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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What a day

A couple Saturday's ago, we had an extremely busy day.

The local petstore had a large tent sale, so we took the corgis.  As has happened to us before, everyone wanted to see and play with the corgis.  I left Mike to sit in the shade with the dogs, while I shopped. There was a photographer on site and out of the corner of my eye, I kept seeing the flash go off in their area.  The corgis were well behaved and, of course, ate up all the attention.  They got small bits of hot dog and a bunch of cookies from the staff, which they did not refuse.

We ran into a local Pembroke breeder too.  She had a 6 month old puppy and Merida really wanted to play with him, but we couldn't have them off leash.

The corgis did well - a new bag of food, some toys and plenty of new cookies.

After the sale, we went home and I headed to the dentist.  Suffice it to say, no cavities and my gums are great, but I have a couple chipped spots on  my back teeth.  Don't ask how that happens, but it did.  I think I was supposed to make an appointment to have the chips addressed, but I forgot.

Then, it was time for a quick shower before the four of us jumped in the car to head to a dog show.  Yes, a dog show!  It was my first dog show and it was neat to see it all and see the dogs being primped before the show ring.

The corgis' breeder was at a show close to our city, so she invited us to stop by.  I was excited because I knew she'd have 3 of her corgis with her and one can never have too much corgi!

You'll have to excuse the pictures because I forgot my camera at home and had to use Mike's phone... hrmph.

Merida's daddy

Merida and her sister playing

Merida's littermate was entered in the Puppy trials and their dad was entered in the adult trial.  Both dogs had won their group, but not the final trial for that day.  Merida had fun seeing her sister again, they romped and wrestled like they did when they were itty bitty puppies.  Merida is definitely going to be smaller, she was a little smaller than her sister.   She is the spitting image of her Momma, though.  She has the same face :)

After the show, we headed .back home to wait for my Mom and brother to come over so we could celebrate her birthday.

All in all, a very tiring day.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Merida and the door spring

Merida likes to argue with the door spring, as you'll see in this video.

I am fearless!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Words of Wisdom

Merida: Hey Gimli, what's that thing over there beyond the grass?

Gimli: That is the street, you must never go there by yourself.

Merida: So where can I go?

Gimli: Straight, you can go straight.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Flat Gimli Friday - Sir Gimli Knight of Erebor

In the Fantasyland section of Disneyland, in the Castle Heraldry Shop, there sits a suit of armor...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Just waking up

Merida sleeps so soundly that it pains me to wake her up, but sometimes I must.  For example, at lunch time when I go downstairs for lunch, the corgis go downstairs for a pee and lunch.

Every once in a while if she's in a deep sleep, I can pick her up, place her on my lap and watch her slowly awaken.

Every once in a while, I manage to take such a picture.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I love Merida, I really do, but those puppy teeth of hers are really getting old.

I thought I had it down to where she wasn't bitey as much and we were getting better, if she did "bite" my hand, it was much softer and lighter.  However, she seems to have forgotten about that and is back to being bitey.

Yesterday, we were playing on the floor and for no reason, other than attention, she clamped down hard on the soft, fleshy part of my hand. I yelped as it really hurt, then I turned away completely and hid my face against the couch.

A few moments later, I felt this puppy push her head to see me and make sure I was ok.  I opened my eyes to see this face and to get some kisses.

I know right!!!

She's lucky she's so cute!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Today is Gimli's birthday!

It's hard to believe he's five years old and that we've had him for roughly 5 years.  I know I say this every year, but it feels like he's been with us for such a long time.

He's a vital part of my life, he keeps me company, we hang out during the day and he's always up for cuddles.

Here he is with his loot:

- a Hulk t-shirt because he acts like the Hulk sometimes
- a somewhat empty jar of peanut butter
- two softer treat toys on account of his teeth (full post on his teeth woes coming soon)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Egg teeth

When you are a klutz like me and you've just scooped up a sunny side up egg and you're about to put it onto the plate, when it flips off and lands into the sink...

...this is what happens next.

Thursday, August 1, 2013