Monday, April 18, 2022


 We've been meaning to post for some time, but Dad was busy with something called taxes.  Dad didn't even have time to find the rabbit ears.  As for us we slept through most of Dad figuring taxes out and using colorful language.
Normandy & Gemini Resting While Dad Does Taxes
We have new neighbors, and they have an Australian Shepherd mix named Bear.  If we are outside the same time, Bear will hop over the fence and the games begin.  Norm and Bear chase after each other rough housing.  All the while Gem barks at the two of them.  If Dad hears the barking, he will come outside and watch the three.  He has a smile on his face all the while.  
The Three Amigos Playing

Water Break
Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Sunday, March 13, 2022


Mid-day Saturday we had a lot of wind and a little rain.  During that time frame our last coconut tree fell down.  We didn't even hear it.  Thank dogness no paw was hurt and when it landed in there were no cars parked in the street.  

This afternoon cut the fronds off the top.  A little while later Dad's neighbor Bob got out his chainsaw and helped Dad cut up the tree.  They were done quick.  To get the big piece out of the hedges, they got the smaller pieces and put them under the big piece.  That reminded Dad of the ancient Egyptians building the pyramids.  Using the logs to roll the big stone blocks.  Dad has some pawsome neighbors.

When we got back from Angel Paws a man asked Dad if he could take the smaller pieces.  Dad said no problem, he was going to call the city to remove it anyhow.  A couple of hours later all that remained is the big piece.  

That was the big excitement today.  A couple of weeks ago, we had a small adventure due to a hole in the fence.  We will tell you that story later this week.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Sunday, February 20, 2022

20 FEB 2022

We've been trying to get Dad to post, but things just keep he kept finding other things to do. Sigh.

We have a number of things to talk about.  Angel Paws was only closed fur that one day.  They put a traffic cone over the area where the fake fire hydrant was located.  We got the rest of the story from the other pups.  It turns out some big pups (over 80 lbs) were wrestling and playing.  We they smacked so hard into it, that it broke and the poles that held it out stuck out of the ground.  It hasn;t been fixed, but a cone was put over it to protect the pups from hurting themselves.  
The Fire Hydrant & The Cone

At Angel Paws, there are sometimes a lot of pups and other times only us.  We've been enjoying the cooler weather and done our best to keep Dad at the park longer.  Gemini as usual likes to use the bench when things get hectic.  It makes the hoomans chuckle.
Gemini and the Bench

In are yard we have several Papaya Trees going.  We know Dad's neighbors will enjoy the fruit when it starts growing.  We don't mind the trees because they make excellent P-Mail sites.
Papaya Trees
Dad has a Pawsident's project to work on.  Well talk about that tomorrow. 

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Monday, January 31, 2022

Angel Paws Closed

When we arrived at Angel Paws today, there was a sign that read it was closed until further notice.  We are not sure what is going on and will try to get Dad to take some pawtographs and talk to some other hoomans to find out what is going on.

We will let everypaw know when we find out more.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Sunday, January 30, 2022

A Cool Weekend

Angel paws has been hit and miss this month.  There are days there are ten dogs there and others when it is just us.  Gemini usually just takes it easy, while Normandy likes to run and play.  
Gemini Resting
Normandy Sniffing

The weather that last two days has been in the 50s.  That is cold fur Key West, but ideal collie weather.

We hope all of you are having a pawsome 2022 so far.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Saturday, January 1, 2022

2021 In Review

It wasn't until we started writing that we realized that a whole lot of things happened in 2021. There were plenty of Rainbow Bridge crossings, pawlitical events and weather events. Life fur us has been mainly watching Dad go to work and enjoying Angel Paws.

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6 January – US Capitol riots

12 January – Angel Paws closes fur renovations.

16 January – Angel Paws reopens.

22 January – Hank Aaron crosses the Rainbow Bridge.

24 January – First dogs, Champ and Major, move into theWhite House.

16 February – Winter Storm Uri ravages Texas causing massive power outages.

18 February – NASA Rover lands on Mars.

2 March – Our pal Miles crosses the Rainbow Bridge.

19 March – We give Dad a big scare.

21 April – Norm test positive for kennel cough.

11 May – The return to Angel Paws and Normandy’s first Barkday. 

19 June – Champ, the Pawsident's 13-year-old first dog, crosses the Rainbow Bridge.

6 July – Herricane Elsa visits Key West.

10 July – Our collie cyber-pal Mick crosses the Rainbow Bridge in Michigan. 

8 July – 12-story Champlain Towers South condo collapses in Surfside, Florida.

11 July – Our pal Luna crosses the Rainbow Bridge in Lost Wages. 

16 August – Our collie pal McGee sends us Tehune’s book “Lad of Sunnybank.”

16 August – Afghanistan falls to the Taliban.

29 August – Hurricane Ida slams Louisiana.

16 October – We see a Rainbow – Moon.

18 October – Colin Powell crosses the Rainbow bridge.

19 November – Our collie pal Sir Oliver crosses the Rainbow Bridge. 

24 November – First report of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

14 December – 8-year-old Boston Terrier named Henry savesbabies life.

16 December – We meet the Great Danes Samson & Orion.

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2021 was a busy year.  We have enjoyed ourselves and hopefully “The Year of the Tiger” 2022 will be better than 2021.

Barky New Year,

Gemini & Normandy

Thursday, December 30, 2021

30 December 2021

We have been chilling out with Dad this week.  He is on a staycation, so he is with us all day.  Which is pawsome.  There has been a lot of time visiting Angel Paws.  A man with a Japanese Spitz is visiting Key West, the first time they were in the park Gemini stopped by to say hello.  The man looked familiar and then he remembered that he was the one that had stopped his truck when Gemini escaped out of her collar and almost got hit on the road by Angel Paws way back in February of 2016.  Gemini remembered him and wanted to say thank you.  
Norm and Gemini Chilling Out
Copper is visiting us.  He won't come out of his kennel when Dad around.  Like the last time Copper visited, Dad puts him out in his crate while closing off the back patio.  Copper still thinks Dad is the God of Thunder from when he knocked over a bunch of cookie tins.  Neither of us can convince him that Dad is a pawtastic hooman.  Dad prefers not to watch Copper because of this, but Copper's humans couldn't find anyone else.  

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy