Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sherman Helps Dad Do A Good Deed

Last Saturday Dad had a hard time sleeping.  He woke up around 2:30 AM and started to do some things around the house.  He wandered to the living room looked out the window, his eyes saw a dog across the street.  As he watched the dog turn the corner, his mind started to wake up.  He wondered if it was Pedro, the black dog next door.  He opened the window and whistled my song.  The pup came back around the corner.  It must be Pedro, who is a bit of an escape artist.  Now Dad was in his underwear, so he wasn't about to go outside.  He got on his gym shorts, went outside and whistled my song some more.  No Pedro.
I wonder if Lassie Slept After A Good Deed
Next he decided to let me outside.  I barked a little and Dad whistled.  A few minutes later Pedro turns the corner.  Pedro follows Dad as he walks over to his house.  His Mom comes outside as they near the gate.  She tells Dad how happy she was that Dad saw Pedro and got him back home.

Me and Dad went back inside happy and we went back to sleep happy we did our good deed for the day.

Dog Speed,


Monday, January 20, 2014

Our Cyber Paw-Pal Jasmine Crosses the Bridge

We received sad news Sunday.  Our pal Skye had one of her pack cross the rainbow bridge around noon yesterday. Jasmine crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday.  Jasmine was loved and lived a long happy life with her pack.  Jasmine is now romping around with Dave across the bridge.  Dave crossed the bridge way back on 30 October 2012.   
Dave (l) and Jasmine (r) During Happy Times
Dog Mom, the Moondance Huskies, and the cats will miss Jasmine.  If you get a chance stop by and say a kind word or woo.  We know that their Dog Mom will be appreciate it.  Here is a link to their blog:

Dog Speed,


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cover Shot

I've been taking it easy this January.  As you can tell I am enjoying my couch and resting my weary head at times.  Me and Dog Dad enjoy going to the dog park.  I especially enjoy it when some of my pals show up so we can wrestle and chase around.
This Has to be a Cover Shot
This Pillow is Pawsome
New Years Eve Dad was chuckling at me.  When fire works went off, I went by Dog Dad and got under the desk, while he was in the DWB Chat Room typing my messages to my cyber-paw pals..  
Sherman the Brave??

Dog Speed,


Friday, January 10, 2014

Earth Quake

Yesterday, I asked Dad if he felt the earth move.  Dad looked at me like I was nuts and checked my mouth to see if I was foamy.  Nope, no foam.  He figured he just had a nutty collie.

Later he checked cyber-paw space and sure enough the National Weather Service and the Coast Guard confirmed there was a 5.0 earthquake over 100 miles southeast of Key West at 3:58 PM. 

There was no damage in Key West.  I am happy that Dad doesn't think I'm crazy.  Maybe now he will believe me when I tell him I need more treats.

Dog Speed,


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Collie Relatives Say Arrooo

One of the things about blogging is that Holmhaven Collie relatives contact us sometimes.

First there is Cousin Shiloh and my brudder Dakota.  They are busy taking care of their young hooman boy and playing.  They have been so busy that they have not posted in quite some time.  I can understand that because I would be swamped if I had a young hooman to watch.
Shiloh & Dakota Resting
Second there is Cousin Vixen.  She is doing well in St. Augustine.  She is watching over her two hoomans.  She sent me and Dog Dad an Essexmas card.  Essex had told me that her hoomans are really pawsome people.

The last relative, Brave Star is a longer story.  Back on 9 May a collie named Sparky crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Sparky had a long happy life and almost made it to 13 years old.  When he crossed he left behind his hooman, Tim, and the two cats (Greta Garbo and Bart Simpson).  All three of them were very lost without a collie to look after them.  Before you ask, Tim is not Lassie’s Timmy and I don’t think he ever fell in the well.  They searched cyber-paw space for a collie puppy.   
Well, the Great Dane guided them to our blog.  On 9 June the three wished me a Happy Barkday via this blog.  Then they e-barked us on 15 June that they had decided that a Holmhaven sable boy collie puppy was in their future.  The e-bark stated that this blog influenced their choice of Holmahaven.  Essex and I were stuned.  Tim contacted Lil and on 10 July a litter was whelped.  There were three boys but two already had a new home lined up.  Unfortunately, the third little boy crossed the Rainbow Bridge less than two weeks after birth. 

Tim and the cats were greatly saddened but were determined that a Holmahven Collie boy would adopt them.  Since they live close to Holmhaven, Tim decided to help Lil with our relatives.  He has been doing obedience training with them and has learned a lot from Lil.

After several dog moons a litter was whelped on 26 December.  There were three sable boys in that nine pup litter.  I tell you cyber paw pals, Tim was more excited than Great Auntie Essex was chasing an evil golf cart.  When Brave Star comes to live with them, it will be around nine months since Sparky crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We know Brave Star is going to a pawsome home.  Which one is Brave Star in the pawtograph, I haven't a clue.

Yule Collies - Born on 26 December
The Three Boys 02 January

There was a little tri-color girl whelped, but unfortunately she had decided to live in Texas.  Dog Dad and I will be waiting for a little tri-color girl that wants to come live with us.  The Great Dane willing that should be this summer.  It will be nice to have someone that speaks fluent collie and who I can teach the way of the collie.  

Dog Speed,


Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 in Review

I wish all our cyber-paw pals a Barky New Year and hope every paw has good luck in 2014, "The Year of the Horse."  2013 had some good things for us but the bridge crossing of Great Auntie Essex in November will make this a sad year for me and Dog Dad.  I look forward to new adventures and await the arrival of a litter of tri-color Holmhaven puppies sometime this summer.  In the meanwhile I will continue to go to Angel Paws and do my best to keep Dog Dad happy. .

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12 January – We read a post about a missing collie named Dixie and joined the Collies of the Meadow in barking the word in hope Dixie would join her family.  Unfortunately, Dixie is still missing and we hope she comes home this year.
Dixie Is Still Missing
18 January – Essex and I meet a Sir Oliver, a sable merle collie at Angel Paws Dog Park.  We are friends via cyber-paw space and from meeting them at the Dog Park.
Sir Oliver & Sherman Playing
30 January – A good news story out of Texas.  A lost Chihuahua is reunited with it’s owner after almost seven years. 

06 February – We receive news that a Holmhaven collie named Vixen is living in St. Augustine with Deacon’s first pawrents.
12 March – Stonewall comes to live with us.
Stonewall & Essex
27 March – We do a good deed and get two wandering Aussies into Angel Paws and then contact their hoomans.

Montana & Dakota at Angel Paws
15 April – Boston Marathon bombing.

23 April – We find out Interceptor no longer being made in the US.

25 May – X-Rays reveal Essex has bone spurs.

18 July – Dad accidently steps on Sherman’s paw.

05  August – Lassie of "TwoCollies and a Mutt" crosses the rainbow bridge.
01 September – Dogs With Blog is no more.  Together with the help of Anne, Blue, Skye; we manage to save the chat room.
DWB Never More
02 September – The grass in our front yard is stolen.

17 September – A new dog bed, that we actually use.
A New Bed
18 September – Our cyber-paw pal Jake crosses the bridge.
Jake the Weather Dog
21-24 September – Gunmen at shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya results in 72 hoomans dead.

25 September – We have new grass in the front yard.

01 October – The US Government shuts down.  Federal workers are furloughed.  

02 October – The big coconut tree by our house disappears.
The Coconut Tree is Gone
11 October – We switch to Merrick Dog Food.

13 October – Essex turns 10.
Essex Turns 10

08 November – Typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippines. Over 7500 people are either missing or dead.

15 November – Essex crosses the rainbow bridge.  We miss her but she will always be in our hearts.

16 November – The receive our copy of "The Lookout" and we see our article about the All Collie Drill Team.  We wait till Thanksgiving to post.  

20 November – A good news story.  A sheltie named Maggie is found in the rubble of her house two days after a tornado devastates her home in Washington, Illinois.

08 December – Our deck in the back yard is refurbished.

31 December – Our sheltie cyber-paw pals Reilly, Denny and their Mom star on their local TV news

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There was a lot that happened in 2013.  Great Auntie Essex's crossing of the bridge is the one that impacted us most.  I hope that 2014 has far more good things than bad.

Barky New Year,