Tuesday, July 20, 2021

July 2021 - Two Bridge Crossings

We found out a little over a week ago about some Rainbow Bridge Crossings.

On 10 July, Mick crossed the Rainbow Bridge up in Michigan.  Mick was the smallest pup born at the Meadows, but grew up to become the biggest one ever.  Mick weighed in at an outstanding 115 lbs, which is bigger than any of the Key West Collies.  Mick had a big heart to match. There are a lot of stories and memories of Mick and his pack at https://colliesofthemeadow.wordpress.com/.  The collies used to post all the time, but their posts have become more infrequent.  We miss their stories of that large pack.

Mick and his Hooman

The Dad's sister in Lost Wages pup, Luna, crossed Rainbow Bridge on 11 July.  Luna's pawrents miss her a lot.  Pups tend to become part of the fabric of a family's life.  \

Luna

Dog Speed

Gemini & Normandy

Monday, July 12, 2021

Normandy's First Bark-Aversary

When Dad woke up this morning he gave me a big hug and wished me a Happy Bark-Aversary before our walk.  Then an extra treat before he left for work.  We just got back from Angel Paws.  There were about seven other pups there, so I had a fun time.  
Normandy's First Trip In The Colliemobile

I Can't Fit Under The Bed Anymore
It is hard to believe that I've spent one year with Auntie Gemini and Dog Dad.  It feels like furever, but then again like I just left Holmhaven.  We have had a lot of fun.  I still like to lick the bottoms of Dad's feet.  I can't fit under the bed any more though.  I love my pack.  Dad and Gem definitely love me too.  I hope everyone else had a grrrrreat Day.

Dog Speed,

Normandy


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Elsa Has Passed

Some wind and some rain is what we remember about Tropical Storm Elsa.  There was a huge sigh of relief from our entire pack.  We figured we would get a lot more rain, Elsa didn't have near the rain that Sally had last year and the wind wasn't to bad either.  
Normandy & Gemini Explore The Yard After Elsa Passes
Resting During Elsa
There was some palm fronds to pick up and other things to pick up in the yard.  The power went out twice, once about 2 AM than another time around 9 AM.  The first was for maybe a half hour, the second for about an hour and a half.  Gemini did jumped into bed with Dad around 6 AM.  Dad just put his arm around her.  She decided to jump out of the bed after about a half hour.  

Water Around The Shed
We hope Elsa is kind to everyone else.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Sherman


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Watching Elsa

We are watching Elsa with Dad. We’ve been barking with Jake the Angel Weather dog. He said it looks like bad weather late Sunday and Monday. Norm barked this is storm number three, so he’ll be strong. Besides he has auntie Gem and Dog Dad by his side. Dad has very little to do in order to tighten the house up. Put some trash cans up and close two hurricane shutters up. That will get done Sunday.

Tropical Storm Elsa

Jake The Angel Weather Dog 
All has been going well at Angel Paws. Norm plays with the other pups, while Gem barks at everypaw playing. We’ll be at Angel Paws this evening and will try to be there Sunday too.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Gemini Turns Six

 I woke up this morning with Dad and Norm singing happy barkday to me.  I've gotten used to Dad's quirks and was happy Norm joined in.  Dad kissed me on the nose then we were off for a walk.  During the walk a light rain got all us wet.  BOL.  When we got back there were extra collie treats. 
 
Gemini The Barkday Girl


The rest of the day there were threats of rain, but nothing really came down.  We went to Angel Paws and when we got back, Dad gave us a frosty paw to eat.  Yum.  Earlier this week we watched a cloud that looked like a dog cross the sky.  We both smiled at Dad and enjoyed the park.
Running Dog Cloud

The big news by us has the building collapse that happened near Miami.  Our prayers go out those involved in the tragic event.  

Dog Speed,

Gemini

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Pawther's Day - 2021

 We greeted Dad early this morning.  Had to get him up and about fur pawthers Day.  We had him open our present that his sister Marge bought fur us.  Dad gave us both a big hug and called his sister to thank her.  We had to make sure our names were on it, so hoomans would know he was our Dad!!
A Pawther's Day T-Shirt With Our Names

Later we went to Angel Paws and had a good time.  Things have been pretty quiet around here.

Norm Is Happy
Norm Resting At Angel Paws
Gemini Resting At Angel Paws

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Thursday, May 27, 2021

10 Years Since Deacon Crossed

 Dad is wistful today.  Ten years ago today Great Uncle Deacon crossed the rainbow bridge at far to young an age.  Deacon was a friendly outgoing pup.  Dad loved to watch Deacon and Essex play, just like he loved watching the two of us.We listened to Dog Dad ramble on about the big guy.  After Dad was done talking we got a treat.  

Deacon and Essex Playing 
Deacon Being Silly
We did our best to keep Dad from dwelling on ten years ago.  He smiled at us as we went to Angel Paws.  Before we got out of the car when we got back home, Dad kissed us both on the nose.  Silly Hooman.

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy