Thursday, October 13, 2016

Relief and Remembering

This week we sent out e-mails, watched blogs and crossed paws as Herricane Matthew went up the Florida coast.  From the Miami- Fort Lauderdale area the news was good.  Gusty winds, very few power outages.  At Holmhaven Collies, where we were born they had gusty winds and a little rain.  When Lil added she had six-week old collie puppies she was bringing in, we all smiled.  Brave Star and Just Harry stated they all were doing well.
Just Harry Reported All is Well in South FLorida
The families of our pals Gandalf, Teddy, Magnum & Samson, and, Shiloh & Dakota all were doing well.  We got some news about their pack and few pawtographs.
Shiloh and Dakota Are Doing Well 
Cousin Teddy is Loving Life
Reilly and Denny - The Cowspot World is Okay 
Annie Loving Life in Jacksonville
Next we heard from Annie in Jacksonville and read the Reilly & Denny's post on the cowspot dog blog.  Annie's Hooman knew Auntie Essex very well.  She was a frequent visitor to Angel Paws and would talk to Dad about all kind of things.  They were both Geology Majors, so they could talk about rocks.  She watched Essex a couple times when Dad had to be out of town.  When the Cowspotdog blog reported that their home did well, we did a happy dance.  We are sending a letter out this weekend, but we are pretty confident that Deacon's first family probably are doing well, because they were further inland than Annie's mom.  

Today would have been Essex's 13th barkday, so Dad spent some time thinking of her and Wilma.  His memories are good memories.  When he thinks of Essex, he will usually smile. Essex saved him in so many ways.  Maybe the spirit of Essex and Deacon herded Matthew away from hoomans so there was less damage.  Just maybe Essex saved Dad one more time.  After thinking of this, we both got a big hug.
Angel Dog Essex - Did She Save Dad Once More?

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini


rottrover said...

We've all been saved by our canine companions in so many ways...Glad Matthew was gentle with you.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I think most of us were very lucky that there wasn't more damage - there is a lot of houses at Vereno Beach that are going to have be demolished - they were built on a strip of land about 100 foot wide between the beach and A1A and the hide tides completely washed the footings out from under them.

StevieGrrrWonder said...

We are happy to hear everyone is ok after Matthew. We got wind up here in Ohio from it, about 25mph, with a few sprinkles of rain. Can u believe it? Miss Essex will always be remembered as a great ole gal, The Secretary of da Fence. Animals save people in many ways. They are great company for single people who live alone. Us three...Slick, Rocky & Cassie...although kitty cats, keep dad on his toes and keep him company. There's never a dull moment here! BOL :-)

Kess And Her Mama said...

Great catching up! Glad all is well.

Dawn said...

Katie and I are glad everyone made it through that storm OK!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Glad everyone came through the storm okay. Scary time for all of you.