Otis-Labrador Retriever

Otis Ollice 4/19/98 – 4/14/08

Otis-Labrador Retriever

Today is a tough day in the Ollice household. Otis, my faithful companion for 10 years, just passed away. I read the book “Marley and Me” and Otis was nothing like Marley. Quite possibly, he was the best dog anyone could have ever had. He had the greatest disposition for a family dog. Being our “first born”, he was always very gentle with our children, even if he might have been a little jealous at first.

Otis was always one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I even developed those photos into t-shirt designs for Ducks Unlimited. Here is my first digital painting using Painter software, using a photo of Otis.

One day, when it is my turn to go, I know Otis will be there. I will miss him until then.

2 replies
  1. Wendy
    Wendy says:

    Steve, Mel, Chris and Emily,I just got home and heard the news. My condolences to y’all. Otis truly was an amazing dog and a special family member. One of my favorite memories was the photo of Mel in her wedding dress with Otis.In Sympathy,Wendy

  2. Big dad
    Big dad says:

    Boo, Otis was truly a wonderful family member. I remember when I first met him in 1998, that he was much better behaving than the collies I owned. Love u. Big dad


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