May your tail wag, your belly be full, and may you have a forever family to rub your tummy and scratch behind your ears. --------- the collies' blessing to other dogs
Monday, October 13, 2014
Pawtographs and Memories
Dad has been in a melon collie mood today. It would have been Grrrreat Auntie Essex 11th Barkday. I've kept in in good spirit with my best antics, but Grrreat Auntie went through a lot of significant events with Dad. He smiles at me, but he remembers his little girl. He will be okay tomorrow, he only gets misty eye when he thinks of Essex or Deacon. The picture below was taken after a morning walk. There was a steady rain and they both got very wet.
Essex's 7th Barkday with Deacon After a Rainy Day Walk
Me and Essex Playing
Essex with us last night, I think she help the Cardinals with that walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth. I didn't post about it yesterday because the game wasn't over when I posted. When our friend Jake mentioned El Birdos, it made Dog Dad think of being in Grade School. He thought of Orlando Cepeda, Lou Brock, Tim McCarver, Roger Maris, Steve Carlton and Bob Gibson. Dad loved the fiery nature of Gibson. He remembers being in school and the teacher wheeling out the TV set and the entire class watching the World Series on school time. Then there was the time one of his classmates got in trouble for having in an earpiece and listening to the game during class. There were times when he got home from school and the World Series was on. My how things have changed. Now Dad is lucky if he can stay awake for the end of the game.
El Birdos Sherman
On the puppy front we have had no luck. Three litters but no tri-color girls. Dad has his heart set on a tri-color girl. When that pup is born there will be a huge celebration. In the meanwhile we will go to Angel Paws Dog Park early today. The spirit of Grrreat Auntie will be there, and it where she would want to be on her Barkday.
Essex and Sherman are aunt and great nephew. Essex is a friendly, but reserved female tri-color. Sherman is a brave happy outgoing male sable & white. Deacon is a our dog angel that watches over our pack. He crossed the bridge before his fifth barkday.