Well it's been confirmed: Gibson is a bit of a tub. We went to the vet last night and when she was examining him, she said, "look at the round little belly, you must have just eaten huh?" Uh oh. No, Gibson hasn't eaten since lunch time (the appointment was at 6). She said he was a little "portly" and I should not increase the amount of food I give him for awhile. I was feeding him 1/4 of a cup three times a day, but then I increased it to 1/3 of a cup three times a day after reading that some people feed their corgi puppies 1 1/2 - 2 cups a day! I thought I was starving the poor little guy! The rule my vet gave me was 1 cup per 10 lbs of puppy, and gibson weighed in at 9.6lbs..so I'm just about right, was probably just overfeeding him for a week or two :)
Another update: He doesn't have any parasites anymore! Yay, no coccidia!! Now I can take him more places w/o worrying. Oh and the vet's office absolutely goes ga-ga over Gibson. They said he should be their mascot, haha. They always bring out everyone to come see him since he's the "cutest puppy ever". And of course all the people bringing their pets in love him too. When it was time to go he did not want to leave! it was ridiculous :) But I guess it's good he doesn't hate going to the vet!
The rest of the week had it's ups and downs. He will be really good one day, and then the next be a little terror. I'm trying to walk him more to get out his energy, but he's not wanted to leave the yard. It's kind of embarrassing when he'll fight so hard not to go.. I resorted to carrying him the first block for a few days and he at least would walk after that (bad idea, I know, but he at least got some exercise). The past few days he's been a little more open to the idea of leaving the yard though, and as long as I say "come on let's go" enough times he'll come with me :)
On one of the REALLY bad days, my husband kind of flipped and said Gibson was not worth it and it was a mistake to get him and lots of other horrible things :( To the point where I thought he was going to say we'd have to give him up or we'd end up divorcing over it (yeah I tend to jump to conclusions)! To his defense though, we've had an extremely stressful 5 or so months since we've gotten married. We got married, he got a raise & new position, then was told where he was working was shutting down, got a new job, we searched for a home and bought one (which is a fixer-uper..lots of work!) and now we're raising a puppy! I handle the stress a little better than him, so yeah he kind of lost it one night when Gibson would not even let him pet him (he's never had puppy growing up and did not realize about the mouthing and other fun puppy things..). Luckily, the next day he was perfectly fine and loved Gibson again :) But yeah, kind of a rough day!
Anyway, I'm hoping to take Gibson somewhere fun this weekend, and then on Monday his obedience class starts!