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. 
Oakley the Australian Shepherd
Oakley With a Ball 
Gemini and Murphy
Dog Speed,

Gemini & Sherman

Monday, August 27, 2018

Cousin Clyde Crosses The Rainbow Bridge

Dad sister called from Cincinnati today.  Cousin Clyde crossed the bridge at the old age of fifteen and half years old.  Great Auntie Essex told Sherman stories of her and Deacon playing with Clyde.  I played some with him, but Clyde didn't want to play to much.  Clyde was thirteen years old when Gemini met him. 

Dad thinks of Essex and Clyde playing the first time they met each other.  Essex and Deacon would get excited as the Collie Mobile got close to Clyde's home.  They knew they were nearing their friends home.  They loved playing with Clyde.  When Deacon visited, the two of them became quick buddies.  Dad remembers when Deacon first met Clyde.  Clyde and Deacon chased each other around Clyde's house most of the night.  There was the sound of thundering of paws.  None of the hoomans were to happy as they didn't sleep very much.  The hoomans laugh about it now. 

Clyde was a senior citizen dog by the time Sherman and Gemini met him.  He didn't want to chase and play with them, so there are no pawtographs of Clyde with them.  We liked Clyde, but knew he didn't want to play. 

Clyde's hoomans will miss him and when we go to Cincinatti we will remember him.  Clyde was very loved by his family.  Dad thinks of so many visits, walks in Cincinnati, pups that got along very well with each other.  So many memories.  We are sure that Clyde, Deacon and Essex are playing with each other.  Romping and chasing. Every once in awhile looking for their hoomans. 

Dog Speed

Sherman & Gemini

Essex and Clyde -2007
Clyde - 2007 
Clyde, Deacon and Essex - 2009
Clyde and Deacon - 2010
Clyde - 2014
Clyde -2017

Monday, August 6, 2018

Sherman's Seven Year Bark-Aversary

Dad and I looked at each other this morning.  As we were on our walk he told me today was my Gotcha Day.  Yep, seven years ago Dad and Grrreat Auntie Essex drove up to Holmhaven to bring me to Key West.  I got lots of hugs from Dad..  Gemini and I got extra dog treats today.  We later went to Angel Paws and a lot of our pals were there.
Sherman At Angel Paws
It has been a fun day and I got to give Dad a ton of face licks. 

Dad told me it seems so long ago but then again like it was just yesterday.  We have had a adventures, good times, sad time, but most importantly we have had each other.  Below are some pictures of me as a puppy.

Gotcha Day - Heading to Key West
Playing Bite Da Foot With Essex

Me and Gemini Resting
It has been a fun seven years.  I love my pack and my pack loves me.

Dog Speed,