Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Review

We wish all our cyber-paw pals a barky New Year.  We hope 2012, the Year of the Dragon is kind to every paw.   For us 2011 was a difficult year, colored by the premature passing of Deacon.  On the bright side Sherman was introduced to our pack.  Good friends like Sasha, Max, Duke and Gino have left Key West.  New friends like Tonks, Kiana, Raman and Gibbs are new regulars at Angel Paws now.  Now for the Key West Collies 2011 recap.
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18 January – Silly hooomans incident at Angel Paws

09 February– Our Collie Chum Hattie Crosses the Rainbow Bridge

Our Chum Hattie
22 February  – Christchurch, New Zealand is struck by a 6.3 earthquake.  We read about it in the Bark-a-lot Lodge Shelties blog which includes a pawsome video clip.

27 February  – The Collie next door Kylie leaves to live with her Grand-Maw

04 March – Deacon gets tagged on the snout at Angel Paws over dog treats

09 March – Sasha, the Rat Terrorist. leaves Key West for North Florida
11 March – Japan is struck by a 9.0 earthquake and struck by a tidal wave.  Fukushima nuclear power plant is damaged.  The confirmed death toll reaches 15,844 with 3,451 missing. 

26 April - Gracie Lou joins our collie chum Cassie’s pack in Ohio.
Gracie Lou
22 May – Joplin, Missouri is devastated by a tornado.

27 May – Great sadness descends on our pack as Essex’s nephew Deacon crosses the bridge in a freak tragic accident at our home.
05 June – Essex’s great nephew, Sherman is born.

13 June – Christchurch, New Zealand is struck by a 6.4 Earthquake.

24 June – Essex’s great nephew Shiloh signs our guest book.  Sherman brother Dakota later goes to live with Shiloh 
04 July – Sir Oliver e-barks us from Maine and we post about him four days later. 
Sir Oliver
05 July– Dog Dad’s sisters dog Raffie Crosses the Rainbow Bridge.
09 July – Shiloh starts his own blog.

18 July – Last Space Shuttle launch into outer space.

22 July – Great Uncle Bobby’s Mom visits Essex & Dog Dad
Great Uncle Bobby's Dog Mom & Essex
 03 August – Lucy the Smooth Collie Crosses the Bridge
06 August – Sherman comes to Key West to join our pack.  One brudder Dakota joined Shiloh’s pack in central Florida, while his sable Brudder Duke went to live in North Carolina.

Essex, Sherman & Dog Dad
21 – 28 August – Hurricane Irene slams the east coast of the United States.

17-19 October – Heavy Rains hit Key West.  Lots of street flooding occurs.

21 October – Claudette, the Dog Mom of the Hudson Furkids crosses the Rainbow Bridge due to cancer.  She is greatly missed by many DWBers. 

27 October – 17 November – Lady I and her Dog Mom visit us in Key West.
Lady I
29 October – Snow and Ice storm hit the east coast.  Our pal Skye is without power for 4.5 days

05 December – Essex catches giardia, we get medicine from our Vet.

19 December – The beginning of the “Tick Wars.”

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We didn't realize so much happened in 2011 until we sat down and did this post.  May the lord protect and watch over all of you.

Dog Speed,

Essex, Sherman and Dog Dad


rottrover said...

Wishing you all a wonderful 2012!

-Bart and Ruby

Jake of Florida said...

It's always good to remember -- even when its sad and or bittersweet.

Wirey new year woofs.

Jake and JH

Dawn said...

...and over you as well....

Charsend said...

I hope the new friends include Leo as well - Happy New Year!

Natasha said...

Happy New Year! :)

How Sam Sees It said...

2011 was a big year for you. We hope 2012 is awesome!


Charsend said...

Thank you for the treats, Leo loves them -though there isn't much he won't eat! Except, these treats don't upset his stomach. I love the natural texture of the treats and it smells good enough to eat myself. What ingredients are in them and where did you get them?

Sheltie Times said...

It is important to reflect and remember. Happy New Year.

Kess And Her Mama said...

That's one of the rewards of blogging :-) Happy New Year!

All4UrPet said...

Wow, what a fabulous recap of the year... it sounds like you had an exciting year! I'm loving all the pictures in this post too... what amazing and cute dogs! I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store... I'm sure it'll be busier and more fun than ever! Keep us updated!


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Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

You had a very eventful year! Very sad, but with some new happiness too,
I hope 2012 will be a good one!

Pippa said...

That was a good review, and we remember some of those, especially reading about Deaon and Claudette, and not hearing from sweet Skye for days.

I need to get my review up, hopefully by the end of the month or it will be too late!! Thanks for reminding me I need to get on with it.


Dawn said...

So how are you all doing down there?