J.R.R. Tolkein and a Sleeping Corgi

Today is J.R.R. Tolkein‘s birthday!  (Author of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit books in case you didn’t know.)  It would be his 121st birthday today.  Kind of ironic since I just finished reading The Hobbit last night!  I had read it in 6th grade but when I read it again it was like reading a whole new book since I had forgotten some of the details.  It only took me three days total to read it (two on the airplane and then finished it at home) as opposed to the week plus that we spent reading it in class in 6th grade.  Either way it is still a great book!

Gwen laid on my legs while I finished the book yesterday.  She has become a more affectionate dog since we’ve had her and since she has started to get a little older, and I use “older” lightly since she is still a puppy.  Gwen is now more prone to cuddling and laying next to you and occasionally on you when you are on the couch.  She used to squirm until you let her go, now she will stay still for a bit.  Though, if you take one of her favorite spots on the couch she will get mad at you.

Corgis have the weirdest sleeping positions!  You would think that it would not be comfortable laying all twisted or with your feet in the air but corgis do it.  They also have their signature style of “drummies out” as we call it (we picked it up along the way while following other corgi pages).  I have seen other dogs lay all sprawled out like a corgi but it just is not the same; it must be the short, stubby legs.  Today I was watching Gwen sleep, no not in a creepy way but rather looking over while I was reading things and every time I would look at her she would be laying differently!  I got a couple pictures but after the second she caught on and went elsewhere to continue her napping.

Drummies Out

Oh, and Gwen likes our “new” furniture arrangement…she likes the big open space where there is no table and no Christmas tree — we have not yet moved the furniture back to their normal locations.  She was running suicides in our living room earlier, running back and forth with a ball in her mouth growling and squeaking!  She is such a hoot!


5 thoughts on “J.R.R. Tolkein and a Sleeping Corgi

    • Yup! I’ve seen it twice (so far)! Once in 3-D too! That was certainly an experience since I have not seen any 3D movies in a long time — it made me a little motion sick in one of the chase/fight scenes! Awesome movie and I can’t wait to see the next part! 🙂

      • Yes! We saw it in 3D and the opening scenes were out of this world. Me too, I’m curious to see what they’ll put in to make it into 3 movies total.

    • Nope! 🙂 There are of course some differences but that is to be expected. Peter Jackson did a good job with adapting the book (so far) into a movie, I think. Definitely read the book when you get a chance!! 🙂

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