I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I hope treatment goes well. My dad had cancer a couple years ago and it was very difficult to deal with but we were lucky that with surgery they were able to remove it all. That was actually the 2nd time he had it. The first time was 15 years prior to that. Best wishes to you and your mom.
I'm glad Maci's condition is under control. As for Josie, what kind of things is she afraid of? Finn tends to be a bit jumpy around new things like a bag on the floor that wasn't there before or a sound he isn't familiar with but in general he's outgoing. How old is Josie now?
Hi, Josie (& Jill)! You're awfully cute and sounds like you're awfully fun! Your name caught my eye because my unofficial name in the first weeks of my life was Josie! My breeder and her husband loved Steely Dan, so all the puppies were given Steely Dan-related names, mine was Josie...but now it's Annie. Nice to meet you...Annie (& Susan)
Hello, My partner jackie and I live in Minneapolis. We actually have another spot on corgi.com . She has cagney and chapin liste too. She is the one with all the photos. I registered at a differen time so if you want to see pics of our pups, go cagney and chapin page. We have a nice Corgi group that meets at the dog parks. It is great to see so many corgi folks! Josie is adorable by the way!
Wow, do you have a collection! We only have our Maggie and a gigantic shar pei/lab mix (blind in one eye) Patrick....and, well, maybe a ferret too, but your family looks awesome! Josie is absolutely adorable. Keep the pics coming!
That really is sad, but at least you got to experience the joy he brought to your life even if it was for a short time. It sounds like you gave him a great life. :)
All of the dogs my family and I have had came from local people who were giving them away. Finn is the first dog I have had on my own. When my fiancé and I decided on a Cardigan, we knew we would have to really do some work to find exactly what we wanted and make sure he came from a good background. We're very happy with our choice. :)
We started taping Finns ears at about 15 weeks. We're supposed to leave the tape on for 3 or 4 days at a time but each time we taped them, he would somehow mess up the tape by the next day so it was folding his ears where they shouldn't fold. When that happened we would take it off since they say leaving any folds can cause the ear to stay that way. We only tried 3 or 4 times but even for the little time he had the tape on it has made a big different. His ears are mostly up. One ear folds a bit towards the base and both ears are a little floppy on the inner edge near the tips which ends up making his ears look pointy. I suppose we'll have to tape a few more times and see if we can't get those ears all the way up. Your lucky Josie's were already up, though I agree that they look so cute with the tape on. :)
Hi there...thank you...she is beautiful, isn't she? Her name is Welsh meaning "dearly loved", which I think is really appropriate, 'cause we're gonna love her 10-teen million as my 4 yr old grandson says. :)
That roller coaster in MB at the Pavillion is gone. So is the Pavillion. The company that owned the park closed it b/c of the cost of upkeep for old rides. They didn't think new rides would keep the spirit of the place. Don't know what's gonna go there, but even now real estate isn't doing too badly here.
That's too bad about your Dane. They do seem like such great dogs but I guess to have one you would have to be prepared to take out a loan to cover there medical bills, and know that they may not be with you long.
I didn't realize that was the breeder Josie came from. I already have her listed as one of my friends. I've been on her website and she does have some beautiful blues. The breeder Finn came from tests their eyes and hips as well and Finn's father's hips scored in the 90th percentile which is great. that's part of the reason we wanted to get one of his puppies. I guess even with strong, healthy parents, you can't avoid the unexpected from happening like it did with that virus.
Jill, check out the pix of our Corgi baby... We are picking her up in Franklin, IN on the 30th of the month. Explored air transit for her but to get to Myrtle Beach, there would be several flights, and I don't want to take a chance on her getting lost. My husband and I decided to drive up to get her. I guess we will have to dig out our "up north" winter coats, etc. and hope my hubby still remembers how to drive in that white stuff, just in case. Your fur kids are so cute! I'll have to add pix of our two cats and my daughter's lab/chow mix (more lab looking when clipped) to our page as soon as I get a chance.
I love blue merle too! We were actually talking about when we get a 2nd dog down the road, what we would get. We decided we'd probably get another Corgi or a big dog like a Dane or Mastiff. I love Great Danes but I know they can be more prone to health issues. How was your Dane's health?
Which breeder did Josie come from? She's so cute. If we lived closer her and Finn could have play dates. :)
Thanks! Yeah, I was thinking about Wendt Worth Corgis myself. I'm still debating whether I really want my puppy to have to be shipped or not, and also I want to be able to pick him out by seeing and handling him. But, if the timing is right, and she has puppies when I'm able to get one, we'll see... :)
Ok, here it goes. I did a lot of research before deciding which breeder we wanted to get a Cardi from. I chose a breeder in NM because I liked the look of his Cardigans and he seemed great plus he actually has blue merle litters which you may know the blues are a little harder to find. It just so happened that when I started talking with him he was planning a litter to include blues in the next few months and their was only one deposit ahead of us for a blue so we gave him our deposit hoping there would be at least two blues in the litter. We stayed in contact with the breeder and followed everything from conception to birth. I was like a nervous parent checking in constantly the day they were due. They ended up being born the next day. The litter had 5 blue merles and 1 tri. The breeder said he had never seen so many blues in one litter and I told him it's because I was praying so hard that there be enough blues to go around. :) We loved Finn instantly but we didn't get our hopes up because we knew the couple ahead of us had to choose one and the breeder may keep one or more to show. Well, before the pups were two weeks old, one of them died. The breeder said he wasn't growing at the rate the others were and he became very sluggish. He thought it was because that pup took a long time to be born and had to be resuscitated so he may have had damage due to lack of oxygen. Within the next few days another pup became ill. She was sluggish, stopped nursing and developed sores on her body. Within a day she was gone. Two days after, two more were lost. It was heartbreaking to watch and the thought of not getting one of them after all was terrible. By this point, the breeder thought it was Canine Herpes Virus. He talked to a vet about it and based on the symptoms and how fast they died this was the conclusion they came to (though no tests were ever run). Many dogs have CHV and the most it will do is give them a temporary cough but if a puppy under 3 weeks old gets it it’s fatal because they cannot regulate their body temp until that age. Anyway, we all held our breath and the last two (our boy and the tri color boy) kept thriving. By 7 weeks of age we figured it was safe to assume they would make it and the talk of where the puppies would go began. We told the breeder we would be open to taking the tri since we knew the couple in front of us wanted a blue and we didn't want to end up puppieless but the breeder decided to keep the tri for show. At the last minute, the other couple decided they would wait for the next litter (which was born this month) which meant Finn would be ours. We were so happy! We drove out the day he turned 8 weeks old and picked him up. We had our fears that whatever killed the other puppies may have affected him in ways we couldn't see but we couldn't say no, it was like it was meant to be. We found out that two weeks after we picked him up, the tri boy died. We were worried and talked to our vet and he said that isn't the herpes virus then but perhaps Parvo. We'll never know what the virus was since no tests were run but Finn keeps growing and staying healthy so we are happy. We do keep a close eye on him though because you never know. So that's the story. It ended up being much longer than I anticipated. Sorry. :)
When is Josie's birthday? Finnigan has his good days and his bad days. Yesterday I went home on my break and he hadn't gone potty in his play pen at all and still hadn't when I got off work. Today, however, I went home for my break and he had totally soaked his papers and his whole underside was wet. :(
I would seriously consider the doggy litter box. I've talked to poeple that say they helped. You can get one at any pet supply store and use litter and place some gravel or something from outside in it so the pup is drawn to it and wants to potty there. Might save you some clean up until she grows up a bit more. Aren't puppies great?! LOL...
LOL..I had read that blog and wanted to comment but had to get going. I thought the picture was cute. A couple of things you can try...feed a good half hr or hour before leaving so you may run her out to relieve herself..let her play hard to wear her down. Make the area smaller. Enough room for her to get up and lay flat out but not so much that she can mess in one spot and move away from it. Is there away for someone to stop over mid day to get her out? As soon as you get home..don't even take the coat off ... grab her and get her right out and let her romp w/big praises if she didn't mess. I will warn you through my experience..if they've been left for a long time and held it...just because they relieved themselves doesn't mean they are done. hehe They'll have to go again w/in an hr. Your doing great by cleaning the mess up well which is important. Don't let them get use to staying in a mess. I don't know how old she is but I've had pups at 8-9 weeks old hold for 8 hrs but as soon as they see you they can't hold it which is okay..ignore it and clean it up but praise them for waiting. I hope this helps.