Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Busy Week

The last couple days have just flown by us.  We were going to post yesterday, but didn't.  Stories to relay.

Cousin Clyde had an operation on his back leg yesterday.  He is home and recovering.  The operating vet said Clyde was in good condition.  He needs rest to recover and to follow an exercise routine to recover.    The Doctor thinks Clyde has several good years left in him.  Clyde is happy to be home with his hoomans.  We sure hope is around several more years, because we loved hearing stories of Essex and Deacon.
Clyde is Recovering From Leg Surgery
We received a P-Mail from Gemini's sister Shannon at Holmhaven.  She had puppies in May and one of her son's will be staying at Holmhaven.  That is him below, he sure is a handsome fella.  The thought of him being at Holmhaven makes us smile.
Shannon's Son
Meeting pups at Angel Paws have been hit and miss.  Sometimes there are pups are there, other time no paw.  We didn't get to go yesterday because it rained.  We got a walk instead, sigh.  Dad did tell us stories about Uncle Deacon and Essex, because it would have been Deacon's eleventh barkday on 12 July.  We kept Dad busy, so he didn't dwell on Deacon.  Many of the stories Dad told us made us laugh.  We both wish we could have met Deacon before he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Angel Collies Deacon and Essex Watch Over Our Pack
Yesterday got busy with Dad working, the computer having problems downloading pictures since the up grade to windows 10.  Then Brudder called and then his sister called about Clyde.  Before you knew it the day had  passed.  We both fell asleep next to Dad's bed, happy to be home with our Dad.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Pals

We've met a couple more new pals.  We always enjoy meeting some paw new.  First there is Bear a Malamute-German Shepard mix.  When Dad first saw him, he thought of Johnny Quest's dog Bandit.  Bear is much bigger than Bandit.  Bear is about three months old and is almost as big as Gemini.  He will be a huge dog.  Bear is bouncy fun loving pup.  He took a liking to Dad right away.  Wonder Woman is a Golden Retriever pup.  She is active just like Bear.  Gemini taught Bear how to drape the front paws over the bench.  It made us all chuckle.  and Bear.  They are quite a two-some.  Wonder Woman is a Golden Retriever that 
Bear
Wonder Woman
Sherman, Gemini (black patch), Wonder Woman and Bear
Bear, Sherman and Wonder Woman Plan Their Next Move
Bear and Gemini
Diesel is another dog that came to the park that day.  He is a muscular dog and can't move very fast.  He reminded Dad of a body builder.
Diesel
Dog Speed,

Gemini and Sherman

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gemini Is Two

When Dad got out of bed he started singing Happy Barkday to me.  I am now two years old.  The two of us got some extra treats before Dad left for work.  When he got home, Dad hugged me some more.  Then he put out our dinner.  Then he put this silly hat on my head.  Sherman told me it is a tradition in out home. 

Gemini Wearing the Barkday Hat
After wards it was off to Angel Paws.  I got to romp around with a new chum named Maverick.  It is the second time Maverick has been there, so I am not real sure about him.  Maverick is six months old Golden Retriever - Irish Setter mix.  We hope to see more of him at the park.
Maverick
Dog  Speed,

The Barkday Girl, 

Gemini Octavia

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Lazy June Day

June has been pretty non-eventful here in Key West.  Sometimes there are pups at Angel Paws, other times there is no paw but us.  Sigh
Henry
Today a new pup named Henry showed up.  He chased a little bit but not to much.  When Dad heard the name he kept thinking about that candy bar, named Oh Henry.  That is okay with Sherman, who only want to bark at things on a trailer.  Gemini wants to have some paw to play with.  We will post again for sure on Tuesday.
Gemini, Rolling in the Grass
Gemini Looking Pretty at Angel Paws 
Sherman is Just Sniffing
Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

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