It's been ten months today since Ziggy came to live with us! So crazy :) I can't believe how time flies! (I never really thought it did until adopting him-now it feels like ten months ago was yesterday!! LOL).

Anyhoo, he is doing what he does and is napping away! Yesterday was great fun :) The guy that comes in to my work with his Corgis to visit his uncle took Ziggy out with his dogs, Poppy (fluffy male RHT Pembroke) and Nickers (female brindle Cardigan) to the groomers and then stopped by during my shift afterwards! Ziggy looked like he was in heaven, and was super yummy smelling and adorable in his little bandana!

 

 

I didn't get to go, so I only got second hand stories on it, but I guess Ziggy was really well behaved and loved the experience. He had his nails clipped, butt/feet trimmed, ears cleaned, was bathed, etc. The groomer adored him as well! She thought it was a hoot when my boyfriend (who had to go in my place, since I worked) showed her that the harder he gets his butt slapped, the more he flops his tongue around in ecstasy! After my boyfriend and George had brought Ziggy, Poppy and Nickers to the groomers, they went to get some drinks (tea, coffee) and when they got back, Ziggy was mid bath. Ziggy was so excited when he saw Josh ("You didn't abandon me!") he lept right out of the tub, getting water everywhere. This worried me when I heard it as the tub is quite a bit off the ground, but he hasn't limped or acted like he was in any kinda pain... Silly pooch!

 

When they came to my work, watching them all walk in, I could tell Ziggy had had a good day. He was energetic, he was happy, he was playful.. It really made me happy in a while new kinda way :) Then when they got in the door and I said "Hey Corgi!" he does a double take and then was all over me! I decided it was time for my break ;) Sadly, it was only fifteen minutes, but they couldnt' stay much longer than that in any case.

 

 Ziggy got a butt load of attention and affection, he was in doggy heaven. Also, he did me a huge solid by buttering (and slobbering) up my supervisor for me, who is a huge animal lover hehe. I thought that was just the icing on the cake, as he didn't give anyone else kisses but her! Definitely was trying to help me out ;D

 

The day ended with an invite to head over to George and his wife's house sometime for a Corgi playdate! We didn't set an actual time, but I am very excited for this :) Ziggy really seemed to like hanging out with other Corgis! Really looking forward to this, especially because I will finally be able to get some pictures of Poppy and Nickers to share with Corgi Nation :D And hopefully, get some good, cute pics of all three together!

 

This has been the absolute best experience, all around. Life is really starting to get going for me, even if it's taken a long time and we've had some pretty big rough spots :) I really hope that it keeps going in a positive direction, I'm going to try to make sure I look nowhere but up from here on out, even when the times are tough, because yesterday was really a little slice of heaven for me, even if it's not what I once thought it was.

 

Anyhoo, happy ten months, Ziggy! It's been more than wonderful having you as our furbaby <3 I couldn't have asked for a better doggy! (Even if you are a lazy stinker sometimes ;D).

 

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Comment by Diane on December 9, 2012 at 5:47pm

Congrats at reaching the 10 month mark... and that things are starting to improve for you.  I always love the expressions on Ziggy's face...

Comment by Jennifer Markley on December 9, 2012 at 4:14pm

This made me cry....I am so happy for the both of you.  It never ceases to amaze me what a difference a dog can make in someone's life.  Happy 10 months to BOTH of you!!  Have a wonderful holiday season!!

Comment by Lindsay, Fae, and Jimmy on December 9, 2012 at 10:00am

So sweet, he really is a beautiful dog.  Happy 10 months.

Comment by Emily & Scout on December 9, 2012 at 9:32am

Yay!  So glad he had a good spa day, and so happy you found him!  Life is happier with a corgi!

Comment by Tauna and Kota on December 9, 2012 at 7:35am

Love it! I'm glad everything is going well! Happy ten months!!

Comment by Morgan on December 8, 2012 at 11:30pm

The last picture is a hoot! Glad to hear you both had a good day.

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