amberlie and kirby
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amberlie and kirby's Discussions

Kirby has ivdd :(

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abbey & Anne Jul 22, 2013. 5 Replies

Help! Limping corgi!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Giammona Mar 31, 2013. 10 Replies

Recall troubles.

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wolff Feb 18, 2012. 11 Replies

 

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amberlie and kirby replied to Leslie Ross's discussion Corgi adolescence?
"my kirby started his teenager phase right when he turned two. it was like he forgot everything i had trained hi to do. my breeder told me his parents were the same way around that age, and he would grow out of it once he turned three. and, he did :)"
Aug 6, 2014
amberlie and kirby replied to susan's discussion Trick Training
"I have three favorite tricks i have taught kirby. The first one is "goodbye" (he sits and waves one paw) the other is "high five" and stop,drop, and roll"
Jan 10, 2014
Abbey & Anne replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Kirby has ivdd :(
"Praying for Kirby...and you! Kirby needs your love and support more now than ever before. I know nothing of ivdd, but your vet and friends here on MyCorgi will be there for you to encourage you and strengthen you when it is needed. Good luck and…"
Jul 22, 2013
amberlie and kirby replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Kirby has ivdd :(
"Than you Rachel, I am starting to accept all of this. Bit of a shock though. :)"
Jul 21, 2013
Rachael & Waffle replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Kirby has ivdd :(
"Waffle has mild IVDD in his neck.  We manage it with an anti-inflammatory (Deramaxx, but now Previcox since the Deramaxx manufacturer is in limbo) and crate rest.  It flares up when he strains too much--if he gets picked up and struggles…"
Jul 21, 2013
Linda replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Kirby has ivdd :(
"I am sorry to hear this.  I don't know much about it..at least in dogs, I know what ruputured discs do to a human.  If he does need to use stairs to go outside..get or build a ramp for him.  Max has calcification in his neck…"
Jul 21, 2013
amberlie and kirby posted a discussion

Kirby has ivdd :(

I found out yesterday that Kirby has ivdd. He walks fine, he just has a bit of back pain right now. He is on kennel rest for 28 days, and on tramadol, rimadyl, and methocarbamol. Will life ever be the same for him? Will he be able to use the stairs after the crate rest?
Jul 20, 2013
amberlie and kirby received a gift from Kaleb & Zoey
Jun 28, 2013
Jen Giammona replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"Just went through this with my 1 year old Linus.  He would limp only when he woke up, or after laying down for a long time and then once he was up it was like nothing happened.  We tried just leash walking and making him rest for a week…"
Mar 31, 2013
Heather & Ellie replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"I wondered that too, Sarah.  Particularly because of exercise making it better.  That's not how injuries usually work. Ellie was perfectly fine on Sunday and has been since then."
Mar 20, 2013
Sarah Schantz replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"Phoebe has the same limping going on and usually it is better with exercise.  A couple of days ago she was playing hard with her corgi friend and afterwards was limping.  Yesterday she stayed quiet all day but today has been running,…"
Mar 19, 2013
Elizabeth Throneberry replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"The thing about corgis and its the same with Basset hounds is they have very bowed front legs along with back legs which is why corgis are so prone to ACL tears which I'm am currently having to get surgery on both Sammie's back legs for…"
Mar 19, 2013
amberlie and kirby replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"It one of the front legs. I can't seem to figure out which ome"
Mar 16, 2013
Heather & Ellie replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"I noticed this same thing with Ellie, and I was about to make a post about it.  Just today she started limping really,really badly to the point where she can't put her leg down sometimes, and if she does, it won't always hold her…"
Mar 16, 2013
Elizabeth Throneberry replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"Can you tell if its front or bak legs?"
Mar 16, 2013
amberlie and kirby replied to amberlie and kirby's discussion Help! Limping corgi!
"Oops, I am happy there are no cuts or thorns :)"
Mar 16, 2013

Profile Information

Hometown:
anchorage
About Me:
i live in Alaska, and have two corgis (Kirby and annie) one chocolate lab/ wiemerner mix (Samantha) and one cat (jack jack ).... i am a christian and would love to chat with other Christ-followers ;)
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
No
Website:
http://www.myspace.com/amberlier
About My Corgi(s):
i have one Pembroke named sir corban of eureka (but we call him Kirby)he is a redhead tri , with a band of white that looks like an avatar tattoo (for those of you who have seen the show) only other way to describe it is it looks like a white arrow going from his chest and curving up to the back of his neck. we frequent university lake dog park. Kirby's dad has won a few blue ribbons in conformation.

list of his known commands:
sit
stay
kennel up (go to his kennel)
roll over
do the wave (like at a sports arena)
spin
stop,drop,and roll (had to teach him fire safety)
goodbye (sit, and wave one paw to signify saying goodbye)
bang (play dead)
zombies (wake up from playing dead after a few random words until i say zombies)
over (jump over something)
lets go (walk on loose leash)
down (lie down)
go upstairs
go downstairs
go potty
go outside
speak
touch (touch an object)
high ten
low five
give me a kiss
daps (like high five but he placed both paws on my fist)
get your rope
get your frisbee
leave it (had him perfectly trained to leave it by 4 months)
come here
I have:
Pembroke

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please welcome our new addition, annie :)

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 1:11am 7 Comments

she is 5 years old, and we are soo happy to have her :) she is soo timid and sweet, she will  be going on a diet. wish us luck :)

phase 1 of the master plan is complete. kirby made the front page of our local newspaper's dog-blog!!!!!

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 1:36am 9 Comments

community.adn.com/adn/node/158412   here is the link!!!!

 

well, i was surprised. i entered the annual pet costume contest, and he made the front page!!!! it does not mean we won, but at least we are getting some…

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tomorrow (may 4th) is kirby's first birthday!!!!

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 3:00am 13 Comments

wow... its been one year since kirby first came into this world.... it has been an amazing ride, and on july 4th it will be the anniversery of the day he first came home with me *tears up* i am so proud of my little boy!!!! i went shopping today, he got a new toy squeekie, a new collar, and organic chicken jerky!!!. a friend of mine called him a rat dog last week.... that got me upset. he also said kirby is slow (physicly). *huffs* he obviously hasnt seen kirby frap, and play rough with my…

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today, kirby got nutered......

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 3:19am 2 Comments

so today was the big day!!!!! kirby was fixed!!! so far he is doing well, i bought him a new toy, some rawhide chews, two bags of green beans and i made him a home made bland diet dinner!!! out of all this i only want one thing: no marking in the house!!!!!! his marks whether we are around or not. and it is getting frustrating.... does anyone know if nutering him will help curb this habit?? btw, he is turning 1 year old on may 4th!!!!

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At 3:55pm on June 28, 2013, Kaleb & Zoey gave amberlie and kirby a gift
At 10:20am on April 10, 2012, Snickmom said…

Amberlie; I loved your pics of Kirby on the before and after discussion so I was checking out your page. You have found some great groups; I joined The Waving Corgis, The Nubs, and The Runts! Since you have other pets, you might enjoy the Honorary Corgi Group! Kirby is a doll and your pictures are great. (Check out the Corgi Photographers) And there is no way you should miss Awkward Little Sleepers.

At 2:39pm on September 14, 2010, Ronda and Barney <3 said…
awww your litle kirby looks a lot like my barney! too cute!
At 12:39am on July 19, 2010, Jane Christensen said…
I'd like to see your weimeraner mix...I used to have one but due to his age or more...his bad hips...he lives with my daughter! Mine is a wonderful dog!
At 7:46pm on June 6, 2010, Jane Christensen said…
Wow looks like there's a housefull of corgis in your pics????
At 7:44pm on June 6, 2010, Jane Christensen said…
Thanks Amberlie and Kirby! I do love their tails. I have some corgis that you can see their tails and other that you really have to look hard to see them wag! I am enjoying all the tail wagging too!
At 3:09pm on May 4, 2010, Alyssa & Chris W. said…
Happy Birthday Kirby! Hope you have a fun day filled with lots of toys and treats.
At 8:53am on May 4, 2010, Rachael & Waffle said…
Happy birfday, Kirby!

Waffle comes home on MY birthday, May 18. :] He's going to visit the house for a week beforehand so he can get used to it and be less scared when he "spends the night". He's very, very close to his littermates and it's going to take some adjusting. He'd come home sooner, but I have exams until May 12. :0
At 3:02am on May 04, 2010, Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug gave amberlie and kirby a gift
Gift
Gromit says "Happy 1st Birthday, Kirby!" Here's some sheep for you to play with.
At 1:46pm on March 12, 2010, John Wolff said…
[had to send 3 parts; size limit]
I think the hydration thing is overhyped -- I drink when I'm thirsty -- but it took me awhile to develop the pattern habit: shed backpack, fill Outward Hound collapsible waterbowl, carry 1-pint bottle for dog water. Dogs can't sweat; they pant and drool, may need more water than we do. I dunno. The only time I've had to wait for them is above timberline in summer sun, they wilt. I hand-feed scraped snow or make a pupsicle out of them, which they love.

Al may be a bit of a tenderfoot. He's a rocket on the paved playground, and wears his pads thin. I've seen him get really sore feet on spring snow (running, keeping up with me on Nordic skis) and loose sand (beach, roads). They're not used to loose sand. It gets between their pads and irritates the soft skin. I think dogs may get used to this if they live with it, but our do not.
I carry these "Pawz" rubber balloon booties for emergencies. Blue, medium size. I've never tried them occasionally on snow, seem to work OK, but I just want something to enable the dog to get out in an emergency. I don't see using them regularly. I might try Musher's Secret for snow someday.
 
 
 

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