Meet Oliver. He is one of our “behind the scenes” ranch dogs at Vista Verde. Unlike Rosie, who likes to join hikes and ski trips, and Trooper, who takes part in horsemanship clinics and trail rides, Oliver lays pretty low. Although behind the scenes, he still has benefited from the great natural dog food that our good friends at the Honest Kitchen provide for our resident ranch dogs. Oliver belongs to Erica (runs the kids program) and John (chef) and here is his story:
Oliver is no ordinary ranch dog! He was was discovered at 2 weeks old on a beach off of the gulf of Thailand when Erica was still living and teaching in Bangkok. After raising him in the busy city of Bangkok, he soon became a beach bum in Florida for a few years. Once Erica met and married John, and relocated to Colorado, Oliver transitioned into the life of a rocky mountain dog! Oliver loves life as a ranch dog- he gets to go on long hikes in the beautiful forest, play in the plentiful snow, and chase after those pesky marmots. While Oliver is always working up an appetite at VVR, he remained a very picky eater.
It wasn’t until Honest Kitchen was introduced into his diet that he actually looked forward to his next meal. He now waits excitedly, wagging his tail, to be served when before he would have to bribed with all sorts of treats on top. Ollie cannot get enough of Honest Kitchen dog food and I have no doubt that this food will keep him healthy and happy!