Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Power of Sherm

This morning I gave Dad a scare.  We were out walking and approaching the house were me and the boxer bark at each other.  I run forward and suddenly Dad is holding only the handle of our flexi-leash. Dad yells "Sherman Stop" and much to his amazement I stopped.
Me and the Broken Leash
The Broken Handle, Bowsers I Am A Strong Collie
I look down and see the strange thing following me.  It has followed me before in the house but never when we were out for a walk.  I am startled by it, but not freaked out.  I wait for Dad to walk over.  He grabs the body of plastic portion and we walk the other way.  When we get home, Dad breathes a sigh of relief.

He told me he was proud that I listened to him and how I must be a really strong collie.  Then Dad starts to a new version of an old cartoon song called "Hercules."  He changed the lyrics just for me.

Here is a link to the a video clip containing theme from the ancient cartoon song "Hercules," so you know what the song sounded like.

Here is Dad's lyrics.

"Sherm the dog, collie of song and story.
Sherm the dog, winner of puppy glory.
Fighting for the right,
Fighting with his might,
With the strength of ten, ordinary dogs.
Sherm the dog, people are safe when near him.
Sherm the dog, only the evil fear him.
Softness in his eyes,
Iron in his thighs,
Virtue in his heart,
Fire in every part,
Of the Mighty Sherm the dog."
Dog Speed Cyber-Paw-Pals,



Cowspotdog said...

that leash doesn't look like it was heavy weight for you shermy :)

StevieGrrrWonder said...

Good boy, Sherms, for listening to dad. As for myself (Slick) and Rocky, we don't listen except when there's food involved, but hell we r cats! Cassie (the outdoor kitty) listens, but she's a girl ;-) I bet the leash handle was chewed thru by one of our sneaky cat buddies over there. They make it easier for us to indulge in cat trickery cuz of how cheaply leashes r made these days. Dad says he remembers that ancient Hercules song from many cat moons ago, but he's older than my great great grandpawther. We r not so strong, but we sure can jump high and get into messes quicker than u can say whiskers ;-)

Dawn said...

Good job being a good boy Sherman! This is why we never use those flexi line leashes....your Dad can't control things very well with those. We always use the leather leash when we go for walks because you never know what you're going to get into along the way.

Dianne SS said...

Good boy for listening Sherman!! Our mom remembers the Hercules cartoon song, but we don't because we aren't any where near as old as she is!! BOL!! She doesn't use flexi leashes, because she knows what big, strong boys we are!!!

Duffy and Lanny