Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Walking Tails

As 2014 is coming to an end, Dad is thinking about Essex and Deacon.  Essex came home with Dad on New Years Eve, so he thinks about her more.  Most of his memories of Essex and Deacon make Dad smile.
As we were barking with each other and Dad mentioned that myself, Essex and Deacon have all had different walking tails.  I asked him to explain and he told me that Great Auntie Essex typically walked with her tail down.  While Uncle Deacon walked tail up, and that his tail reminded Dad of a "crook" the hooked staff that a shepherd used.  It reminded Dad of a sashimono, the small banners the samurai used when they went into battle or the Winged Hussars of the Polish-Lithuanian Calvary.  As for me, my tail is in between.  
Essex Was Tail Down
Uncle Deacon Was Tail Up, Like a Shepard's Crook
My Tail Is In Between
My Walking Tail
Dear cyber-paw pals, what is your walking tail? 

Dog Speed,


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Essexmas 2014

Merry Essexmas to all.  We hope everypaw had a fantastic day.  Dad has been busy with phone calls and visiting friends.  This year he has been late with everything.  To tell the truth it is hard to get in the Essexmas mood without the threat of snow and a chill in the air.
Merry Essexmas to All
I got some dog treats, which are always pawsome to receive.  I gave Dad a big face lick.  Dad went across the street last night to visit his friends.  They have a pig roast every year and there are plenty of hoomans at his friends house.

Merry Essexmas to all.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 2014 - Angel Paws

Things are going pawsome at Angel Paws.  I have met new friends.  One of them is Kiwi, who is full of bounce and gets after me to play.  Bella the Boxer shows up sometimes as well.  My pals Red and CC are back for the winter.  I can definitely tell these two twelve year old Labradors have slowed down.
Having Fun at Angel Paws
My Pal Kiwi
Kiwi and Tonks 
CC Sniffing Around
When our visit is done, Dad drives us home in the Collie Mobile.  When he saw me today he just laughed at me.  I looked so happy and content in the back of the truck.  
On the Way Home in the Back of the Collie Mobile
Dog Speed,


Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Seventh

Today is one of those days that Dad always remembers and stops a moment to pray.  Ever since he was a little boy he remember December Seventh.  Essex told me that both Grand Maw and Grand Paw told Dad that they remember where they were the day that Pearl Harbor was attacked. They remember the speech given by FDR.  Here is a link to FDR's speech declaring war on Japan.   A lot of things changed in the world that day.  Over the course of the next four years many young men and women would cross the Rainbow Bridge.
The Battleship Arizona
After Dad left Ohio, he got to travel to Hawaii and see Pearl Harbor.  He visited the Arizona Memorial.  Dog Dad can remember where he has been and doing on previous December Sevenths.  He thinks of how different the world would have been if it never happened.  May we never forget those who gave their lives to protect our country and may the Lord give our leaders the wisdom that has eluded so many of the worlds past leaders.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Dog Dad