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Skittles and Melissa

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Sugar Land, TX
About Me:
I'm a dog enthusiast! I've been in love with dogs since I first watched Lady and the Tramp as a tyke. My mother finally caved in and let me get my first dog, Josephine, a loveable cocker spaniel, my freshman year of high school. Soon thereafter we added Napoleon, a zany cocker-lab mix to the family. My parents also recently adopted a beagle-? mix, Bella, who's adorable!!!

As your typical dog-lover, I light up whenever I see one, coo, and rush up to ask the owner if I can pet it. I stop on my runs to chat with fellow dog owners and make sure Skittles and I take walks next to yards with nice dogs.

I'm also a medical student, yoga student, Chi Omega, Teach For America alumna, former teacher, and former runner/Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser.

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About My Corgi(s):
Skittles is a former show dog! I adopted her in 2007 as an adult from a nice breeder in Oklahoma. Feel free to contact me if you're thinking about adopting your corgi!

She's a truly skiddish dog (skiddish...Skittles...get it?) but she warms up to people once she realizes that they're not going to drop something and will in fact scratch her neck.

She LOVES to run, and when we visit my parents, she loves to pick fights with Napoleon. She just started warming up to Bella by allowing the little pup to do its puppy play--aka biting.

What a loveable nut!
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Corgis on Good Eats! (No...not as food, silly!)

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 12:00am 1 Comment

My favorite cooking show, Good Eats, featured some cardis chasing a mailman (about 30s in)! Good going Alton. I like you even more… Continue

Camera shy, and this pageant momma ain't gonna take it!

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 3:07pm 6 Comments

Skittles is camera shy, as in she tries to hide when I take it out, turn it on, snap a pic (with or without flash). This obviously gets in the way of me taking hundreds of pictures of her fuzzy face, so how do I get her to step into the limelight? What's worked for y'all?

Spontaneous corgi meet up in Refugio!

Posted on June 9, 2008 at 12:29am 4 Comments

Skittles and I were moving back to Houston when we stopped in Refugio, TX (I think Nolan Ryan was born there...) to get gas. What do I see but two corgi owners with their cardis! I hopped out of my car and ran to meet their doggies. Adorable little scamps! The larger one was a tri, and the smaller one was a blue merle; both as friendly as could be! Their owner was feeding them fries. I went back to my car and brought back Skittles. The cardis weren't having it...they were fry-possessive, and… Continue

Thunder--the bane of little kids and dogs

Posted on May 15, 2008 at 12:32pm 7 Comments

Last night we had a pretty good thunderstorm going. Poor Skittles! She was panting like CRAZY, which is how she shows that she's nervous. She hid under my covers for a while (until I went to sleep). When I woke up, the storm had passed, and she was checking on me to see if I was awake.

Skittles's back legs quiver...problem?

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 9:58am 6 Comments

Skittles's back legs quiver some of the time. It's usually after she's become really excited, so I thought it was her way of wagging her non-existant tail. But, I saw a video on youtube of a corgi having a seizure, and now I'm worried that it might be something neurological.

Have y'all experienced this with your dogs? Information/advice?

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At 3:03am on January 29, 2010, Daniel & Ein! said…
Hey Melissa, how's lil' Skittles doing? =)
At 5:22pm on July 6, 2009, Tekozi said…
Skittles is SO cute! she is one pretty girl, I hope you can help her get some courage!
At 9:26am on June 11, 2009, Max & Cody said…
LOL...yeah Max can be a lil crazy sometimes. Are you moving to SA for school and/or work? I'm (Rudy) orginally from Houston-Spring area. Came over here for school and decided to stay after I graduated. Hope to me ya'll soon.
At 1:00pm on December 16, 2008, Norma said…
Oh how funny! Well at least Skittles has a good time! (lol) Did you take pictures?!
At 11:12am on December 15, 2008, Kelly said…
Oh awesome, thanks!
At 9:39am on December 15, 2008, Norma said…
Hey! So how did it go? John, Maizy and I couldn't make it. John had a horrible cold, and was just a big ole baby about it! (rolleyes)... lol. We didn't get to do anything this weekend!

I hope the meet went well! How did Skittles like all her new Corgi friends?
At 3:54pm on December 12, 2008, Norma said…
Cool, let me google the location. I'll get back with you asap. What time do you think you and Skittles will be there?
At 2:47pm on December 12, 2008, Norma said…
Wow REALLY? Where is it going to be and what time?! =o] If it's not too far, I'd love to come. What do we do? (well besides bring the babies)
Thank you so much for telling me!

At 9:19am on November 16, 2008, Norma said…
Hi, Maizy and I joined yesterday, we are in Dickinson and wanted to say hello to our fellow Texans! Skittles is too precious! What a little beauty :0] Maizy, has that same skittish streak too.

I hope that we can someday have a Corgi meet up!
At 7:20pm on November 15, 2008, Lady Bug (Michelle) said…
Welcome Skittles & Melissa! So glad you could join us.


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