Sunday, September 13, 2020

A Strange, Wet And Busy Week

 On Monday Normandy figured out how to open up the water jug.  He took up the cap, slightly chewed it and was drinking the water from the top while Dad was driving.  Thank dog none of it spilled.  At the park there were friends fur the collies to play with.  We watched them from afar, then Norm went to play.  Dad put the water bowl on the seat and Gemini drank the water from her bunker position.

Chewed Bottle Cap

Gemini & Normandy Watching Other Pups
Gemini Gets A Drink

On Friday we got a package from our pal McGee in Ohio.  Some dog treats fur both of us, and some toys fur Norm.  I was excited when I smelled McGee and his Mom on the package.

A Box From McGee

Saturday was wet.  The start of Tropical Storm Sally was passing by us.  It started raining when it was time for the dog park.  It wasn't to windy so Dad let us outside in the yard because he knew it would be muddy when we walked.  Well, Norm found some mud anyhow.  BOL.  That night we got even more rain.  The streets flooded from the rain water.  The rain fall flooding reminded Dad of Katrina soaking the Keys.  He remembers getting home to see Essex looking out the window, while sitting on her papa san chair.  Dad smiled at us while telling that story.  This morning we took a shorter walk.  The street at the end of the road was flooded.  So we went the other way and had a shorter walk.  It rained a little while we were walking.

A Happy Wet Normandy
Dad I Just Pretended It Was D-Day
Two Happy (Wet) Collies
Bowsers, Look At All That Rain Water

We hope the rest of the week is dryer.

Dog Speed,

Gemini and Normandy

Thursday, August 27, 2020

27 August - Normandy First Visit To Angel Paws

We've been busy since we last posted.  Dad was with us Monday.  We were waiting for Tropical Storm Laura to pass us.  That evil tropical storm was just some wind and a little rain here.  We pray that the good folks in Louisiana recover from the storm today.  Then Wednesday, Norm had his vet visit for his final puppy shots.  Those shots made it okay for us to go to Angel Paws today.  

Norm was a happy pup at Angel Paws.  There were six other pups there and Norm was a happy collie.  He didn't mind the other pups and was happy to play.  Norm is outgoing and confident.  He likes both people and other dogs.  Here are pawtographs from Norms first visit to Angel Paws.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Normandy Is Growing Fast

Normandy is growing fast.  His legs are getting longer, he can rest his head on the couch.  Gemini & Normandy are best pals.  Gemini was having soft poo, so Dad took a sample in.  Results were negative, the cause was probably from Gemini eating Norm's puppy chow.
8 August - Back From Our Walk
On 15 August we to the vets to get weighed at the vets.  Gemini whined while Norm was getting weighed.  Norm weighed 22 lbs, so he has went from a quarter pill to a half pill for his daily heart worm medicine.  Later that day he got his first bath and Norm was not happy.  Dad told him, if you roll in Gemini's soft poo, you are getting a bath. 
First Bath For Normandy
Dad saw us resting together on 21 August and had to take a pawtograph.   We like being around each other. 
We've Bonded - Look How Long Norm's Legs Are
Auntie Gem Makes A Grrreat Pillow
Then on 22 August a special visitor stopped by in Key West.  Gemini was just a puppy when she last saw Bodie's and Chloe's hoooman.  She remembered though.  There was a great waggy tail nad collie kisses.  Plenty of barking too.  It amazes Dad how collies remember things. 
Gemini, Normandy & Joe P.
A Happy Gemini With A Good Friend
Tropical Storm Laura looks like it will not be a serious issue.  We've been watching the storm track for several days.  We are staying here in our home and will post more tomorrow, dog willing.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Saturday, August 8, 2020

7 August Was Sherman's Gotcha Day

Sherman may be gone, but he is not forgotten.  7 August 2011, Great Uncle Sherman came to join the pack after the tragic crossing of Great Great Uncle Deacon.  Sherman was a pawsome boy that taught Auntie Gemini the way of the collies.  Auntie Gemini is now teaching me.  As you can see from the pawtographs below, Great Uncle Sherman looks a lot like me as a puppy.
Great Uncle Sherman & Essex On His Gotcha Day  
Sherman Was A Handsome Lad
Sherman Coming To Key West Notice The Green Leash
Here are some Pawtographs of me, Normandy coming to Key West.  That is the same green leash that Dad used on Sherman's Gotcha Day.  I've enjoyed my time here with Auntie Gemini.  Dad said it is hard to tell the difference between me and Great Great Uncle Sherman.  The fact the white on my legs go so far up is a give away.
Gemini & Normandy, Notice The Green Leash
Normandy Sleeping At Holmhaven
I am happy with my pack here, and I know that I am loved.  Plus it is nice that Dad remembers the collies that came before and tells of their adventures.  I know that Essex, Deacon and Sherman are looking over the pack.

Dog Speed,


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Normandy Update

Well folks, the two of us are best of pals.  We play inside and outside.  If Auntie Gem needs a break, she will let me know.  We thought you would enjoy some of pawtographs of Normandy.  Dad still gives Gemini plenty of loving.

Norm With A Fish Toy From Vet Visit

I Wonder What Real Fish Taste Like 

31 July - Sharing A Bed
02 August - Norm Under The Bed
04 August - Norm Sure Has Grown
Dog Speed,

Gemini and Normandy

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Vet Visit and Toys From Cousin Rocky

Well cyber paw pals, Normandy had his first visit with our vet Dr. McGuire. Dad and I had to stay outside while Normandy went inside to have his checkup. When Norm went inside to visit the Doc McGuire I starting whimpering.  Dad told me that Normandy would return, but I was worried about my brudder. I really like my brother and enjoy playing with him.
Our Vet
 Normandy got some toys from cousin Rocky in Cincinnati.  Normandy loved all of them.  
Normandy Examines Toys From Cousin Rocky
Normandy Likes This Ball
Normandy Likes This Ball Too
Dog Speed,

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Normandy Update

It has been six days since Normandy came to live with our pack.  At first I didn't know what to think.  When he came near me, I would get up and walk away.  Norm would follow me around the yard, like my shadow.  I didn't growl at Norm and he was definitely interested getting to know me.
12 July - Norm Sleeping On Dad's Foot
13 July, Dad catches Norm under the dresser and later the bed.  If Dad doesn't see Norm around he'll look under the bed.  14 July Norm's persistence has paid off and I have stopped moving away from him.  When Dad took Norm outside, he would try to dash inside to the comfort of the A/C.  Norm is the only collie that tries to dash back into the house for the A/C and to go under the bed.  Dad said he is a bunker collie. 
13 July - Norm On The Bedroom Dog Bed
13 July - Under The Dresser
14 July, we are sharing the dog bed. Dad is happy that I've softened to Norm.  He pays attention to both of us. 
14 July -In the Living Room Together
Sharing The Bedroom Dog Bed
Talking To Norm In The Living Room
15 July - Norm The Bunker Collie Under The Bed
16 July, I try to play with Norm, but he scurries back to Dad.  He isn't sure how to take my barking, play bow and dashing around the yard.  The next day he is more cooperative and today he chased me around the yard some.  Dad smiles just like he did when Sherman and I chased in the yard with each other.  The following two days we play in the yard some together. 
16 July - Sharing The Bedroom Dog Bed
18 July - Collies At Rest
We got a note and pawtographs from Sir Oliver.  Uncle Sherman told me about Sir Oliver visiting many dog moons ago back in 2013. Sherman and Sir Oliver played with each other quite a bit that day.  I sure hope Sir Oliver can visit some day.  All of us love having other collies visit us.
Sir Oliver Looking Handsom
Sir Oliver Resting On His Couch
Sir Oliver Smiles For The Camera
Dog Speed,