where that- I don’t know. I mean, I’m just trying to think of some kind of logic between the nicknames we give him. But he pretty much just responds to our voices at this point. He knows, I think he knows all his names. Thanks for joining us on this Oliver’s edition of the Frey Life. And… [both] As always, we will see you tomorrow. Goodnight! [Peter talking as Ollie] Goodnight, guys. We’ll see you tomorrow. [Mary] Oh. Sure, I’ll hold your head. ♬♬

100 thoughts on “ALL ABOUT OLIVER MY STANDARD POODLE!

  • We have adopted the name “bones” for our dog Ziggy now too! I totally forgot that I stole it from you guys until just now 😂

  • Hi Guy`s + Ollie Boy , well seeing how this is about you today , how have you been ? <Ollie __ Woof / woofff > O__ ok , well I am sure you miss Mary & Peter , but you will see them soon. < wofwfo __ woof woof >__ I completely understand Oliver , , you want to be by there side , well just think how happy you will be to see them . < Bark Woof > __ See Ollie , you`er already practicing for the big welcome back . < Grlelll woof _woof greelll > Ok I`ll tell them , Alright guy`s Ollie Boy wants you all to be safe out there , and we will see you tomorrow !! Take care , Gary 

  • My dog’s favorite treats are also her dental bones. It’s sometimes the only way we can get her to come in when she has wet feet, because she hates her feet getting washed!

  • 8:21 hospitals should start employing people specificaly to help patients take care of their service animal.

  • When are you getting those sweaters what you are wearing Mary in 5xl I have endometriosis swelling it doesn’t show it . Would love to get one more options in that size. I love my other sweaters. Please 😁😇

  • I feel bad and left out because the only way to communicate with you guys or get through is to be good at posting video of ourselves, which I don't want to show. So I'm not part of the community or someone anyone will answer if I need to say something. We all love you, Ollie!

  • I'm praying so hard Perter and Mary! I'm worried about you! 🙁 I wish I could donate a lower right lobe of the lung and a liver lobe to you. Those two procedures are done sometimes, though maybe not together. Love and best wishes!

  • i love dogs so much. Ollie is such a sweet boy. i am so glad he has a wonderful family and home life with you guys as his mommy and daddy. love you guys!

  • I sent you a picture of me once in an old Frey Life T-shirt, but when I look at it now it's so ugly I wish I didn't send it. I'm sure you were horrified that I ever even wore one of your shirts, Mary. It had a painting of yours on it and everything.

  • All 4 of my toy poodles have nicknames. Buddy was Buddy boy & Daddy (R.I.P.). His son was Vincent. We had planned on selling him so didn’t name him. After 3 different buyers fell through, was was 15 weeks old and still nameless…I called him “mister” for lack of a name…decided to keep him and spent a week trying out different names. None of them seem to fit him. Watched an episode of LOST. The mysterious very seldom seen dog on the show was named Vincent. When the boy was calling for the dog, mister kept cocking his head and looking at the TV. So Vincent he became (R.I.P.). He also went by Vinnie & MrMr. His mother is Cissy, AKA mommy. Her daughter Daisy, AKA Daisy Duke or little girl.

  • Cute video. Love Ollie boy. If anyone is interested here’s the song “Lazy Bones” that Mary is referring to that they used to nickname Ollie, Bonzy.
    “Lazy Bones” Words and Music by Ron Hamilton aka Patch The Pirate. https://youtu.be/cVbghRZm-vg

  • I hope this week you are taking time in between medical tests to rest. Praying for you both!!!! Sending love from Nebraska!!!!

  • Awww, this was such a cute little video!!!! All about Ollie boy!!! 🐕🐶 Too cute!! 💙❤💙

    🙏 Hoping that things are going great and you're having an amazing day today. ❤

    🌼have a great night. Sending positive vibes & HUGE virtual hugs🌼

  • Does anyone know why the liver and/or kidneys are effected by CF? Is it to do with the amount of meds taken over many years?

  • Thanks for a week of great vlogs, Mary and Peter. You’ve been in my thoughts and in my prayers- both of you, so very much this week.
    You have GOT this – ONE more day!….you rock stars! ✨🌟⭐️

  • I am so thinking of you and hoping for you …! Kind regards and thank you so much for your pre-recorded videos!

  • Dear Mary, I hope things are going well for you as you go through testing this week. My prayers are with you and Peter.

  • Praying that all is going well. I am sure you are exhausted with all the back to back appointments. Take care and looking forward to updates.

  • How cute and adorable vlog. In your next video can you show some pictures of Olly when he was a puppy. Mary and Peter you both are such amazing people who just shine with love and kindness. As always lots of blessings and prayers and love to you both and Olly.

  • I know this is a late question but I know if Peter gets sick, Mary has to keep distance but is it possible to get germs from Ollie? I don't have a dog so I'm sorry if that is a dumb question.

  • Mary- I have a question. The other day I was shopping for the OGP department at my Walmart and A lady was walking down a crowded isle with her service dog, so I waited until other people had passed by and there was room for me to get down the isle with my cart. Does Ollie get nervous or overwhelmed when too many people are in one place around him? I was going to tell the lady with the service dog why I waited because I think she felt like her dog was in the way, but that was not the case at all. I just wanted other people to clear from the isle before I continued down it so she could shop with her service dog in peace.

    Also, for me I find I get too nervous in a crowded place so that is another reason why I waited. I really struggle with being in a small area with a lot of people.

  • Hugs and happy thoughts being sent to Mary and Peter during all of the testing.
    Ollie is such a cute and sweet dog.

  • My bestfriend has a service dog and the dogs name is princess bella and my friend has me taje care of her dog while she goes to the hospital and i get to enjoy time with her.

  • Oh a clip of Ollie getting his treats would have been delightful as well as what his favorite balls look like. 😁

  • When Ollie is chomping he looks like he is talking. Love him. I think he would look so distinguished with glasses.

  • I have Never been a fan of standard poodles, preferred the little ones but Oliver has completely won me over, he is so adorable. 💜💜

  • Oh! Awesome! Thank you SO much for this video! I love this tip about the Orbee balls 🏀 I have 2 border collies and they are chompers as well! Plus we have the family cottage aka lake house so floating balls are important as well! I'm definitely going to get a few! @planetdoglife You should do a partnership with Mary, Peter and Oliver! @thefreylife

  • I think y'all could've just named him Adorable and it would've suited him just fine💜🐶🐾

  • My service dog is only away from me is during surgery. She comes into pre-op and post-op and stays in the hospital with me. I can’t imagine leaving her with someone. She freaks out when she can not see me. I few weeks ago I had surgery and Daisy (my service dog) stayed with my husband in the waiting room and she would cry a little.

  • I hope your long and hard week is answering all your tough questions and that you and Peter come home with rested hearts. You both have been present in my mind this week. I hope both of your families have peace throughout this crazy journey. Your channel has brought so much to my life in just your 15 or 20 minute snippets. You both have so much to give and you do it so well. You Manage to give me so much peace and my heart is full this week as you find out your next step in life. Oh! And love for Oliver! He's a champ!

  • Hey, idk if you realize this, but you forgot to change out the intro music name and links. What is the song called?

  • I need to see the dental chew routine!! I care about this more than anything else in the world atm 😆😆❤️🐕

  • I hope everything is going ok so far this week-with the tests, investigations, & probably lots of trials for you both. Please know we hope & pray that things are going as best as possible, that you are getting the information/answers you need, & that your health isn’t so complicated that it’s causing (too many) challenges. We are cheering for you both! Hang in there!! You are in our prayers❤️

  • FYI this week I went to Dollr Tree [rare as those store are SO toxic for anyone with chronic health issues, especially respiratory-related] but on the entrance door among the jillion posters annd stickers was a small one that stated "Service Animals Welcome". Intending dogs, not other species though they may qualify technically.

  • Ollie is so cute…but I think there was a bug on his head. Thanks for doing an Ollie video. 🐩🐕🐾

  • Ollie is the sweetest and his name suites him perfectly! I used to call my beloved baby Lazy Daisy. 💗

  • Ty for chatting about Ollie. He's precious. Hope you are on your way home and that all went well. Much love to all of you

  • That's a sweet idea for a video! Not the service dog technical details but just the dog aspect of it. I always wondered where "Bonesy" came from. I always thought it was because he looked "boney".

    I am still not decided on a breed for my next prospect. I am liking the English labs but was eying the Standard Poodle and the poodle mixes like the Golden Doodle (while considering still a Golden Retriever) and was wondering if you'd consider doing a pros and cons of a Standard Poodle as a mobility service dog. I guess that gets into more the breed aspect that more breeders would know about. But also maybe another video idea is your journey to finding a breeder for a service dog from start to finish and how you decided on a breeder. As that alone seems impossible for me.

    Anyway, sweet video idea!

  • You should do a video putting a voice for Ollie answering what you think he would say and what you think he might sound like!

  • I just found your account and I love it! ❤️ Uh, do you have any advice for my mom? She’s going to be putting our puppy Cuda into SD training to ease her anxiety and hopefully have Cuda prevent/ alert to her seizures. Do you have any advice for us?

  • I love Ollie, and I've never had a dog before. We have cats, and talking to my vet about having a dog (it is my and my husband's dream) he suggested the poodle for us. He knows us very well, and he thinks that we would be a perfect match. And I've always loved watching your videos with Ollie… he is so incredibly intelligent, cute, well trained… what I cannot really understand about him is exactly how big he is. We have an apartment, not a house like the one you have, but we have a park right outside so we would be able to take him out daily. Do you think, knowing Oliver, that it could be feasible to have a dog like him in an apartment with cats, and with quality time with him in the morning and afternoon? We both work, hence we would leave him home during the day. I am sorry, don't feel pressure in answering my questions, but you are the only people I "know" that have this type of dog… Thanks and a big kiss to Ollie boy!!

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