I'm a children's librarian, and books are my life. I work with children and books all day and then sell children's books through Usborne Books & More in my spare time. I love animals, especially black cats, rats, and corgis. :)
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
Simon was Pembroke rescue from Ohio. The rescue group received him after a raid on a puppy mill. He was a very shy, but sweet and loving dog. Simon crossed the rainbow bridge suddenly and unexpectedly on December 22, 2016. He will be forever missed.
I canceled the Illinois Corgi Picnic due to the weather.
I wanted to make sure you knew so you did not drive to Freeport on Sunday.
I wrote the statement below and added it to the event's discussion....
Yes, we need to cancel the picnic. :(
The shelter manager wrote me yesterday and again today and stated that it is supposed to rain all weekend and that she just assumed that we would not be having the picnic this weekend. So I wrote and told her that we will cancel.
The weather now says.... Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. Temperature rising to near 64 by 10am, then falling to around 56 during the remainder of the day. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
So it will be windy as well as wet.
I like Stephanie's idea of sending a donation to Friend's Forever Shelter. I was thinking of doing that myself last night. Then the dog food, treats, and the paper towels I have purchased will go to my local shelter next week.
Sorry, guys. Mother nature did not cooperate this year.
I am bringing two salads to the picnic on Sunday. One is my black bean salad and the other is a pasta salad with feta cheese, lemon, peas, etc. I decided against the 5 bean salad since I made it for the other picnic and I had a lot left over. Apparently, not many people were interested in it. So, I am back to the black bean, corn, & tomato salad.
Seems like last year we had a lot of desserts, so I decided to go with the 2 salads instead this year. Also, I am bringing some chips.
It will be great to eat either of those vegetarian dishes. I always am concerned when I go to a potluck that there will be meat in everything. Why do meat eaters add bacon to everything? You understand. At least I know that you and I will bring a veggie item and there is always DESSERT!
I am lucky because my dog trainer has become a friend. She is a veggie and has vegetarian only potlucks. Also, she hosts a day after Thanksgiving veggie potluck every year at a cabin she rents in the woods near our town. AND the dogs are invited as well. It has become my favorite holiday tradition.
When it gets closer to October 14th, I will decide what to make.
At the dog trainers potluck in August I plan to bring a new dish. I just got the recipe from my friend who is the best cook I know. If it goes over well, I might make that for the Corgi picnics in September & October. The salad is 5 different beans with a sweet oil and vinegar sauce. My friend made it for me last year and I liked it. It travels well and you need to make it a day ahead to mix the flavors. That would be good since I will have tons to do the day of the picnic.
Hey Heather, glad to hear you plan to attend this year's Illinois Corgi Picnic!
Didn't you bring the Black Bean Salad last year?? (So did I!)
Remember last year I said that we will have to decide who can bring it this year since the 2 dishes were almost the same. I am trying a new recipe for our dog training potluck, if it goes over well, I might bring that instead.
It is always great to meet another veggie. (I have been a veggie since 1989.) Next year we will have to decide who brings the black bean salad! Your boy is so beautiful. I love his polka dotted ear!
I am NOT an organizer so I was very stressed out that things would not go well. I tried to think through everything and probably was a bit of a pest. If we keep the picnic similar next year, that will take a lot of the work out of it. I wasted a lot of time researching other parks close to Chicago only to be disappointed with each park in the end. Freeport was very nice and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
I had hoped we would get 20 Corgis, but we ended up with 16. Not bad.
At 11:32pm on September 11, 2011, LA Stewart said…
We just got home a few minutes ago. I thought Simon was beautiful.
I am glad I got to meet another Veggie at our picnic.
I read your profile and am glad that you did your part to rescue Simon from a puppy mill. Did the group give you any info about the puppy mill he was in? Maybe you tell me about it at the park next week.
I hope you can get off work for the Illinois Corgi Picnic. Did you ask for that Sunday off?
When you find out, please RSVP to the event on the MyCorgi main page. I would like people to see that a lot of us will be attending and then they might be tempted to make an effort too. So far we have 13 Corgis coming and a few dog siblings. I hope you can make it.