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.