Thursday, July 7, 2011

Letter From Shiloh

Dear Essex,

I loved reading your post about me. My Hooman pawrents stumbled upon your blog a few months ago. As for me, I was hoping to meet both of you and was very saddened by the passing of Deacon. He sounded like such a fun uncle. I am so very happy to hear that another Holmhaven collie is going to help you take care of your Dog Dad.
 It is even better in that I am going to have a brudder from the same litter. My brudder, Dakota, is one of the tri-color pups, though I’m not telling my family which one. Hopefully our packs can exchange pictures, stories and even meet in the future.

Me and my boy
I have a pawsome family and I have what every dog dreams about, a little boy to be my friend. Children make great chums. You can see how much I love him in the one paw-to-graph. My Dog Mom has been around dogs much of her childhood, so I didn’t have to train her as much as you did your Dog Dad.

At Holmhaven, I have the white spot

Sniffs and Licks,


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Dear Shiloh,

We love getting e-barked and we consider your family part of our extended pack. We look forward to hearing from you and watching you and Dakota grow up.

I have been taking care of Dog Dad and we are looking forward to the new puppy. Dog Dad and I were talking about names. Our short list of names included Chaplain, Colden, Eugene, Gryphon, Jeep, Pep and Sherman. Both of us liked Sherman the best. Sherman is a good boy dog name. It has strong ties to Grand-Paw because he was in the Fifth Armored Division in WW II and the main American tank was the Sherman tank. Sherman will never replace Deacon, but he will fill the sudden void that occurred when Deacon’s crossed the bridge.

One of us is Sherman and only Essex knows

We look forward to meeting your pack one day. Talking about pack meetings, it looks like we will meet Great Uncle Bobby’s hooman pawrents. We met Great Uncle Bobby in 2007 and he used to write us letters before he crossed the bridge in 2008. Bobby was a Holmhaven Collie. Dog Dad has a lot in common with his pawrents.

Dog Speed,



Jake of Florida said...

Sherman is a cool name. We especially like that it has the connection with your grandpaw, just like Deacon's name did.

Please ask your Dad if he is ever coming up this way!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Asta said...

I think Shewman is a pawfect name.
I can't wait to see which dawling will join youw family..It's all so vewy exciting.
I know you awe taking most escellent cawe of youw Dogdad, and I weally enjoyed heawing fwom that little dawling shiloh
smoochie kisses

rottrover said...

Hi Essex!

You better rest up, puppies have a lot of energy!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Islay said...

How adorable!!! Can't wait to see the pics of him coming to his new home and getting to know Essex! Sherman is a great choice - just hope it doesn't end up being "built like a ...tank" though! Going to call him "Sherm?"

Dianne SS said...

We like Sherman for a name too!! Dianne and Duffy

Everycat said...

What a grand name for a pup Sherman is. It must be exciting waiting for him to arrive Essex!

Thank you so much for your kind words for Whicky. Such sudden departures are so shocking and seeing so much love for our special mancat has really helped us.

Oliver, Gerry & The Apes

Shikota said...

Essex & Shiloh are in countdown mode! About 4 more weeks until Sherman & Dakota :)