Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Sad November

It has been a sad November and we've been intending to post for quite some time.  Life somehow keeps getting in the way though.

First our pal Coral moved away on 7 November.  She was adopted by her hoomans brudder.  The family moved to Hawaii very quickly.  They didn't have time to get Corals paperwork together.  We don't have any good pawtographs of Coral.  Dad's camera broke and we need a new one to record our adventures.
Kyra
Dad found out yesterday that our pal Kyra crossed the Rainbow Bridge shortly after Coral moved away.  Dad saw her hooman and was wondering why he hadn't seen the two of them for awhile.  Her crossing reminded Dad of his beloved Deacon.  Both Kyra and Deacon crossed at a young age.  He remembers how hard that was on him.  He was told heat stroke.  Dad could see that because Kyra could be obsessed like Great Auntie Essex.  Both were pups that required the hoomans to set the limits because the pups would ignore the need to slow down.  We remember meeting Kyra right after we came back after Herricane Irma.  Kyra will be missed by all of the Angel Paws Park regulars.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Collieween 2018

Collieween is Dog Dad's favorite day in Key West.  A lot of the neighbors are outside and the little hoomans and there pawrents are in the streets.  Dad bought 16 bags of candy this year.  He got outside of the house at 6:15 and by 8:15 all the candy was gone.  Dad figures he had at least 240 visitors.  
We Love This Pawtograph
We get stuck in the back bedroom because we loose our minds.  Dad is sure we would scare all the little hoomans with all our barking.  While we don't like being in the room, we like having a happy Dog Dad.

Tomorrow things will be back to normal.  Dog Park and staying by Dad's side when he is home.  In the next two months Dad will be taking three weeks of vacation.  Time to chill with his best pals (us of course).  Straighten out the house.

We will hopefully have some visitors too.  Gracie, Loki and their Dog Mom will hopefully be stopping by to recoup.  Their home had bad roof damaged from Herricane Michael.  Their Mom is trying to salvage some of their things and work with the insurance company.  When things are more settled they promised to stop by and visit.  Their Mom will need the decompression time.  Dad is calm and is a good listener.  

We will try to post more the coming months.  Dad's old camera is really temperamental and he intends to buy a new one.  Having new pawtagraphs of us to share should get him in the mood.

Dog speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Saturday, October 13, 2018

13 October 2018 - Remembering

Dad is thinking of Essex today.  It would have been Barkday number 15 for her.  He looks at us this morning and gave us a big hug.  
Essex & Deacon Celebrating a Barkday
Essex After Wilma
Dad remembers her so well because they went through so much together.  We know that we both have a place in Dad's heart too.  He believes Essex and Deacon both watch over our pack.

Dog Speed,

Sherman, Gemini and Dog Dad

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Two Sighs Of Relief. One To Go.

Dad has three chums that live in the Panhandle of Florida.  He has heard from two of them, and is waiting to hear from the third.  

His first pal worked with him before Dad had collies.  He replied back to Dad that his family had moved to England back in June.  Dad forgot, but was very happy, when he read that email.  

The second one is the Mom of Gracie and Loki.  When Dad got back from Angel Paws, the light was blinking on the answering machine.  It was their Mom.  Her Pack is okay, but their home isn't.  During the storm a tree fell and they had to escape to their neighbors house.  The important thing is that every paw is okay.  Their Mom knew Essex and Deacon, and met me when I was only a pup.  She hasn't met Gemini yet though.  
April 2015 - Sherman, Gracie, Loki and Dog Mom
October 2014 - Sherman Gives A  Great Big Collie Kiss
October 2011 - Can You Believe She Gave Me Wings??
November 2008 - Lady I, Deacon, Essex & Lady II
Dad is still waiting to hear from Angel Dog Sasha's mom.  Sasha's Mom knew Essex and Deacon very well.  Dad knows it will take awhile before power and phone will come back on line.  A big Herricane like Michael can really mess things up.  
February 2007 - Sasha and Dog Mom
Having all three packs safe would put Dad in a good mood.  It might even result in us getting some extra treats.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Paw Ssss - Sherman's paw is all better and he is doing fine.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sprained Paw

Dad has been trying to catch up with the house most of this month.  Sherman sprained his paw two weeks ago.  When he didn't heal up after a week, we saw the vet on Tuesday, 24 September.  He confirmed a sprained paw and we got some anti-inflammatory medication.   The good part about that was he had to have food, so more treats fur us. 

The bad part is no Angel Paws Dog Park and our walks are cut in half.  Sherman is ruining Gemini's social life.  The two have been playing with each other.  Dad is amazed that we get along so very well with each other.  Gemini has her annual vet visit on 6 October.  

We will try to post tomorrow.  

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Monday, September 10, 2018

Remembering Irma

Cyber-paw pals,

The folks in the path of Herricane Florence are in our thoughts and prayers.  We hope are prayers keep them safe.

A year ago today around 9 AM Herricane Irma struck Key West.  We were sure that we would never see our home again.  A lot of hooomans and animals prayed for us and it worked.

We were lucky that we were able to stay with our pal Gandalf's family.  We are forever indebted to their kindness.  We were grateful for our family and pals like Skye.  They helped keep us sane.
At Gandalf's House
Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Gemini's Third Bark-Aversary

When Dad woke up today, he gave Gemini a big hug and wished her a Happy Bark-Aversary.  When Dad came back from work, we went to Angel Paws.  This was much better than last years Bark-Aversary as we have no Herricane coming our way.  We both remember Dad driving Gemini to Key West.  She was definitely smitten with her Sherman.  We intended to see JH, but it started to rain really hard, so we drove back home.  Funny thing  was the ride back to Key West was all gray skies but no rain.  We talked about Gemini joining our pack this morning and evening.
Gemini Just Before Leaving Holmhaven To Go To Key West 
Gemini Explores Her Yard
Our Paw Pals Luke the Labrador Retriever and Oakley the Australian Shepherd left Key West in late August.  We will both be miss them, but pups are always coming and going.  We did meet Murphy a Golden Retriever pup.  Gemini took a shine to him right away. 
Luke
Oakley the Australian Shepherd
Oakley With a Ball 
Murphy
Gemini and Murphy
Dog Speed,

Gemini & Sherman