Monday, March 23, 2015

A Delay

I am in a sad mood today cyber-paw pals.  Dog Dad and I received an e-bark from Loki, Gracie and their Dog Mom.  They are not going to able to make it to Key West this Wednesday.  The trip is delayed until 15 April, the 103rd Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  That is a day that Dog Dad remembers after reading an article about the sinking of the Titanic in the Washington Post about the Titanic Memorial in Washington D.C.  Great Auntie Essex and Uncle Deacon talked about the Titanic in a previous post.  It is strange how certain stories just seem to stay with you.

So while I am a bit upset the visit is delayed, I am still happy they will be coming in April.

Time to get after Dad to clean the house.

Dog Speed,


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Puptrick's Day - 2015

Hope every paw is having a pawtastic St. Puptrick's Day.  Once again Dad got the silly hat and the treats out.  I posed and he took a picture.  I had a good time at Angel Paws Dog park, so it was a good time for me.
Happy St. Puptrick's Day!
I saw this trailer outside our house a couple days ago.  I wonder if we are moving to the moon?  When I asked Dad, he gave me one of low chuckles that let me know everything is all right.  
Moving to the Moon?
Before I leave to eat dinner, I want to send the collie's blessing that Grrreat Auntie Essex taught me today:  "May your tail wag, your belly be full, and may you have a forever family to rub your tummy and scratch behind you ears"

Happy St. Puptrick's Day,


Monday, March 16, 2015

Visitors Coming Next Week

I am so excited folks.  Dad's friend from North Florida is coming and she is planning on bringing both of her collies.  I haven't met either Loki or Gracie, but I smelled them both when she visited us late October.
Visitor's Next Week - Pawtastic
It will be nice to have two other collies to play with for around a week.  I have been pupervising Dad clean up the house.  You know us males, we can live in a disaster area.

Hey Dad, you missed a spot.

Dog Speed,


Saturday, February 28, 2015

My Visitor

I am having a pawtastic visitor over for the weekend.  I figured it was going to be a fuddy duddy pup visiting.  To my surprise it was Gandalf.  Me and Gandalf did a lot of playing and chasing in my back yard.  I came in the house tired and Gandalf still wanted to play.  Bowsers, I wonder if I was like that when I was young.
Wrestling With Gandalf
More Canine Wrestling
Bowsers, I'm Tired
Gandalf Doing a Sniff Check of My Yard
Dog Speed,


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Angel Paws Is Busy

January and February have been busy at Angel Paws.  A number of new friends and the return of pups returning for the winter.  I have had a lot of fun.  Returning to visit is Salem and Buster from Buffalo, New York.  Warrior the Mastiff came down to visit and he towered over all the pups.  Then there was Duke.
Sherman, Salem, Duke and Warrior
Buster, Warrior and Duke Found A Sniff
CC and Red are back in town from Maryland.  CC may be blind, but he is a happy Labrador Retriever.  Red tells me stories about Great Auntie Essex and Uncle Deacon.  Those stories always make me and Dad smile.  Then there is a new Key West Pup Pal, Frankie.  Frankie is a bundle of energy and a bowling ball.  I chase and play when ever Frankie is around.
Salem Surveys Angel Paws
CC Finding His Way Around
Frankie Looking Cute
Dad told me we are going to have a visitor this weekend.  I wonder who it will be?
Sherman Taking It Easy
Dog Speed,


Monday, February 16, 2015

Go Fly a Kite?

All the hoomans were scratching their heads last Wednesday.  A man came in to Angel Paws with a three legged German Shepherd and a large tube.  We've seen three legged pups before so no big deal.  

The man asked if our male dogs were fixed and we replied CC was the only intact male dog and he was blind.  The man told us his female was in heat and came in.  He let her off the leash and then all the male dogs started following her around.  The man then removed a kite from a tube.  He told us that "Someone told him to go fly a kite."   He starts to fly the kite.  
Go Fly A Kite
The hoomans are all watching their pups.  Dad is totally amazed there are no fights.  After 15 minutes the man takes his kite down.   Buster is interested in the kite and the man tells him it is not a toy.  Fortunately the kite is put back in the tube with no incident and the man and the three legged German Shepherd leave Angel Paws.
Red, Buster, the Three Legged Shepherd and Lilly
The hoomans all look at each other and say nobody will believe them.  Fortunately Red, CC, Buster, Salem, Lilly and me were all there to collaborate the story.

Dog Speed,


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Buddy Crosses The Bridge

We have been putting this off for a week and it is time to post.

Grand Paw Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 9 January.  Buddy was Grrreat Auntie Essex's brudder, Uncle Deacon's Pawther and my Grand Paw. While I never met Buddy in pawson, Grrreat Auntie used to tell me about how she said good bye to him when she left Holmhaven to live with Dog Dad on 31 December 2003.  Essex, Buddy and their litter mates had fun playing collie games while at Holmhaven.
Buddy Puppy Picture - 2003
Buddy at Holmhaven - 2006
Essex next saw Buddy when she went with Dog Dad to bring Uncle Deacon to Key West on 10 December 2006.  Essex barked me that she remembered all the smells of Holmhaven and wagged her tail when the collie mobile got close.  Buddy and her remember each other and said howl-low when they got there.  Essex and Deacon used to wish Buddy happy barkday.  On 22 May 2010 Buddy left Holmhaven to live with a very special lady in the Keys.  On 9 October 2010, Essex and Deacon got together with Buddy to celebrate an early barkday at a dog park up the Keys.
Grrreat Auntie Essex and Buddy - 2010
Deacon with His Pawther Buddy 
Essex, Deacon and Buddy Leaving the Park
After that they never got together again, but we continued to exchange Barkday greetings with him.  Buddy went to school with his hooman and he loved being around all the school children.  Back in December 2012, we even received this pawsome pawtograph of Buddy with Santa Paws.
2012 - Buddy and Santa Paws
We received the tragic news a couple weeks ago that Grand Paw Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We were told that around New Years Buddy went to the groomers and had trouble standing.  His hooman understandably went to the vet, who prescribed Deramaxx, which is for arthritis and/or surgical pain.  The next day Grand Paw Buddy wouldn't eat anything and the Deramaxx was stopped immediately.  There was no improvement and then on 9 January, Buddy returned to the vet.  The vet relayed that Grand Paw Buddy had kidney failure and Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge that same day.

Lil at Holmhaven checked cyver-paw space about Deramaxx and collies.  This was not the first case listed of a collie having a problem.  She relayed to Dad and the entire Holmhaven Collie Family to make sure Deramaxx was not prescribed for their collies.

Another beloved Collie has crossed over.  Buddy's hooman is in our thoughts and prayers, because it is tough on hoomans when a beloved pup crosses the bridge.

Dog Speed Grand Paw Buddy,

Your Grand Son,