Saturday, September 29, 2007
Late Sunday we were in Cincinnati, Ohio. Clyde was really excited to see me and meet Deacon. He was dancing, woofing and going nutz. Deacon and Clyde played and played. We were so ready to play and romp because of being in the car so long.
On Wednesday we were in Amherst, Ohio. It rained a lot that day. On Thursday, Hattie and Cassi stopped by to meet us. Dad took us over to play with them and we brought over Key West Coconuts for them to play with. They loved them. Hattie is eight years old while Cassi is three. We are best friends now. Deacon saw a squirrel and chased it up a tree! He couldn't believe they really existed.
During our walk Friday, we meet a little deaf girl. We are guessing she was about eight or nine years old. She made some grunting signs and pointed. Her Grand Parents told us it was okay to come up and visit. She petted us and was so excited to see us.
We will add some pictures when we get back home. Hopefully, we can convince Dad to get a lap top, so he can update people during his trips.
Essex and Deacon
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Essex and Deacon
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Then in Dad’s home town I will hopefully meet Prince and Hans two male collies that live close to Dog Dad’s parent’s house. This will be Essex’s fourth trip to Ohio. All of her other trips have been in June or July.
We hope to meet three other female collies that live close by named Lady, Hattie and Cassi. Hattie and Cassi signed our books and have invited us over to play. Dad has given us warning they’ve been skunked twice and we better be careful. Lady hasn't sent a picture, but she will be the third collie named Lady we've met. I can hardly wait, this is pawtastic news and both of us could jump over the moon. The only bad news is we may be celebrating Essex’s birthday on the road driving back to Key West. Essex says that’s okay because she can see Clyde and everyone.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Our old friend Hooter is back in Key West. Hooter is a 104 lb Labrador Retrieve that is a three and a half year old. I've played with him this time, but I won't jump on his Mom because he will get mad at me. Hooter tries to bother Essex, but she is on a mission from the Great Dane -- Fence Patrol. Hooter loves to fetch balls and sticks.
Daniel is another park regular. he is a cross-breed and a very good friend of Sasha, the Rat Terrier. In the picture below right to left is Hooter, Daniel and that black spot way down there is Auntie Essex. You can see the path she has worn down from almost four years of fence patrol. She is waiting for the next evil golf cart to pass by. I hear Dad coming so I have to go.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Can any of you in cyber-paw land tell me what is happening? Dad sure has been busy around the house lately. He is checking the car, cleaning and putting stuff into a strange black object. Essex is barking about cooler weather. I’m confused about what is going on and hope you can let me in on their secret.
Dad gave us our new blankets today and then he put them in our kennels. We told him we wanted to pose with them first. They sure are sharp looking and have our names on them. That is me, with the light blue blanket decorated with dogs and bones. Essex has the dark blue blanket with images of a Mommy Dog and her puppy. It sure fits her. She tries to teach me to do the right things. I hear Dad calling me, so I better get going.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Xena, a female Bull Mastiff, keeps Zeus company and weighs about 8o lbs. She has an irregular heart and her family is giving her medicine. We played for awhile and we got along swell. I hope she gets better as she sure is fun.
Roxy is a recent regular to the dog park. She is a sweet little female pit bull that loves playing with me in particular. We are really good friends and she likes wrestling with me. Everyone laughs as she bounces over me. When Zeus entered the park, she ran behind the bench to hide.
Another little friend is Pharaoh, a Basenji. Pharaoh loves to run and play, but his bark sounds more like a yip. He is active, loves to chase around with the smaller dogs and sometimes me. He only weighs 22 lbs. As for me, Deacon, sometimes I run, finding a something in the park and try to get other dogs to chase me, wrestling a little, and once in awhile I just chew on a stick or lay around. Auntie Essex, she is almost always on fence patrol. I try to join her, but she normally bounces me.
Well, I think Dad is finishing up cleaning. Bark at you later.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Dear Great Niece Essex and Great Great Nephew Deacon,
Wish you were here, I had a great time at Table Rock Lake in Missouri this weekend. My Dog Mom and Dad took me out for a boat ride. I really enjoy boat rides and chilling out with them. I don't go into the water to often, though me and my former partner Mac, dog rest his soul, were once tricked into the lake and had to go for a swim. Boat rides are great and you should convince your Dad to get a boat.
Woofs and Sniffs,
Great (Great) Uncle Bobby
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Dear Great (Great) Uncle Bobby,
Have you seen the size of the fish here? They are huge, some are a wayyyy bigger than the two of us put together and have eyes that think you are a snack. We rather go to Angel Paws over a boat ride any old day. Give us dry land, we don't like water, swimming or baths. We don't trust Dad driving a boat and trust the other people on vacation even less. We think your bandanna looks pawtastic.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
1 – Cheese, especially extra sharp cheddar cheese. Cheese taught Essex how to use the doggie door. We are starting to drool, so we better continue. Cheese ........
2 – Peanut Butter, that stuff is good. A collie's long nose has the advantage that you can reach to the very bottom of the jar.
3 – Ice Cream, if there was a cheese flavored ice cream this would be number one. Hear that frozen paws, cheese flavored ice cream for dog.
4 – Bacon, real bacon not bacon bits. The commercial may say we don't know the difference, but any serious dog owner would notice that real dogs know the difference.
5 – Dog Treats, especially “Al's Grill” Hamburger or Steak flavored.
Honorable mention Greenies, Milk Bone Original Dog Treats with bone marrow, popcorn and pita bread.
Essex and Deacon