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We bought some of these at the "Dollar Tree" tonight for our niece and nephews. Nancy, check out the second pic to see the name of the product.
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Nancy

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Looks like Ollie went into business for herself!

The way Ollie got her name - Before she arrived, I told my husband he could name our octopus. Without even a pause, he said "Ollie, Ollie Octopus". I thought it was a fine name. And after Ollie turned out to be a girl, it was still a fine name.

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Great find there and what a coincidence.At first I thought Ollie was supposed to be a female. I only realised he was a he when I noticed everyone refered to him as a "he".
 

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Like most of our octo owners, I assumed that I had a male. (It's very difficult to determine the sex of a bimac. ) Then, when I saw the eggs, I knew Ollie was a female and began referring to "she" and "her".

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Just saying I thought she was a female right from the start. Where did the eggs go in the end, I was never really clear on that.
 

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And that one was copyright 2002! It's a good drawing of an ocotpus, too - I'm going to have to give some thought to the upcoming Ollie book, the Ollie tote bag series, and the Ollie note cards. (I promised Ollie she would be famous.)

Yes, I think Olllie Octopus is common because both words begin with the same letter - Polly Octopus isn't as good.

Her nickname was Ollliepod, by the way.

As for the eggs, well, either the bristleworms ate them or Ollie herself destroyed them - there weren't many - and after a month or so, she stopped guarding so carefully the area where they were and started dismantling her den. I don't think they were fertile, but bimacs can lay infertile eggs.

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