Sunday, August 20, 2017

Odie, Jenna & Sky Cyber Collie Pals

We want to introduce to you some Cyber Collie Pals.  Their Dog Mom has been a fan of our blog for several years.  Recently they convinced their Dog Mom to send some pawtographs to us.  We of course wanted to share the pawtographs.

First there is Odysseus, who answers to the name Odie.  Way back in 2010 Angel Collies Essex and Deacon met a white tri-color headed collie named Benjamin.  It sure looks like Odie loves his home.  
Odysseus (Odie) 

Below is pawtograph of Jenna and Odie waiting for breakfast.  They sure are patient.   Both of them have ears up, just like angel collie Deacon had.  We imagine like Deacon both of them have a big loving heart.  Jenna looks like a white collie with sable markings.
Jenna & Odie
Last is Sky, a pawsome looking Blue Merle.  He looks as happy as Jenna & Odie.  You can tell by the smiles that these Collies love their hooman.  We appreciate the pawtographs and hope that you all keep your Dog Mom safe and give her plenty of loving.
Sky is a Handsome Blue Merle

Dog Speed

Sherman & Gemini

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A New Collie Mobile

Things around Angel Paws have been slow and things around the home hectic.  Early this month the Collie Mobile decided to start acting up.  Our old Collie Mobile had a wrench light come on.  It would stay on for a couple seconds and the car seemed to shift funny.  Then the engine light decided to stay on and the thermostat light went on for awhile.  While the vehicle was only seven years old, Dad was worried about the lights and Herricane Season.  He wanted to make sure the Collie Mobile could take us to safety if a Herricane came our way.  He thought about for about ten minutes and decided to get us a new vehicle.

We rented a Jeep for a week so we could go to Angel Paws and Dad could go to work.  The Jeep was okay.
The Rental Jeep
Dad decided to get a GM Arcadia because his brudder-in-law retired from GM. He told the salesman he wanted a light color car, with a light interior, cloth seats, cruise control and Sirius Radio.   With the heat in Florida a light car is much cooler than a dark vehicle.  Dad remembers sitting in leather seats once and having a big red spot during his BC (Before Collies) years.  The cruise control and Sirius radio are for long distance driving.  The Arcadia is a good vehicle, but Dad tends to get attached to his vehicles so he misses his Explorer.  Dad is getting used to the little differences between a GM and Ford too.
The New Collie Mobile an Arcadia
As for us, we lie around in the AC and take it easy.  We see some pups off and on at Angel Paws.  There is no steady group that shows up though.

We will try to post later in the week.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Busy Week

The last couple days have just flown by us.  We were going to post yesterday, but didn't.  Stories to relay.

Cousin Clyde had an operation on his back leg yesterday.  He is home and recovering.  The operating vet said Clyde was in good condition.  He needs rest to recover and to follow an exercise routine to recover.    The Doctor thinks Clyde has several good years left in him.  Clyde is happy to be home with his hoomans.  We sure hope is around several more years, because we loved hearing stories of Essex and Deacon.
Clyde is Recovering From Leg Surgery
We received a P-Mail from Gemini's sister Shannon at Holmhaven.  She had puppies in May and one of her son's will be staying at Holmhaven.  That is him below, he sure is a handsome fella.  The thought of him being at Holmhaven makes us smile.
Shannon's Son
Meeting pups at Angel Paws have been hit and miss.  Sometimes there are pups are there, other time no paw.  We didn't get to go yesterday because it rained.  We got a walk instead, sigh.  Dad did tell us stories about Uncle Deacon and Essex, because it would have been Deacon's eleventh barkday on 12 July.  We kept Dad busy, so he didn't dwell on Deacon.  Many of the stories Dad told us made us laugh.  We both wish we could have met Deacon before he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Angel Collies Deacon and Essex Watch Over Our Pack
Yesterday got busy with Dad working, the computer having problems downloading pictures since the up grade to windows 10.  Then Brudder called and then his sister called about Clyde.  Before you knew it the day had  passed.  We both fell asleep next to Dad's bed, happy to be home with our Dad.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Pals

We've met a couple more new pals.  We always enjoy meeting some paw new.  First there is Bear a Malamute-German Shepard mix.  When Dad first saw him, he thought of Johnny Quest's dog Bandit.  Bear is much bigger than Bandit.  Bear is about three months old and is almost as big as Gemini.  He will be a huge dog.  Bear is bouncy fun loving pup.  He took a liking to Dad right away.  Wonder Woman is a Golden Retriever pup.  She is active just like Bear.  Gemini taught Bear how to drape the front paws over the bench.  It made us all chuckle.  and Bear.  They are quite a two-some.  Wonder Woman is a Golden Retriever that 
Wonder Woman
Sherman, Gemini (black patch), Wonder Woman and Bear
Bear, Sherman and Wonder Woman Plan Their Next Move
Bear and Gemini
Diesel is another dog that came to the park that day.  He is a muscular dog and can't move very fast.  He reminded Dad of a body builder.
Dog Speed,

Gemini and Sherman

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Gemini Is Two

When Dad got out of bed he started singing Happy Barkday to me.  I am now two years old.  The two of us got some extra treats before Dad left for work.  When he got home, Dad hugged me some more.  Then he put out our dinner.  Then he put this silly hat on my head.  Sherman told me it is a tradition in out home. 

Gemini Wearing the Barkday Hat
After wards it was off to Angel Paws.  I got to romp around with a new chum named Maverick.  It is the second time Maverick has been there, so I am not real sure about him.  Maverick is six months old Golden Retriever - Irish Setter mix.  We hope to see more of him at the park.
Dog  Speed,

The Barkday Girl, 

Gemini Octavia

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Lazy June Day

June has been pretty non-eventful here in Key West.  Sometimes there are pups at Angel Paws, other times there is no paw but us.  Sigh
Today a new pup named Henry showed up.  He chased a little bit but not to much.  When Dad heard the name he kept thinking about that candy bar, named Oh Henry.  That is okay with Sherman, who only want to bark at things on a trailer.  Gemini wants to have some paw to play with.  We will post again for sure on Tuesday.
Gemini, Rolling in the Grass
Gemini Looking Pretty at Angel Paws 
Sherman is Just Sniffing
Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sherman Is Six

I woke up this morning to Dog Dad singing me Happy Barkday.  We went for a long walk and I got extra treats.  When Dad got back from work I got a treat and we went to Angel Paws Dog Park.  Unfortunately now other paws were there.  When we got back home, Gemini and I licked up some Dog Ice Cream.  That tasted really good.  I got plenty of ear scratches and butt rubs.  
Sherman The Barkday Dog
We wish our pals Tonks, Sky and Sora were here.  On 1 June their pack went to live in Mount Dora in Central Florida.  We will miss them.
Gemini, Sora and Sky

While we don't have our paw pals to celebrate my sixth barkday.  Gemini and Dad are here.  That is good enough for this pup.

Dog Speed,


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dog Flu

Sherman Now Brings You An Important News Bulletin
We received an email from our breeder Mom Lil at Holmhaven Collies.  She alerted us and other Holmhaven Collies of a recent outbreak of Dog Flu in Florida and Georgia.  

According to a different article pups attending dog shows in Perry, GA and Deland, FL came down with Dog Flu.

Dog flue is airborne and spread by other dogs coughing, barking and sneezing.  However, it can also be spread by contaminated objects like water bowls, collars and even by hoomans that have had contact with a sick pup.  Below are links to some good information about Dog Flu or the recent outbreak.  :

Dog Speed,

Sherman T. Collie

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bo Collie and Visiting Marathon

We have a new friend at Angel Paws, Bo Collie.   He is two years old like Gemini and is an outgoing friendly pup.  We met Bo on 21 May as we were leaving Angel Paws.  Then we got to spend some time with him on 22 and 23 May.  Haven't seen him since then, but his pawrents work odd hours.  We are looking forward to having some pawsome times together.  We were so stoked to meet another collie.  His pawrents weren't sure how he would do in a dog park, but he did fine.  Bo is a tall thin collie with slightly tipped ears.  If his ears were straight he would have reminded Dad more of our Angel Collie Deacon.  
A New Chum - Bo
A Side View of Bo
Gemini, Bo & Sherman Greet Each Other 
We went to Marathon Vet Clinic today.  Gemini didn't eat dinner on Sunday and refused treats in the morning.  Dad thought he was in the clear when Gemini ate some treats that our neighbor gave us, but Gemini upchucked the treats a couple hours later.  While Gemini seemed full of energy, her belly felt tight to Dad and he kept thinking of Essex turning down treats the day she crossed the bridge.  Dad called Marathon Veterinary Hospital for an emergency visit, grabbed our vet binder and we all got in the collie mobile and drove an hour north to Marathon.  We filled out some paperwork, the technicians and Doc Hall checked out Gemini and she even got an X-Ray.  Doc Hall told us Gemini belly felt fine and the x-rays didn't show any obstructions.  Our little girl was a bit gassy though.  Dad held and stroked Gemini while she got two shots.  Gemini was quite the trooper and we are all proud of her.  
Door To Marathon Veterinary Hospital
Gemini in the Visitors Room
All is well now.  Gemini ate her dinner a little while after we got home.   Dad is glad he went, even it did cost extra because it was a holiday.  The peace of mind and not worrying was worth it for Dad.    

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Saturday, May 27, 2017


We are meeting new pups at the dog park which definitely has us excited.  One of the new pups is Winston.  Winston is a spunky corgi mix.  Gemini and Winston will run around the park like crazy.  Dad loves to watch Gemini play with the other pups.
Water Break
Gemini & Winston Playing
Do You Smell What I Smell? 
Sherman will bark at the other pups and does fence patrol when an offending trailer going by.  

We kept Dad happy today, as today is the sixth anniversary of Deacon crossing the rainbow bridge.  I gave Dad some face licks and that took his mind off Deacon.  Gemini helped with some of her antics as well.

We will post again on Monday with an important Dog Park development.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mutter's Day 2017

We hope it was a pawsome Mutter's Day for every paw out there.  This morning Dad talked to us about his Mutter and we thought of ours.  Dad's Mutter had a huge influence on him.  He talked about the things he did as a child.  How when he brought Essex and then Deacon back to Ohio, how his Mutter accepted them both.
Dog Dad's Mutter with Sister Becky
Sherman's Mom Penny
Gemini's Mom Star
It was an easy day of laying around the house, laundry, Sunday chat in the DWB chat room, then the dog park after the heavy rain about 3 PM.  We were the only ones at Angel Paws and it was only a half hour stay.  Dad figured the bugs would come out after the rain.  For the most part Angel Paws have been quiet.  We've only met a few pups when we go.
Sherman & Gemini Chilling Out at Home

Sherman and Gemini at Angel Paws

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini

Sunday, April 30, 2017


We've tried to get Dad on to post, but there wasn't much going on at Angel Paws and work has kept Dad busy.

We had a pawsome Easter and didn't have to wear the bunny ears this year.  Gemini did a pawsome job of hiding them.
Skye's Urn
On 20 April our good friend and chat room buddy Skye crossed the rainbow bridge.  We can imagine Skye wandering over to talk to angel dogs Essex and Deacon.  They are all watching over their packs.  Skye made it to her 14th Barkday and was about six months older than Essex.  Skye loved to run and pull the sled.  She had lots of fun introducing herself to children.

Then came the NFL draft.  We watched excitedly as the Browns draft players. Unlike many years, we are starting to feel some amount of hope.

Our pal Navy is traveling North.  Going to Nebraska than to Bar Harbor, Maine.  He will enjoy the cooler weather.  Navy will return to Key West in October.

Today during morning chat, Gemini came into the computer room and nudged Dad.  Dad figured she wanted to go outside.  Dad got distracted and didn't turn down the heat on the percolator.  Dad took the percolator off the stove ran some water on it.  The stove is okay, but the plastic basket to hold the grounds melted.  Dad gave Gemini a hug and treat for looking out for the pack.

Sherman's fur is growing back on his leg.  Several more weeks and you want be able to tell it was shaved.

Dog Speed,

Sherman and Gemini

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Puptricks 2017

Happy St. Puptricks Day to all.  It is Gemini's turn to wear the silly green hat.  We are having a pawsome St. Puptricks Day.
Happy St. Puptricks Day
There is a lot to celebrate today.  We came on this pawsome article about those evil screwworms in cyber-paw space.  After reading it, our entire pack started to dance and sing this song.

"Ding-dong the screwworms are gone.  Which screwworms?  The wicked screwworms. 
Ding-dong the wicked screwworms are gone. 
Wake up, you sleepy dog, rub your nose, get out of bed.
Wake up, the evil screwworms are dead!
They've gone were the goblins go below, below, below, yo ho.
Ding-dong the merry-oh, bark it high, bark it low.
Let them know

The Evil Screwworms are gone!"

Dog Speed,

Sherman, Gemini & Dog Dad

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tourist Guide

We were two happy collies at our home.  Dad's sister Becky came to visit.  She came in on the 2 March and left 7 March.  Dad took vacation while his sister was in town.  We had two hoomans to watch over, which was pawtastic.  
2 March - Resting Before Visitor Arrives
The week started rough for Dad as he got a huge bump on his neck on Tuesday, 28 February.  It didn't hurt so he gave it day to subside.  He ended up seeing the doctor on 2 March before Becky arrived.  The doc gave Dad antibiotics.  The silly thing started leaking late Friday and Dad saw the doctor Monday.  He lanced the spot and drained out the puss.  Becky played Mom asking the doctor all kinds of question.  The area is healing and getting smaller.  Doc told them it was a cyst.
Dad's Cyst
The week promised to be windy, so the hoomans went on a glass bottom boat tour on Friday morning.  As it turned out that was the only time the boat went out while Becky was here.  High winds kept the boat from going out.  
Six Toed Cat Tracks
Sleeping Six Toed Cats
On Saturday they went on the sight seeing trolley and visited the Mel Fisher Museum, the Little White House and Hemingway's house.  When they came back in we gave them a thorough sniffing as they smelled like cats!  Sunday they went to church, saw the Southern Most Point and visited the Butterfly Museum.  Dad got a blister on his foot. BOL.  Then came Monday and Becky saw the Botanical Gardens and then went to the Doctor with Dad.
Becky Taking a Pawtograph 
The Flamingos Were Loud
Wonder If Any Teenage Mutant Turtles Crossed Here?
Becky left Tuesday morning.  Dad straightened up the house and our world returned to normal.  It was good having visitors.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini