Saturday, July 20, 2019

20 July 1969

We return to the WABAC machine.  Dad dials in 20 July 1969, location Amherst, Ohio.  As we get out we quietly climb up on a porch and look in the window.  There is a very young Dog Dad watching the TV with Grand Paw, Grand Maw and his three year old brudder and sister.  His brudder is messing around and Grand Paw yells at him to settle down and watch this.  This is history.
The Eagle - 20 June 1969
At 9:51 PM the hatch opens.  At 9:56 PM the hooman foot steps on that wonderful orb up in the sky.  The world stops.  Everyone in Grand Paw's home is happy.  The entire world has a feel good memory.  Shortly later a tired Dog Dad goes up the stairs and to fall asleep in his bed. 

God Bless all the people that made the good memory happen.  Then we get back into the WABAC and come home.  Thunder rumbles in the sky and we stay close to Dad.  He is smiling and pets us.  Then we join Dad and go to bed.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

16 July 1969

We hear Dad turning dials by the big door.  We look at each other and bark excitedly "WABAC machine."  We see the dials set for 16 July 1969, location Indian River, Florida.  We quizzically look at Dad.  What are we going to see?

When we get out of the WABAC, we see hoomans and vehicles packed on the shore.  There are a lot of boats on the Indian River.  Dad points a yacht on the river.  Rick, his brother Mark and their Mom are on that boat.  A little after 9:30 we hear a loud roar and then see a rocket go up in the air.  Dad smiles with pride and we rub up against him.
The Launch
As we look at Dad, he tells us that we are watching a great moment in history.  A twelve year old Dad is with his family watching the launch on a black and white TV in Amherst, Ohio.  The upcoming days would feature one of the few times that people remember where they were and something good happened.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Gemini Is Four

Well cyber paw pals, Dad woke us up to singing happy barkday to Gemini.  She is now four years old.  As Dad was getting ready for work he gave us a couple slices of roast beef.  We both gobbled that up.  Just before he left, we heard some thunder just before he was leaving the door.  Sherman was worried about the rumbling, so I ate his treat. 
Gemini is Wearing the Barkday Hat
Gemini at Angel Paws, Sherman in the Background
Sherman Taking It Easy

When Dad got back he did some stuff around the house, then we went to Angel Paws.  We met a nice pup named Brandi that is visiting Key West.  She mostly was interested in playing ball.
Brandi a Boxer-Black Mouth Curr Mix
Gemini &Sherman Resting At Home 
We had a pineapple grow in our garden too. Dad said it was awesome, but neither of us wanted to taste it.  So Dad had it all to himself.  
Pineapple From Our Garden
Dog Speed

Gemini & Sherman

Thursday, June 6, 2019

75 Year Anniversary

Dog Dad was talking about Grand-Pawther (Dad's Pawther) to us.  Grand-Paw followed on after D-Day.  During WW II he drove the chaplain around.  That chaplain later married Dad's parents.  Nothing was sure back then and many men did not return home to their families. 

We were lucky to have these hoomans around.  They grew up during tough times and faced adversity during a time of great upheaval. 

Grand Paw & D-Day Tank

Chaplain & Grand Paw

We remember their sacrifice and bravery on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. 

Dog Speed,

Sherman, Gemini and Dog Dad

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sherman Is Eight

Sherman woke up to Dad singing Happy Barkday to him this morning.  He gave Dad a big collie smile.  Then Dad hugged him and we went for our morning walk.  While Dad was packing his lunch for work, he gave both of us a slice of ham.  When he left for work we got an extra dog treat too.
Sherman the Barkday Boy
When Dad got home, we got an extra dog treat too.  Later in the day we went to Angel Paws.  Maximus stopped by a couple minutes later, followed by two border collies that are visiting.  After they left Baily, the German Shepherd stopped at the park.
Baily and Sherman at Angel Paws 
Gemini Taking It Easy
For his barkday we got new bowls.  They are from LL Bean, we love them and they are well constructed.  Cost a little more, but these should last furever.  They are not made out of particle board.
Our New Bowls

Hope every paw had a grrrreat day like we did.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Good News From Dayton

We got an email from Dad's sister late yesterday.  Brudder Steve is okay.  No land line because electricity is out at his house  and his cell phone had died.  Sister Becky knew a hooman that could check up on him and they got word back to her. 
We Rest Now That Brudder Steve Is Okay
He was several blocks away from areas that were badly damaged.  We are happy he is well.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Worried Dog Dad

Dad is worried about his brudder Steve.  Steve lives in Dayton, Ohio where they had all those tornadoes.  None of Dad's siblings has heard from him.  From what his sister Becky told him, he has been having problems with his cell phone.  The land line goes directly to email without ringing, which suggests something is wrong with the phone. 
Pawtograph Circa 2012 - Essex, Sherman and Brudder Steve
 Becky knows one of Steve's friends in the area.  They will be checking on him late tonight.  Steve is in our thoughts and prayers.  We are staying close to Dad, while he waits to find out.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini