Oliver Tanner KingJanuary 3, 2005 ~ November 11, 2016 (age 11)
Oliver passed away on Nov 11, 2016 at the age of 11 due to sudden onset of congestive heart failure and lymphatic cancer. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge with his Momma holding his paw. Also in attendance was his human sibling, Katie, along with his Aunt Jenny and Grandma.
Oliver leaves behind his Mom, Jackie King, his human sister, Katie King, his Grandma Linda, Grandma Sandy, Grandpa Bud, his human cousins Emily & Amber, his Aunt Jenny & Uncle David, and 3 fur siblings... Jessie, Simba, and Paul-Claire. He leaves paw prints on our hearts forever.
Oliver led a rather rough life. It's believed he came from a puppy mill. When he was 10 months old, he fractured his front leg. Not soon after that, he jumped from momma's arms & broke the leg. He required orthopedic surgery with a plate & pins. A few years later, he was stepped on & that same leg was broken just above the plate requiring surgery yet again. In 2014, he fell off the bed & broke his hind leg in 3 places...surgery again. 2 of the 3 breaks healed completely but the one closest to his hip joint did not. He was never able to bend that leg so he rarely used it. We called it his "lame leg". He still managed to get around and play with his favorite toy... mini tennis balls! If he saw a tennis ball, there was no stopping him. He wanted to play for hours.
Oliver was pretty spoiled. If he was left home alone, he would cry. If he went any where with us and Mom got out of sight, he would whimper until she returned. He loved to sleep in bed right up against Mom even though we had a queen size bed. Biggest bed hog ever!
Oliver, you were loved so very much & will be missed more than you can ever imagine. My heart is breaking because you were my first "child" and no more will I come home to that little wagging nub. Until we met again little buddy...on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.