Monday, June 5, 2017

Sherman Is Six

I woke up this morning to Dog Dad singing me Happy Barkday.  We went for a long walk and I got extra treats.  When Dad got back from work I got a treat and we went to Angel Paws Dog Park.  Unfortunately now other paws were there.  When we got back home, Gemini and I licked up some Dog Ice Cream.  That tasted really good.  I got plenty of ear scratches and butt rubs.  
Sherman The Barkday Dog
We wish our pals Tonks, Sky and Sora were here.  On 1 June their pack went to live in Mount Dora in Central Florida.  We will miss them.
Gemini, Sora and Sky
Tonks

While we don't have our paw pals to celebrate my sixth barkday.  Gemini and Dad are here.  That is good enough for this pup.

Dog Speed,

Sherman

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dog Flu

Sherman Now Brings You An Important News Bulletin
We received an email from our breeder Mom Lil at Holmhaven Collies.  She alerted us and other Holmhaven Collies of a recent outbreak of Dog Flu in Florida and Georgia.  

According to a different article pups attending dog shows in Perry, GA and Deland, FL came down with Dog Flu.

Dog flue is airborne and spread by other dogs coughing, barking and sneezing.  However, it can also be spread by contaminated objects like water bowls, collars and even by hoomans that have had contact with a sick pup.  Below are links to some good information about Dog Flu or the recent outbreak.  :




Dog Speed,

Sherman T. Collie

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bo Collie and Visiting Marathon

We have a new friend at Angel Paws, Bo Collie.   He is two years old like Gemini and is an outgoing friendly pup.  We met Bo on 21 May as we were leaving Angel Paws.  Then we got to spend some time with him on 22 and 23 May.  Haven't seen him since then, but his pawrents work odd hours.  We are looking forward to having some pawsome times together.  We were so stoked to meet another collie.  His pawrents weren't sure how he would do in a dog park, but he did fine.  Bo is a tall thin collie with slightly tipped ears.  If his ears were straight he would have reminded Dad more of our Angel Collie Deacon.  
A New Chum - Bo
A Side View of Bo
Gemini, Bo & Sherman Greet Each Other 
We went to Marathon Vet Clinic today.  Gemini didn't eat dinner on Sunday and refused treats in the morning.  Dad thought he was in the clear when Gemini ate some treats that our neighbor gave us, but Gemini upchucked the treats a couple hours later.  While Gemini seemed full of energy, her belly felt tight to Dad and he kept thinking of Essex turning down treats the day she crossed the bridge.  Dad called Marathon Veterinary Hospital for an emergency visit, grabbed our vet binder and we all got in the collie mobile and drove an hour north to Marathon.  We filled out some paperwork, the technicians and Doc Hall checked out Gemini and she even got an X-Ray.  Doc Hall told us Gemini belly felt fine and the x-rays didn't show any obstructions.  Our little girl was a bit gassy though.  Dad held and stroked Gemini while she got two shots.  Gemini was quite the trooper and we are all proud of her.  
Door To Marathon Veterinary Hospital
Gemini in the Visitors Room
All is well now.  Gemini ate her dinner a little while after we got home.   Dad is glad he went, even it did cost extra because it was a holiday.  The peace of mind and not worrying was worth it for Dad.    

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Winston

We are meeting new pups at the dog park which definitely has us excited.  One of the new pups is Winston.  Winston is a spunky corgi mix.  Gemini and Winston will run around the park like crazy.  Dad loves to watch Gemini play with the other pups.
Water Break
Gemini & Winston Playing
Do You Smell What I Smell? 
Winston
Sherman will bark at the other pups and does fence patrol when an offending trailer going by.  

We kept Dad happy today, as today is the sixth anniversary of Deacon crossing the rainbow bridge.  I gave Dad some face licks and that took his mind off Deacon.  Gemini helped with some of her antics as well.

We will post again on Monday with an important Dog Park development.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mutter's Day 2017

We hope it was a pawsome Mutter's Day for every paw out there.  This morning Dad talked to us about his Mutter and we thought of ours.  Dad's Mutter had a huge influence on him.  He talked about the things he did as a child.  How when he brought Essex and then Deacon back to Ohio, how his Mutter accepted them both.
Dog Dad's Mutter with Sister Becky
Sherman's Mom Penny
Gemini's Mom Star
It was an easy day of laying around the house, laundry, Sunday chat in the DWB chat room, then the dog park after the heavy rain about 3 PM.  We were the only ones at Angel Paws and it was only a half hour stay.  Dad figured the bugs would come out after the rain.  For the most part Angel Paws have been quiet.  We've only met a few pups when we go.
Sherman & Gemini Chilling Out at Home

Sherman and Gemini at Angel Paws

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April

We've tried to get Dad on to post, but there wasn't much going on at Angel Paws and work has kept Dad busy.

We had a pawsome Easter and didn't have to wear the bunny ears this year.  Gemini did a pawsome job of hiding them.
Skye's Urn
On 20 April our good friend and chat room buddy Skye crossed the rainbow bridge.  We can imagine Skye wandering over to talk to angel dogs Essex and Deacon.  They are all watching over their packs.  Skye made it to her 14th Barkday and was about six months older than Essex.  Skye loved to run and pull the sled.  She had lots of fun introducing herself to children.

Then came the NFL draft.  We watched excitedly as the Browns draft players. Unlike many years, we are starting to feel some amount of hope.

Our pal Navy is traveling North.  Going to Nebraska than to Bar Harbor, Maine.  He will enjoy the cooler weather.  Navy will return to Key West in October.

Today during morning chat, Gemini came into the computer room and nudged Dad.  Dad figured she wanted to go outside.  Dad got distracted and didn't turn down the heat on the percolator.  Dad took the percolator off the stove ran some water on it.  The stove is okay, but the plastic basket to hold the grounds melted.  Dad gave Gemini a hug and treat for looking out for the pack.

Sherman's fur is growing back on his leg.  Several more weeks and you want be able to tell it was shaved.

Dog Speed,

Sherman and Gemini

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Puptricks 2017

Happy St. Puptricks Day to all.  It is Gemini's turn to wear the silly green hat.  We are having a pawsome St. Puptricks Day.
Happy St. Puptricks Day
There is a lot to celebrate today.  We came on this pawsome article about those evil screwworms in cyber-paw space.  After reading it, our entire pack started to dance and sing this song.

"Ding-dong the screwworms are gone.  Which screwworms?  The wicked screwworms. 
Ding-dong the wicked screwworms are gone. 
Wake up, you sleepy dog, rub your nose, get out of bed.
Wake up, the evil screwworms are dead!
They've gone were the goblins go below, below, below, yo ho.
Ding-dong the merry-oh, bark it high, bark it low.
Let them know

The Evil Screwworms are gone!"

Dog Speed,

Sherman, Gemini & Dog Dad