Archive | October 2013

AKC Canine Good Citizen CERTIFIED!!!

One might think that since I have had a husband-free summer that I would have been blogging more so he could read all the fun things that Gwen, Owen, and I did while he was away but of course that would just make too much sense.

Back at the end of August there was a Corgi meet up in Renton, WA (about an hour and a half from where we live) that Gwen and I went to.  The plan had been that Andrew would be able to go with us but this last deployment having received so many unexpected changes he was unable to go, let alone come home!  Gwen and I packed up the car and headed to the Corgi event!

We had so much fun there!  They had some raffles (two of which we won!), I bought a bunch of corgi paraphernalia (obviously!), we ate hot dogs and cookies, there were games to play, a costume contest (I wasn’t paying attention so I missed entering Gwen), an agility course demonstration, a rally demonstration, and a tent where you could to the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test!  We watched the demonstrations, got to run through the agility course (she went thru the tunnel!!), played some games (hot dog toss was Gwen’s favorite), talked to other Corgi owners, and best of all:  Gwen took her CGC test and PASSED!!!! 😀

This is definitely old news since it is now October and we have since received Gwen’s certificate — she is now titled! — and the little dog tag that I ordered after sending in the paperwork, but since I had yet to post it to the blog, here it is! 🙂

Before I go any farther, here are some links explaining what the Canine Good Citizen test is and also what it means to be a Canine Good Citizen.

There is also a program for dogs under 1 year old called the STARR Puppy Program.  Check out the link for more info on that.

Enough educational info!  Time for pictures! 😉


Gwen’s certificate and the CGC ID Tag.

We won that awesome Corgi cookie jar! Also the three items on the left. I bought the magnets and corgi print.

Some people and corgis. There were so many and they were everywhere!!!


Sitting pretty!

A couple of Cardis.


Cuties in costume!

Concentration. The hot dog toss game is intense! These two were the finalists!

Bang! Corgi dead. Corgi had too much fun!


One more thing that I almost forgot!  Cascade Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club was responsible for putting on this fun and educational event for Corgis and Corgi owners/lovers in the area.  Cardigans, Pembrokes, and corgi-mixes were all welcome to come and participate.  The Corgi meet up page where I find different events to go to said there were over 100 people and their dogs that RSVP’d to the event!