Owned by Mac, CWC, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but I originally hail from central New Jersey. I'm a sixth grade teacher in whose hands the fate of the next generation has been entrusted. I teach a lot of math and a little bit of social studies. It's been terrifying...but celebrating Pi Day and listening to parodies of "Mary had a Little Lamb" about bar graphs have been fun. I graduated from Villanova University in 2006, summa cum laude, with a communication degree and certification in elementary education; I also got myself a concentration in the Honors Program and a minor in Spanish, but I usually leave those off lest I fully reveal my complete and utter nerdiness too quickly. I've also begun (say this three times fast!) my Master's Degree in Elementary Education with an Area of Focused Inquiry in Culturally Responsive Education from West Chester University. When I'm not grading homework or writing papers, I enjoy saying stupid things in a high-pitched squeal to Mac, who proudly serves as a practice child to my fiance, Colin, and me. I'm serious regarding lots of things, silly regarding even more, and, as a warning, verbose. Hobbies include school...the one where I teach and the one where I learn (again, I'm a nerd); training, playing with, and generally obsessing over Mac; devouring books at an unhealthy rate on the rare occasion that I get to read for pleasure; being an old (practically) married lady; shopping; cooking; attempting to live in the Villanova Honors Office; theater, art, and music appreciation; pretending I know more about computers than I really do; and staying young by spending time with kids.
Faeriesteed Think Different, CGC (aka Mac) is a black and white fluffy Cardigan with brindle points. His birthday was March 28, 2007, which makes him two years old! He came to us from a breeder in North Carolina via another online forum that we belong to; we had originally planned on getting a puppy from another, more geographically appropriate breeder, but when that litter fell through, a friend we had made on the above Corgi forum revealed herself to be the sister of a fairly well-known show breeder who currently had a week and a half old black and white baby in her dining room, did we want him? (Our answer was a resounding "YES!") Mac, named after the computer, has been a joy ever since. He enjoys sleeping, eating, going to puppy class at What a Good Dog in Wayne, taking trips to PetSmart to get his nails trimmed (what an atypical Corgi, I know!), frapping around the house with any of his multitude of squeaky toys, and leaving his Nylabones in strategic places to that his unwitting owners will trip over them. He's also a fan of long walks around the neighborhood, especially to Braxton's Animal Works, which is the yummiest-smelling place ever. Mostly, though, he loves making new friends and looking cute.
Oh I haven't even heard of her! I will definitely look into it, as I would love another blue merle Cardigan(hopefully show prospect) in 1 & 1/2 to 2 years from now, and the breeder I got Regis from no longer breeds. Her name is Patricia Sawtelle. She also is wonderful! I have been in contact with her the whole time, such a great lady! She's also going to help me find a blue merle pup when the time comes :) Anyway, I will bookmark her website and contact her when it comes closer to "time" for my 2nd Cardi :) Are you planning on another?
Oh I can assure you that I was not the one that shaved him. The groomer wanted to "trim" him down for summer..well when I picked him up he didnt even look like the same little guy. I cried for three days straight. Luckily his hair is almost all grown back, but I have learned my lesson on not going back to that same groomer!