Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Picture of Betty, a female Cardigan Welsh Corgi

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Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Betty

Betita, Betty Boop, Petroulis

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

October 9th 1998

Fetching a tennis ball.. over and over and over and over and over....

July 4th & New Year's Eve... ie: fireworks

Favorite Toy:
Tennis ball

Favorite Food:
Shrimp from my husband's chinese take-out fried rice

Favorite Walk:
Along Bayou St. John in New Orleans

Best Tricks:
Fetching a tennis ball.. over and over and over and over and over...

Arrival Story:
Betty originally was owned by a friend who gave Betty her full name of "Betty Won't" as a companion to her Boston Terrier "Ida Slapter." Unfortunately, my friend greatly underestimated the energy level of a growing Corgi puppy in a small apartment. Betty happily came to live with me and my Lab/Newfy mix Kirby... where they could run and play in my large back yard. Kirby has since gone on to his great reward... but Betty remains.

Betty is the daughter of Willie & Splash.. owned by another friend in Shreveport, LA. Betty had surgery to repair a herniated disc September 13, 2008. Her diary chronicles her progress. While's she's not 100%, her recovery was remarkable. Betty eventually blew another disc in March of 2011. March 3, 2012 Betty passed away from renal failure and multiple complications related to her age and ailments. She will always be near in our hearts and every tennis ball serves as a memorial.

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Throw it, now!

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what do you feed your puppy?

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October 1st 2008 More than 7 years!

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A Cardi's Life

They're talking about a new dog!

August 13th 2009 7:57 am
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There's alot of talk around the house about getting a new dog. Now, I know there's the pack next door to keep me company, but it would be nice to have a housemate around on -our- side of the house. Christie has been phoning and e-mailing with the Old West Newfoundland Club Rescue in Texas. They're the closest Newfy rescue to us. So far, all of the options they presented fell through, or were already spoken for, but now there's a young, brown male named Arlo that might be a strong possibility. He's not particularly "well-bred".. kind of small for a Newf, but he is very very handsome. But, he has to pass the "cat" test before we drive all the way to Dallas to get him. If Arlo doesn't work out, then what Jose really wants is for us to get a puppy. That would work too. If this future Newfoundland turns out to be anything like Kirby I say bring him on.


The Foster Pup & Me

June 27th 2009 2:36 pm
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I miss our foster puppy. Georgia spent much of May with us then went on to her forever home. As you can see from our video, Georgia & I were best friends. I may be an old girl with some creaky parts, but having her around was like being a puppy again. She's a cattle dog mix of some sort, but she's small, just 15 pounds or so. That meant I was able to play full out with her with no fear of getting hurt. It was so much fun. So, from MY perspective, we weren't doing Southpaws Express the favor by taking care of Georgia.. they were doing ME the favor of loaning us a playmate for a month.


Morning Ball Games Rock

February 18th 2009 8:29 pm
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I'm delighted to say that I am now back on my regular morning ball game schedule. As soon as my owner gets her coffee poured.. we head out to the back yard for a round of fetch. I've noticed that she no longer uses the tennis racket to launch the balls all the way to the back fence. But, that's okay, I'm one happy Corgi whether the balls are tossed long or short.. bounced or rolled. Fetching is sheer bliss in any form. If I do say so myself, I'm running pretty well these days. I still have a little hitch in my getalong on one of my back legs (that's southern for, it doesn't work quite right.) Nevertheless, I cover a lot of territory and I'm still fast. These are the moments that make every penny we paid for the surgery worth it.

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