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Doggy Car Phobia?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicky Hay Dec 8, 2017. 5 Replies

Okay, this happened to my son's golden retriever, but some research on the Web suggests it's not as uncommon as one might think and is not restricted to any one breed. And since Charley was basically…Continue

Sick li'l dog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicky Hay Jul 15, 2017. 2 Replies

These darn corgis are overall so healthy that when one of them is under the weather, you don't quite know what to make of it.Ruby the (former) Corgi Pup is ailing. Barfed once yesterday but not in…Continue

OB Corgi Frolic

Started Jun 18, 2017 0 Replies

You've probably all seen this by now:…Continue

Dog & Seek?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicky Hay Apr 4, 2017. 2 Replies

Do your dogs ever engage -- spontaneously, without benefit of human interference -- in "games" that appear to be more structured or complicated than just chasing around?…Continue

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WhiteDove left a comment for Vicky Hay
"My Pupsters say HELLO!"
Feb 10
Vicky Hay replied to Linda's discussion Merry Christmas One and All!
"Merry Christmas, Alison. And a happy New Year!"
Dec 26, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Doggy Car Phobia?
"We later learned, when the vets at the 24-hour hospital X-rayed every square inch of his body, that Charley had several ruptured disks in his back. These could have been like that, or he could have injured his back when he fell out of the car. I…"
Dec 8, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Doggy Car Phobia?
"Thanks! Will tell my son about the dog treat strategy. A vet plus some of my readers at Funny about Money suggested a Thunder Shirt, which is a tight-fitting jacket that supposedly soothes a nervous animal. He hasn't tried that yet...I think…"
Dec 8, 2017
Linda replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Doggy Car Phobia?
"I'm so sorry that Charlie and you son had to go thru this.  Completely frightening.  Sounds like he suffered some brain damage similar to distemper where the body temp gets so high.  Poor baby. Brady is not fond of riding in…"
Dec 6, 2017
Beth replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Doggy Car Phobia?
"Poor Charley!   It's not hard to imagine extreme fear causing over-heating, especially the way dogs express fear (panting, pacing--- that's a lot of physical activity). As for Cassie, it sounds like she is still at the stage where…"
Dec 6, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Beth's discussion Site Traffic
"Wow!! Corgis HAVE gotten popular! :-)"
Dec 5, 2017
Rebecca Marie O'Bryan replied to Vicky Hay's discussion Doggy Car Phobia?
"Poor guys! that sounds scary, what a way to start a trip :( im sorry this happened to you! I have not experienced something this severe but my cat Yoda would pant, drool, and cry when riding in a car. I ended up putting him in a bigger crate than…"
Dec 4, 2017
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Doggy Car Phobia?

Okay, this happened to my son's golden retriever, but some research on the Web suggests it's not as uncommon as one might think and is not restricted to any one breed. And since Charley was basically brought up by Cassie the Corgi, who was his substitute mother for his first year of puppyhood -- and because Cassie shows some signs of a similar neurosis -- I wonder.Charley the Golden Retriever has never been fond of riding in cars, but after my son bought a new Ford Escape he became downright…See More
Dec 4, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Beth's discussion Site Traffic
"So I have an idea. Lemme see if I can start another string here. Something weird happened to my son's dog, and I wonder if you folks (or anyone else who's lurking) has any experience with it. Hang on..."
Dec 4, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Beth's discussion Site Traffic
"Yup. FB now absorbs a lot of my time, but it's very shallow and certainly not as informative or helpful as the full-fledged forum has been. Your "kinder & more respectful" observation gets to a real problem with FB, in…"
Dec 4, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Beth's discussion Site Traffic
"ah, OK...thanks. I see it and can see a few posts. It looks lik eyou have to join it somehow, but it's not obvious how to do that. I see posts from my real-world acquaintance and FB "friend" Penny Parker, who was in a mutual business…"
Dec 4, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Beth's discussion Site Traffic
"It is too bad that not many people come here. I couldn't even find the group's Facebook page...did find one concerning corgis, but it was kind of opaque to me. Though I am active on Facebook by way of marketing my editorial service, IMHO…"
Dec 3, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Gilly & 'Fox''s discussion Can't believe docking is still legal in the US
"Both docking and ear cropping are legal in the US. And goood luck trying to get a breeder to refrain! Even if you ask not to have the dog's ears and/or tail cropped, you may find the person brought in a butcher or a vet who just assumed all the…"
Oct 11, 2017
Vicky Hay replied to Hayden Young's discussion Corgi never stops barking
"Cassie the Corgi barks... a lot  That was the reason her prior humans for abandoning her at the dog pound. Rescued her. Brought her home. Found she hardly barks at all, unless for a reason. Decided the previous humans must have been making up…"
Oct 11, 2017
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Jul 18, 2017

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Phoenix, AZ
About Me:
Loyal servant to the Queen of the Universe, sometimes known as Cassie the Corgi.
Welsh Corgi Breeder?
About My Corgi(s):
Having a friend with a Cardigan corgi led me to admire these fine little dogs -- but for some reason (unknown to me) I decided I wanted a Pembroke. By a fluke I came across Cassie at the local Humane Society -- raced up there and nabbed her away from the other EIGHT people who wanted her. Have had many dogs over the years, mostly large, mostly German shepherds. Just love this marvelous, funny, good-hearted, bossy little herder. Hope to receive a new Pembroke pup early in 2014: mom, in a nearby town, is expecting now.
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In Which Cassie Saves Ruby's Life...

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

Welp, I have to admit it: I seriously did not think a corgi could rise to the level of a German shepherd, the dogs of my dreams (okay, okay: and nightmares). But by golly: Cassie the Corgi just did it.

After the Adventures in Medical Science (that would be 6 surgeries in 12 months), I fell into a kind of lassitude in which I let everything, business and personal, go to pot. But lately a small recovery has occurred.

Yesterday I happened to notice that I haven't cleaned…


Cassie is TEN years old!

Posted on July 22, 2016 at 10:13pm 2 Comments

You'd never know it.

This afternoon while scanning through some old blog posts by way of gathering stuff for a blog-based bookoid, I came across a post dated June 14, 2008, announcing the arrival of Cassie the Corgi at the Funny Farm. In it, I remarked that the Humane Society said her former humans told them she was two years old.

That would make her ten years old now!

Who would think…


When you're a dog, you have...

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 12:26am 2 Comments


Quite a lot of dog hair. :-D

So does your human.

It's been past time for Cassie and Ruby's doggy baths for quite awhile. I try to put off bathing them until the weather is warm, because I'm afraid of getting them chilled. Ruby has normal fur, but Cassie's hair is like a lion's mane, only all over her body. It's so thick and lush that it takes all day long to get dry, even in Arizona's parched climate.

Today the…


How to Avoid Dog Bites

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 12:41pm 6 Comments

Dogs bite: some 4.7 million times a year, leading 800,000 humans to seek medical attention, of whom 386,000 will need emergency treatment. A third of all homeowner’s liability claims result from dog bites, at an average cost per claim of $32,072. Every year, the insurance industry shells out over a billion dollars for dog-bite claims.

My son, a claims adjuster for a major US insurance company,…


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At 6:41pm on February 10, 2018, WhiteDove said…

My Pupsters say HELLO!

Pupsters on the Rocks!!!!! photo corgi.seashell2.jpg
At 3:40pm on February 7, 2015, Rebecca Marie O'Bryan said…

hi Vicky. just now seen u commented on my page about the raw feeding so i do apologize for not responding but u have given me great info on raw feeding and i am still thinking about it. i mean i may spend more on my trip to the grocery store at the 1st of the month but at least then i can make little baggies, freeze them, and for each meal time microwave them and know exactly what hes eating. i know the poor the guy gets sick of eating kibble all the time so i put wet food in it also sometimes but boy does it get so expensive. its good to know i can throw it all in the slow cooker too. that will save a lot of time

At 11:21pm on January 11, 2015, Lois B. Allen said…

Vicky, I'm glad you have an all clear!!!!!!!!  That is great but I know it was a serious business to consider.  It sounds as if your recovery will go well and then you can deal with doggie business more easily.  Good luck.


At 9:49pm on January 11, 2015, Lois B. Allen said…


I'm happy the surgery went so well and hate that Cassie is acting out.  After you get rid of the drains and are able to move better, they will hopefully see that things are more normal and hopefully they (Cassie particularly) will settle down.

Did you have chemotherapy previously?  Before you said that things were looking positive so I assumed that you had had some type of treatment.  I am very glad things are looking good for you.


At 2:19pm on January 11, 2015, Lois B. Allen said…

Vicki,  Have you had your surgery?  I see you have posted today so you can't stay away from the computer.  I hope you are doing well.


At 1:52am on October 14, 2014, Natalie, Lance &Tucker said…

Yes yes time sure does!!! Each year, faster than the last!!

At 11:57am on April 9, 2014, Natalie, Lance &Tucker said…

Thanks for taking the time to comment on Lances post, we appreciate it!

At 9:03pm on April 4, 2014, Jane Christensen said…

Here's Sage doing what she loves to do:)

At 1:48pm on February 23, 2014, Scott+Nicola+Brody said…

Hi Vicky!

This is the facebook meet up group that I recently created:

and this is the Arizona Corgi's group:

all you have to do is click on the links and add yourself up!

let me know if you need anymore help- I'd be happy to try my best and guide you! :D

At 10:56am on February 23, 2014, Scott+Nicola+Brody said…

oh you should join the Arizona Corgis! group! haha


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