Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've been able to sign onto MyCorgi, and it's been even longer since Ziggy has joined the family! I figured it was past due for an update! I wanted to do it more frequently, but things have been going a little crazy lately, and now is the time that I wound up having to be back here on MyCorgi:)
(Though I was on Facebook quite a lot--just that the hubsters wouldn't allow me on this particular site, because of some security stuff.. I was going nuts, I love coming here and reading all about your guys' Corgis, plus I was dying to share about Ziggy---I finally have a Corgi, now I need gush time!:D What better place than here, my most favorite online site I've ever had the privilege of stumbling across!)
Okay, everything is a little jumbled here with all that's been happening, so I'm probably not going to be able to remember everything I want to say right now, but I'll either update or edit this as I remember, or maybe I'll just make another post-it doesn't seem to be a bad thing, telling Corgi stories extremely often on this site!
So first off let me start off with: We've finally moved! We are in our own place, and it's pretty cool, but at the same time I am having a pretty hard time dealing with the drastic change. I mean, don't get me wrong I am happy to be free of parental bossiness, but it feels really weird and empty here, and like there is no order to life which is kinda scary:P
Anyhow, when we first moved, the last trip over was when we were planning to bring home Skittles, Ziggy's kitty brother.. Well, it didn't turn out so well--last trip over, he got out of the house and we couldn't find him-didn't help that my grandfather was the one driving, and you can't make him wait, he gets huffy, so we had to leave him behind. I felt SO TERRIBLE about this, because before he had gotten out, he had ran up to our bedroom (where we and he spent all of our time) and saw that it was empty-he looked seriously confused and didn't know what to do with himself, must have turned in circles a million times. Then we leave. Well, my mom was supposed to bring him the next day, but he got out again before she could catch him.. And another day, another, another.. About a week went by before we FINALLY were able to go back to where she lives and catch him ourselves-and he was SO relieved, he wouldn't stop loving on us and purring really loud, something that he hadn't allowed us to do since my mom got another male cat, months back. (And now that he is here, other kitty free, he is actingg JUST LIKE A KITTEN again! He plays, he wrestles, he cuddles, kisses, snuggles, all of it again. It feels GREAT to have my old Skittles back.) I guess that while we were gone, he kept going up to our room and howling.. I feel so bad, he must have thought that we abandoned him:(
Now, I'm not sure if it's because Ziggy got too used to being the only pet in that short amount of time, but he has lunged at Skittles twice now and growled at him a few more--not something I am too entirely concerned about, because he only acts like he is a killer. Of course, you can't be too careful, so we make sure that when it starts, it stops RIGHT THEN. It was working really well, hadn't had a problem.. But now it's Skittles who is acting out. Jealousy seems to have a big part of it, too. Whenever I love on Ziggy, we get the death glare from Skiski.. Skittles now tries to claw Ziggy when he walks over to me, but we don't let him do that either, and lucky for Ziggy, even if Skiski managed to get his paw across Ziggy's face, he is declawed in the front.
Sigh.. It's frustrating, because sometimes they seem to get along GREAT (See? vvvv)
Now, onto better news: before I was stressing over Ziggy not liking me, not being interested. I was so scared that he was too lazy or maybe even depressed from being moved around so much to want to have anything to do with me-nope! It really was that he's taking his time settling in. He finally will greet me at the door now, excited to the point of running around not knowing what to do, and even shaking and making impatient noises until I have my bike put away and am on the floor cuddling him! The first time he did this, I wanted to cry I was so happy, it was so unexpected. I had been tired from biking and carrying a 50+lbs backpack almost half way home (poor hubsters did it for the majority of the time, but it was so far and sooooo heavy-I wanted to help:)) and when I had to trudge my bike up the stairs, that was it. It was the last of my energy-we hadn't eaten yet that day, either and it was after four. We were pooped. Soon as I saw that from Ziggy, I felt perfectly normal, better than normal. I felt happy and energized. I don't feel that way very often, poor sleeping schedule, poor diet, etc.. I usually tough through my days with either a headache or a stomach ache, or something equally obnoxious. (I don't know why I let myself get that way, I just don't think about it I guess:P) but no. Here was Ziggy happy to see me, and I couldn't feel anything except an overdose of joy.. He even almost jumped up on me, but he twisted away at the last second. He did run after me, and chase me though:) Which was amazing, I didn't think I would ever see him run!:P It's been getting better too. The last time we went out and came back, after he snorted around excitedly, he snuggled my leg:) It feels great. I love it. I don't think I will ever clarify myself as a "cat person" again. (I love my Skittles, but to be perfectly honest, he is more dog than cat haha.. I just lucked out with him:P)
Oh, I have switched Ziggy's food from homemade, to Eukanuba Salmon and Rice Formula for large breed dogs and he is doing SO MUCH BETTER. (A HUGE thank you to Melissa, Franklin's mom, for that-I would have kept him on his homemade diet otherwise, figuring that fresh ingredients would be better period over any kind of kibble.. Turns out that if you don't actually know what you're doing, you shouldn't bother:P) He has more energy, his stool went from looking loose and mushy with a green tint to firm and brown-not to mention that he is actually going now, usually twice a day!:D Ziggy also gets one to two peanut butter covered fingers a day, depending on how hard he tries to sucker me into it:P (I can't help myself, his face lights up like a kid's on Christmas morning!:P)