Sunday, June 28, 2009

Update on Cardi S&P Shakers

I emailed the seller yesterday, asking her if she had a set with a red and a brindle cardigan (and tried to gently point out she might have trouble selling the brindle and merle pems.) Just in case anyone is interested, here is her response:


Thank you for your question

Of course, I have a set of shakers with red cardigan and brindle cardigan because I can paint every color of cardigan corgi.

You can buy this set of cardigan and I will send you a set of shakers with red cardigan and brindle cardigan to you.

Please leave a note when you check out that what color of cardigan that you want.

Thanks and Regards


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Our version of Saturday Cute

OK - not as cute as Jeri's, but we had a lazy day around here, and I thought they were pretty darn cute.

Scout retreated to her crate (as she often does) and used a big knuckle bone as a pillow.
And Spence curls up in as small a ball as possible for a 40 lb cardi.

Corgi Kitsch on Ebay

Sipping on coffee this morning, I wandered over to eBay to see what kind of cardigan doodads were for sale today. This caught my eye:

Aww, a red salt shaker and a sable pepper shaker.

Further down the page I saw a red and blue merle set:

Hey, I wonder if there is a brindle and red set? So, I went to the seller's store site, and hey, look, there's a brindle and red:
But wait! Oh no! The red is a pem!

OOPS! And the brindle is a pem too!

They've even got one of those rare blue merle pems as well.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Let's go home!

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Saturday in FL

Scout was BOB again today. As soon as Herding Group wrapped up, we headed back to the beach. This park is one of the few beaches in FL where dogs are allowed.Miss Scout got her time on the beach, but as expected, she was not wild about the water. She waded up to her belly (granted, that's only about 3 inches), and she enjoyed running around.
Spencer and Magic had fun again.
Spence LOVED it. Over and over again he wallered in the sand and then went in for a dip to rinse off.

He loved this little pool - it was perfectly corgi-sized.
We are stopped for the night in Southern Georgia - headed home in the morning.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mark off swimming in the ocean

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Pictures from the weekend

A couple of shots from our motel:

Scout preparing for Group:

Sunday, June 14, 2009


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They don't care if it's hot

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Time to go to the show yet?

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Sunday in NC

OK - things were not as bad as feared here. The building at the show site has large garage doors at each end and ceiling fans. We stayed through BIS and it was really pretty pleasant.

I'll post some pictures when I get home. It is really beautiful here. If you are familiar with the book\movie "Cold Mountain," the story is set here and the movie was filmed here.

Our motel sits high on a ridge looking out across a lovely valley. Yesterday evening, Cheryl and sat out on gliders they have out on the lawn here.

The rooms have balconies overlooking the valley as well. When I checked in Friday nightn the room was hot so I opened the sliding glass door and went out. A few minutes later, I noticed Spence was nowhere to be found. Then I saw that the dividers between rooms on the balcony stopped about a foot from the floor. Spncer had gone a-visiting.

Luckily he was lured back quickly with the promise of dinner. Of course all weekend he stayed close the door hoping to sneak out again.

We don't show until about 2:00 this afternoon, so we have been enjoying a lazy day today.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

What You See at Dog Shows in Appalachia

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I love my GPS, except when . . .

I HATE IT!! Guess which one it is tonight (or rather this morning.)

Gail let me down tonight. I was driving through the Smoky Mtns on I-40 on the way to a show in Waynesville, NC. We've never been to this show site - this is their inaugural show.

All of a sudden, Gail completely lost contact with the satellites and left me stranded without a clue. I am too tired to go into just how lost I was, but I finally got myself back in the general area where my motel is when the satellites magically reappeared and Gail cheerily started navigating me again towards the Days Inn. She sounded so pleased with herself when she announced, "You have arrived at your destination!"

Only problem was that I was smack dab in the middle of nowhere with no nothing in sight!! (Duelling Banjos soundtrack here.)

We finally made it here, and now I hear that yes, the show site is indoors, but THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING! People! This is the South! In the Summer! We don't do dog shows with no air conditioning!! (Remember our favorite motto - it's not the heat, it's the humidity.)

I need a cocktail.

Monday, June 8, 2009

It's a beautiful day in Southern Maine

The big LLBean boot is in Freeport Maine, home of LL himself. My company is co-hq'd in Chattanooga and Portland, ME and I am working out of this office for a few days this week. As usual, my first stop is to go see what's new at Bean. They have quite a complex up here - several stores, lots of neat things to see.

After shopping yesterday, I parked myself on a park bench to wait on my co-workers/shoppers. While I was sitting there, I had a phone call from my brother - he had just talked to Mom and found out I was up here. He called to tell me that my nephew Neil, his wife and girls and his wife's family are all up here vacationing. Thinking now I will scoot out early tomorrow afternoon and go spend some time with them.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Can you guess where I am today?

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

I am officially one of those crazy dog people.

As I sit and type this, there are no dogs on my property. I am headed out of town tomorrow morning on a business trip.

Usually when I have trips like this, I have a friend who picks them up after I leave and takes them to our doggie daycare/kennel on Monday morning where she works. Unfortunately, she is unavailable this weekend, so I had to drop Spencer off by noon today.

When Scout's handler found out I was going out of town, she made arrangements for a friend to pick Scout up Thursday night and and take her to her house. (She thinks that no one, including me, can take care of Scout as good as she can.)

Now I think of myself as a pretty independent person. I have traveled a good bit, camped in the middle of nowhere on my own, wandered around rural Mexico where folks had never seen anyone as tall and fair skinned and blue eyed as me (some of the older folks called me la fantasma - "the ghost" - and would not look at me in the eye) - and enjoyed every minute of it.

But I've got to tell you - I am freaking out a little bit about sleeping in my own house tonight for the first time WITH NO ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My (selectively) Deaf Dog

Scout is my outside dog. She went out this morning at 5 AM, came in briefly to eat breakfast, and then right back outside. Now that it's time to go to work, she parks herself in the farthest corner of the yard and pretends like she can't hear me calling her.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

After a long hard day at daycare . . .

Scout plays so hard all day that when I pick them up at the end of the day, Scout is so tired she is just pitiful. Spencer, on the other hand, spends his day supervising from a chair and staying cool. This afternoon, I stood in the lobby chatting with friends and Spencer shoplifted a bone in the lobby store. He couldn't wait to get in the crate and chew on his new toy. Scout just stood there and looked pathetic - she just didn't have the strength to get in the crate. Traffic was backing up behind us so I just picked her up and plopped her in the crate with Spencer.

When I got in the car, I laughed out loud when I saw the positions they were in. Spence was so entranced with his bone he didn't even care. Scout just looked at me with the big sad eyes like "I am so helpless!!"

A few minutes later she found the strength to move around but doesn't she still have the look of a mistreated diva.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New to the Cardiblogosphere!

Here's another one to add to your list! Taryn, who owns Spencer's littermate Wilson and his running mate Jimmy, has jumped into the blogpool. (Wilson and Jimmy are happy about that because they love to swim!)

Taryn and her pack live in the Washington, DC area and focus their attention on agility.