Nicknames: TimmyTuna, bunny butt, pumpkin, sweets, "my man", Mr. Studly, buff, "The Redwood Country Corgi"
Birthday: March 6th 2003
Likes: chasing the ball or playing in the park with other pups in our playgroup
Pet-Peeves: no one tossing the ball and being ignored
Favorite Toy: ANY kind of ball
Favorite Food: Kongs stuffed with goodies,regular meals i get rotated through different kinds of food
Favorite Walk: Rohner Park, the beach, riverwalk, and anyplace mom goes
Best Tricks: Sitting up, crawl, "high 5", "High 10", agility, obedience, zoomies, and heel nipping
Arrival Story: My mom was looking for a corgi and her ex found some available in the Klamath Falls, OR area. The breeder sent email pictures of the available pups and it was love at first sight. My furry parents and I lived on a cattle ranch and my brothers and sisters refined our herding skills early on. My furless mom and her ex, had to drive 6 hours just to meet me and choose between my brother or me. But I had already charmed them with the "Timmy look" in my pictures, so of course mom chose ME!!! (Check out my puppy picture on the left) On the ride home from Oregon, I slept most of the way home on my new mom's lap. After that there was no turning back, I had wormed my way into her heart. My fox like face and beautiful eyes had done their magic. Count me as one "Happy Corgi" living in Gods Country!
Bio: I passed my canine good citizen test in 2005 and in 2006 became a registered therapy dog with the Delta Society affiliate, Prescription Pets in northern California. I've taken agility classes, obedience, and herding lessons although I haven't been to any shows. Mom says that may change this year! Look out for corgi madness!!!!! in the ring. Hee, hee
I help my mom by being a spokesdog for her non profit "Bark for a Park". This organization is working hard to establish an off leash recreation area, "dog park", in the Eel River Valley located near Fortuna, California. One of my jobs is being the sniffing junior reporter and writing an occasional column called, the "Leash Log", for a small local newspaper, the Humboldt Beacon. When I'm not too busy scooping out local canine news, I relax by helping mom write some short stories relating to life as seen through the eyes of a corgi in this small community on the far northwest coast of California.
So on your travels along the coast of California, please stop by this small community and take in the beauty of an environment unlike any other in the country. Beautiful redwood trees, historic cities like Ferndale (accross the river), small town friendliness and family oriented activities. In the summer my community hosts a family event/activity almost every weekend, it seems. And even though we don't have a "dog park" yet, I'm working on it! There are still plenty of places to walk amid the giant redwoods and enjoy beaches, where you might be the only pup or person there!
On Sunday the 16th of Feb., HUMDOG (Humboldt Dog Obedience Group) held a Dog Expo in Eureka, CA. The purpose was to educate and inform members of the general public about the various breeds of dogs and also give demonstrations of various acivities that dogs are involved with in the local communities. There were demos of obedience training at all levels, up to utility, rally-o, agility, cart and sled pulling, service work, and a "parade of breeds" letting the public see the various breeds. I had the honor of being the PWC representatives and enjoyed the role.
I participated in the parade and while the announcer gave a description of the breed, characteristics, etc, mom and I circled around the ring and stopped to wave at each end. I'm telling you, I should have been in movies, I'm a real ham, hundreds of people didn't make me flinch, instead I strutted around just like it was Westminster!!! BOL No one ever told me I'm oversized and of poor conformation, I guess. Anyway, we both had a blast and made lots of new pup friends. There was one in the booth with us and three adjacent to us. Everyone we talked to enjoyed the expo. It was first started in the late 1970's, and stopped in 1995 before being started up again this year.
Next year maybe I'll just go to have some fun instead of sitting and telling everyone about all the cons of owning a corgi, like SHEDDING, instinctual herding behaviors, YAPPING, and endless energy!! In talking with other breed owners and handlers that's what it was (why you shouldn't own a ________). Everyone would tell mom, oh he's so cute, looks just like a fox and he's so wonderful with people and kids, he must be a wonderful family dog. (Mom would hold breath, count to 10) "Thank you, Yes it's only taken me 4+ years to train him!, and I continue to work on it every day, and on average I spend over a thousand dollars a year to keep him healthy, fit, fed and well mannered so that he can be a contributing community member and therapy dog. And if you're willing to give the time and financial commitment a corgi is the most wonderful family dog I can think of. Corgis are natural comedians that will keep you entertained each day with antics, starving looks and FRAP's around the room. I can think of no other breed I would own at this time of my life. As a matter of fact, he is my 4 legged soul mate."
Corgi smiles and kisses for my mom!!
PS if you want to see the pictures mom has them on her sansanpals and mycorgi.com blogs
February 4th 2008 9:24 am [link to this entry]
Our February STAFU DOTM, Bella Paige is missing. We are all so heartbroken over this. She is a wonderful and supportive pup and her mother Annette is sick with worry, as are we all. A pic of Bella Paige is on my page. She is DOGSTER ID #568339. She had just made the Orange County Register's Top 100 in the "My Dog's Face" competition.
The sounds of Pavarotti and the three tenors float through every corner of the house, smells of good things cooking in the oven, and the weather cold and rainy. Such is the Christmas season in our Redwood country home. Every year, around this time the weather gets very cold and wet. Some years are wetter than others, and when they’re very wet, there are floods. Most of our terrible floods happen around the Christmas holiday. So this time of year is filled with all the stresses of the holidays, and worrying about weather. This is when mom turns on the classical music and we cuddle around the fire or stove, which ever is on. As we snuggle surrounded by the beautiful music, we hope all our friends in Club Corgi, STAFU, and on dogster enjoyed or are enjoying a very happy holiday season filled with all the wonderful things any pup could want, like family, belly rubs, snuggles, and good meals. And as the New Year approaches, we wish everyone a safe and wonderful New Year that will be filled with lots of love, good health and new smelly adventures!! BOL
PS by the way this corgi loves classical music, cause it makes mom so happy it brings tears to her eyes, then I get to lick them! So grab a three tenors CD, cuddle around the fire and be wowed by beautiful voices and corgi kisses.