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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Merida Goose

Merida does not like birds.

Little birds like Robins or Pigeons. Large birds like Geese and Crows, she hates them equally.

You only have to say the word, "bird", and she runs to the backdoor with a low growl.

So, imagine her delight when a few Canada Geese have started hanging out in the farmer's field behind our house.

Yesterday morning before breakfast, she saw these three and then the hunt was on!

She barked at them a little, ran around the yard, and then ran back! One cannot leave breakfast unattended with Gimli around!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Flat Corgi Friday - New Heads

This picture was taken in front of the Wilderness Lodge Mercantile shop at Disney's Wilderness Lodge resort.

I count 6 heads, how about you?

In order from top to bottom:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Goofy
  • Merida
  • Donald Duck
  • Gimli
  • Humphrey the bear

This picture is one of my favorite Flat Corgi renditions. I love how Donald is upset at Merida. You can almost hear Donald say, "Oh yeah?", his line from the cartoons. Humphrey is accommodating to Gimli.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Your roots are showing

Pembroke's come in four main coat colors:

  • Red and white
  • Red headed tri-color
  • Black headed tri-color
  • Sable and white
You can see some examples here: Pembroke Welsh Corgi colors.

Both of my corgis are red and white. However, within the red and white category, there is variation. Some may be a lighter red, known as fawn, while others are a deep, dark red.

You can see some examples of the variation here: Red and white variation.

Merida is in the middle range, while Gimli sits in the dark red range.

This is why. He has black roots along his shoulder blades and the top of his back. The black hair makes the surrounding hair much darker than Merida.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Running - May

I haven't done a running update in a while, so here goes.

1. I've lost 2 lbs and an inch so far. I'm losing weight slower than I'd like, but I'm warming up to the idea that it's slowly coming off.

2. I'm down to the last few weeks of the 5k training. I'm up to a 4k in the training, but I'm not yet at the point where I am able to run for the entirety. I'm getting there, though. I run the same route each time and I can tell that I get further along before I feel like I need to walk. This is good, albeit unexpected - if that make sense.

3. My speed is starting to increase. I range anywhere between 8-9 minutes a kilometer. For the majority of my training, I've always been anywhere from 9-11 minutes a kilometer. Will I get down to 6 minutes a kilometer? Who knows. We'll see, but I'm glad the speed training has started to work.

4. It takes me about 35 minutes or so to do 4k - in the run/walk combination. When I did the 5k in January, it took me about 37 minutes. I'm calling a fluke on that race and I'm using my 5k times from last year as a guide.

My first time goal is 40 minutes. Then, we'll progress from there.

5. I have a 5k planned for the end of June and I hope to be able to run it all. We will see.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Smiler - Can I go in now?

The days have finally started to warm up and Gimli's enjoying the outside. He rolls in the grass, sits in the shade, and lets the breeze blow through his fluff.

Merida does none of these things. She goes outside to use the washroom, then promptly sits at the door to go back inside.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Flat Corgi Friday - Watching some tv

This is the children's play area at The Grand Floridian Resort. Surprisingly, there were no children about so we were able to snag this picture.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Year of the Corgi - May

These past few months have been Merida-centric, but never fear, Lord Gimli returns in June!

This flowering shrub has such pretty flowers. Sadly it hasn't started to bloom yet. There are buds though, and little sprouting leaves. I'm sure it will be in full bloom by the end of the month.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Flat Corgi Friday - We are from the UK

And when you have British/Welsh ancestors, you must stop for tea in the Grand Floridian.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Darth Gimli

You are unwise to lower your defenses.

The fluff is strong with this one.

P.S, he ate all the dark side cookies.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Flat Corgi Friday - May flowers

April showers bring May flowers, but sometimes you end up with Corgi flowers! No ordinary plant food will do, they require cookies and treats twice a day. Not to mention walkies and plenty of cuddles.