Cagney is a tricolored Pembroke mini we rescued so we do not know too much about her history. She joined us in June 2008. Cagney has the narrower foxier face. Cagney has claimed me (Jaxi) as her human. And once claimed by a corgi ... well you know :-) We decided to make life easier we would give Cagney my birthday. So her birth date as far as we're concerned is February 7, 2006.
Chapin is also a tricolored Pembroke mini. We got her from a breeder in California. She joined our family in July 2008. Chapin has the white streak on her forehead. Chapin has claimed Becky as her human. It is hoot since the both are energetic little balls of energy. It is a perfect pairing. Chapin's birthday is August 11, 2007.
Oh and a note about what I mean by "mini" corgi. Both of our girls are around 16 lbs give or take. We try hard to keep them fit and not overfed, although like most corgis I know, they will try to convince you they are starving. They are both full grown as far as height and length. At least I think they are. But might fill in a little in width, fullness of chest. But I never expect either of them will ever get above 20 lbs. We know Chapin had "normal" sized parents. On the smaller end of normal but normal and she was the smallest of the litter. We do not know if Cagney was like Chapin and just happened to be smaller or if the folks who had her were deliberately trying to breed smaller than normal corgis. Regardless we absolutely love them and love their size. They will always have that puppy look to them.
And last but certainly not least ... Lacey has joined our family in July 2009. She is an "Augie" or a corgi/mini aussie cross. Her birthday is February 10, 2009. She is a real cutie. If you know both breeds you can clearly see both in her. The girls (Cagney and Chapin) are warming up to the little ball of energy. She is a bit timid and smart as a whip. She's going to keep us all on our toes!! She is quite small and may not even get as big as Cagney and Chapin when she's full grown.
Well Becky will probably be the first to tell you I must have lost my mind. *nods*
So, I dragged Becky, Cagney and Chapin to Russell, MN this past Sunday (7/12/09) to go "look" at a 5 month old Auggie. Of course we all knew (well us humans anyway) that it really wasn't all that much about looking. Who drives 3 1/2 hours each way to "look" anyway?
Well we met the cutest little bundle of energy, and OF COURSE we brought her home. Her name is now Lacey and she is smart as a… Continue
Well the girls went to a corgi social at the Alimagnet Dog Park in Burnsville today. They ran and romped and played for close to two hours. This included a goodly amount of romping in the mud and algae near the edge of the lake. There had to be close to 20 corgis there and it was simply awesome to see so many corgis plays together. There was even a cardigan in the bunch and Ziggy (said cardigan) was a handsome fellow with tons of playful energy.
cagney looks a lot like lucy especially with the kind of lop-sided white on one side of the nose. cagney has more tan, lucy's is more blackish on the sides of her snout. Your two are very adorable. how old are they,. too bad so far away,
How is the new corgi (chapin)?
The gf and me are already talking about getting a second, we keep talking about different breeds, but I have a gut feeling that we somehow are going to end up with another corgi.
Hey Cagney and Champin, I am very interested in checking out those websites to see if I could find a feamale for Hunter to Breed with. I already found one person but she is done breeding for the year. i originally bought Hunter to be a pet, but he is such a great dog that I haven't neutered him just in case someone would want to breed him.
Right now I feed the whole gang Canidae ALS. We used to have about five different foods and it was a real pain. The Canidae made life much simpler. They are doing well on even with the change in formula. Actually we poop less on the new formula! I think they all have iron stomaches and can eat just about anything, but I want them to have what is good for them. Natures Variety is made right here in the town I work in. It was developed where I went to college! I think if eliminating grains has the potential to work I am going to give it a try. Fern is well worth the extra effort. Such a sweetie.
I think it is great that the two girls get along so well, without any Alpha issues. I wish my Lizzie were a little more laid back, but she is determined to be top dog and keep the order.
My daughter just had her little shiza-poo spayed yesterday. She is a little drama queen and has been acting completely traumatized, but she came through the surgery with no issues. I think the drama is just part of her personality.