Celebrating Oliver’s first birthday at Starved Rock State Park

More: Oliver is all smiles and love. I adopted him shortly before I got sick with COVID and he has been with me every step of the way in my recovery. Because I have asthma, my COVID-19 recovery has been long and challenging. Starved Rock was our longest hike yet, at 8 miles in one go at a brisk pace. Oliver has been encouraging me just as much as I’ve encouraged him. He is patient and caring but loves every chance to run he gets.