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Started this discussion. Last reply by Beth Oct 3, 2016. 3 Replies

Poppy is (mostly) a joy! I am so happy that we have her.She will be 12 weeks old Sunday and is already house trained (accidents only once in a very great while), yipping to tell us she has to go out.…Continue

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New Puppy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beth Sep 7, 2016. 5 Replies

Hi all! Just got our new corgi pup yesterday. Hubby and I were ready for another dog after having to help Sophie cross the Bridge in December. (Still miss her, and our first corgi, Asta, terribly).…Continue

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Healing thoughts, please

Started this discussion. Last reply by rosemary Jan 6, 2016. 26 Replies

Please keep fingers crossed that all is okay with my best buddy. Last year at this time she was Dx'd with lymphoma and we did a course of chemo, which was successful and gave us a great year with her…Continue

Tags: lymphoma, chemo, health

Sophie Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Feb 4, 2015. 4 Replies

We are about a month and a half into Sophie's chemo treatments. She started off great, then had trouble with the third treatment and wound up blowing a cluster seizure (related to the chemo or not,…Continue

Tags: lymphoma, chemo, health

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Chris Payerl commented on Christine Glossman's blog post Frapping at the Bridge Pumpkin 8-2001 to 4-2017
"Just getting back to this site after a long absence. So sorry to read this sad news. Hoping you can find peace in happy memories of good times you shared."
Jun 28
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Jun 16
Chris Payerl replied to Suzanne's discussion 14 yr old Canine Cognitive Dysfunction-struggling
"Some friends of ours have an elderly pug (13 or 14??) who has this condition. They have her on some meds, similar to Aricept for humans --- who knows, it may be the same thing. She has been on it for quite some time and is doing okay. Similar to…"
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Apr 22
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Mud Puppy

An enjoyable trip to the dog park for Poppy, who was squirming to get back into the fray with the others. Note to self- more towels in the back of the car on dog park days, even if I don't expect it to be muddy!
Apr 21
Chris Payerl replied to John Wolff's discussion Gwynnie, 4/8/2003 -- 4/1/2017 alpinist extraordinaire
"So sorry to read of little Gwynnie's passing. Such an intrepid adventurer!"
Apr 21
Chris Payerl replied to Sally Tucker's discussion Lafora Disease in Corgis
"Sophie had epilepsy that we were having trouble controlling. Our vet referred us to a neurologist, and that helped a lot, as she offered info re: changes in the meds we were using. If you can afford it, I'd suggest seeing a vet…"
Apr 21
Chris Payerl commented on Jane Christensen's blog post Sage and her new buddy Floyd
"Such cute friends!"
Apr 21
Chris Payerl replied to Linda's discussion Article On Acupunture
"We regularly used acupuncture with our first corgi, Asta, for management of arthritis pain as she got older. She'd come home from a treatment kind of mellow and sleepy (like me after a couple of glasses of wine!!), but the next day she'd…"
Apr 21
Chris Payerl left a comment for Stephanie
"I am SO sorry that it took me this long to reply to you. I am not "techie" and don't do any social media, so am not in the mindset of checking for friend requests. We were gone for much of early summer and came back to a totally…"
Jan 22
Chris Payerl and Stephanie are now friends
Jan 22
Chris Payerl replied to Logan Lenehan's discussion Roundworms & Corgi Puppies
"Poppy had some worms and giardia when we picked her up. Vet said typical for a pup coming from a farm, as livestock usually have them. A round or two of dewormer and she was fine. She wasn't vomiting or having diarrhea, though. Vet also…"
Dec 27, 2016
Chris Payerl commented on Sarah K's blog post Forever & a Lifetime Ago....
"Oh my goodness! You certainly have had a go of it lately. Glad to see that your daughter is on the road to recovery; hope the same is holding true for hubby. Your two "nursing assistants" will surely bring much-needed joy to all of you…"
Nov 12, 2016
Beth replied to Chris Payerl's discussion mouthing
"By the way, she is ADORABLE and it's wonderful the socializing is going so well!  I'd rather a ham than a shy one any day.  "
Oct 3, 2016
Beth replied to Chris Payerl's discussion mouthing
"I second the empty boxes.   Plain corrugated cardboard, nothing with lots of inks or shiny coatings.  Empty water bottles and empty cups like you get with super-sized drinks (the plastic ones) are also fun.   When Jack was that age he…"
Oct 3, 2016
Bev Levy replied to Chris Payerl's discussion mouthing
"I have always used a very high pitched yelp when the biting occurs. Then a time out for acouple minutes if the pup is still biting. I also like to give mine empty boxes to tear up occasionally. It makes a mess but isn't that hard to clean up…"
Oct 1, 2016

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About Me:
Had a corgi, Asta, purchased from a registered breeder as a first dog; hubby never had a dog and wanted to be able to see the parents so we went that route. We had to help her cross the bridge at age 11 due to cancer. Our second corgi, Sophie, was a rescue girl from Lakeshore PWCs; we had to help her cross the bridge at age 11 also due to cancer. New puppy Poppy is from a breeder; this is the last baby puppy we will have the energy for!
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
Asta - My first tricolor corgi. Very smart, not too good with other dogs but great with people, esp. kids. Used to take her to school with me. Loved to swim in the lake to retrieve her tennis ball. Had grandpa trained to throw her ring toy as soon as he walked in the door. We had to help her across the bridge due to an aggressive cancer five years ago. Still miss her.
Sophie - My second tricolor corgi. Very sweet, very ladylike, rather shy. Rescue girl; came with lots of odd behaviors/issues but got much better. Would NOT get wet if she had any say. Had seizures which are pretty well controlled with meds. Did not seem to know how to play with toys but loved to chase and herd other dogs. Dxd with lymphoma, underwent chemo, was in remission for a year before it came back.
Poppy- new puppy. Sassy, sweet, smart. Enjoying watching her explore the house and yard.
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Sophie is done with chemo!!!!

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 11:28am 14 Comments

The first pic is Sophie back in December of 2014; it shows her lying on her ottoman after her first chemo treatment; a pretty sad corgi, indeed. She had been diagnosed with lymphoma in early December during a routine vet visit to monitor her seizure meds and we were devastated. We decided to go ahead with chemo despite her age (10 yrs.) and Hx of seizures, since she was still enjoying life, food and walks. We agreed to stop the treatment…


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At 11:23am on September 14, 2014, LA Stewart said…

Your cookies were adorable!

Thanks for taking the time to make them for the picnic.

At 1:16pm on April 11, 2014, Natalie, Lance &Tucker said…

Thanks Chris, we appreciate it! :)

At 7:08pm on October 11, 2012, Lucy & Ricky-Rafa (Wendy/Jack ) said…

Hey Chris. Happy to be friends!

At 8:07pm on September 11, 2012, Lucy & Ricky-Rafa (Wendy/Jack ) said…

Welcome to mycorgi. I feel sure it will become one of your favorite spots! Loved your story about Sophie's first night home alone.

At 10:46pm on September 10, 2012, Natalie, Lance &Tucker said…

omg....i just read your corgis caught in crime club story, how funny...leave it to a corgi....determined to get some

At 8:35pm on October 12, 2010, Jane Christensen said…
My husband complains but is always worried if we're gone too long . I forgot to say we have a big Aussie also and that dog goes everywhere with him!
At 11:28pm on October 11, 2010, Jane Christensen said…
Wynn sounds like Asta...he always learned that quick and he was/is our 1st. My husband who never wanted a corgi has grown into a corgi lover also!

This spring I was suppose to get a female rescue from a breeder but it didn't happen. My 3 rescues are from a puppy mill in Iowa.

If you accept my friend request then we could also send messages!
At 9:42pm on October 11, 2010, Jane Christensen said…
Hi Chris!
Well depending on what time of year it is I have 7 adults of which 3 are rescues. Two of my rescues live at a house that I work at but due to some issues between the 2, Teddy is at my home for now and I am hoping to find Jackson a new home as Teddy is older and experiencing some minor health problem and he's one of my heart dogs as is Wiley another rescue of mine. We have 12 acres for them to run and play and enjoy life! I have a pup from last year that lives near Milwaukee and several other pups in Wisc also! I keep in contact with most of my puppy owners. Joanna,Rainy and Calvin on MyCorgi has one of my rehomed dogs because she needed a place with less dogs and now is a princess and they also Calvin a Cardi rescue of mine. I know life would be much quieter with a few less but that's not an option!

I see Sophie doesn't like toys either...I believe that when they grow up not learning what they are they don't like them as well! Do you know much about her past? She is beautiful!
At 10:58pm on October 10, 2010, Jane Christensen said…
You can bet that she had a georgeous white tip on the end of her tail!!!!!!!!
At 2:46pm on September 24, 2010, Queenie said…
queenie was on keflex and an antihistamine. vet says it wasnt the meds. she had a small piece of ham monday night. believe that was the cause

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