Vicky Hay
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Why I make my dogs' food...

Started this discussion. Last reply by GPN Feb 27. 20 Replies


Urban Coyotes: Neighbors in a Frenzy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Morelli Jan 24. 1 Reply

Urban coyotes live in just about every city in the US and many in Canada. Usually the resident humans don't even notice them, so skilled are they at seeking cover. However...If people feed them --…Continue

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Well...that was an experience. I've never had my dogs behave like this before. And am kind of mystified about the dynamics:Last night I had some friends over for dinner. My son joined us. Since…Continue

Tags: barking, communal

Rx Warning: Skin med fatal to dogs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tauna and Kota Jan 21. 1 Reply

A reminder to be extremely careful with prescription (or OTC) medications when you have dogs in the house:…Continue

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Vicky Hay replied to Pinklemonadeliz's discussion Training my little 9 month old Heathen
""Heathen"! LOL! That is definitely going to be the name of the next dog! Take heart (...i guess...): at 9 months a dog is a teenager. Some of the zing will wear off in time. Cassie and Ruby (Cassie is pushing 10 years) fly around the…"
Vicky Hay replied to Anne C's discussion Am I overfeeding my Corgi?
"The rule of thumb is that you should be able to feel the dog's ribs under gentle pressure. Sometimes that's problematic if the dog has a lot of hair. Cassie has a thick coat that makes it harder to feel what's going on under there;…"
Vicky Hay replied to Bea S's discussion Food by weight NOT CUPS!
"I don't feed dry food, so my calculations probably are irrelevant. The best thing, I think, is to read the instructions on the package and follow their advice, adjusting slightly as you observe whether the dog loses or gains weight. With the…"
Vicky Hay commented on Jane Christensen's blog post New boy headed our way!!!!! Our new Rescue from Celtic Corgi Rescue...
"Aww, he's handsome."
Vicky Hay replied to Lindsay's discussion Barking and growling at nothing?
" Ghosts! A German shepherd made a believer of this day I suspect she actually did sense some sort of spirit. Ahem. Assuming such things exist...."
Mar 2
GPN replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Why I make my dogs' food...
"I read somewhere that 2% of a dog's body weight is a good rule of thumb and that works out to 8 oz a day for Dipper or half a cup in the a.m. and half a cup in the p.m.  His weight has been stable.   I compress the food a bit to make…"
Feb 27
GPN replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Why I make my dogs' food...
"I think you are referring to raw diet food that is packaged expressly for dogs and bought over the Internet or at pet food stores or wherever. The only raw food my dog gets is stuff from the supermarket.  I've read bad things about the…"
Feb 27
GPN replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Why I make my dogs' food...
"Yes I do worry about over-doing the liver.  I don't think gizzards are a problem.  But...he only eats the food I prepare once a day, and half of that is brown rice, and the other half is half gizzard, half liver, and sometimes I…"
Feb 27
GPN replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Why I make my dogs' food...
"yes I have a bag of frozen peas I've bneen meaning to add but I keep forgetting to do it.  I would add it *with* the brown rice."
Feb 27
Vicky Hay replied to Katie 's discussion Puppy keeps barking for attention
" Awesome! Good work!"
Feb 24
Vicky Hay replied to Lindsay's discussion Barking and growling at nothing?
"Something's up. Her ruckus may have chased it (him?) away. I take this kind of thing seriously, though try not to get hysterical about it. Remain calm. You're the boss, and you set the tone."
Feb 24
Vicky Hay replied to Sarah Ackerman's discussion Grooming Tools
"I've used a thing that looks like this, only with just one loop (two could be good, though): And a thing…"
Feb 24
Vicky Hay commented on Shippo & Koga Corgis's blog post Shippo's Brother, Koga!
"Wow!! What beautiful dogs! Nice, photos. Cassie the Corgi does not have the wonderful tail (no doubt docked in puppyhood), but her coat is similar. IMHO (having had a doberman) ear and tail docking should be illegal in the US as it is in the UK."
Feb 24
Vicky Hay replied to mosesbotbol's discussion Showing the teeth all the time...
"I second Bev's! Please see if you can find a behavioralist trainer. And bear in mind that no one vet is the be-all and end-all in expertise, though most of them probably are more expert than most of us. Has this dog actually ever tried to…"
Feb 24
Vicky Hay replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Why I make my dogs' food...
"I also add a small amount of kibble. However, I suspect it's unnecessary. With the German shepherd and the greyhound, I used to toss in a veterinary vitamin tablet...just in case. With two dogs around, it's hard to make more than about a…"
Feb 13
Vicky Hay replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Why I make my dogs' food...
"Yup. The problem is, today with most people eating out all the time or grabbing prepared food off the shelf, human food is by definition junk food. If you cook your own (and of course don't feed onion, garlic, or other items that are toxic to…"
Feb 13

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Phoenix, AZ
About Me:
Loyal servant to the Queen of the Universe, sometimes known as Cassie the Corgi.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
Having a friend with a Cardigan corgi led me to admire these fine little dogs -- but for some reason (unknown to me) I decided I wanted a Pembroke. By a fluke I came across Cassie at the local Humane Society -- raced up there and nabbed her away from the other EIGHT people who wanted her. Have had many dogs over the years, mostly large, mostly German shepherds. Just love this marvelous, funny, good-hearted, bossy little herder. Hope to receive a new Pembroke pup early in 2014: mom, in a nearby town, is expecting now.
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In Which Cassie Saves Ruby's Life...

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

Welp, I have to admit it: I seriously did not think a corgi could rise to the level of a German shepherd, the dogs of my dreams (okay, okay: and nightmares). But by golly: Cassie the Corgi just did it.

After the Adventures in Medical Science (that would be 6 surgeries in 12 months), I fell into a kind of lassitude in which I let everything, business and personal, go to pot. But lately a small recovery has occurred.

Yesterday I happened to notice that I haven't cleaned…


Cassie is TEN years old!

Posted on July 22, 2016 at 10:13pm 2 Comments

You'd never know it.

This afternoon while scanning through some old blog posts by way of gathering stuff for a blog-based bookoid, I came across a post dated June 14, 2008, announcing the arrival of Cassie the Corgi at the Funny Farm. In it, I remarked that the Humane Society said her former humans told them she was two years old.

That would make her ten years old now!

Who would think…


When you're a dog, you have...

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 12:26am 2 Comments


Quite a lot of dog hair. :-D

So does your human.

It's been past time for Cassie and Ruby's doggy baths for quite awhile. I try to put off bathing them until the weather is warm, because I'm afraid of getting them chilled. Ruby has normal fur, but Cassie's hair is like a lion's mane, only all over her body. It's so thick and lush that it takes all day long to get dry, even in Arizona's parched climate.

Today the…


How to Avoid Dog Bites

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 12:41pm 6 Comments

Dogs bite: some 4.7 million times a year, leading 800,000 humans to seek medical attention, of whom 386,000 will need emergency treatment. A third of all homeowner’s liability claims result from dog bites, at an average cost per claim of $32,072. Every year, the insurance industry shells out over a billion dollars for dog-bite claims.

My son, a claims adjuster for a major US insurance company,…


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At 3:40pm on February 7, 2015, Rebecca Marie O'Bryan said…

hi Vicky. just now seen u commented on my page about the raw feeding so i do apologize for not responding but u have given me great info on raw feeding and i am still thinking about it. i mean i may spend more on my trip to the grocery store at the 1st of the month but at least then i can make little baggies, freeze them, and for each meal time microwave them and know exactly what hes eating. i know the poor the guy gets sick of eating kibble all the time so i put wet food in it also sometimes but boy does it get so expensive. its good to know i can throw it all in the slow cooker too. that will save a lot of time

At 11:21pm on January 11, 2015, Lois B. Allen said…

Vicky, I'm glad you have an all clear!!!!!!!!  That is great but I know it was a serious business to consider.  It sounds as if your recovery will go well and then you can deal with doggie business more easily.  Good luck.


At 9:49pm on January 11, 2015, Lois B. Allen said…


I'm happy the surgery went so well and hate that Cassie is acting out.  After you get rid of the drains and are able to move better, they will hopefully see that things are more normal and hopefully they (Cassie particularly) will settle down.

Did you have chemotherapy previously?  Before you said that things were looking positive so I assumed that you had had some type of treatment.  I am very glad things are looking good for you.


At 2:19pm on January 11, 2015, Lois B. Allen said…

Vicki,  Have you had your surgery?  I see you have posted today so you can't stay away from the computer.  I hope you are doing well.


At 1:52am on October 14, 2014, Natalie, Lance &Tucker said…

Yes yes time sure does!!! Each year, faster than the last!!

At 11:57am on April 9, 2014, Natalie, Lance &Tucker said…

Thanks for taking the time to comment on Lances post, we appreciate it!

At 9:03pm on April 4, 2014, Jane Christensen said…

Here's Sage doing what she loves to do:)

At 1:48pm on February 23, 2014, Scott+Nicola+Brody said…

Hi Vicky!

This is the facebook meet up group that I recently created:

and this is the Arizona Corgi's group:

all you have to do is click on the links and add yourself up!

let me know if you need anymore help- I'd be happy to try my best and guide you! :D

At 10:56am on February 23, 2014, Scott+Nicola+Brody said…

oh you should join the Arizona Corgis! group! haha

At 10:55am on February 23, 2014, Scott+Nicola+Brody said…


I just met a corgi from corgi corral yesterday at our corgi meet up! maybe one day we can meet your little one!  


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