Saturday, December 19, 2009

Look what Santa brought me aka Sarah

My best friend Sarah came to visit us today for the weekend. We grew up together for the past uh.. gosh.. since 2000 riding and showing Arabians at the national level together. Way too alike. And sometimes I think she and chuck share the same brain?? creepy. Anyways.. they both were too excited to give me this gift that Sarah got for me. I was scared.. and well..

Look at what I received today. So kind..

Does that give you an idea as to how big this GUMMY BEAR IS!??!?! It is 5lbs. HUGE. Green. And it's over 12,000 calories! ahahahaha I don't know what the heck to do with it!

I love gummys and all.. but this is going to give me nightmares.

you know you're jealous.

Not related to Corgs.. --venting

I have to vent. I'm a bit peeved. And by peeved I mean Irate. And by Irate I mean I want to just scream.

THE MORE I get to know these people that are around me that call themselves this friend word? The more I like dogs.. horses.. chinchillas.. hamsters.. or even gold fish for that matter.

Really. Do people have morals these days? DO THEY EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS WORD MEANS!? What is friendship to you? Trust? Loyalty? wtf!! Is this even thought of these days? How about boundaries?

Dogs love you unconditionally. Dogs don't hurt you. They don't do things in a malicious way to hurt you and think it's TOTALLY FINE. At least mine don't. I am so disgusted.

I learned yesterday evening during dinner that a "FRIEND" of mine decided that it was totally kosher to sleep around with my ex boy friend that I dated for 2 and a half yrs. It was a horrible horrible relationship. It is not yet confirmed that she and him cheated on me during the relationship but we are suspicious b/c of the way he reacted to certain confrontations and what they decided to do. I let it all slide.. all the flirting.. all that creepy shady stuff b/c i trusted this "friend".

Well I was right after all. At least I get to say I told you so to myself. I'm glad i"m not stupid. BUT REALLY YOU THOUGHT IT WAS TOTALLY APPROPRIATE TO SLEEP WITH MY EX!!??? HOW IS THIS RIGHT!? BEHIND YOUR HUSBANDS BACK!! WHO IS ALSO FRIENDS WITH HIM!!! Like I'd never find out?!! I already had no respect for the ex. But now you. This "friend" character.

This is why I am disgusted with people and their behaviors. How is this at all admirable?! WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. I even went out of my way to try help this individual achieve a goal she wanted to do b/c she didn't have the money for this event.

Thing is. Jokes on you my "friend". Jokes on you. You are so unhappy with yourself that you have to go sleep around to make yourself feel better? At least I'm not the one married to a man who sleeps with everything and anything that has a pulse.

I am so angry not because of my ex. I could care less about him and what he does because I no longer have to deal with his psychotic tendencies. But because of the fact that I trusted somebody and considered them a "friend" and they have let me down.

Yea.. you really won the lottery there. Congratulations on confirming my suspicions. You found a real winner. Good luck with life.


To make this corgi related. Uno is feeling better. Cooper is silly as ever. Dogs are awaiting the snow storm.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ugh... Poor Uno dog

I think Uno has kennel cough. :(

He's recovered since last week.. no more exploding bum syndrome or vomitting. HOWEVER.. I did start to notice that he would start random coughing fits at night. Figured maybe it was from being sick last week.. it only happens in the evenings... Yesterday it came out of no where when we were all in bed sleeping and he had an episode. It really made me nervous because he started to panic too! I think it's kennel cough. not sure HOW/where he got it?? We weren't at class last tuesday. He hasn't been in contact with other dogs asides from Coop since the dog show in Providence.

Coop had caught it when he was a puppy from other dogs... but that was over 2 yrs ago. I think it was similar symptoms?

He has been coughing, backwards sneezing, dry heaving'ish? = Kennel cough ??

Going to make an appointment for him at the vet.

sigh.. Poor doggle.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The diva(o) is not feeling so hott.

Poor Uno is not feeling too well today :( Explosive bum syndrome along with vomitting. He isn't as bouncy as he usually is and Chuck came home to two different messes today :( It's possible he ate something that is not agreeing with his stomach. Poor lil guy. He is drinking lots of water though so that is good. He had me so worried and I felt so bad!! :(

On a brighter note. I've never met a dog that was a diva until...... I got Uno. He is so dramatic. He thinks he's hott, and thinks he is doG. Uno thinks he rules the world.

One dramatic example: @ the thanksgiving cluster his breeder helped me trim his pad fur and you would have thought we were ripping out his toe nails out one by one with pliers... or basically torturing the dog b/c he was screaming bloody murder. It was so pathetic yet funny.

Anyways moving on with my story. This song has been on the radio for a little while now and Chuck and I both agree that it screams Uno. "Tick Tock" by Ke$sha.

If you've heard the song you may know what i'm talking about. We picture him strutting down the streets of Manhattan rocking out to this song with his strut.

Wake up in the morning feeling like P Diddy
(Hey, what up girl?)
Grab my glasses, I'm out the door
I'm gonna hit this city (Lets go)
Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack
Cause when I leave for the night, I ain't coming back
I'm talking - pedicure on our toes, toes
Trying on all our clothes, clothes
Boys blowing up our phones, phones
Drop-topping, playing our favorite cd's
Pulling up to the parties
Trying to get a little bit tipsy

Don't stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, Imma fight
Till we see the sunlight
Tick tock, on the clock
But the party don't stop,no
Woah-oh oh oh
Woah-oh oh oh (x2)

Ain't got a care in world, but got plenty of beer
Ain't got no money in my pocket, but I'm already here
And now the dudes are lining up cause they hear we got swagger
But we kick em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger
I'm talking about - everybody getting crunk, crunk
Boys trying to touch my junk, junk
Gonna smack him if he getting too drunk, drunk
Now, now - we goin till they kick us out, out
Or the police shut us down, down
Police shut us down, down
Po-po shut us -

Don't stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, Imma fight
Till we see the sunlight
Tick tock, on the clock
But the party don't stop,no
Woah-oh oh oh
Woah-oh oh oh (x2)

DJ, you build me up
You break me down
My heart, it pounds
Yeah, you got me
With my hands up
You got me now
You got that sound
Yeah, you got me

DJ, you build me up
You break me down
My heart, it pounds
Yeah, you got me
With my hands up
Put your hands up
Put your hands up
Now, the party don't start until I walk in

Don't stop, make it pop
DJ, blow my speakers up
Tonight, Imma fight
Till we see the sunlight
Tick tock, on the clock
But the party don't stop,no
Woah-oh oh oh
Woah-oh oh oh (x2)

It's always a Party in Uno's world!

Feel better silly man...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What does everyone feed?

So I was wondering what everyone feeds?

At the moment I feed Natural Balance Sweet Potato and Fish... and it says it's the Allergen free formula?

Are there better foods out there for my boys than this?

There is a store near us that sells Orijen.. and I've heard that Orijen is a great brand?

What about Wellness Core.. the protein focused grain free?

Any thoughts and suggestions??

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We're home from the show!

We had a great time at the show this weekend! We didn't get any points BUT it was a positive experience for both of us. Uno was such a good boy and I had a great time showing him! We received a lot of complements on Uno and got a lot of positive feedback. The judge on Saturday came up to us saying that she really likes him and that he just needs to body up. I am totally fine with this as I know that he is young and is process of growing up.

All mommy wants for christmas is for Uno to grow up hahahah.

My aunt and uncle drove down from Suffield, CT to come watch us show on Saturday which was so nice! It was the first time they met Uno too. My Aunt is currently dog hunting :) She used to have a GSP but he passed away a few years ago.. and my Uncle had a Chocolate lab that passed away recently. They want a medium sized dog that doesn't shed TOO much. I think coming to the show was a great idea because they got to see so many different breeds.

Congratulation so Linda who owns Lithium (Uno's full sister), and to Sarah (our breeder) on Lithium finishing her Championship today!!! So exciting!! :)

Providence was a lot of fun. We went to a really nice Italian Restaurant on Saturday night and on Friday night we went to a small bistro and saw a man that looked identical to the Six Flags dancing old man. Creepy.

While being in RI, we got the first snow of the season! I hate the cold...... but Uno had a blast romping around in it at night.

Next show we're planning to attend will be Fitchburg in January! Very excited!

I'm not upset about not winning anything because this is all so new to me and I am learning as we go. What is good about this all is that everyone said Uno is definitely finishable! So we are not going to give up! Perseverance!!

On to the next show!

OH YEAH!! Can't forget! Chuck got me my first pair of Cardigan Welsh Corgi socks! They are too cute!! :)

And........ he has given me the okay for more cardis and to get another puppy... exciting...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Butt fro/RIDGES

Help help help help... Uno has some major butt fros/ ridges... Don't believe me? See pic for reference.

Any tips or advice on how to tame it? When I blew him out after his bath today it was fine.. and then it just got progressively worse as the day progressed.

We show tomo at 9am.... Just re blow dry in the AM??

Any tips would be much appreciated to make it look less maniacal.

But I haven't had any wine.......

Is it bad when you feel like you've had quite a few glasses of wine but you are 110% sober and haven't been near wine for days?? That's how I felt last night after making an attempt to go out to Sushi Thursdays with our friends. Not the best of ideas really. It was followed by a lot of dizziness and lightheadedness. Good thing I have cling-on Uno to make sure I don't fall in the toilet and drown.

Today will be spent bathing dogs.. packing Cooper's stuff so he will be all set to go for Chuck's parent's for the weekend.. and then packing our stuff and all of Uno's stuff for the show..

Then away we go!! Hope this show goes well! I'm excited.

What's there to do in Providence, RI anyway? We are hoping to catch that movie "Brothers".

BTW. Got the show premium for Fitchburg... anybody going??? I'm hoping to do at least Saturday and Sunday.

Anywho! I'll be taking lots of pics this weekend and will keep everybody up to date!

GO UNO GO!! Shake your tail feather! haha

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cardi Personalities

Now that I'm feeling less like I got hit by a tractor trailer and more like me again, I am here typing away.

I've been meaning to post this for a while but kept forgetting. It has to do with Cardi personalities.

Does everyone else feel like they have no privacy what so ever b/c their cardi is attached to their hip? Literally? I could be in the bathroom and Uno will bust open the door just to be there with me. If he's outside in the AM and hasn't seen me yet since he's been out, he will whine and whine and whine until he sees me. If I'm on the comp, he's at my feet. Anywhere I go and whatever I do.. hahaha there he is, right there waiting for me.

Coop seems to be more independent but still follows both Chuck and I around.

I'm not complaining by any means but I was curious to see if everyone else goes through this too?

I've never had a female Cardi before so I am not sure what their personalities are like. I had a female Siberian and she was so independent she was far from a velcro dog.

Chuck says when I'm sleeping (dogs sleep in their dog beds in our room) Uno will peep up over the bed on my side to make sure I'm alive.. or if I'm snoring he peeps up and pokes me in the face with his nose. One time I even woke up to Uno's nose IN my mouth. That was far from pleasant. Actually it was kind of disturbing.

Oh these dogs.. they're too amusing!

note: Uno is currently sitting on my feet.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Flu? Swine? IDK

Whatever it is that hit me like a freight train last night is god awful! It started with horrible stomach pains in the AM so I stayed home from classes... all was well through out the day and I went to Handling class with Uno. Noticed that I got unusually hot during class but didn't think to much of it. As I drove home I noticed that I started to feel crummy...

On the bright side, I came home to a completely dark house. Odd I thought considering I thought Chuck would be home with Coop. Well we walked in the house and after putting down my stuff from dog training I saw the dining room lit with candles! Chuck had cooked a wonderful candle lit dinner and poured a nice glass of wine.

Unfortunately, I basically couldn't stomach the wine.. and after eating got worse and worse.

the rest of the night? Was spent running to the bathroom puking like nobodys business... until 430am today. NOT A GOOD TIME.

And just when I thought I had thrown up everything possible in my system? And away we go again when I decided to get some fresh air at lunch time. Ran straight to the bathroom and that toilet became a dear friend. Corgis were concerned.

THIS IS HORRIBLE. Whatever this is. h1n1 or whatever flu. I have to be in Providence on Friday to get ready for the dog show with Uno!!! This is not how I want to spend my weekend. Ughhhhhhhhhhh

the only thing I've managed to keep down would be saltines, fudgicles and some gingerale. The soup was iffy and water helps too sometimes... peptobismal does not stay down at all.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Question about Blowers? What to get?

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a great time!

Black friday was hectic considering we live right near the Holyoke Mall. People are pretty crazy!

We have a show coming up next weekend in Providence RI. Still have to book our hotel room for Fri & Sat evening. Can't wait to do it all again! It was so fun last week :)

Quick question for everybody! Since Christmas is near by, I'm trying to figure out what is the best kind of blower to get?? I've never had one before which is why I'm seeking advice so I don't end up with a crummy one that will break a little ways down the road. I was hoping that perhaps this could be my gift from my mom.

Dog news aside, I got a msg from the trainer at the barn that I have Profit at with wonderful news. A little 7 yr old girl is interested in leasing Profit for next show season :) I am so happy about this b/c this is the girl that I originally had in mind that I wanted to lease him out to if she and her family ever decided they wanted to lease a horse. She does walk, trot, canter but would be competing in the walk trot division here locally.. possibly regionals next year too depending on how they do. I really hope this works out b/c it would be so cute to see Profit truck her around the ring. He's been there, done that and now I think its time for him to show a little kid how it's done :) Fingers crossed this lease goes through b/c I will be one proud momma of my boy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

And Chuck thought he could sleep in on Turkey day??





Little did he know.. CORGIS make great alarm clocks!!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HAD to share this

You guys don't really know me but I find this to be absolutely hillarious. i am also obsessed with hamsters which is also why I find this to be so funny.

Enjoy :)

And........ after seeing Holly's Element ... I really dig it. Chuck really wants me to go test drive one. So we may do that sometime. IF I were to get one I'd love a lime green one.. or the burnt orange!? aha!

Okay that is all.

What the blarf!?

End quote. That is something I can literally see Uno saying.. IF he could speak our language of course.

This AM when getting ready for school I was making lunch. This rarely happens b/c Chuck usually cooks for me :) BUT this week he is in Ithaca/Lansing.. Hunting Bambis.. and bringing me home some sweet delicious Finger Lakes Wine ;D

So Anyways... I proceeded to put the marinated chicken breast in the rotisserrie.. It seemed to come out okay.. Until I tried to reheat it for Lunch today. IT SUCKED. Looks like the dogs have some treats for them while I'm stuck eating ezekiel bread and egg whites :( boring. CHuck needs to come home asap so I can eat real foods again.. and not plain jane body building bland food. Not that i mind.. but I would like to eat something yummy... hmmph.

Coop & Uno are outside playing in the yard... and feasting on what is left of the pears from the tree.

I really really would like to bring them to a herding lesson some time as I think that they'd both have a blast! I REALLY think Coop would be awesome! Uno... him too but he's one of those dogs that thinks he was bred to be pretty and doesn't do much that involves getting dirty.. or do much labor. He is after all... Denny Crane.. in Cardi form. Anywho maybe this Sunday we can go visit Julie at her Herding lesson. That would be fun :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!! But for now.. I must get to cleaning more before Charles gets home... it looks like the cardis have taken over. I'll just blame them ;)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We're back

We had a great time at the show this weekend!

I was so proud of Uno b/c he was so well behaved! Minus his vocalness... haha. We met a ton of cardi people and it was awesome! I got a lot of complements on Uno which makes me really excited as well as really happy :)

He got his first ribbon ever! A 3rd in the 12-18mos dog. class on Saturday. And then sunday he got a fourth! I'm hoping that as time progresses he will be a little bit LESS bouncy ;) but that's just Uno. Perhaps some rollerblading in the early morning prior to the class would be a good idea for him.

I know what we have to work on before our next show (Providence, RI on Dec 4th & 5th).

I want to thank everyone who came to support us! Friends and family and new acquaintances!

You guys are awesome and I look forward to meeting more Cardi folk and learning more about this wonderful awesome breed !!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pre show ramblings

Went to watch the cardis show this AM @ the Thanksgiving Cluster. Met up with Holly and watched her show Magnet and Star! I also got to meet Julie! Congrats Holly!

After the cardis showed we walked around and shopped a bit. I got a new slip lead earlier in the AM and then some stuff for grooming :)

Can't wait for tomorrow even if I'm a bit nervous b/c it'll be our first time out!

I gave Uno a bath this afternoon.. safe to say, he has a coat. He is a poof! But he was soo good to bathe, blow dry and groom ;) I'm hoping for Christmas this year I get a blower ;) hint hint Chuck Hint hint......

We are meeting up with Sarah (uno's breeder) tonight too.

So we're on at 8am tomorrow for the Sweepstakes class then the regular class is at 9! Wish us luck :) Going to do our very bestest and see what the judge thinks of Uno dog.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kind of feel bad

Chuck and I went to the mall today for a quick bite to eat after the gym.. and of course as usual we wander over to the pet store. I always visit the bunnies and the hamsters and then we look at the pups just for fun. I always feel so bad for the pups there b/c they are confined to such a tiny space. Unfortunately, there was a Pemmie there who has been there for a few wks now.. and they've dropped the price. Chuck asked them if we could play with him and they instantly told us he was a nibbler. Well gee, most puppies ARE?! We played with the lil man for a while and he was such a sweetheart. I don't by any means want to promote petshop pups as I know they're usually from puppy mills.. but I really do hope that this sweet little guy finds a good home.

Chuck has agreed to let me have 4 Corgis in total (plus or minus a Sibe in there! that i'd like to rescue).. and I"m so happy about that.. puppies are so fun.. but such a pain in the bum at the same time! Can't wait for that time again when we can get another ;) I'm hoping for a nice female for our next acquisition.

Corgi Mania in NH

Yesterday was a great time at the Kingston State Park in Kingston, NH. There were approximately 20 corgis? and 2 bassets! What was cool was we weren't the only cardis there! Met 3? or so other Cardis! Uno and Cooper seemed to stick with them for the most part. Uno then thought he was in love with a fem. pemmie. She wanted nothing to do with him of course! Oh Unrequited love! hahaha

Cooper took advantage of the lake at the park and went swimming! Uno went with him as well!

It was great to let all the Corgis frolic together! (And this was Chuck's first time seeing a large amount of Corgis.. all at once!)

Tomorrow is our handling class.. I'm hoping to get some good feedback from our trainer and some tips for the show this coming weekend! Theres tons of cardis!! So nervous but yet so excited!

Go Uno Go!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A quick blogging

Quick blogging before we're off to dinner.

Chuck recently purchased a nice black 05' tahoe. His mom took the words right out of my mouth. "Oh this would be PERFECT for dog shows!!!" Little does Chuck know.. that is exactly what I plan on doing... grand thefting his truck for dog shows. hehehe I call it the Corgi Mobile. (he just isn't aware of this yet). Uno and Cooper both claim it already and love it.

Not that there's anything wrong with my ridgeline.. but the tahoe would just work better.. for shows and such!

Today I had a great time chatting with Holly. I learned some neat stuff about the Merle gene and genetics also! Thanks for your time :)

Tomorrow we're off to NYC to watch my best friend compete at Worlds for her figure competition.. and then Sunday is the Corgi meet in Kingston, NH! WOoo!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

exciting news

Chuck has agreed to let me have 4 dogs. What does that mean?! It means I can get another cardi in the future and for the other available spot I'd like to adopt a Siberian. I miss having them around and I really want to do for one of these dogs, what somebody did for one of mine when I had to rehome them when I was younger. I miss him every day and have tried to track him down.. but no luck. My aunt said that last she heard though, he was doing well.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

the T

Today we learned the T in handling class... And it was a success!!

Showing next weekend!! Ahhh can't wait!

The new malamute pup in the class is to die for.

Chuck came to watch us today and I hintedddddddddd. Don't think he caught on as he tried to pawn off Uno to our trainer. I think he'd get trampled by all her St. Bernards.

Things are going well! Getting better on the table =)

Chuck played photographer again this weekend and got this shot of him.

Monday, November 2, 2009


It's been a while since I last posted... we've been doing well though! Practicing with the table and setting up on the ground. Uno has been doing great! Just still have to get him to be more confident with himself on the table. I think part of it has to do with me b/c I am nervous about screwing something up.. which usually leads to me actually screwing up by.. ie. forgetting to control his head when I move his feet if they need to be adjusted! Grrrr...

I'll have to get some updated shots of him! 3 wks until showtime at the thanksgiving cluster! can't wait! Uno's siblings will be showing as well :)

I found out today from one of my teachers that I DO have the last 2 wks off in April which means...... I CAN GO TO NATIONALS!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yap yap yap

Apparently Uno's new thing is talking.. CONSTANTLY. Needs to be the center of attention at all times.

We went to the show this AM to watch all the cardis show! It was a good time. Uno was SO talkative. I was a bit embarrassed by his behavior b/c this was something NEW? He didn't do this last time. Thanks Uno.

Can't wait to get in the ring! I think it will be a blast :) I definitely want to do the thanksgiving cluster shows in Springfield.. and there's another show in December that's in Rhode Island that I'd like to do as well. We'll seeeeeee. Bark.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Show bug

Maybe I caught the bug when I was younger but all I know is that I am addicted to showing (and learning).

Now that I'm not showing horses much anymore... I've turned back to the world of dogs and am learning to show in the breed ring. I'd like to eventually get involved with agility in the future as well as rally obedience. I think it'd be fun! As long as I can compete in something? That'll do!

Cooper, I plan on taking to obedience classes and agility classes in the near future. He's such a sweet heart and I think that Chuck will have a blast working with him too.

Uno is my project. I got him last year after US Nationals with the intent to have him shown... life got in the way and we have yet to make our debut in the ring. HOWEVER, we do have plans to make our debut at the Thanksgiving cluster shows in West Springfield the week before Thanksgiving. Can't wait! I hope to learn as much as possible in handling class and from Sarah (his breeder) and others before we show. Here's to a good time!

Tomorrow we're meeting up with his breeder at the show to talk about our plans for Uno etc. Yay! I'm so excited.

Our current mission is to conquer the table and become completely comfortable on it. Uno that is... not me.

Today I took a trip over to the eastern states expo to watch the show. I saw some beautiful Cardis! And some beautiful Siberian Huskies. Can't wait until tomorrow.

There is my boy.. We're new to this all.. Chuck captured this shot yesterday AM. Uno dog is 15 months old.