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Added by Carla on March 18, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Discussion Updates

I've started a number of discussion, asking a number of questions over the last year or so that I've been on MyCorgi. I just wanted to say thanks to those of you who offered me advice or suggestions, and provide a bit of an update on some of our progress.

 

1) "Puppy Running in Front/Cutting Me Off" - She steers clear of my feet since I took everyone's advice and starting kicking her if she got in my way. Now she hustles out of my way if she sees me coming, lol. She still gets…

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Added by Carla on December 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

What the Heck, Edmonton?

Overnight low of -31 Celsius/-24 Fahrenheit (without the windchill!)?!?!?! Tomorrows daytime HIGH is -18 (-1 Fahrenheit). What kind of high is that?

This is some January/February weather, sure, but not November. I guess mother nature decided that because we had such a crappy summer, she needed to kick-start winter into high…

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Added by Carla on November 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Winter's Finally Arrived on the Prairies

Well, we held out as long as we could. Forecast for the upcoming week is snow and lows of -10 Celsius (that's about 14 Fahrenheit) with overnight lows of -20 (-4 Fahrenheit) with the wind chill. Winter’s a-coming.

My fall jackets got moved to the basement this weekend, and my snowpants came out of the closet.…

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Added by Carla on November 14, 2010 at 11:48pm — 3 Comments

First Dremel Session

I've spent the last week "preparing" Casey for her first Dremel session. I took it out and turned it on for a few days, then I spent some time Dremeling my own nails, let her near it to sniff and investigate, but today, she actually had to lay down and have the tool vibrate on her body.

She was not a happy camper, lol. She tried to get up…

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Added by Carla on October 29, 2010 at 11:03am — 4 Comments

My dog is SO smart

I was waiting for supper to finish cooking last night, so I plopped down on the floor in the kitchen to wait out the oven (we have no kitchen table in our kitchen, only out in the dining room - so no chairs). Casey was laying in her usual spot at the edge of the kitchen (I have a very strict "no dog in kitchen while cooking" rule since I almost dropped a pot of boiling water on her and myself a while back when she decided to…

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Added by Carla on October 5, 2010 at 7:03pm — 3 Comments

Casey VS. Bicycle

Yup, that's right. My dog got run over by a bicycle. We were on a multi-use trail yesterday and a gentleman was riding a bike with his dog. Usually when cyclists pass Casey and I on off-leash trails, I call her over and either make her heal, or we just stop and move to the side and wait for them to pass. This time, I saw that he had an off-leash dog with him who was quite a ways away from the cyclist on the side…

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Added by Carla on September 1, 2010 at 1:11pm — 4 Comments

Coyote attacks on Casey: 0; Dog attacks on Casey: 1

To all you coyote naysayer’s out there, it seems that the ole "residential nylon leash walking is much safer than extendable leash walking in a ravine" axiom has been disproved today. Why? Because on a nice suburban walk around our nice residential neigbourhood with nothing but concrete sidewalks, single family houses and manicured lawns, my dog was attacked.…

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Added by Carla on August 19, 2010 at 10:38pm — 10 Comments

$30 Wasted?

There's a wonderful off-leash ravine hiking trail about a 10 minute drive from my house. The last two times we were there, we spotted Coyotes. The first time I saw one, he was quite a ways in the distance, just milling about minding his own business. The second time, we were nearing the end of our walk and he (or she) was watching myself and Casey quite intently from about 15 feet away up a little side path from…

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Added by Carla on August 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

Cat Chasing

Let me preface the below statement/question with the following: we have a long-standing tradition of cat-hating among the women in my family. My mother hates cats, my grandmother hates cats, my great-grandmother hated cats. In fact, my grandmother fondly tells a story of her mother (my great-grandmother) who, upon finding a cat in her (farm) kitchen who had decided to partake itself of a recently cooked chicken, picked it up,…

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Added by Carla on August 5, 2010 at 8:20pm — 10 Comments

Rude Behaviour?

Our next door neighbor has a 9 year old Akita who she regularly walks and takes to the same dog park Casey and I frequent. This Akita met Casey for the first time when Casey was just a pup (about 3 months old) and, being that we live next door to one another, has met Casey numerous times on and off-leash (at the aforementioned dog park) since that time.…

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Added by Carla on July 22, 2010 at 5:04pm — 6 Comments

Somebody has seperation anxiety....

My neigbours Beagle to be exact. That dog's got pipes, and has been howling off and on for the last 7 hours. They’ve got their windows open and you can hear it clear as day. He'll stop for a few minutes, and then start right back up again. Holy-moly that guy's got stamina, and his howling is causing other dogs in the neigbourhood to howl. We've got a whole chorus going on. Casey…

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Added by Carla on June 22, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

What the heck!?!?

Casey and I just went for a walk around our neighbourhood. A few minutes into our walk, we stop at a nice patch of grass to see if she needs to go to the bathroom (she already peed at home, but I wanted to see if she needed to poo as well). She sniffs and wanders, sniffs and wanders, but nothing comes of it. Fine. We keep walking.

About 60…

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Added by Carla on June 17, 2010 at 7:13pm — 8 Comments

Corgi Hair, Everywhere

I sweep the main floor of our house daily. Casey and I have a ritual, I take out the broom and she positions herself directly behind my sweeping activities, to supervise of course.

As I sweep, she walks behind me, dropping hair on the floor with each step. I'll complete a full circle around the house, and upon walking back around to where I…

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Added by Carla on June 13, 2010 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

Solid Poop!

After two and a half days of diarrhea and vomiting, we took Casey to the vet this morning. The vet said it didn't feel like Casey had any blockage in her intestines, so sent us home with some antibiotics, diarrhea and stomach medicine.…

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Added by Carla on June 4, 2010 at 9:31pm — 5 Comments

Still Sick...Maybe Doing Better?

We moved Casey's crate to just outside our bedroom last night so we could hear if she needed to go to the bathroom or threw-up in her crate. She threw-up at about 2:30am, and I took her outside where she had a very runny diarrhea poo. After cleaning up her crate, I offered her some water which she refused. I then went and got some vegetable broth (we didn't have any chicken…

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Added by Carla on June 3, 2010 at 10:17am — 4 Comments

Sick Puppy!?!

Casey has been sort of lethargic today, which I chalked up to the warmer weather. She ate her food same as usual this morning, and had two normal bowel movements (one first thing in the morning, the second at around 11:00). She had a fair amount of water throughout the morning/early afternoon too. I gave her a kong around 1:30 and she didn't eat it; wasn't interested at all, which is unlike her.…

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Added by Carla on June 2, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Rainy Days and Dirty Dogs

I have a motto about rainy days and walking corgis: you go out once, you go out for a long time, you come home and wash'em, and then you stay in. Today happens to be a rainy day up here in Alberta, as was yesterday, and so will tomorrow. So instead of doing our usual 2-3 20/30 minute daily walks, we went to an off-leash ravine trail (10 minute drive from our house) for 1 1/2 hours, just to make sure she was good and tired so…

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Added by Carla on May 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

The Other End of the Leash

I'm currently reading Patricia McConnell's "The Other End of the Leash." The very first line in her introduction (after the story) is: "All dogs are brilliant at perceiving the slightest movement that we make, and they assume that each tiny motion has meaning."

Couldn't be truer! Just yesterday, Casey was on the mainfloor of our…

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Added by Carla on May 28, 2010 at 6:03pm — 4 Comments

Some People....

I just watched the dog (owned by my neighbour directly across the street) wander over to their next-door neighbours front yard, take a big dump, and then wander over to a vehicle parked on the street and start chewing on the bumper. All the while (obviously) being completely unsupervised. He wandered around in the street for about 30 seconds before meandering back to their backyard.…

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Added by Carla on May 22, 2010 at 3:35pm — No Comments

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