Friday, January 29, 2010

Sad News From Teddy

Cousin Teddy all grown up

Howie & Teddy talking about being a Collie
Essex & Deacon,

I’ve been meaning to e-bark you for quite some time. My mentor and your cousin Howie crossed the rainbow bridge on 25 June. As you know Howie was to turn 10 last September. Unfortunately, he caught pneumonia and at the end he couldn’t even walk. The whole family was upset, especially Dog Mom and me. I was hoping to learn so much more from him and he had made Mom smile during some very tough times. I miss him but I know he would want me to be strong.

As you can see, I have grown up to be a handsome collie. Howie did teach me a lot about the way of the Collie.

Fur-ever your cousin,


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Essex knows just how you feel. She really enjoyed being around and learning from Foxy. Foxy crossed the bridge when she was just a really young pup though. We are sure that Howie is with her, Bobby, Mac, Sam, Honey, Charlie, Pudgy and all the other animals that have crossed the bridge. Howie is your guardian angel dog, who watches over your Mom and you. If you are ever in Key West, you are welcome to stay with us during your visit.

We are so proud of you Teddy, you are quite a handsome young collie. Both of us know you will take care of your family. We had hoped to meet Howie and you someday. Howie is now is watching over you and your family. Keep in touch cousin.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Thursday, January 21, 2010


We are keeping Dog Dad company today because he is a wistful. Hoomans tend to remember things and that is what he is doing. Two years ago today Grand Maw crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Dad said that was a double edged sword. Today he remembers all the things she told him, how she liked both of us and how a piece of her and Grand Paw are in him.

Grand Maw when she was a young pup
before she married Grand Paw

We think it is time to go give Dad some Collie licks and let him scratch our behinds. That will make him happy. If doesn't then at least we will be happy. BOL.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

White Collie

Today at Angel Paws we met our first White Collie. Benjamin chose a nice couple from Maine for a furever family. Benjamin is nine years old and is a little bit bigger than Deacon. He sure was a pawsome collie and got along well with us.

Benjamin the White Collie
Benjamin was whelped in New Hampshire. We told Dad that it would be grrrreat to live in a place with a lot of snow, but he just smiled at us. Unfortunately, Benjamin is due to leave Key West this Saturday. We sure wish that he had come by earlier, because we really like being around other Collies. Hopefully Benjamin will visit us a few more times before he heads north.
Resting after a busy day

We have been trying to get Dad to post more, but things have been busy lately around our home. As for us, after a day of defending Angel Paws from bicycles, RVs and those evil golf carts, it was time to rest.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 Review

We wish all our cyber-paw pals a barky New Year. We hope 2010, the Year of the Tiger is a pawsome year. For us 2009 was okay, but there were some sad times at DWB. Now the Key West Collies recap 2009.
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9 JAN – Cousin Howie e-barks that another Holmhaven Collie, Teddy, is going to join his pack.

13-15 JAN – Santa Paws dog sits us while Dad is in Baltimore.

23 JAN – # 1 Cousin e-barks of his return to Holmhaven.

8 FEB – We find out about the fires in Melbourne, Australia during DWB Chat and start following their progress while worrying about Opy and Charlie.

2 MAR – Bogart’s Hooman Dad, Klaus, crosses the Rainbow Bridge

11 MAR - # 1 Cousin e-barks, he has found a furever home.

#1 Cousin
10 APR – Our pals Bear & Jack leave for Virginia

25 APR – Our sheltie cyber-paw pal, Charlie, aka Reverend Lady Charlie the Antediluvian of Goosnargh on the Carpet, crosses the rainbow bridge on Anzac Day in Sydney, Australia.
 28 APR – Dog Dad starts major renovations at our home.
5 JUN – We receive pawsome package from Reilly Cowspotdog.

10 JUN – We celebrate our second blog-aversary.

22 JUN – Seven show dogs cross the rainbow bridge in Missouri.

8 JUL – Our Dog Dad and PJ’s Mom install a new gate at Angel Paws.

16 JUL – Our 200th post.

21 JUL – Gidget, the Chihuahua that did Taco Bell commercials crosses the rainbow bridge (15yrs old)

1 AUG – Charlie, DWB member role number 1, crosses the rainbow bridge

– PJ departs for California.
18 AUG – Our good cyber-paw pal, Gomer crosses the rainbow bridge.

26 AUG – Essex gets a new guard chair.

16 OCT – Baxter, the Therapy Dog crosses the Bridge at the age of 19 yrs, 6 Months old. March 23, 1990 – October 16, 2009.

19 NOV – Trip to Ohio, we see our pal Clyde and Dog Dad’s family

26 NOV – Celebrate Grand-Paws 91st Birthday

27 NOV – We experience snow for the second time.

3 DEC – Return to Key West from our Ohio Trip
8 DEC - We read story of Sgt Michael Lemmons and his dog Ally. Ally adopted Lemmons in Afghanistan and came to live with him in Louisville, KY.

13 DEC – First case of the H1N1 virus, swine flu, reported in a dog in the US.

22 DEC – Dad’s Brudder, Stevie-Grrr-Wonder, comes to visit us. Says it is to cold in Dayton, Ohio. BOL.

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We are looking forward to 2010 and chatting with our DWB cyber-paw pals. Here is to tails of tall adventure.

Dog Speed and may the Great Dane watch over you always,

Essex & Deacon