Because there can never be enough corgis to look at on the internet

I’ve started messing around with pinterest.  As with most things on-line, except blogging because my kids don’t blog and they barely ever even comment on my blog, my kids were doing it first and I’m a little late to the party.  I’ve discovered I can pin my own corgi pictures to my own corgi board – so long as I’ve posted them on the blog.  Well, I have not posted all my favorite pictures of Gus and Fiona but they are all on the card for the digital frame that I keep next to the computer.  Soooo – here is a picture dump so I can post then snarf them off here to put on my pinterest board.  It is my goal to have one of my corgi pictures show up on some website somewhere  – you know, like lobster corgi or corgi in a swing.  I’m going to be taking lots more pictures to see if I can get one that the world falls in love with, or at least someone out there in the ether.  Probably means I need to come up with more costumes…  It’s very exciting to get an email notice that someone I don’t know has “repinned” one of my guys to their own boards.
So if you’ve already seen any of these I apologize for repeating myself –

Baby Gus – so sweet, makes me want another baby (puppy -not human God forbid)

A boy and his first puppy.

Sweet baby Fiona takes a nap.

Gus watching over his new puppy.

My favorite garden pests.

Snuggling on the spidey chair.

These are ALL my toys!

I hate this thing Mom.

Sharing the comfy chair.

Just chillin in the garden.

: )

We are super models.

Wishing for more cookies in the wishing well.  (the well is all filled in, they are perfectly safe)

Fiona loves music.

Corgis, frisbees, and smelly things

The season shows signs of changing here – it’s still hot, over 90 degrees today – but the leaves are beginning to change and even a few begin to drop and the driveway is covered in acorns.  Things are changing.
What never ever changes?  Corgis always want to play frisbee.  At least mine do.  Didn’t have shoes on so I stood on the deck and threw the magic disc for them a bit this afternoon.
Waiting with anticipation….

Who can resist a corgi smile?

Run run run…

Gus always drops the frisbee at the base of the stairs – But Fiona will grab it from the ground and carry it up for me.

She is very very fast…

But then Gus finds something gloriously smelly in the grass…

Dead worm?

Or rabbit poo?

Summer time, and the livin’ is easy

Epaphroditus Haggis (Charming Sausage) – a.k.a. Gus and Fiona Fledermaus (Princess Bat- it’s the ears) – a.k.a. Princes Fi, a.k.a. Missy Fi enjoy an afternoon of rompin’ good time in the afternoon heat and sun.

This afternoon’s interlude is brought to you by Corgi – if it’s gotta be mine, it’s gotta have bench legs…

>Life – lists and I don’t blog very well, do I?

>Things are busy.  Too busy to post.  I’m still lurking about the edges of all your blogs – even when I don’t comment, but there is just too much to do right now to post and the world conditions are either too depressing or changing too fast to comment on and all of you do a better job with that sort of thing than I do anyway…

So here is my take on a random list of things going on in the world, my life, and to come in the near future.  To be read as excuses for not blogging…

1) Closing in on the end of the school year for the boy.  This means testing, wrapping up various areas of study, cramming in a few new areas of study, trying to get him to write a decent sample to use when we take him in a month or two to register for high school.  Erg.

2) The boy is now rowing crew – I don’t think I’ve shared that with any of you.  This means he now has practice at least four days a week (sometimes five) and the occasional regatta.  The regatta this past weekend was a soggy, electricity filled disappointment.  The coach decided after three heats (in which all three of our participating boats qualified for the final) – after sending three more boats (one containing my son who is terrified of thunderstorms) about 3K down the lake for the next race only to have all the boats have to beat it all the way back as fast as possible due to frequent close lightening, after waiting another two hours for the storm to stop (which it didn’t) – that we needed to pack up and head home before the whole team succumbed to hypothermia.  Good call on his part…

When corgis, who have a dense undercoat and nearly waterproof outer coat, are wet and cold – it is indeed weather not fit for man nor beast.

3) Rosalie has continued to have a slight limp since her surgery 15-16 months ago so last week we loaded up and went back down the mountain to her vet.  X-rays show that her front hoof degenerative  bone disease has not gotten any worse – thank God.  Therefore the problem is now in her hocks (the backward elbows of the hind legs) – basically the wearing away of cartilage that happens in athletes human and animal.  Steroidal joint injections and a stronger anti-inflammatory are now the rule of the day.  We shall see, but the vet is hopeful that Rose will be able to return to the show ring soon 🙂

4) I stand with Israel

5) I’ve been working out a lot – except for the last few days after the race.  Old lady bones cold and wet are not in a hurry to get back on the elliptical.

6) What happened to the spring weather?  Things were going so well.

7)  The nephew helped me get two whole dump truck loads of mulch spread.  The yard looks pretty good right now.  In four weeks or less it will be a mess again so I stop in the drive and just look at it all every time I come home… for now.  The view will have to carry me through the summer.

8) Hey Nancy Pelosi – I thought you would call the Arabs and tell them to drop the price of oil!  At least that is what you said you’d do back when Bush was president and the price of gas went through the roof.

9)  Hey Bambam – President Blueberry – Big 0… How the hell does one stop a humanitarian disaster without removing the source of the disaster?  If all we are doing is protecting the civilian population from Q’Daffi Duck – does that mean we are going to be there until he dies of natural causes?  Because I’m here to tell you, the minute we leave, if he or his offspring are still alive, they will wipe out every single person they think was involved in the uprising.

10) I’ve told a few of you my niece was studying abroad in Japan when the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters struck.  She is home now – well back at school in Michigan anyway.  All the students were forced to leave Japan.  She was pretty angry about being forced to leave but the fact is, the Japanese have enough to deal with right now.  They don’t need a bunch of spoiled American college kids with litigious minded parents to worry with right now.

11) I still stand with Israel.

12) Working on the logistics for a large future event is taking much time and energy – details on cryptic comment will come in about a month…

>Portrait of a weekend – or, in which random pictures are offered by means of a blog post…


(all pictures can be embiggened upon clickage)
My exercise buddies, you’ve seen them at this before but this time I took the picture from my perch upon the elliptical.

This shot would seem to say that Fiona is happy about it all.  She isn’t, I just happened to catch her mid pant – Gus’s expression speaks for itself…

Miss Rose is doing well.  At least I think she is.  She’s sound anyway.  Hard to know what is actually happening in her foot without hauling her down the mountain for a new set of x-rays – but the vet assures me so long as I don’t go riding her down a paved road or doing 5 foot jumps (yeah right) she will be fine.  Without that nerve sending signals to her brain she feels no pain anyway – which makes us both happy.  She’s energetic and ready to do far more than her mom is in any shape to do, but with temps in the mid to upper 50s the last several days I’ve plunked my butt in the saddle and we’ve trotted around a bit together.

This is a little corgi I felted, stands about an inch and a half high .

And a felted heffalump… I mean effalent…I mean elephant.

and a woozzle – well, a ‘possum.  He hangs by his tail (as all ‘possums should) from the cork board behind my computer.

After a workout a girl’s gotta lounge about with her chewies and squeeky toys…

And Gus is lamenting his short legs as he cannot reach his tennis ball perpetually under the couch.  You should hear the mournful sounds emanating from his silly self.

And of course, as it is 5:15pm and dinner isn’t until 5:30 pm, a corgi must simply collapse from starvation as the cruel humans force him to wait…

And the beat goes on….

>Excellence is demanded of all family members…


Finished with his literature for the day, Gus moves on to Algebra review.  After this he’ll have his coffee break, then it is on to Physics….



The kiddies are playing in their pool today.
Well, actually they are cooling down after a rousing game of frisbee and rolling in rabbit poo and dead bugs and worms.
Happy kiddies.

>Gus’s butt and other fine things

>So, it would seem that Gus’s problem is not skeletal in nature at all .  Whew – great sigh of relief.

He is having intestinal problems severe enough to make him not want to stand or walk (though he is much better in that regard this morning).  He has had a few episodes of relief outside this morning and feels much better for a few minutes each time – he had no episodes at all until this morning.  But of course then he relapses into his pitiful self again.

Not sure if all this was caused by the new Pedigree dental chews I’ve been giving him (and Fiona) the last couple of weeks or the “gourmet” treat he was given when we visited the sheshe dog boutique yesterday – took the dogs downtown for a walk somewhere new for them and so that they could be adored by the masses of tourists… which they were.  Fiona is totally fine and she’s had everything he’s had.

Ah well, hopefully the pills will work quickly and he will be back to his same silly self soon.  Pills beat the heck out of back surgery!  Right now he is collapsed on the kitchen floor again.

>Dang it

>Now the Gus puppy has somehow injured himself.  Don’t know if it is his back or his hind leg(s) but doesn’t want to stand up or walk.  Looks like maybe it is his right hind leg – but corgi backs are often injured.  He was totally fine and playing earlier this evening – but then he lay on the floor in the kitchen whimpering for a while.  I figured it was his usual “ya’ll are starving me and I need food” whimper so I ignored him – a little bit later D3 found him 3/4 of the way up the stairs just sitting and refusing to move.  When she tried to pick him up he screamed.  Can you say “I’m a terrible Mommy!”?

Called the vet already this evening – she takes calls at home bless her heart – and we’ll be at her door in the morning when she opens up.  She says she figures he’ll be fine until then and to bring him right in, not to worry with making an official appointment.  We were able to stand him up and he took a few awkward steps while we talked to her ( in other words not dragging his back end) and he was able to pee when we carried him out and set him down so nothing life threatening happening here.  At least I don’t think so.

Will update in the morning after we get back from the vet.  Poor Gus puppy.  There will be no sleep for me or D3 tonight I’m sure.  Here’s to hoping he just wrenched something in his leg and is miraculously healed come morning.

>Disappearing Chickens

>Now you see them…

Now you don’t!

Corgi Power!
Gus was having a little fun at the barn today – this is my first attempt at recording and putting video up here myself. I have more…

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