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