Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Buddy Crosses The Bridge

We have been putting this off for a week and it is time to post.

Grand Paw Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 9 January.  Buddy was Grrreat Auntie Essex's brudder, Uncle Deacon's Pawther and my Grand Paw. While I never met Buddy in pawson, Grrreat Auntie used to tell me about how she said good bye to him when she left Holmhaven to live with Dog Dad on 31 December 2003.  Essex, Buddy and their litter mates had fun playing collie games while at Holmhaven.
Buddy Puppy Picture - 2003
Buddy at Holmhaven - 2006
Essex next saw Buddy when she went with Dog Dad to bring Uncle Deacon to Key West on 10 December 2006.  Essex barked me that she remembered all the smells of Holmhaven and wagged her tail when the collie mobile got close.  Buddy and her remember each other and said howl-low when they got there.  Essex and Deacon used to wish Buddy happy barkday.  On 22 May 2010 Buddy left Holmhaven to live with a very special lady in the Keys.  On 9 October 2010, Essex and Deacon got together with Buddy to celebrate an early barkday at a dog park up the Keys.
Grrreat Auntie Essex and Buddy - 2010
Deacon with His Pawther Buddy 
Essex, Deacon and Buddy Leaving the Park
After that they never got together again, but we continued to exchange Barkday greetings with him.  Buddy went to school with his hooman and he loved being around all the school children.  Back in December 2012, we even received this pawsome pawtograph of Buddy with Santa Paws.
2012 - Buddy and Santa Paws
We received the tragic news a couple weeks ago that Grand Paw Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  We were told that around New Years Buddy went to the groomers and had trouble standing.  His hooman understandably went to the vet, who prescribed Deramaxx, which is for arthritis and/or surgical pain.  The next day Grand Paw Buddy wouldn't eat anything and the Deramaxx was stopped immediately.  There was no improvement and then on 9 January, Buddy returned to the vet.  The vet relayed that Grand Paw Buddy had kidney failure and Buddy crossed the Rainbow Bridge that same day.

Lil at Holmhaven checked cyver-paw space about Deramaxx and collies.  This was not the first case listed of a collie having a problem.  She relayed to Dad and the entire Holmhaven Collie Family to make sure Deramaxx was not prescribed for their collies.

Another beloved Collie has crossed over.  Buddy's hooman is in our thoughts and prayers, because it is tough on hoomans when a beloved pup crosses the bridge.

Dog Speed Grand Paw Buddy,

Your Grand Son,


Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 in Review

To all a Barky New Year and best wishes for 2015 "The Year of the Goat."  After reading about Maisey and Wesley, we have hope that Dixie will find her way home.

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09 January - I feel my first earthquake.

19 January - Our Cyber Paw Pal Jasmine of Moondance Huskies crosses the Rainbow Bridge.
Jasmine is on the Right
25 January - I help Dad do a good deed and get our pal Pedro back home after he escapes from his yard.

19 February - Lady I crosses the Rainbow Bridge.
Lady I
20 February - Cousin Brave Star arrives at his furever home.
Cousin Brave Star Resting at His Furever Home
05 March - I arrive in Northern Ohio to meet Dog Dad's siblings.   I experience snow for the first time.
I Love Snow
08 March - Malaysian Airlines flight disappears.  As of today, the flight has not been found.

18 March - Maisy the Beagle is reunited with her hoomans after being missing for almost six years.

24 March - The Collies of the Meadow award us the Sunshine Award.

01 April - Wesley, a Yellow Labrador Retriever, is reunited with his family after being missing since Hurricane Sandy, which happened about 18 months ago.

16 April - The Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes with 304 of the 476 hoomans aboard perish in this catastrophe.

05 May - Our pal Diane has a new collie, Loki, come to live with her and Gracie in North Florida.
27 June - I meet a new friend Gandalf the border collie puppy.
Me and Gandalf
15 July - Super Typhoon Rammasun strikes the Philippines with tragic results.

17 July - A Malaysia Airlines flight is shot down by a missile over the Ukraine.

20 July - Miles comes to visit for an entire week.
04 August - A Collie named Laddie represents British Service Dogs that served during the World Wars during the 100 year anniversary ceremony of the start of World War I.  My chest puffs out in pride.
09 August - The shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

17 August - Smoke of the Collies of the Meadow crosses the Rainbow Bridge'
29 August - Over a hundred collies are rescued from a Collie Hoarder near Houston, Texas.

03 September - The Dog Dad of Bailey, Hunter and Chase retires from the Coast Guard.

18 September - Scotland votes to remain in the United Kingdom.  The country of origin for collies is either England or Scotland.

28 September - I introduce my pals Kingo and Gracie.

30 September - First Ebola patient is diagnosed in the United States.

05 October -  My beloved Cleveland Browns record the biggest road comeback in NFL history.  The Browns overcame a 28-3 second quarter deficit to win 29-28.
Beware of the Elf
10 October - Our pals Brooke and Sidney endure Typhoon Vongfong in Okinawa.

21 October - Loki's Mom comes to visit us.  Sadly, neither Gracie or Loki come with her.

12 November - The Rosetta space probe makes the first ever landing on a comet.  

13 -12 November - A massive Polar Vortex moves through the United States.  Freezing weather and massive snowfall is reported.  Sever places experience a typical years snow fall in three days.

25 November - Kiana crosses the Rainbow Bridge.
29 November - I read about the "Battle Buddy Foundation" where dogs help PTSD veterans.

27 December - I watch E:60 on ESPN and see a truly inspiring on Owen an Haatchi,  This story about a boy and his dog is truly pawtastic and worth spending the time to watch.  We found the story on U-Tube and here is the link to that story.

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Bowsers a lot of things bad and good happened last year.  What I hope for most is that a tri-color collie puppy come to live with us, so I can teach the pup the "Way of the Collie."  Keep your paws crossed for us.

Dog Speed & Barky New Year,