Friday, June 25, 2010

Southward Bound

We will be leaving Northern Ohio today. We'll stop by to visit Grand-Paw one last time on the way. The first stop will be to visit cousin Clyde in Cincinnati. We are hoping to see another deer.

We'll post pictures when we get home. Dad has been mumbling about forgetting a cord for his camera. You have been seeing pictures from his siblings cameras.

Essex & Deacon

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Pawther's Day

We hope that everyone has a pawsome Pawther's Day. We went out to the nursing home and visited Grand Paw. He really enjoys seeing us. We were there with Grand Paw and his two sisters, and three of their children.
Essex, Deacon & Grand Paw

It was an amazing time as we visited about ten other people. We would walk by a room and the people would motion Dog Dad to come in. Deacon would go right up to the people, get tons of pets and gave kisses to several of them. Essex made sure Dog Dad was between her and the strangers. During all of this Dad shook his head and said "Essex, you silly girl."

Here is a picture of Rosie the cat. She tolerates us and Deacon must have been sniffing her from about five inches a couple times.

Rosie, chilling out

Dog Speed

Essex & Deacon

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Arrived Safe

We are safe and sound in Northern Ohio. The first day we drove to Valdosta, Georgia and spent the night with our good friends Lady I and Lady II. It was a lot of fun to see them and both of them are a lot thinner.

The next two days we were visiting our cousin Clyde in Cincinnati, Ohio. Clyde and a deer were about two inches apart. Unfortunately Dog Dad camera needed new batteries.

Now we are in Northern Ohio visiting Rosie the Cat. We saw Cassie and Hattie. It was a lot of fun and there was a lot of wagging collie tails.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Northward Bound

Dog Dad was rushing around yesterday. He was muttering so much to do, so little time. He started getting the car ready and told us we were heading North to Ohio. We'll be visiting all our pals.

We'll see Lady I, Lady II, Hattie, Cassie, Clyde and Rosie the Cat. That sure makes us happy though Dad looks tired. It will be tough keeping up with stuff, but we'll try to keep up with every pup.

Cooler weather, dog pals and Dog Dad not going to work. A collie could get used to this.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon

Sunday, June 6, 2010

We Remember

On TV and in the newspaper we noticed the subject of D-Day was brought up. So we asked Dog Dad what he knew about it. He told us it was many, many dog moons ago when Grand-Paw was a young pup. There was terrible fighting taking place in Europe and Asia. A bunch of soldiers landed to free Europe from some terrible goings on. A lot of those young men never made it back home.

He told us Grand-Paw was still in the United Kingdom when D-Day took place. Grand-Paw landed several days later. The nightmare Grand-Paw was in a place called Hurtgen Forrest. That is a story for another time and place.

Today we remember those who sacrificed their lives on 6 June 1944 in a far away place called France. The picture below is of Grand-Paw in Paris, France after VE Day.

Grand-Paw 1945, Paris, France

Essex & Deacon