Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 Review

We wish all our cyber-paw pals a barky New Year. We hope 2009, the Year of the Ox is much better than 2008. We look forward to a pawsome 2009. For us 2008 was a star-crossed year. We went through some of life’s rough spots, but there was some good things too. Now the Key West Collies recap 2008.
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18 January – We head on an emergency road trip north to Ohio.
20 January – We play in the snow for the first time.

Essex the Snow Queen

21 January – Grand Maw crosses the rainbow bridge.
22 March – Great (Great) Uncle Bobby Crosses Rainbow Bridge.

Great (Great) Uncle Bobby

23 March – The Dog Hero of Santiago, Chile: An unknown dog pulls another dog from a highway after it was struck in traffic. We first see the story in December.
29 April – Sun Halo over Key West.
10 June – One Year Blog Anniversary.
26 June – A huge tree limb crashes down during big storm by Grand Paw’s House.
15 July – Our 100th Post.
2 July – Gomer and Opie start drive for Gemi’s surgery, which is a success.


8 August – The beginning of the # 1 Cousin saga.

No 1 Cousin

13 August –Cash, a German Shepherd, is reunited with her hooman Mom and son. Cash guarded the skeletal remains with her Dog Dad for about six weeks.
18 AUG – Tropical Storm Fay passes over Key West and the Collies.
7 September – Hurricane Ike evacuation.
9 September – We meets Deacon’s previous family.

Deacon at his previous home.

10 September – German Shepherd dials 911 and saves his dog dad.
26 SEP –Hooman rescues his dog from the jaws of a shark.
27 OCT – No 1 Cousin not coming to Key West.
12 NOV – Oorvie crafts a Collie Clock for us.
15 NOV - Grand Paw admitted to the hospital.
30 DEC – No 1 Cousin tells us he found furever home.
31 DEC – We find out Grand Paw is getting worse. He won’t be to his house to live any time soon.

While it has been a tough year on us, we faced it as a pack and weathered the storms. No matter what happens, we look forward to 2009.

Dog Speed and may the Great Dane watch over you always,

Essex & Deacon


Josh and Jess said...

Happy New Year Essex and Deacon. May it be a little less adventurous than 2008 :). You are two well-traveled Collies!!!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Let's hope 2009 will be wonderful. We will keep your grandpaw in our prayers.
Hey, Dog Dad, we were at the Holmhaven site. Did you know they are looking to rehome Essex's mom? Don't know how old it is, but thought we'd tell you if you didn't know.
Did you ever get the AKC Gazette about the war dogs? Mom was curious.
Happy New Year all of you.
pee ess we saw Key West NYE on TV last night. What a party!

Bree/Reilly said...

Happy New Year big fellow fluffies. Hope this year is just barkerful!!!

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! Many sad things had happened in your past year. Hopefully this year there won't be anymore deaths for ya & your family. Hap Hap New Year!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mack said...

Wow! 2008 was a very busy year for you guys! We hope 2009 is your best year ever with NO HURRICANES!

Anonymous said...

Wow that's a lot to happen in a year! Both good things and sad things. I hope 2009 is happy for you all!

Ludo van puppy said...

You had a very busy year. Mum says 'dramatic' We hopes you have a good relaxing 2009 with no troubles at all.

Kess And Her Mama said...

May 2009 bring you more treats, walks and hugs! It is good to reflect on the year past and look forward to a new beginning.

Dakota said...

Hi Collies!
Wow, you sure had a busy 2008. Here's to hoping that your 2009 is wooingly good!

Dakota of the East