Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sunshine Award

I’ve been after Dad to post this award since we got it way back on 24 March from the Collies of the Meadow.  The Collies of the Meadow is a blog that has brought us many a smile, along with some of the rain that happens in life  We love reading their blog.  As for taking three months to get Dog Dad to post my award, I think he was waiting for me to become one of those fossils he has around the house. 
My Award
As part of this award we need to Name Ten Things About Ourselves-

1. Dog Dad had two facsimile collies when he was a very young lad.

2. Dad first dog, Pudgy, cost one raffle ticket, a whole five scents.  
1966 - Pudgy
3. Before the Collies came to live in Key West, Dad dog sat two other dogs: Foxy and Nicky.

4. All of the Key West Collies have been Holmhaven Collies.

5. The Holmhaven Collies foundation male, Bellhaven Enchanting Lancer, came to live with my breeder Mom Lil, in November 1962.  Lancer came from Bellhaven Collie Kennels which was owned by Mrs. Florence Ilch.
6. During the mid-70s Holmhaven Collies participated in an “All Collie Drill Team” that performed at Sunnybank during Octoberfest.

7. We started our blog because of a Collie named Tosca, who lives in Upstate New York.  Unfortunately, Tosca’s blog was pulled several years ago.

8. All the Key West Collies have had middle names: 
    Essex Saratoga
    Deacon Aloysius
    Sherman Tecumseh
9. All the Key West Collies had a nickname:
    Essex        – Secretary of Da Fence
    Deacon     – Collie Ambassador
    Sherman   – Speaker of the Park
The Collies Blessing
10. Essex and Deacon inspired Dog Dad to write the collie blessing:  “May your tail wag, your belly be full, and may you have a forever family to rub your tummy and scratch behind your ears.  

This award has been given to a lot of our pals.  We want to award it to our good chums: 

  1.  Reilly & Denny at

  2.  Petal & Penny at

  3.  Gracie & Loki at

Dog Speed



Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Than you Sherman is a great awerd

Bailey said...

Congrats on the award.

StevieGrrrWonder said...

Congrats on the award, loved the 10 things u shared. I think I would've liked Pudgy, he looks like a lively fellow from the pic ;-)