Deborah Smith
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  • Charlotte, NC
  • United States

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About Me:
1 Pembroke Welsh Corgis - Our 1st died last year - The first dogs I EVER wanted for my own. Also have a miniature dachsund-terrier mix (8 lbs of trouble) inherited from oldest daughter. Added a Corgi/Golden mix pup to the fam last October.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
Gandalf (11 y/o) and Gwenny (10 y/o). Both tricolor. Except for the barking, they are the greatest dogs in the world. Lost Gandalf last year to a malignant heart tumor.
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Gwenny's goodbye

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 10:07pm 11 Comments

It's been a long time since I visited this site. I switched to WheelCorgis after Gwenny was diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy. After two years, the symptoms had progressed to become a quality of life issue for her. We said goodbye to our brave girl on August 21.

Now for the part that the admins will not like.

Although most people believe this horrible disease (identical to ALS in humans) is a German Shepard/large breed problem, the fact is, it has become a real threat to…



Posted on June 6, 2010 at 10:36pm 4 Comments

It's been 1 week & I still can't look at his picture without tearing up. His ashes were delivered in a beautiful walnut box yesterday. So fitting for him. The vets sent sympathy cards & I crumbled when I read their thoughts on what a special dog he was & saw the laminated paw print they included. Gwenny has been so quiet & Charlie just looks worried all the time. I am so grateful for the kind words & sentiments from all of you. I do believe he is just over the bridge &… Continue

End of the journey for Gandalf

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:46pm 23 Comments

Sadly, our dear brave Gandalf is gone. He got through 5 chemo treatments without side effects. It looked like his heart tumor was gone. The 6th chemo seemed to affect him a lot. He aged several years almost overnight. Last Sunday, almost 4 weeks later, he became listless with labored breathing & no appetite. All symptoms of congestive heart failure. A chest xray confirmed pericardial effusion (blood in the heart sac). With no vet available to remove the fluid until the next day, we decided… Continue


Posted on March 14, 2010 at 9:47pm 5 Comments

Even though it's only been 2 months since he became ill, it seems so long ago that this particular journey began. Everything is still going well for our 'old man', Gandalf. We chose the chemo option for his cardiac tumor. A treatment every 3 weeks which he has tolerated so well. No side effects or complications. Before his third session last week they discovered that the tumor has shrunk dramatically. So much that it was difficult for them to… Continue

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At 2:58pm on July 26, 2013, Autumn and Jonathan gave Deborah Smith a gift
Happy birthday!
At 1:42pm on June 05, 2010, Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug gave Deborah Smith a gift
We're very sorry to hear that you lost your Corgi pal Gandalph. You were a friend to him to the very end and that's as much as any human owned by a Corgi can do. Doug and Gromit.
At 2:25pm on June 03, 2010, Gretchen gave Deborah Smith a gift
At 6:09pm on April 15, 2010, Pamela R. Goodfellow said…
Hi Doborah, Yes Jem was adopted by a wonderful couple in Seattle! He is doing well and very happy. I have another rescue to place. Ivy is 3, spayed, redheaded tri, very energetic and a love with all people. She is a challenge with other dogs. Probably would be best as an only dog. Any ideas?
At 2:06pm on September 8, 2009, Wendt Worth Corgi's said…

At 11:56am on September 7, 2009, christy fry said…
welcome to the group!
At 11:48am on September 7, 2009, Edward and Gemima said…
Welcome, post some pics when you have a chance!!1
At 10:43am on September 7, 2009, TALLULAH said…
Welcome and hello!
At 6:30am on September 7, 2009, Tammey & Caven said…
Hello and welcome.
At 12:04am on September 7, 2009, Geri & Sidney said…
Welcome Deborah, Gandalf and Gwenny! Are you guys sci-fi fans?

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