We all get attached to things in life, even if they’re inanimate objects. The need to carry our favorite stuffed toy or blankie is something most of us have experienced when we were children. Even as adults, we find it difficult to part with the things we love. This is something a shelter dog named Oliver can appreciate. He loves to hang onto his food bowl in order to stay fed, and you couldn’t pry it from him if you tried.
You could say that Oliver’s emotional security and his tummy relied on his dog bowl. In fact, when animal control tried picking the stray up in a Memphis, Tennessee backyard, it became clear he wasn’t going to go without a fight and it was adorable.
When they tried reaching out to him, he hopped over the fence. So, they came up with a humane trap to capture the creature and bring him to Memphis Animal Services where he started doing something very odd with his bowl.
Oliver had grabbed the edge of his food bowl with his mouth and lifted it from the floor. Fortunately, his little trick worked, and the staff gave him more food. When they moved him to his permanent kennel, the pooch kept doing this.
They posted that Memphis Animal Services was going to euthanize the pup unless they received an email from a private adopter or a rescue. Oliver only had a day and time was running out for the adorable animal.
Even sites like TheDodo.com picked up his story and wrote about Oliver’s journey. Fortunately, the photos Wilson, Rosie, and Pickle Pete posted touched people’s hearts and the puppy’s story did not end on a sad note.
You didn’t think his new family would allow him to leave the shelter without taking his food bowl, did you? Yeah right! Like anyone could pry the bowl away from Oliver! He had obviously found the right humans who understood his love for food!