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Life in Redwood Country

Westminster wanna be, in Eureka, CA

February 19th 2008 2:27 pm
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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 blogs



February 4th 2008 11:09 am
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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.

Please also light a fur her safe return!

Come home soon, Bella Paige!

Bella was wearing a pink collar with a gold heart tag.
She is not microchiped... she was scheduled to be this month.

She is gold and white with a white tail and four white paws.
She is aprox 10 lbs and has a black rubberband in her top knotch.

Please every pup in the area, keep your eyes and ears open for her. Her mom is frantically doing everything she can.

Timmy kisses and wishes for a safe return to mom's arms, soon


Sounds of Pavarotti drifting among the very tall trees!

December 23rd 2007 7:48 am
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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.

Timmy, your redwood country corgi


A Corgi giving thanks

November 19th 2007 5:19 pm
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As one of dog God’s creatures there are many things I am thankful for. Here is my humble attempt to express them.

I am thankful for my health. Many of my pals on dogster and others I know in real life have serious health problems.

I am thankful for the love of my family. Because I’m not the most huggable/loveable pup in the world, I really appreciate that they put up with my independence and spirit.

I am thankful for the support and friendship extended by pups I have met on dogster. I have no way of ever thanking them for their words of encouragement, advice and help. These are pups still here, on earth and pups already at the bridge.

I am thankful for wonderful dogster groups like STAFU and Club Corgi. Both of these groups rally for those in need, listen to concerns, and provide a safe non judgmental environment. They're also filled with fun loving pups.

I am thankful for a warm house and the good food and treats that mom buys for me.

I am thankful for the small community I live in, that stands together in the face of adversity and truly cares for its citizens. Where else would a corgi become a junior reporter!! BOL

Lastly, I am thankful for the love and devotion of my mom. People are always saying that people and their dogs look alike. I’m not sure mom would say that about us, but I think mom and I are alike in temperament!! Even though she would never admit it, I think she would be a great corgi!! BOL

Some pups are very special and I would like to mention them specifically.
Shelby, my best girlfriend
Roxy, my bridge pal that I think about almost everyday. Her motto, "Live Life Big"
Raja and PC, my Oregon pals, who are as nice in person as they look on dogster!! They gave me great treats, too!
Kaley, the queen of Club Corgi, One very lovely fluffy wild child!!
Tucker Bunns, the famous corgi that helps all when we make that journey to the bridge

Timmy kisses



November 13th 2007 6:06 pm
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I swear, I’ll never sleep again. I keep having nightmares of brave corgis dressed up in costumes even a poodle wouldn’t be caught dead in! This past Sunday, Nov 11th my mom thought it would be fun to travel six hours and spend two nights in a BIG city for this country kid just to see more than a hundred other corgis.

You all know I’ve always considered myself a “working man” kind of corgi. One who guards the home, keeps evil men away from my mom, plays with other friendly dogs, does their job, and makes children and strangers smile. It’s why I’ve always been so proud of my heritage.

There, in a large exhibit building, corgis of all ways of life came together for an event dubbed “Corgi Faire”. In one corner of the building sat the “Queen” and dutifully, mom had my picture taken with her, so that I could impress everyone with my regal look!! Then mom insisted on looking at the line up of contests, oh noooo! Corgi Limbo, Fastest at eating cookies, Easting anything, and several Costume contests. There could have been several more, but my heart couldn’t handle it. One of the handsomest corgis there actually paraded around in a “corginasorous” costume. Oh!!! The horror! And his award was a stuffed sheep. Can you believe that???? After ridiculing myself like that I would have wanted a real sheep to bite!!! The corgi limbo involved squeezing or crawling under a bar, for a mere cookie. The only time that you see this corgi make such a maneuver is getting under the coffee table for a decent morsel that someone dropped. Then I could get under a "five" inch high bar.

Thank goodness, my main hero, Corbu was no where to be seen at those events. Instead he was playing outside on the grass and in the puddles with several other corgis including our leading Club Corgi lady “Kaley”. Corbu is a cool dude. He is very sure of himself and no sissy!! After several hours of watching corgis, this tired and bewildered corgi pup looked at mom and asked to go home. Mom surprised me though and offered to play fetch with me. Thank Dog!!, at least that’s something I excel at. Then mom said her goodbyes and we left! None too soon for this corgi. After dinner, I just asked for my “blankie” and took a nap!!!! BOL

My highlights of the trip:
1. Having almost the entire UC Davis campus to myself for roaming, chasing little red squirrels and my yellow ball.
2. Meeting and having my picture taken with Kaley, the famous corgi lady and baby Jake and Kaley's mom and dad too.
3. Meeting my hero Corbu (Even more handsome in person) and his pawrents
4. Making new friends at the house we stayed at, found two new friends that would hopelessly chase me around after I picked up and brought their underwear into the living room.
5. Leftovers from the mom’s dinner outing.
6. Having my picture taken with the Queen.
7. Having people comment on how nice and deep red my coat is. Unusual they said????? (I am so vain!)


Orion, the brave kitty!!

October 29th 2007 11:51 am
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So yesterday mom and I went to the Halloween party for Pet Partners (Our pet therapy organization) and played for a couple of hours with all the other pups, while the humans stuffed their faces. There were treats for pups as well!!! We each had several pieces of tasty liver that had been cooked to perfection by someones mom. All the pups got a little pumpkin filled with goodies. And there was a special pupmkin for Orion.

In our midst (14 dogs), was the bravest kitty I know and I've gotten to know several in my short time on earth. Orion is the only kitty in our group of therapy pets. He was there with his pawrents to enjoy the festivites. He certainly wasn't intimidated by all the doggie noses. I put a picture of him on my page. You can see he's a quite handsome cat and I'll bet that all the patients he sees really appreciate a kittytoo.


Of Short dogs and Very TALL trees

September 16th 2007 9:37 am
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So how is a vertically challenged dog with a big attitude supposed to find out about the goings on in the big wide dog world? A compooter of course and a willing keyboarder, one with fingers and not clumsy paws. Stuck behind the "Redwood Curtain" like I am, I depend on these things, beyond my control and when they go broke, I'm lost and frustrated! So that's what happened last weekend. For a whole week, I didn't know what my friends were doing and who was sick and who was having fun, etc, etc. Mom tried to make me feel better by playing extra with me, but I wasn't having any of that. Finally, last nite the compooter geek man came and reinstalled the dang compooter and now I'm trying to get mom to catch me up on all the goings on for the past week. He was a really nice man, I gave him lots of kisses!!!!! BOL

If you think I was being snooty or ignoring you, please know it was just, compooter problems. Loved and missed all my friends and know that I did little except think about how I missed all of you.

A much more technologically humbled corgi, Timmy


Three tags and I'm "its"

May 26th 2007 8:13 pm
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I've been tagged by three of my dogster pals in the last day and a half. Toby, Tavish Tahoma, and Kaley. What's a guy supposed to do? If all else fails, join in the fun!!!

Here are the rules of the game!

Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary.

1.I’m a very big show off, I strut my stuff for anyone "It's all about ME"

2.My dog walker says that I’m a moma’s boy!

3.I don’t like baths and will let my mom know by making the biggest mess all over the bathroom whenever possible

4.I am obsessive about playing ball (a corgi that would rather play ball than eat!!!, almost unheard of.)

5.My girlfriend is an australian shepherd.

6.I’m moving soon to live further out in the country.

7.I’m a therapy dog and work in convalescent homes and hospitals

The dogs I'm tagging are:
Cappy #496338
Shelby #481405
Pince #494063
Reesee #496094
Harold #484647
Tommy #173355
Leprechaun #226312

Timmy kisses and love to all my pals

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