Wynn, Sage and Teddy(my rescue) will be moving to a town of about 26,000 people. They have lived all their lives in the country with wide open spaces to run. Wynn and Sage have experience with city living and Teddy does not. If we don't have a fenced in yard it will be too late to put one up as the ground will be frozen by then. We do have a large outside chain link dog kennel that we can temporarily use also. Many of the houses we are looking at do not have sidewalks...any helpful info or…Continue
I told you how Max & Katie's breeder took back one of her dogs and how our emails crossed with me updating her on Max's condition and her wanting to know if we would be interested in this guy. Well, you can't argue with fate. Things happen for a reason. The earliest he will be coming to live with us is mid to…Continue
Ha anyone had to deal with rats in an area that the dog can get into?
Lovely uptown Phoenix is now fully infested with roof rats, a nice little wildlife species brought here by folks moving here from other states. They look much like a Norway rat, but mercifully are somewhat less obnoxious. In…Continue
I have joined the "you can't have just one" club. Introducing Bunny the corgi!
She's around 7 to 8 months…Continue
Tucker and Butler do not get along. So everyone goes to their crate for food. Tucker is presently wearing a cone because he has started obsessively licking one paw. He is sulking because he doesn't like the cone so he doesn't eat. Last night, Butler and Redford were out of their crates and Tucker was picking at his food. Butler was about 8 feet from Tucker's crate and Tucker started growling at him. Whenever he would growl, I told him "no" in a low volume deep voice. We also had a…Continue
I've taken Alie to outside by a stroller. She's not an active corgi for her life so she seems to be ok riding on it. But sometimes she tries to run after other dogs in a dog park but she couldn't. I feel so bad to see her like that. I'm again researching wheelchair for her. I just applied at CorgiAid if she can get it thru them. Otherwise, I need to order one. Any suggestion? I like walking' wheels but very pricy...K9 Carts is my second choice... Alie is 12yrs old, weigh only 20 lb, never…Continue
Another CPWCC Corgi Fun Day 2015 in the books and we had a blast again this year. So much fun to spend time with tons of corgis! So much cuteness it's a bit overwhelming. Here's a picture of our trio in their costume contest entry. Al and Ashton are Corgi Vikings while Pino was a lovely mermaid. They won…Continue
Well it has been along time since I have been on the site! Oscar & Sam's Dad's Brian & Paul have been busy renovating our Home Langi Dorn and have almost finished. Our dogs Sam (Australian Red Cattle Dog) & Oscar (Welsh Pembroke Corgi) have taken to rural life very well. We haven't had anymore issue's with Brown or Red Belly Black Snakes though now we are heading into spring & summer we have to be on our guard!.
Now the reason for my post Oscar…Continue
Tucker has been licking one paw-between the middle toes. I don't see anything like a thorn in there and I've been washing it twice daily with antiseptic soap that the vet gave me for one of the other dogs for another problem.
I can't get to the vet until Saturday. Any suggestions on what i can do to keep an active dog who spends a lot of time outside from licking himself raw?
Am in the middle of watching the above clip on You Tube: it is the cutest thing ever!
When I woke up the other day with a cluster of itchy bites on one arm, I thought "uh-oh." Having had, many years ago, a cat that suffered a serious flea infestation and having grown up in the Middle East, I do know what flea bites look like. These looked suspiciously familiar.
Wouldncha know it, Cassie and Ruby sleep on my bed.
So I dropped everything and began Flea Eradication. Mercifully, my house doesn't have carpets. So a vacuum attack is relatively easy to…Continue
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I took Ellie to a neurologist today to have her seizures evaluated since they're getting progressively worse despite continuing to increase her medication. General practice vets had previously diagnosed idiopathic epilepsy; the neurologist said that's unlikely given the results of Ellie's neurological exam. Their diagnosis is an autoimmune brain disease.
Ellie has been started on prednisone. We'll know within the month if she is responding to treatment, but the prognosis is not good.…Continue
I just wanted to see if anyone has any experience with urethral cancer in a spayed female. We just found out on Saturday that Gracie has a tumor which will ultimately block her from being able to pee and there is nothing that can be done. We do have her on an NSAID and are hoping this will shrink the tumor to give her longer. I really have no idea how long she has with us - she is a healthy 11 year old and is not acting any different than she did 6 years ago....(except the…Continue
I have been toying with the idea of making an altoid first aid kit for outings with Becca. I've checked online for suggestions and have some basic ideas for what to include. I'd like to merge them into a kit for people and dogs. It will be used for everything from the beach to hikes.
My list so far:
duct tape wrapped around a mini sharpie
tweezers or small knife including…Continue
Gutie is 6mo and is incredibly smart/obedient. He knows how to sit, lay down, come, stay, roll over, play dead, bark/howl on cue, touch an object when pointed to, nose a bell when it's time to potty, heel, dance in a circle, jump through a hoop, kennel up, high five, shake, wave hi/bye... among other various tricks. I've heard that training classes are also an excellent way to teach good behaviors and socialize but Gutie is such a good boy. He doesn't jump on anyone (children especially)…Continue
If the food intake is restricted (165g / 6-7 ozs of high fibre kibble) and the poos are getting larger (and they were never small!), then QED the corgi must be shrinking....and he is: big boned (that euphemism cuts across species) Dougal has lost a kilo (2.2 lbs) so far. There may actually be a waistline lurking under that fluffy coat and his belly doesn't appear to be quite as close to the ground. Now if only I could apply the human equivalent to myself!
Watson is one and a half years old and still a joy to live with. He loves to play fetch and aggravate Izzy who is way too cool to play games with him. I am in full remission from cancer and am hoping that it lasts a long time. It is great to be free of chemo and start getting hair and…Continue