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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Goodbye dear friend


I wanted to clarify, Gimli is fine. A close friend of ours passed over the weekend.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Yellow Ball

I've had this video for a while and I'm just now getting around to posting it.  I know, but things have been busy here - it's tough to sit and collect your thoughts, much less pictures and video.

Nevertheless, here we are.

A little back story on this video.

I was cleaning under the bed and found this yellow ball that may have been under there since Christmas. Gimli had forgotten about it and when I showed it to him, he became excited and thought it was the best toy ever.  I figured I'd see how smart he really was and put it under the basket and sure enough, he was able to retrieve it.

You'll see at one point he looks directly at me.  That's his sign that he's stuck and he's looking for help, but I let him figure it out.  Corgis are smart little cookies if you give them encouragement and time to figure things out on their own.

Then, I filmed it.


Saturday Smiler - Big Grin

Thursday, July 18, 2013


The other day, Merida came running into the office with one of my socks that I thought I had put into the laundry basket.  I took it away from her and figured it had fallen from my hands and she found it.  After that incident, I made sure not to leave any clothing on the floor or within her reach.

Yesterday, I heard a couple thumps and I assumed it was one of the neighbors closing car doors, except it wasn't.  Merida had figured out how to tip over the laundry basket, steal another sock and tip it back!  Sheesh, I took it away from her again.

This evening, I had her in the bathroom with me while I showered.  She was dozing, so I figured it would be ok to leave my clothes on the floor with her.  She doesn't really chew or destroy the clothes, just lies on them and plays with them.

Well... until she told me exactly what she thought of my bra....

I exited the shower and saw it perched there.

A short while later, I opened the door to our bedroom and she disappeared around the corner.  I figured she'd doze off under the bed, except, nope, she was up to mischief again.

I just happened to look into the bedroom to see her climb onto the pillow on the floor and then hop INTO the laundry basket.

I don't even...

I don't know how she learned she could hop in and out of the basket.  I never taught her and neither did Mike.  Gimli sure as hell didn't teach her as he cannot fit into the basket anymore!

This girl is smarter than the average dog.  It's going to be fun!

Monday, July 15, 2013


So Mike and I did these exercises tonight:

60 situps
75 crunches
40 leg raises
50s plank

28 push ups
50 dips
75 bicep curls
60 punches

And I feel like this...

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Things I've learned from Merida

- Living with corgi puppies, or any puppy really, are like living with a baby wild animal. You're completely in love with this soft little creature that you forget it has sharp teeth and no measure of restraint on said teeth.

- You appreciate your adult dog who no longer feels the need to chew things like shoes, electrical cords or paper.

- Corgi puppy fur is so very soft, you try to come up with a way to be near their fur as much as possible.

- You score bonus points with children because they all know the name Merida is from the movie Brave.

- No one wants to see you, they just want to see the puppy.

- You think you're ready for a puppy again, but then all the extra work hits you and you become a zombie for the first two weeks.  Our household is finally starting to settle down again.  I really don't know how breeders or people that foster dogs manage multiple, (more than 2), dogs at a time.

- When it comes to collars and walking on a leash, corgi puppies, or perhaps puppies in general, behave like Gollum does in the LOTR: The Two Towers movie when he's been leashed.  If you cannot remember what that's like, see the first 30 seconds of this video:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ready for my close up

Yes Merida, tell the camera how you really feel.

She's 10 weeks old in this video and you can tell she has a good set of lungs for barking speaking with Gimli.

Monday, July 1, 2013