Hi Jane! I don't remember that particular incident, but unfortunately, Ottumwa seems to be a hotspot for puppy milling and animal hoarding. We also have at least 5-10 cases a year of animals being removed from breeding mills and animal hoarders. Pretty upsetting. I have tried doing everything I can to make sure my friends know and avoid assisting these people, although as I have stated in some of the discussions, some of my no-longer friends have themselves been guilty of breeding litters because "the puppies would be cute".
Hi Jane, Thanks for the comment on Tuckers video. The planet dogs balls last. They are rated by strenghth. I always get the ones rated with a five, those are the strongest and hold up to lance who is a strong chewer. They like to squish the balls in their mouth. I have been buying them since Lance is a puppy, in fact I wont buy any other!! Although we do have a buddy ball from petsmart, but thats it. I was a bit unsure about the snowball, thought it might be a little too small, but so far so good. I do pick up the balls when they are done playing or we are done playing fetch with them.
I love the background pic of your corgis on your page!
Hi Jane! I saw on one of the recent discussion walls that one of your corgis is a therapy dog. I want to get Webley involved in that this year! Where does your dog go and how did you get involved? I have heard that corgis cannot be therapy dogs because they are not hypoallergenic. I think Webley would really excel at being a therapy dog and making someone's day :)
That day was terrible! Mike was showing Larry how to brew beer, his VERY Alzheimer's mother came to give his wife a needed break and I had to watch her like a hawk!! The neighbor man dropped off Mr Biggz (was Jer's dog that came from his girl's step dad) for a couple hours that lasted for 12 hours!! The boys had been under foot and I feared that Barbara (92 with Alzheimer's) would trip so I put them in jail! They pouted until I put Barbara in a chair and told her to sit and stay while I ran the boys for a few minutes and put them back in jail - this went on for 2 hours, maybe 3! Carol and the boys.
You're very welcome! There is so much corgi knowledge and experience on this board that it just irked me to see it disregarded. One reason I love this website so much is because everyone can express their opinions and receive advice even if it counters their own ideas without anyone becoming argumentative. Heck, everyone was even pretty down-right nice to the possible troll who posted about the corgi pup in the freezer. There are just so many good people on here, I'd hate to see people get discouraged from commenting after seeing some of the posts made this week.
Thanks for the comment Jane! I don't know anything about dog daycare, so it's good to hear that just being around other dogs, even if all they are doing is sniffing each others butts is good stimulation and good for socializing. Poppy gets along with other dogs, but she can always use more time!