Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Busy July

It has been a busy July.  Seems like the time just slipped away.  

Dad had a sleep study done on 30 June, so we had the house to ourselves until he got back the morning of 1 July.  We greeted him, and he spent the entire day with us.  Dad is picking up a new machine tomorrow to help him sleep better.

Fireworks went off on the 4th of July.  Both of us stayed closed to Dad and climbed up on the couch with him.  We were not in a panic, but neither of us liked the firecrackers going off outside.  Dad laughed at us, but he gave us plenty of loving.  So we were in good shape.

On 9 July we both went to see our vet Dr. Waddell.  Gemini had a fecal test, while Sherman got a thorough look over and then got some shots.  He was a real trooper through the whole event.  The vet tech put her head on him, and told Dad he was just a giant teddy bear.  That made Dad smile.  Gemini whimpered a little because her Sherm had left the room.  She needed more coaxing to go along with the vet tech.  The good news is both of us are in pawsome health.  Come October, Gemini will have her full vet visit.

At work today a man approached Dad and asked if he remembered him. It was my old pal Gibbs' Pawther.  Dad and I always wondered what happened to Gibbs as he disappeared from the park in December of 2011.  His Dad left town and the just recently came back to Key West.  I was only a pup when Gibbs left.  Being a bulldog, he doesn't do well in the heat, so I probably won't see him until October, when the weather starts to cool down.  I wonder if we will recognize each other.
Sherman and Gibbs Playing Circa November 2011
Dad said we did a pawsome job keeping him busy today.  It wasn't until he was about to go to bed, he remembered it would have been Deacon's 10th barkday today.  He took a moment and talked to Deacon's spirit, thanking him and Essex for watching over the pack.  Then he gave both of us a great big hug and a treat.

Dog Speed,

Sherman and Gemini


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Magnum & Samson

I got a note from my cousin Magnum, wishing me a happy Barkday.  Magnum was born a day after me and we played a lot together as pups at Holmhaven.  Magnum has grown up to be a handsome boy.  He is hoping to make it down to Key West in early October.  I made sure to give Dad a big nudge.  It will be so pawsome if we can get together.
Magnum - One Year Old
Magnum at Holmhaven 
Magnum lives with Samson, who is another Holmhaven Collie.  Samson came back to Holmhaven and Magnum convinced is pawrents to adopt him.  Samson is about two years older than me.  Samson reminds Dad of his angel dog Deacon, who came back to Holmhaven before coming to live in Key West.
Cousin's Magnum & Samson Resting
Dog Speed,

Gemini & Sherman

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gemini is One

I awoke this morning to Dad singing Happy Barkday to me.  We had a pawsome walk in the morning.  When Dad got home, we went to Angel Paws.  Unfortunately, we had the park to ourselves.  I did enjoy a some extra cheese and a Frosty Paws treat.  
Gemini by the Water Bowl at Angel Paws
Gemini Presents a Striking Profile
I enjoyed the day with my Sherman.  I even got him to play with me today.  Dad says it is amazing that I am a year old.  Below is my puppy picture.  Dad isn't sure exactly which one is me though.

Dog Speed,

Gemini

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Heading Home

We are starting the journey south to home today.  We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the cooler temperature and played a lot.  Our pals Gracie and Cassie were a  lot  of fun to spend time with. 
Sherman, Gemini, Gracie and Cassies Ears
Sherman, Gemini,  Gracie at play
Cassie Resting
Our Pal  Gracie
When we came here Gemini ran behind the flowers.  When we left she had more pals.
Gemini behind the flowers
  
Gemini Exploring
Hi Dad

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sherman Is Five

Today is Sherman’s fifth barkday.  Dad  is  having  trouble  typing  because  the  laptop  space-bar  isn’t  working.  We traveled north to Ohio for a wedding.  We have had lots of fun visiting our pals.  First was Clyde in Cincinnati.  Next were Cassie & Gracie in Amherst.  

Sherman Resting in Cincinnati  
Gemini in Cincinnati
Gemini Checking Out Clyde's House
  Clyde Told Us Stories About Essex and Deacon
Dog Speed,

Sherman and Gemini

Friday, May 27, 2016

Remembering Deacon

Dad had a wistful day.  He was remembering Deacon, who passed away suddenly five years ago today.  Deacon would have been 9 years old right now.  Essex told Sherman Dad was really misty eyed that day.  Dad hugged both of us and told us how much he loves us.  He told long tails about Deacon.  Deacon was taller, longer and heavier than Sherman.  He had a bigger nose and pointy ears.  He was a fun loving dog, that everyone loved.  Dad tells us he remembers the past but lives in the present.  The spirit of all his pups that have crossed the bridge live in his heart and mind.  
Angel Collie Deacon Having in Ohio - 2007
While dad was cleaning the yard yesterday, he found a strange object.  It reminded him of a crunched up red whiffle  ball.  The flies were swarming all over the strange object.  That strange object was a stinkhorn mushroom.  Dad threw it in the trash, tell us things were stinky enough.  
Clathrus Crispus
Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Busy, Busy Pups

Dad has been really busy.  So much to do, so little time.  A couple weeks ago Tonks and Sky stopped over our house.  The hoomans had dinner and we played.
Sherman, Tonks, Gemini, Sky in the Collies Yard

Gemini, Tonks and Sky Plot on the Deck
Dad thought Sherman caught giardia because of stinky runny poo.  Well it wasn't giardia, it was Captain Hook Worm.  We both got five days of yucks stuff squirted down our throats.  But we have returned to Angel Paws.  The fence is pawsom and we even have a water fountain.  Pawtastic.
A New Green Fence, Pawsome
The Fence Has a Latch
A Water Fountain is an Upgrade
Gemini and Sherman Enjoy Angel Paws
Gemini Rolls in the Grass
We are so happy to be able to go to the dog park.  

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini