Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Conch Republic


We are celebrating Conch Republic Independence Day (23 April) this week. There are different things to see during the week, to include a battle between a Coast Guard Boat and the Conch Republic Navy. We hear there is plenty of toilet paper to be seen during that battle.

The story of the Conch Republic Independence Day starts with the US Border Patrol setting up a road blocks on US 1 in 1982. They stopped people looking and searched for drugs and illegal immigrants. Well, the folks in Key West seceded from the US. They hit a Navy Guy over the head with a loaf of bread and surrendered one minute later back to the US.

A lot of people enjoy the festivities around this time. Click on the Conch Republic link to find out more about this nutty place we call home.

As for us, we enjoy Angel Paws. Two new dogs stopped by today. A cairn terrier puppy named Sparky and a cross breed named Schroeder. Showing up today was Chance and Copper too, who show up to the Angel Paws about once a month or so. Dr. Ollie was at his best, licking Deacon's mouth and cleaning his teeth. Ollie loved having another cairn terrier to run around with.

Dr. Ollie Cleaning Deacon Teeth

Ollie resting

Sparky, a Cairn Terrier Puppy

Schroeder & Ollie

Schroeder

Chance
Copper

Essex watching for traffic


Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

11 comments:

Jake of Florida said...

How sad that we can't come down for Conch Independence Day. We read about it every year and think how much fun it would be. Mom could sure use the relaxation.

Our human brother and his wife are, however, driving to Key West on Sunday for a few days -- we'll tell them about Angel Paws Park. Perhaps they could meet Essex and Deacon?

(They have a beagle mix named Marcy, but I think she's staying at home.)

Just Harry is getting very excited about is first ever date!!! He's still such a puppy!!

Your pal,

Jake

Ludo van Doggy said...

Great new friends you has there and thanks for the learnings about Conch independence day!
~lickies, Ludo

Amber-Mae said...

That park looks like a fun place to go to!

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Dancer

Kess And Her Mama said...

I never knew about Conch Independence Day. Angel Paws is doing a wonderful job! Keep it up.

Bree/Reilly said...

that is a lot of great pals you have there at the park.......hmmm mom says the conch shells back home in Aus are poisoness

Joey said...

Hi Essex and Deacon! Happy Conch Republic Independence Day! You sure have a lot of nice friends at the park, including your own personal dentist - wow!

See ya!
Joey

Orable and Charlie said...

Those were the days, eh? When you could make history that would be celebrated forevermore with parties! That Ollie is one cute little friend, too! We love Angel Paws, and we've never even seen it! Keep up the great work, Essex and Deacon, and thanks for stopping by to cheer us up.

licks & slobbers,
Charlie & human

Dawn said...

Thanks for the information about Conch Independence Day. Katie and I had never heard of it! And the park looks like so much fun!

Mack said...

Hmmm. We learned something new today!!


Did you know humans actually eat conch???

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Lovely fotos, greeting from Belgium

Anonymous said...

Hello man!

It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!