Susan Stanton's Blog (15)

The Power of the Corgi

So at the end of January I went on vacation to Antarctica (sadly, Bertie and Ethel had to stay home, at the local Animal Retreat and Canine Sports Center where they had two play breaks and a snacktivity every day...Judging from Ethel's disappearing waist, the snacktivity was a major hit).  The crossing of the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica involved a Force 9 storm and major seasickness (such that I seriously considered throwing myself overboard, but since I couldn't…

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Added by Susan Stanton on February 14, 2012 at 9:11pm — 15 Comments

Queen Elizabeth needs a home!

from Petfinder:

QE is just a doll with a mind of her own! Adorable & show quality at 26 pounds, she is a full bred pembroke with not a mean bone in her body. She is the queen, however, and seems to hate outdoor plumbing but we are working on that. Serious inquiries only as she is a very special little dog.   Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots •…
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Added by Susan Stanton on April 18, 2011 at 4:06pm — 3 Comments

Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Bertie Wooster

Some time ago, one of my god-daughters was going on a weekend retreat before her confirmation (in the Catholic Church), and the organizers asked that their godparents…
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Added by Susan Stanton on August 6, 2010 at 3:03pm — 14 Comments

Bertie Wooster Is Six Today!

Seems like just yesterday I brought home my 8 pound bundle, plopped him in my living room and said, "now what do I do?" ha! Time surely does fly by. We all celebrated with a marrow bone or a little ice cream (although birthday boy had a little of both). No funny hats. He doesn't need to know he and Ethel are going to the boarding place on Wed. so mom can go to a three-day tennis camp on Cape Cod (little b-day prezzie for myself), shhhhhhhhhhhh.

Added by Susan Stanton on May 17, 2010 at 7:51pm — 6 Comments

Circus Corgi!

A friend who is attached to (read: fanatical about!) her Corgi told me to watch this video on YouTube:




It may just be my middle-aged hormone-driven mood swings, but it made me cry. Of course, I sobbed through the first 10 minutes of the movie "Up" -- and there are quite a few TV commercials that make me teary....sigh. If the maker is on MyCorgi and…
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Added by Susan Stanton on March 26, 2010 at 7:16pm — 6 Comments

Pet Airways Endorsed by.... Corgis!

On the website for this new airline that sends your pets around the country in the cabin, not cargo, on the "What People Are Saying" page, the very first endorsement is by a woman on the beach with two Corgis, a tri and a red! At least, I presume the endorsement is by her -- I have accused Ethel of firing off some emails and using my credit card online when I'm not looking. Would be particularly amusing if this Kim, San Jose, is… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on July 9, 2009 at 12:23pm — 3 Comments

Bertie Wooster Is 5 Today!

Boy does time fly. Seems like just yesterday, I went down to south Jersey and drove him home to Manhattan. Seems like just a minute ago I was pushing him around the Upper West Side on a pile of blankets in my little wheelie grocery cart. Gosh, that first day, I brought him home, carried him from the parking lot on 60th St to my apartment on 71st St, introduced him to the doormen, brought him into my apartment, and watched him sniffing around, thinking, geeze, now what do I do??? And now, my… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on May 17, 2009 at 9:18pm — 3 Comments

Bertie is so lethargic suddenly

I feel like such a dog hypochondriac at times, but since they can't tell us what's wrong... Anyway, Bertie woke me up last night, wanting to go out. He did a normal poo, but then he wanted to just lie in the cool, damp grass. We came back inside and he repeated the performance about an hour later. This time when we came back inside, he wanted to sit in my lap -- and understand, Bertie is ONLY snuggly when he feels bad, otherwise, he is absolutely not. So we sat together for a bit, as I thought… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on April 20, 2009 at 8:54am — 3 Comments

Life Lessons from the Family Dog (NY Times column)

Although he's not writing about a Corgi, his column is so moving, I thought I would share it. It's from the 3/31 New York Times:

Life Lessons from the Family dog

Added by Susan Stanton on April 2, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

My Breed....

It's not a Corgi, but it's kinda fun:
What dog breed are you? I'm a Jack Russell Terrier! Find out at Dogster.com


I wonder if Corgi is even a choice?

Added by Susan Stanton on March 27, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bertie and Ethel take the Celeb Test

Bertie Wooster turned out to be:



What celebrity would your pet be? I'm Al Gore! Find out at Dogster.com



So now he's thinking about entering politics!



And Ethel Barrymore? The Big Diva herself:



What celebrity would your pet be? I'm Madonna! Find out at Dogster.com



lol! what a… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on March 25, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Low End of the Leash: Maintaining a Corgi-rific Household

Let’s be honest. You love your Person (you may even be lucky enough to have People to love!). Your Person is the best Person who ever is, was or will be. They should erect statues to your Person on every street corner (with secret compartments of treats at Corgi level). But even your Person could use a little help, a little encouragement, in meeting the basic Corgi needs for constant food and play. We Corgis eschew the dictatorial approach; we have found that a gentle, subtle method for… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on March 1, 2009 at 9:19pm — 7 Comments

Dispatches from the Low End of the Leash: Wise Words from the Left Coast

Although Ethel (my niece) and I (Bertie Wooster, chief Corgi of Lakeside, CT) have never been west of New York, we discovered this article online through one of our number at the Golden Gate Corgi group, and we think it sums things up rather well, so we thought we'd share (we apologize if it's not a clickable link, we're a little bit luddite-ish and not sure how to do that): The Truth About Corgis (oh, thanks to Geri &… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on February 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Dispatches from the Low End of the Leash: How to Walk Your Person

Let’s say you’re walking along your town’s main street with your person. When you hit a particular corner, you, of course, want to make a sharp right so you can stop in and visit at the two (yes two!) dog food stores along the block. Your person, for reasons that are completely unclear, appears to be intent upon going straight. How do you fix this situation? You will need to begin with….



Stage 1: Cement paws to the sidewalk, stiffen up the legs, and smile like a nutbar (tongue… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on February 17, 2009 at 4:32pm — 7 Comments

It's Official -- Corgis Are Cutest Puppies Ever

When Bertie Wooster was a pup, we lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Walking a Corgi puppy in the city was not an easy proposition -- any 10-minute errand run would turn into a 3-hour discussion group, as we couldn't got more than 2 feet before someone would rush up to us and exclaim, "That is the cutest puppy I've ever seen!" I, of course, would blush and shuffle my feet and do the Corgi chitchat, while B. Wooster would simply bask in the attention and the constant hope that if they… Continue

Added by Susan Stanton on February 12, 2009 at 4:19pm — 6 Comments

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