Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We hope all of our friends in the US had a pawsome Thanksgiving.  After Dog Dad came back from visiting friends, we got to spend a long time at the Dog Park.  Sherman played with Gibbs.  Those two really like each other. 
Gibbs and Sherman playing
We have plenty to be thankful for.  Angel Paws Dog Park, a good home, pawsome cyber-paw pals, friends and extra sharp cheddar cheese.
Essex is thinking

Dog Speed,

Essex & Sherman

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dog-ter Strange Tooth

After an extended stay Lady I finally left to go back home to Georgia.  Her Mom stayed in a hotel, while Lady I chilled with us.  We sure enjoyed having her around.  Lady I and Essex told me tall tails about the Dog Park and other Key West adventures.  Sherman enjoyed having Lady I around that he tried to stop her from going.
Lady I at rest
Sherman tries to make Lady stay with us
Lady's Mom gives Essex a kiss goodbye
Dog Dad has been calling Sherman, Dog-ter Strange Tooth the last four days. One of Sherman's canine baby teeth hasn't fallen out yet.  Dad says it looks funny that one adult canine and the baby tooth still there.  Dad isn't worried because the baby tooth is loose and he figures it will fall out soon.
Red arrow points to baby tooth
Last Saturday Sherman was weighted.  He is now 41 pounds.  Hard to believe how much he has grown.

Our boy, Sherman
 Dog Speed,

Essex & Sherman

Friday, November 11, 2011


We hope that everyone had a pawsome Veterans Day.  Dad did some yard work and house cleaning today.  We always enjoy having him around, instead of at work. 

Originally  Veterans Day was called Armistice Day in memory of the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War.  That ended that War at the 11:00 AM, 11 November 1918, or 11-11-11 (11th hour or the 11th day or the 11th month.  President Woodrow Wilson had us celebrate 11 November 1919 as Armistice Day.  Then in 1926 President Calvin Coolidge signed every 11 November into a holiday.  In 1954 President Eisenhower had the name changed to Veterans Day.   
New York Times, 11 November 1918
From Wikipedia
 Sherman is growing up quickly.  He is just a bit smaller than Essex.  He is a brave lad.  When a Great Dane came to visit, he calmly walked right up to it.  He is quick to roll on his back, but rarely does Sherman tuck his tail.   He is becoming a great collie.  We think his late Uncle Deacon would have been proud of him, just like his Great Auntie Essex.
05 November -Gibbs and Sherman Playing
Gibbs Getting After Sherman
Essex Nearby but Watching Her Fence
07 November - Sherman & Leo Wrestling
11 November - Sherman
Hey, Red What Do You Have?
Sherman is Growing Up, He is about Red's Size

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bat Dog and Saluting a Hero

We got a picture from Ohio.  Our friend Gracie Lou got dressed up as Bat Dog this Collieween.  We say the picture and had a major howl.  She sure looks pawsome in the picture.  Hopefully, we can convince Dog Dad to travel north sometime next year.

Bat Dog - AKA Gracie Lou
In the news today we read the story of a heroic boxer named Duncan.  Duncan was a 3 1/2 year old Boxer that woke up his Dog Dad to a smokey room.  Duncan lived in Georgia near Atlanta and perished in the fire early Tuesday morning.  If you want to read the story you can click on the following link:  Hero_Dog_Duncan.   We know the pain Duncan's Dog Dad feels, so he is in our thoughts and prayers.  

Dog Speed,

Essex & Sherman