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Oh you silly girl!

I haven't updated in a while but I just couldn't stop giggling at this one.

Took Roxi to figure out what exactly she was allergic to (finally) and a REALLY expensive trip later, learning she's allergic to pretty much the world + cotton! I had the funniest drunk acting dog stumbling to the car.

A few weeks ago I had the same thing from Charlie after getting his teeth cleaned + fatty lump removed.

I can't help but find it so hilarious when they leave like that. Cute… Continue

Added by Avyon on September 20, 2010 at 6:18pm — 8 Comments

The Heat Factor

I know some people on here are having the same issue... they share their pups with significant others and somehow end up doing most of the work despite discussions... explanations... serious sit downs.. and going on strike.

I'm in the same boat mostly. He tries to keep up to date on everything... put his input in.. but doesn't research everything before he tries it... and the frustration is mostly he needs to spend time with them. He gets upset when they listen to me more then him… Continue

Added by Avyon on June 13, 2010 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments

First Charlie Bear heart attack.... rant.

If you have a dog.. that may be grouchy towards other dogs.. DO NOT allow your teenager with their five friends take it to the dog park...

I am trying to be a calm mommy... I was a calm mommy at the dog park.. but really.. I wanted to corner those kids and chew them out till they cried..

No nobody didn't really see how it started but Charlie isn't really one to pick a fight.. Plus after the incident their dog started picking fights with other dogs...

Yes you have the… Continue

Added by Avyon on April 2, 2010 at 8:52pm — 5 Comments

VA Snow Days

Well it looks like this week is done and I can't concentrate on work.. (sometimes working from home is a negative). It's too snowy and beautiful outside. We're right in the thick of it.. just outside of DC where they showed all the red bars.. tomorrow we'll have about 40+ inches on the ground with both storms added.

The. Dogs. Love. It. Since Sat morning we've gone out every morning and romped around.. and then they would sleep all afternoon while I tried to concentrate on work… Continue

Added by Avyon on February 9, 2010 at 11:56pm — 3 Comments

Just a we are alive and well post :)

As I sit here I'm about to go into my final week of school and Thur will dive into a mind numbing creation of my portfolio website for graphic/web design.. phew.. So I realized how I will be ignoring my poor babies and remembered that I haven't posted on here in a while lol. (though I have some wonderful roomies that will help out with their bordum as they always do).

Both kids are healthy and well. Charlie is looking his best finally after much love and care and now is fit and… Continue

Added by Avyon on January 5, 2010 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

The barking dog

Roxi has always been the quiet one *knocks on wood* so when we got Charlie we were not ready/used to a talker/barker to that magnitude.

I've had friends mention that we should use a shock collar on him and while I know shockers can be useful in their own right.. I wasn't ready to take it to that extreme. I remember another friend telling me how she borrowed her mother's collar and the first time she used it on her dog she cried. In the end it did work out for her and he has an… Continue

Added by Avyon on October 21, 2009 at 3:44pm — 9 Comments

Charlie and Roxi made it on the Daily Corgi!

http://thedailycorgi.blogspot.com/ Im very proud of my little ones :) Hope everyone who reads the blog enjoys them!

ps. will post a video and blog post about their herding adventure last weekend and about roxi's new addiction to agility hehe.

Added by Avyon on October 15, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Seperation Anxiety

So training and everything has gone well and Charlie has been adapted well into the mix of daily life.

Though we've come to a brick wall and now, staring at it trying to think of the best way to confront it.

When we first got Charlie he cried a little bit in his crate at night but then that went away. At night it is fine and he understands that sometime in the morning someone will come and let him out.

The issue is when we are away.. and sometimes when we are… Continue

Added by Avyon on September 20, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

A Charlie update.

So figured it was time to give an update on Charlie-boy. It was a little bit ago that we adopted him and was deciding on keeping him or not.

Well needless to say he is one of the family now. Napping happily to my right.

His feralness is almost completely gone. The wild whites of his eyes are gone and he's finally showing his corgi side and a personality that was hiding under that wild OMGWHATSGOINGON form. He's so sweet and surprised me when one of our neighbors kids just… Continue

Added by Avyon on September 5, 2009 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Charlie Pics

This is because I didn't get to post photos of him during his welcoming post :)

In the second photo you can see his chewed up ears and the ring around his neck where the collar was :(

The first photo you can kind of see the bites in the front of the ears as well. Those are gone now. This was sent to me while the boy was out there checking Charlie out at his old home. The last is at his old home.

He is doing a lot better now - fur is growing into the ears and his… Continue

Added by Avyon on August 6, 2009 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Roxi has a new older brother!

'Charlie' is a four year old tri-semi-fluff rescue that we had just adopted from a family member (a dog lover who saved him from other family members) who was trying to find a home instead of drop him off at a pound.

He had been left outside for almost two years with food and water just sitting outside for insects and whatever to contaminate it. Chris had also said his shelter was a bush cave he had dug out for himself. We were also told that one of the family members did certain… Continue

Added by Avyon on August 1, 2009 at 11:12am — 6 Comments

I survived my first camping trip!

Thursday morning mom started packing some of my stuff. I started getting worried that we were moving again since we've done it a few times already in the last year so I huddled against her and pouted till she petted me and reassured me. I knew something was really up when Auntie Sarah came and we loaded up in the car.

It was a nice hour and a half of wagging my tongue at the world out the window.

When we arrived at this place it was full of round little houses and all my… Continue

Added by Avyon on June 11, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

The vest makes the difference!

So today we had a very fun time! Grandma and Grandpa moved back from Germany into their old house and mom brought me over to play with cousin Apex and go to the lake!

Grandma thought I was adorable and gave me a bag of handmade peanut butter doggy cookies from a special German pet store! mmmmmmm! She was a nice old lady and couldn't get enough of my tricks...

Then mom and grandma put Apex in her muzzle walker and me in my harness and we hopped into moms car to drive to the… Continue

Added by Avyon on September 30, 2008 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Oooooo Some people get to me... train your dog.

Seriously.. I've heard this from many people on here but I've never personally have had a bad issue in a dog park yet...

And then this woman brings "Shakira" in tonight.

Roxi is great with big dogs.. her best friend here is a big white husky.. So when this black.. husky.. thing came in she got all excited.. until it got aggressive in which normally I let them handle the issue because since now.. usually the dogs have taken care of it with a few nips a growl or two and they… Continue

Added by Avyon on September 23, 2008 at 7:12pm — 11 Comments

The big move

So two weeks ago daddy started acting funny in our little apartment. One afternoon he brought in a bunch of boxes that smelled like eats and other interesting things! I thought they were toys and jumped through them sniffing and playing making daddy laugh.

Then for some strange reason he started putting things in these boxes. Mommy only did this when she came to visit and when she was done she would leave us for long periods of time! I was getting worried and over the next few days… Continue

Added by Avyon on June 27, 2008 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

The visit ramble

Well they came and they left... Roxi's first visit to the grand ol' Washington DC.. She seemed to enjoy it and I'm happy since we'll be here for a little while :).

The first couple minutes they were here, she met her first other corgi besides her siblings when we first got her.. A little ball of fluff the neighbors picked up since they lost their other corgi and its sibling is about to pass away as well.. So it was interesting to watch them interact.. the puppy going nuts at the end… Continue

Added by Avyon on March 16, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Little laughs

I found this site http://www.ihasahotdog.com and couldn't help but hunt down the corgis :)

Still busy busy busy.. but took a few moments to get a few laughs in! Hope you… Continue

Added by Avyon on March 12, 2008 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

I'm all a flutter!

It may only be a week but sometime tonight Roxi and her daddy are showing up for a week :)

My only worry is Ms. Apex her "sister" my brother's husky. (My mom started the whole family naming system for pets.. we grew up with it.. so aka my brother is Roxi's uncle.. and so on.) She's gotten a lot better and we've introduced her with other dogs so I felt it was finally ok for Roxi to stay for a while. I wanted to be sure since once they were down here there were no safe places to bring… Continue

Added by Avyon on February 16, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

It really is like having a child.

As most of you know, after joining the group a month or so later I had to move away down to DC. Jobs up in Vermont were few or not paying enough to stay where we settled for the time. So it was sorta forced before I went completely bankrupt.

In the event I allowed Chris to keep Roxi to keep him company and knowing that the home I was moving to had a dog that wouldn't get along with her.

A few months later and I'm feeling the harsh pangs of missing her dearly. I wonder if… Continue

Added by Avyon on December 6, 2007 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

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