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.