Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thor's Day Hero: Sherman


I've had a fair number of dogs, but Sherman certainly gets a spot in the Thor's Day Heroes. I got him when I was twenty, I was working third shift with some nameless office building and Sherman was a mixed breed stray hanging around the parking lot, I would eat my "lunch" outside somewhere between 2am and 3am and feed Sherman the scraps. This went on for a few nights and one night the security guard said that they were going to call the pound.

I went back in the building, this was before cell phones mind you, and called my wife (girlfriend at the time). She came out in the middle of the night, helped me corral Sherman into the car, and took him home and bathed him while I finished my shift. The next fourteen years were history. He was an awesome dog, and the two of us kind of grew up together.

It's funny but Sherman was there for some real milestones in my life; getting married, buying my first house, the birth of our daughter. His health was always excellent until the very end when old age got the better of him, the worst mess he ever got into was the time he got sprayed by a skunk. He gets his name from the M*A*S*H character, Colonel Sherman T. Potter. So welcome aboard Sherman, you're in good company.

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  1. A handsome hero, Mik.

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    1. Thanks Jay, the day I took that photo was a good one indeed.

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  2. Love it ... He looks happy in your photo !

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    1. By the time this one was taken Sherman had pretty much done it all and was enjoying his 'twilight' years.

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  3. That's a beautiful tribute. He sounds like he was a heck of a companion. :)

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    1. Thanks Christian, I feel a little sorry for the current dog. She's really nothing like him, and we remind her of that constantly.

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  4. Thats a real nice story there. My Friend I have my own 'first' two dogs a Black and a Yellow Labrador Brandon and Morgan they are my best friends always there for me when I get home.

    Though they like far to many pink toys! Must be being left with all the females of the household all day long though lol

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    1. That's great Brummie, they are good companions indeed. As for the pink toys, just adopt a 'don't ask, don't chew' policy.

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  5. Sherman was an awesome, awesome, dog. I remember the night your wife brought him to your house. She wasn't exactly thrilled. Fast forward many years, she was a wreck the day we dug the hole in the backyard and buried him. Of course, we were all a wreck that day...

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    1. Obviously I remember that day quite well, I'm still puzzled why Phelps would choose that day to bring over and introduce to us his future wife, none of us were even close to being presentable.

      He was awesome though, I've got some good photos of you and him together too.

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