Saturday, November 15, 2014

Remembering Essex a Year Later

Dad has been in a wistful mood all day.  He is thinking of her, Grrrreat Auntie Essex, it has been a year since she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. When he remembers her, memories of Uncle Deacon and his hoooman Mother and Father come to mind.  He speaks to me of all of them.  About fence patrol, Essex's gentle kiss, the first time she met his parents, then how she and Deacon met them.  If he thinks about it wrong, I can see a little dampness around his eyes.  They all meant so much to him, just like I mean a lot to my Dad now.
On Fence Patrol 
The Watchdog, Always Ready to Sound the Alert
During our time at the park, I did a little fence patrol for Dad and that made him smile.  He mostly thinks of great adventures and speaks of happy times.  Things all of them taught him.  He mentioned Essex by name during our walk and more then once he mentioned her nickname "Res" during the day.
Essex and Deacon Resting 
Sleeping Belly Up
He comes over gives me a gentle smile and great big hug.  I lick him.  He will be okay.  There are paw prints and foot prints in the heart.  He tells me how much he learned from Essex, Deacon and his pawrents.  That he is learning from me.  He kisses me on my forehead.  I smile.
Paw Prints in the Snow
I'll take care of you today Dad,

Sherman


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Prairie Dogs?!?

Dad and I have been busy trying to do all kinds of things, but haven't  caught up.  I've been collie-vising while Dad has been doing the work.  Dad you missed a spot.

At the park we noticed a strange little critter near our park.  Our pals Tonks and Kiana saw it too.  Dad told them it looked like a prairie dog, but we all knew Key West isn't Prairie Dog Country.  Later Dad saw Montana and Dakota's Mom and she confirmed it was a prairie dog and there were more.
A Strange Critter 
A Key West Prairie Dog!
Some squirrel brain must have let them go, which makes Dad mad, because they don't belong here.

As for a puppy, that is a long way off.  No pup is born yet and our breeder Lil doesn't know when the next litter will be due.  When we get news we will let every paw know.

Dog Speed,

Sherman

Friday, October 31, 2014

Collieween 2014

Well cyber-paw pals Dad had an exciting collieween.  He went through 14 bags of candy and there were all kinds of little hooomans running around.  I unfortunately had to stay in the bedroom because I got really barky.
Don't Know the Pups, but Love the Pawtograph
Best of all Tonks' & Kiana's hoooman Mom, Dad and Sister stopped by to help Dad.  They were the hit of the block.  They were making swords, dogs, flowers and other things out of balloons.  Dad thinks we were the collies bark this Collieween.

Hope every paw had a safe and fun Collieween.

Sherman

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Visitor From North Florida

It was a grrrreat surprise cyber paw pals.  One of Dad's friends from North Florida came to visit and her collies have a dog blog too.  Dad thought she was bringing one of her collies.  When I found out they weren't coming, I was upset.  As soon as she came by the door, I was doing my happy dance and barking.
I Sure Like Dad's Visitor
You may remember seeing her pawtograph before.  She was the Dog Mom to Lady I and Lady II, who have crossed the rainbow bridge.  She now has two collies, one named Gracie and the other one Loki.  She promised that at least one of them will come down to see me next time she visits.  Her last visit she put butterfly wings on me, this time she took me to the groomers.  She told Dad that I was a real trooper and handled it well.  Then of course Grrrreat Auntie taught me how to be a brave collie.
She Visited Us Back In October 2011
She Made Me Wear Butterfly Wings

I enjoyed the extra walks and having someone around the house.  Sure hope Dad gets more visitors.

As for a puppy, we are waiting for one to be born.  Dad already has a name in mind too.

Dog Speed,

Sherman


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Waiting On A Surprise

Well cyber-paw pals, Dad told me to expect a surprise tomorrow.  I wonder what it will be.

I've been seeing more pups at Angel Paws and need to make sure Dad takes his Camera.  The batteries died in the camera, so I had to get after Dad.

Dog Speed,

Sherman

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pawtographs and Memories

Dad has been in a melon collie mood today.  It would have been Grrrreat Auntie Essex 11th Barkday.  I've kept in in good spirit with my best antics, but Grrreat Auntie went through a lot of significant events with Dad.  He smiles at me, but he remembers his little girl.  He will be okay tomorrow, he only gets misty eye when he thinks of Essex or Deacon.  The picture below was taken after a morning walk.  There was a steady rain and they both got very wet.
Essex's 7th Barkday with Deacon After a Rainy Day Walk
Me and Essex Playing
Essex with us last night, I think she help the Cardinals with that walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth.  I didn't post about it yesterday because the game wasn't over when I posted.  When our friend Jake mentioned El Birdos, it made Dog Dad think of being in Grade School.  He thought of Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Tim McCarver, Roger Maris, Steve Carlton and Bob Gibson.  Dad loved the fiery nature of Gibson.  He remembers being in school and the teacher wheeling out the TV set and the entire class watching the World Series on school time.  Then there was the time one of his classmates got in trouble for having in an earpiece and listening to the game during class.   There were times when he got home from school and the World Series was on.  My how things have changed.  Now Dad is lucky if he can stay awake for the end of the game.
El Birdos Sherman
On the puppy front we have had no luck.  Three litters but no tri-color girls.  Dad has his heart set on a tri-color girl.  When that pup is born there will be a huge celebration.  In the meanwhile we will go to Angel Paws Dog Park early today.  The spirit of Grrreat Auntie will be there, and it where she would want to be on her Barkday.

Dog Speed,

Sherman

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Beware Of The Elf

Dad has been in a good mood today.  First our Brooke and Sidney are doing fine.  They weathered the typhoon.  We were worried about them.

Next the Cleveland Browns won.  That put Dog Dad in a really good mood.  I wore a Cleveland Browns hat for Dad.  All I can say is "Beware of the Elf!"  I wonder if the Spirit of Grrreat Auntie Essex had any role in the win.  It is pawsible.
Beware of the Elf
Bowsers, The Other Team Had This Look In Their Eyes
Did The Spirit Of Essex Help Cleveland?

Then Dad mowed the yard and took me to Angel Paws.  Much to my delight, my pal Karma showed up.  We played a bunch and that made our hooomans smile.

Karma and Sherman at Play
A Whole Lot of Fur
Dog Speed,

Sherman