I am an Animal Behaviorist and a server at a local restaraunt. I had voluteered at a shelter and noticed that the dogs were not there due to obedience problems. Most of them had behavior problems. So, I enrolled in behavior classes. When I was young, my mom used to tell me that one day I would save the world. I have 3 dogs (Samoyed, Australian Sheperd and Pembroke Corgi) and 4 cats. E-I-E-I-O.
About My Corgi(s):
Our little Wookie was born June 20th, 2008. We got him from a farm that uses his parents for herding their cattle. He is not a show dog. He comes from a hard working family like ours. Which makes him fit right in. He loves to squeek toys for hours. Anything that makes noise is toys. He hangs out with the big dogs and believes he is just as big.
My heart is filled with sorrow. My Samoyed, Quinn the Eskiomo, has gone to Rainbow Bridge on April 29th, 2009. The angels are playing with my sweet boy now.
Wookie was neutered at 7 months old. He came home a little groggy but, other than that....he is a super dog! You would of never know that he lost his gonads in the vet that day. He didn't bother with the stitches and his activity went the same as it did the day before. I am amazed with his recovery time! Our other dogs were not so resilliant. Yeah for the Wookster!
Wookie has terrible gas. He can clear a room in one "pfffff". My other 2 dogs are on senior Canidae kibble and the Wookster is on all stages Canidae. It is not a grocery store food, by all means. Does anyone else feed their dogs Canidae? Do they have the same gastric issues?
Everyone that walks into my house sees our cute 5 month old puppy and immediatly tries to pick it up. He goes nuts. Trying to nip and furociously freaking out. I have a method for picking him up that does not bother him. We call it the "bathing suit". Placing your hands where a girl would wear a bathing suit (under the chest, Under the bottom). Is this just our corgi who freaks out or do all corgi's have a problem being picked up? I thought is was because it hurts when some big person is… Continue
Thank you. I love dogs, always have - always will...
I wished I could have a whole bunch.It was a big step for me to get a second dog, before that I always had just one dog at a time.I thought that Monty might feel sad or neglected if I get a second one, but he just loves having a friend around.By the way, your name sounds German - I am from Germany myself.
Haha! Aw, well tell them I said "Thanks so much for the compliment(s)!" =) I appreciate knowing! I tell ya, sometimes I really wonder what the heck girls in and around my generation want in a guy! I'm rather picky, but then when I see what a lot girls go after I'm just boggled. Guess it goes back to the example [or lack there of] their fathers gave them huh? ...anyway, I just noticed that Quinn passed away in April... =( So sorry to hear... how did he go? Hope it wasn't painful or long. How's life otherwise? Anything new or exciting going on? Hope all is well.
-D & E
Aww, my sympathies on your loss of Quinn, Paula. It is so difficult to lose any part of your family!
I see in an earlier post that you work at Rockwells? Love the rhino fries! :) And how interesting...an animal behavioralist. We'll have to chat sometime about my cat and how nuts the puppy has made her! Have a great evening and it would be great to get together some time with the corgis! :)
I'm thinking about stopping out to TJ's either tonight (Sat.) or tomorrow... as part of my birthday celebration... Should I request you? =) Or will you not be working? =( How's Wookie by the way? lol
Hope all is well!
Your dogs are just beautiful! Yes, I was a little insane to add two such energetic dogs to the household, but so far it has worked out very well. In my case, I have found that the Corgi/Aussie pairing works very well. They both have similar energy levels and play styles so they make perfect playmates! I got lucky with Lyla (Corgi) too because she is super calm indoors. Sky, the Aussie, is Mr Go-Go-Go all the time, but Lyla is usually content to curl up and watch tv with me (even at 5 months old!!). Outside though, that's where all the energy comes out! It's fun to watch them herd eachother. I am so in love with the herding breeds, I don't know if I could ever do anything else!
Hey Paula, Sorry for this UBER-Delayed reply but nope, I'm still in Leola -unfortunately. I'd much rather be in NYC, CA, FL, or just about anywhere else other than Amish Country but oooh well.... =/ such is life for now. I'm sure I'll catch a break sooner or later, it's just a struggle currently. Your Wookie is freakin' adorable!!! Haha, I LOVE his lil' hat and bandanna outfit! =) Soo cute! Kindest regards and hope all well w/you and all your lil' (and big) furry friends/family members! Ein says Woof!