Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

We hope everyone had a pawsome Thanksgiving.  I was happy to spend some extra time with Dad.  I had to laugh at him today.  He was making pumpkin muffins and had the batch in the oven.  As he is cleaning up, he notices a can on the counter.  He looks at it and realizes he didn't add the pumpkins puree to the mix.  BOL, all he did was say "Nuts" and shake his head.
Barky Thanksgiving Every Paw
Good news, Dad told me he is off tomorrow, so I am happy.  This year I am thankful for having Dog Dad to take care of and for Grrrreat Auntie Essex teaching me "The Way of the Collie."  While I miss her, I am hopeful that next year will bring a tri-color collie puppy into our home.  None are born as of yet, so we don't know when the pup will join us.

I am happy that there are more pups coming to Angel Paws.  The Snowbirds in there RVs are starting to come down, which means more pups at the park.  My good pals  Red and CC are back.  There are a couple of other pups that show up a couple times a week like Bella the Boxer.  There are others that come once a week or so.

Dog Speed,


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kiana Crosses the Bridge

I am sad to tell you that my paw pal Kiana crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday.  Kiana was about ten and a half years old.  For over six years she took medicine to help control epileptic seizures.  She was a pawsome Siberian Husky with an extremely friendly personality.  About two months ago her hoooman parents found out she had cancer and wouldn't be much longer with them.  Her hoomans prepared themselves and tried to do lots of things with Kiana.  When the time came yesterday, Tonks accompanies Kiana to the vet and stayed with her as she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  The below picture was taken at the vets office. 
Kiana and Tonks Touch Paws for the Final Time
Great Auntie Essex and Uncle Deacon first met Kiana and Tonks way back in early 2011.  The Huskies and Collies quickly became good friends.  I first met them as a puppy when I came to live with Great Auntie Essex.  We had lots of fun at Angel Paws Dog Park and at each others houses.  Dog Dad and I know her hoomans made the right decision.  A very good paw pal has went to run with Great Auntie Essex and Uncle Deacon.  Dog Speed Kiana, Dog Speed.
Kiana at Angel Paws- Early 2011
Left to Right - Tonks, Kiana, Brooke and Me
Kiana at My House - 2013 
Furever your paw pal, 


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Remembering Essex a Year Later

Dad has been in a wistful mood all day.  He is thinking of her, Grrrreat Auntie Essex, it has been a year since she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. When he remembers her, memories of Uncle Deacon and his hoooman Mother and Father come to mind.  He speaks to me of all of them.  About fence patrol, Essex's gentle kiss, the first time she met his parents, then how she and Deacon met them.  If he thinks about it wrong, I can see a little dampness around his eyes.  They all meant so much to him, just like I mean a lot to my Dad now.
On Fence Patrol 
The Watchdog, Always Ready to Sound the Alert
During our time at the park, I did a little fence patrol for Dad and that made him smile.  He mostly thinks of great adventures and speaks of happy times.  Things all of them taught him.  He mentioned Essex by name during our walk and more then once he mentioned her nickname "Res" during the day.
Essex and Deacon Resting 
Sleeping Belly Up
He comes over gives me a gentle smile and great big hug.  I lick him.  He will be okay.  There are paw prints and foot prints in the heart.  He tells me how much he learned from Essex, Deacon and his pawrents.  That he is learning from me.  He kisses me on my forehead.  I smile.
Paw Prints in the Snow
I'll take care of you today Dad,


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Prairie Dogs?!?

Dad and I have been busy trying to do all kinds of things, but haven't  caught up.  I've been collie-vising while Dad has been doing the work.  Dad you missed a spot.

At the park we noticed a strange little critter near our park.  Our pals Tonks and Kiana saw it too.  Dad told them it looked like a prairie dog, but we all knew Key West isn't Prairie Dog Country.  Later Dad saw Montana and Dakota's Mom and she confirmed it was a prairie dog and there were more.
A Strange Critter 
A Key West Prairie Dog!
Some squirrel brain must have let them go, which makes Dad mad, because they don't belong here.

As for a puppy, that is a long way off.  No pup is born yet and our breeder Lil doesn't know when the next litter will be due.  When we get news we will let every paw know.

Dog Speed,


Friday, October 31, 2014

Collieween 2014

Well cyber-paw pals Dad had an exciting collieween.  He went through 14 bags of candy and there were all kinds of little hooomans running around.  I unfortunately had to stay in the bedroom because I got really barky.
Don't Know the Pups, but Love the Pawtograph
Best of all Tonks' & Kiana's hoooman Mom, Dad and Sister stopped by to help Dad.  They were the hit of the block.  They were making swords, dogs, flowers and other things out of balloons.  Dad thinks we were the collies bark this Collieween.

Hope every paw had a safe and fun Collieween.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Visitor From North Florida

It was a grrrreat surprise cyber paw pals.  One of Dad's friends from North Florida came to visit and her collies have a dog blog too.  Dad thought she was bringing one of her collies.  When I found out they weren't coming, I was upset.  As soon as she came by the door, I was doing my happy dance and barking.
I Sure Like Dad's Visitor
You may remember seeing her pawtograph before.  She was the Dog Mom to Lady I and Lady II, who have crossed the rainbow bridge.  She now has two collies, one named Gracie and the other one Loki.  She promised that at least one of them will come down to see me next time she visits.  Her last visit she put butterfly wings on me, this time she took me to the groomers.  She told Dad that I was a real trooper and handled it well.  Then of course Grrrreat Auntie taught me how to be a brave collie.
She Visited Us Back In October 2011
She Made Me Wear Butterfly Wings

I enjoyed the extra walks and having someone around the house.  Sure hope Dad gets more visitors.

As for a puppy, we are waiting for one to be born.  Dad already has a name in mind too.

Dog Speed,


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Waiting On A Surprise

Well cyber-paw pals, Dad told me to expect a surprise tomorrow.  I wonder what it will be.

I've been seeing more pups at Angel Paws and need to make sure Dad takes his Camera.  The batteries died in the camera, so I had to get after Dad.

Dog Speed,