Saturday, December 31, 2011

Essex's Eight Year Barkaversary

Me and Dog Dad are sitting looking at each other.  Eight years ago Dog Dad got in his Ford Explorer and drove to the Fort Lauderdale area to bring me into his life.  We are reminiscing me crawling up his arm as he left Holmhaven. I was scared to leave Holmhaven.  I have to admit that I made a good choice in my Dog Dad.  We have been through many things over those eight years.
We have seen many dogs and people come and leave Angel Paws Dog Park and Key West.  I was there to comfort during several Rainbow Bridge crossings.  Grand-Maw in 2008, Grand-Paw in 2010 and the crossing of my nephew Deacon in 2011.  I helped him keep it together during the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma, which flooded most of Key West.  We had happy visits to Ohio together and shared the immense joy of having Sherman come into our lives.  Dad tells me I did an amazing job training Sherman the way of the Collie.
Essex's Holmhaven Puppy Picture - 2003

Checking Out the Neighbors Yard -  January 2004
Hopefully, the three of us will have many more years together.

Dog Speed,



rottrover said...

Happy Dogaversary, Essex! We're glad you and Dogdad found each other!

-Bart and Ruby

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Barkaversary, Essex!

Happy New Year and may you have many years together!

Jake of Florida said...

Happy Barkaversary, Essex. If you look at my blog, you'll see that we were born two years and one day away from each other. It's a good time of the year to be born -- 'cause everyone is celebrating.

We've shared lots of the things you mention with you and your dad through your blog and we feel as though we know you.

Woofs to Sherman, and our best wishes to you and he and your Dad for a Happy New Year!!!

Jake (and JH and Mom)

(JH wants to know if you remember your amazing date...Just askin')

Dawn said...

Oh Essex, HAPPY HAPPY Baraversary to you! You have been an EXCELLENT addition to Dog-Dad's family! oh wait...Dog-Dad is an EXCELLENT addition to YOUR family! Happy New Year to all of you!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Happy Barkaversary and many, many more!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

Dianne SS said...

You've been a really good friend and buddy to Dog Dad, Essex! And we are sure there are many more years ahead for all of you to enjoy and share. Happy Anniversary!!

Dianne and Duffy

Diane said...

Happy Barkaversary Essex and Joe. We miss you guys. Mom doesn't think we can medically handle another drive to KW so we will see you when you make one of your Ohio trips

Chris and Ricky said...

Happy Barkaversary and Happy New Year too!