Rachael McClanahan's Blog (13)

Sad day

I know I've posted this elsewhere, so if you are seeing this in several places, I apologize.

I am asking if those in the corgi community can keep positive thoughts going Stormy's way. Pippa and he got into some rat poison today. It was in a cabinet that is normally child locked, but he worked at the cabinet enough to loosen the knob. After a shaky few hours, Pippa is doing better, but Stormy may not make it. He's only 9 months old, and my Thor has never been a day without his… Continue

Added by Rachael McClanahan on July 27, 2013 at 10:30pm — 23 Comments

Deep breaths...

Ever have a pup do something so frustrating that you know you need to just step back and cool off for a bit? Stormy chewed the cord to our deep freezer right in half! An entire huge deep freezer full of deer meat is totally wasted for the second time. A couple of weeks ago he managed to yank on it and unplug it, causing it to defrost then, too.

Stormy and Thor are so opposite! Stormy is the problem child to Thor's golden child. He has all the boredom destruction, barking, nipping,… Continue

Added by Rachael McClanahan on July 1, 2013 at 7:12pm — 18 Comments

Pippa's Diary-The Invasion

My home has been invaded by obnoxious furballs. They are stealing my treats, my dinner, and my toys. One has even claimed my bed. I'm not sure why they are here, but I certainly hope that their stay is brief. I can barely tolerate Derpy Dante.

The fluffy vaccum that my bipeds refer to as Thorgi (what a dumb name!), can't even bother to keep both of his ears standing when he is tired. What kind of Corgi can't hold both ears up? Sheer laziness, I tell you! And the darn thing is…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on January 23, 2013 at 2:39am — 2 Comments

Excited and frustrated

Every have a pup do something so cool consistently enough that you try to record it, only for them to clam up and refuse? I wanna scream in exasperation right now! I very seriously have 3 out of the 4 saying the word "Hello", as well as Pippa saying "I love you"! And the second the camera comes out they all want to go hide :( I had a pug that passed away that could say "water", and never really shut up about it (haha!), so I am insanely excited that I have more than one talker again....I…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on January 18, 2013 at 12:48am — 3 Comments

I have my babies :)

Thor and Stormy! Sorry the photos are so cruddy, it seems the only time they slow down long enough to snap one is at night.

Thor (first two photos) has the most gorgeous smile (second photo) and is a huge cuddle bug. Emphasis on huge! He was bigger than all of his littermates by far O_O. At almost 11 weeks, he already has a strong love for frozen green beans, too.

Stormy (last photo) is probably the most derpy corgi there is. He acts like he as a couple of…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on January 12, 2013 at 10:12pm — 5 Comments

I found my puppy...err, puppies!

Two more black tris are joining our crew. I swear I will get a red one day, further down the road, lol! After much thinking, talking and planning, I decided on two puppies from the litter I delivered. Well, I chose one, and the other chose me, lol!! Both of them are significantly more fluffy than their littermates, but one has me about 90%  positive he will be a Fluffy, with a capital F :)  A black tri fluffy, with a tail, at that. Won't he just be the talk of the dog park? The…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on December 12, 2012 at 11:31am — 2 Comments


I haven't been on as much lately, and when I am it has been reading and not much replying (so sorry!).

My husband and I separated mid-July, and things have been rough but getting better.

I do have some happy amidst it all, though! I've been studying, and talking to breeders, and I am working my way to being a full-fledged breeder myself :) I've helped countless dogs during labor before (for  pets of family, friends, etc), but Monday I had my first real…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on October 31, 2012 at 12:51pm — 2 Comments

Pippa's Diary-Losing Dog Aggression

My person has lost her mind. There I was, on my walk minding my own business, ignoring a scruffy dog, when she started squealing and telling me what a "good girl" I am. Well, of course I'm a good girl! I'm the best, if I do say so myself. Normally I would have barked, growled, and lunged at the ruffian, but I had no interest in exerting that much energy so early in the morning. Instead, I glanced at him, and kept on walking. Always leave 'em drooling, I say. Such a small thing seems to be a…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on July 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Pippa's Diary-The Aftermath

It was looking bleak. The oppressors had been gone for what felt like weeks. My water bowl was dangerously close to the half way point, and I was beginning to feel myself waste away. Dante seemed to have succumbed to insanity as well. He was acting as though the people had been gone for mere minutes. I feared they had forgotten us.

Just as I was feeling my end was near, I heard a familiar sound rumble in the distance! It was them! Oh they hadn't forgotten us after all!…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on June 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Pippa's Diary

I think the people are trying to kill me. They put the dumb one and me outside. Something about having to leave for a little while, and not wanting to find the bed chewed up again. Whatever. They just want to see me wilt in the staggering heat of sunset. Dante doesn't seem to care, but I think he may be a bit simple-minded. The people can just leave me out here, then. It will give me plenty of time to plot my revenge. If I don't succumb to the elements first. (Seriously, don't they realize…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on June 17, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Stray attack = suddenly aggressive corgi

5/22/12 A couple of weeks ago (right after we got Dante), Pippa and Dante got attacked by a stray dog on one of our walks. Dante was so scared that he couldn't move, and even peed himself. Pippa seemed to think she was protecting both me and Dante. Ever since then, Pippa has been very confrontational with other dogs. Even when trying to play, she is overly rough and bites/growls more than she used to. During our last walk before bedtime last night, another dog came running straight for us,…


Added by Rachael McClanahan on June 8, 2012 at 12:54pm — 8 Comments

Puppy fever!

I keep finding myself looking at photos of red and white corgis and daydreaming...But no! I have to resist! Three corgis and three kids would probably drive me bonkers in the small space we have...Once we finally get a house I will start my search for fur baby # 3, but until then I am out of luck. Back to echoing "D'aww" to photos of other people's r/w corgis...

Added by Rachael McClanahan on June 2, 2012 at 4:36am — 1 Comment

Country Romp

Today we took Pippa and Dante to my dads to visit Pippa's brother, Thumper, and to enjoy some leash-free time. Three corgis on three acres-they all had a blast! I dont think Pippa has ever been this worn out and content. I am going to have to do that again soon (and with tennis balls)!

Thumper & Pippa…



Added by Rachael McClanahan on May 31, 2012 at 1:47am — No Comments

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