Saturday, October 31, 2020

Collieween 2020

 Well, cyber paw pals it was a quiet Collieween fur us.  Dad didn't get candy to give out this year due to all the bad germs going around.  A lot of hoomans were like that this year.  Normally, every paw is out and we get stuck in the bedroom because we would bark our heads off at all the small hobgoblins running around the neighborhood.  

Instead Dad spent his time with us inside with the lights off.  There were some hoomans out and the Key West Mounted Police were clomping through our block.  Hopefully, next year will be back to normal.  It has been one Abbey Normal year.

Dog Speed,

Gemini and Normandy

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Rainy Days - 2020

 We have been getting quite a bit of rain.  The grass is growing like crazy.  Norm loves the rain and getting wet.  He will dig in the mud too.  Dad just shakes his head.

Two Wet Dogs
Norm's Wet Nose
Norm Claims The Towel
This year has been loopy with COVID and paw-la-ticks.  We wish the Doggone Party would come back.  Dad tells us stories of Tosca's run fur office.  Fur some reason the hoomans wouldn't count all the dogs votes.  

Dog Speed,

Gemini & Normandy

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Remembering Collies Past - The Day Essex Was Born

 Today would be Essex's seventeenth barkday.  It is hard to believe she crossed the Rainbow Bridge almost seven years ago.  When Gemini and I went to pick up Normandy at Holmhaven, Lil (our breeder Mom) relayed Dad a story she hadn't told Dad.  Gemini filled in Dad on the rest of the story, that Sherman had told Gemini. 

2003 - Essex Holmhaven Puppy Pawtograph

2004 - Collie First Class Essex

Essex was part of a large litter.  However, Essex wasn't breathing at birth and Lil thought she was stillborn.  Lil put the limp body into the trashcan, but the Lord and the Great Dane came to that small puppy's soul to tell her that it was not her time to cross the bridge.  There was a hooman soul she needed to save.  Their spirit touched Essex and the small body came to life.  Essex took a breath and let out a small sound.  Lil rushed over and brought the pup to the Mom, Valiant Ebony Flash.  The small tri-color girl had a strong will to survive.

Essex grew stronger and as the pups got bigger, they started to find new homes.  Until there was only Essex and brother Buddy.  Essex came Key West to live with Dad.  Brother Buddy stayed behind to sire several litters.  Deacon, Sherman, Gemini and Normandy all have Buddy in their pedigree lines. 

Dad loves all the collies and misses those that crossed, especially the one that saved his soul.  He is happy that the two of us are with him now.  We remind him there is good in the world.  He will never forget all the adventures with the collies and everything that Essex taught him. 

Dog Speed,

Gemini and Normandy

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Only Three Generations

We hope everyone is doing well.  All is going barkingly in Key West.  We spend a lot of time at Angel Paws.
Gemini at Angel Paws
Normandy Angel Paws Pawtographs
One Happy Collie
Resting After Angel Paws
Normandy loves Angel Paws and we spend plenty of time is spent there.  A lot of times we play the game of chase with each other at the park.  
President Tyler
A very interesting thing happened this month on 8 October.  President Tyler's Grandson crossed the rainbow bridge at 95 years old.  To put this in perspective, Tyler was the 10th President and was born on 29 March 1790.  That was during George Washington's first term started on 30 April 1789.  So three generations and all those US presidents.  Bowers, we wonder how many generations of collies that would be.

Dog Speed,

Gemini and Normandy