Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Worried About Sherman

Dad and I are worried about Sherman.  When we woke up this morning to go for our walk Dad noticed that one of us had thrown up our dinner.  Dad fed us a 6 PM and went to be around 9:30, so he wasn't sure who it was.  We got done with our walk and Dad showered.

He got out the treats and noticed that I gobbled it down, while Sherman wasn't real interested.  Sherman slowly ate his two treats.  This worried us because Sherman usually is quick to eat treats.  When Dad got back home from work, Sherman seemed a little slow, Dad saw he vomited up his treats too.  When he offered some cheese, Sherman refused.  Dad felt Sherman's tummy and it was soft.  Dad called our vet and has an appointment for tomorrow.
Sherman is Not Acting Normal
Sherman is drinking water (good sign) but isn't hungry (worries Dad).  We went to the park, Sherman seems sluggish but chased after a trailer at a slower pace.  Dad is going through his mind things that have went on.  On the 14th he gave both of us some Drontal Plus because he noticed what looked like little rice grains in Sherman's stool.  That is a sign of tape worms, so we both took that pill after Dad checked out cyber-paw space to see if Drontal was bad for collies.  Dad is discounting the pills because that was eight days ago.

Sherman showed some energy at Angel Paws and is drinking water, so Dad is comfortable with the wait.  However, not eating and throwing up concerns Dad.  Unlike Great Great Auntie Essex, who would at times not eat and would even refuse a treat, Sherman has never refused a treat.  So Dad is worried but not in a panic.

We'll see what Doc tells us tomorrow.

Dog Speed,

Gemini




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Doing Well

It has been awhile since our last post.  We've intended to post, but then something would come up.  That and nothing exciting has happened lately.  Except for maybe gnawing on our Sunday bone.
Gemini Looking Pretty
Our pal Navy has been hit and miss at the dog park. Sometimes there have been several pups at Angel Paws and other times it is just us. 
Gnawing On Our Sunday Bone
At home Dad is trying to clean up the house and yard.  His youngest sister is coming to visit in early March.  It should be fun as Dad is taking vacation and we love having company over.

If we can remind Dad to bring his camera along, we'll get some pawtographs of the Dog Park.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini  

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Somebody's Hero

As we were on our O'dark thirty walk this morning a friendly Australian Cattle Dog decided to follow us the next street over.  Dad noticed didn't see any lights on, a hooman looking for a pup or a collar on the pup.  The pup kept following us, which made us worry.  As we made the final turn towards home, the pup was still following us.  So Dad has us go through the gate into the yard and shut the gate after the pup followed us in.  Dad gave the pup some water and a treat.  The he got into the collie mobile and drove around our walking area hoping to see a hooman looking for their pup.  He met the newspaper man, but he didn't remember a Australian Cattle Dog on the route.
Gemini and Our Visitor 

Dad kept the windows down listen for a voice calling a pup and eyes open.  He saw a person walking but they didn't know the pup.  Dad climbed into bed thinking he would go see the vet to scan for a microchip in the morning.  Then he heard the pup bark.  He wondered if the person passed by calling or had just got home.  As he drove down the street the pup followed us from, he saw a person get off a motorcycle.  He opened the window and asked the lady if she knew anyone that had a Australian Cattle Dog on the street.  She gave a startled look and told Dad it was her pup.  Dad said he was the next street over and would wait outside his house for her, while she got her leash..  

Dad got back home, let us outside in the back yard, and we ran around with the pup.  The lady down the street, Dad waved, she saw her pup and came into the back yard.  She was so thankful, and we barked happily to see another hooman.  The pup was exited to see her.  She petted all the pups, asked what our names were, said what pretty pups we were.  We were in heaven.  She told Dad she was visiting a friend and the pup must have escaped from the fenced in yard.  Dad nodded and said those things happen, thinking about Sherman's 2016 adventure.  We were sad to see her go, but the big smile on Dad's face warmed our hearts.  He said he appreciated our help in getting the pup to follow us into the yard.  We went back inside our home  and Dad tried to get to sleep, but couldn't.  

So yes, we were somebodies hero today.  Dad is yawning as he tries to watch the football game.  We think sleep is getting the upper hand though.

Dog Speed,

Sherman and Gemini


Friday, January 6, 2017

Prayers for Ft. Lauderdale

We have been watching the local news today.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the five people killed, eight injured and all the people trapped at the airport.  Dad has flown out of that airport a number of times and Stevie-Grrrr Wonder has too.  Dad remembers Stevie-Grrr Wonder loosing his airplane ticket at that air port before Essex came to live with him.    Below is a link ab article on this sad event:  http://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/06/shooting-reported-fort-lauderdale-hollywood-international-airport/21649480/

It is possible some of our cyber-pals or people we know were at that airport.  There are lot of people we know in that area.  The news coverage reminds Dad of the Oklahoma City Bombing.  He was visiting friends near 45 minutes south of there when that happened.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini


Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 in Review

To all a Barky New Year and best wishes for 2017 "The Year of the Rooster."  The year started out much less scary than 2016.  So lets look back at 2016.

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01 January - Sherman's Adventure

11 January - Red Crosses the Rainbow Bridge
Red - December 2014
14 January - Navy adopts Red's Family
Navy
15 January - A muddy Gemini
Gemini
15 February - Truck stops for Gemini

19 February - Gemini is spayed.
Gemini Wearing the Cone with Sherman
22 February - Collie Home gets new fence.

03 March - Gemini returns to Angel Paws.

16-21 March - Miles and Copper stay over our house.

22 March - Terrorist attack in Brussels

16 April - Pope Francis visits refuge camp in Greece

12 May - We report some paw stole the Angel Paws Fence

17 May - We visit Angel Paws and it has a new green fence.
Checking Out Angel Paws New Fence
30 May - 10 June - A trip to Ohio
Gemini in a Pawfect Pawtograph
15 June - Alligator kills small boy at Walt Disney World in Florida

19 June - Cleveland Cavaliers win NBA Championship

01 August - CDC announces travel warning to Miami, Florida due to Zika

19 August - Cassie crosses the Rainbow Bridge
Cassie
01 October - Gandalf departs Key West to live in central Florida
Gandalf
04 October - Herricane Matthew and Screwworms

03 November - Indians lose World Series Game 7
Sherman is Sad the Tribe Lost
08 November - US Presidential Elections - We pray with Dad for the country

14 November - Super Moon
Super Moon
08 December - John Glenn Crosses the Rainbow Bridge

24 December - We have our first Oplatek Wafer
Oplatek Wafer






Friday, December 30, 2016

Watching Over Dad

The four days after Essexmas, Dad was in bed sick.  It is all Gemini's fault as she barked his ear off after eating the oplatek wafer.  Though she blames me for talking to much to him.  Either way we watched over him those four days

We will post more tomorrow..

Dog Speed,

Sherman and Gemini

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Essexmas 2016

We wish everypaw a very Merry Essexmas.  Things have been busy at our house this December.

Dad has been busy at work this December.  That threw off his Essexmas backing.  He finished that just in time this year.

Miles and Copper are visiting us once again.  Copper is getting better, but is still scared of Dad.  We keep telling Copper that Dad is no Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, but Copper doesn't believe us.  

We made it to the Dog Park this every day this week.  The last two days we left earlier than usual.  Dad went to his neighbors house yesterday for their big Essexmas Eve dinner.  When Dad got back he gave us some oplatek to eat on Christmas Eve.  Dad youngest sister sent him oplatek in the mail.  In accordance to the ancient legend, we woke up Dad and had a conversation with him at midnight.  We told him how happy we wore.  We talked about Essex and Deacon.  Dad gave us a big hug after our long talk with him..
Oplatek Wafer
Then today we accompanied Dad to his friend Ed's home.  We ate before we left and Dad had a pawsome dinner when he got there.  We met Bailey, their daughters pup.  We played a lot.  Right before we left Dad called us.  Low and behold we were in Ed's neighbors yard.  They had left their back gate open.  We gave Dad a big scare.  

We hope all of you had a pawsome Essexmas.

Sherman and Gemini