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
Added by Vicky Hay on August 15, 2015 at 12:09am — No Comments
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
This is a link to a cute herding video featuring Corgi's.
Added by Stephanie on July 10, 2015 at 5:37pm — No Comments
So it's been a while since I've been on here. But I wanted to inform everyone that Domo has passed away. It breaks my heart to hear the news. I just came back from deployment and I was just waiting to pick him up and have him run into my arms. Now I won't get the chance to do so. I just wish I could have seen him just one more time.
I'm just curious if any of you have lost a corgi and how long did it take you to get another dog, if you did so.
I've been a silent lurker for awhile, not because Ellie gives me nothing to talk about, but because I've settled into my role as a Corgi parent and handle things as they come up with minimal panicking. I'm quick to take Ellie to the vet, even the emergency vet once, so I get most of the advice I need straight from him. I came online today and read some posts about Corgis who hate heat, and it reminded me of the value of participating more actively in this community.
Ellie has been…Continue
The scene: A shady bosque in the backyard, where the Human is taking its morning coffee and the Corgis are doing whatever dogs do in backyards.
Ruby (having discovered the irrigation water pools up under one plant and makes a grand muddy puddle): SPLASH FROLIC SPLASH SPLAT WALLOW SPLASH SPLATTER....RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN SPLASHITA RUN SPLASH RUN RUN RUN....
Human (having just paid Wonder-Cleaning Lady to shovel out the…Continue
Today is the day the world was blessed with Noodles presence 10 years ago. I can't believe how time has flown by. His birthday party will take place after we get home from work, but I've been busy preparing for it. He will get an ice cream sandwich instead of cake this year...the cookies are peanut butter flavored and the ice cream is peanut butter & banana flavored and of course, all doggie safe ingredients. Here's a picture of him from this morning sporting his birthday bandana and his…Continue
Hi everyone! Gutie is 4.5 months now and is getting 1/2 cup of Fromm's Puppy dry food 3x day (7am, 12pm, 5:30pm). I can visibly see his waistline and his ribs (both of them aren't sticking out, but I can see them without any difficulty). He's an active dog (puppy play dates 2x/week, hiking/long walks everyday, swimming at the beach/pool, running freely at the park/cabin). I took him to the vet to get weighed the other day on their scale and he's nearly 21lbs, but she the tech assured me…Continue