Archive | December 2013

Letters to Santa!


DSCN7323Gwen wrote a letter to Santa Clawz this year. ūüôā

Letters to Santa 2013



Gwen even convinced her “fire-breathing dragon” brother, Owen (my horse), to write one too. ¬†Though his is definitely not quite as good as these ones! ¬†(read them, they are hilarious!)

Letters to Santa 2013-1

Owen just wants to live a very easy life…bigger stall, more food, less work…he needs to win the lottery for me then!

Owen antler




Christmas Cards & Trees

I like going into the card aisle at the grocery store or even stopping by Hallmark just to look through the cards. ¬†Granted I usually end up buying one or two so I don’t do that very often. ¬†I did stop in Hallmark the other day to try and find one last card for Christmas and ended up not buying anything but just sitting there reading the cards for a good chunk of time before I realized I had to get going so I could feed her royal highness the dog before she starved (Corgis always think they are starving even when they are little pudge balls).

This was one of my favorites that I saw there and I would have purchased had the people I still needed a card for understood the card…I am afraid they are not really animal people. *gasp!*

Christmas with pets…

If you have pets then you know this is true! ¬†Last year we ended up with our Christmas tree cordoned off with an x-pen so little puppy jaws and claws could not reach the presents or the ornaments. ¬†This year we decided to try letting her near the tree and she has done well about leaving the presents alone and we did refrain from putting any ornaments down low. ¬†Well, there are a couple but they are metal (i.e. not easily broken by a curious Corga!). ¬†The only time she touched one (it was a white metal horse) she jumped back when it moved and started to bark at it. ¬†Since then she’s left it alone!

In the past, my family had two cats and we had to anchor our tree to the wall…I don’t remember exactly what our cats did but I have a feeling it had something to do with climbing up inside the tree and thereby making it fall over. ¬†So my parents were smart and just anchored the tree so the cats could play inside their new evergreen treehouse.

I tried to find some pictures of trees by people with pets, but it was difficult to find anything! ¬†I know I have friends that have to set trees on tables and presents up on shelves but I either couldn’t remember who had those trees or I couldn’t find their pictures! ¬†I resorted to Google Images….

Dogs knock over Christmas trees too, of course!

Or you have THIS problem…

I found way more cat photos than I did dog photos but I did find this link with some helpful reminders about Christmas safety.  It is quite close to Christmas but some things to maybe think about next year.

“O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How¬†dangerous¬†can you be-e-eee…”

2013 CorgiButts Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

We participated in the Corgi Butts Secret Santa gift exchange again this year! ¬†Of course this year Gwen was a little impatient to open her present…plus we kept seeing other Corgis that had already opened theirs…we wanted in on the fun too! ūüėČ

Gwen with present.

“After I opened my prezzie I had to pose for pictures. (Silly hoomins.)”

Hi everyone! Gwen here.  Da hoomin let me tell all about my presents!  I got some Greenies Joint Care nom noms to chew on to keep my little dwarf joints all healthy!  AND I also got a Corgi squeaker flopsie!  Da momma is happy it has no stuffings but da daddy hoomin thinks I a pest because I take my new squeaker toy and jumps on the couch and squeakes it on top of him.  I is such a good Corga, not sure what he is talking about!

Isn’t this so cool?!

And just in case you are wondering where Hermann and his humans got this gem from I will post the link HERE for you. ¬†They also have all sorts of other breeds! ūüôā

Thank you to Hermann and his hoomins!!!!! ¬†I lurves my prezzies!!! ¬†— Gwen

The Corgi name(s) that we drew were Luna and Twinkie. ¬†They have already opened their presents and know that we were their secret santa. ¬†They have a Facebook page too! ¬†These are Gwen’s new fur-iends with part of their present from us:

Twinkie & Luna

We got them some nom noms and a couple little greenies and their human told me they liked bandanas so I made some bandanas and we got them puzzle toy too!  (Black Friday dog & pony shopping is AWESOME!)

One last thing to share was this Corgi Nose Art sticker that we got for Luna & Twinkie’s owner. ¬†I just happened to also buy one for my new car too! ūüėČ

Christmas is right around the corner!!! Gwen is getting her letter ready for Santa. ¬†Though I feel sorry for Santa since Gwen wants to leave dog biscuits for him…we tried to tell her he like HUMAN cookies but her reply was only, “why would I want to leave cookies out of humans for him?!”¬†

Pictures with Santa Pawz!

This year Gwen and I went to see Santa Pawz at our local Petsmart.

Picture with Santa-1

Andrew had to work that day so we went with a friend and her Chocolate Lab, Hershey. ¬†Hershey’s mom got the picture where both dogs looked good. ¬†I got the picture where Gwen looked goofy. ūüôā

Hershey and Gwen

This past weekend Andrew had Saturday off so we were able to get a family picture with Santa!

Santa blinked, I know, but Gwen kept being naughty so we took what we could get… SHE will most likely be getting coal this year in her stocking….

AEG Santa pic

Merry Christmas


Gwyendolyn Rose


her Hoomins!

I’m a Little Corga!

Always a critic. I made up this song for Gwen…

I’m a little Corga short and stout!

Here is my nose hole, here is my snout!

When I get all steamed up hear mom shout!

“Stop it Corga or I’ll throw you out!”

…and she gave me a face similar to this one!


Where Did November Go?

November was a rough month. ¬†It also happened to be my birthday month! ¬†In my family we tend to “celebrate” the whole month…”we” being my dad and I since my mom does not believe in this tradition. ¬†I apparently did not post a single thing on the blog in November! ¬†Nor did I read/finish a single book! *gasp!* ¬†This year I have been keeping track of the books I’ve read (title, author, page amount) for each month in different colors of course.

Gwen reminded me the other day that she would like to update her bloggy.  I said okay.  Especially since it is Christmas time (Read:  Time to take lots of Christmasy pictures of Gwen!)


Happy Belated Bday to da momma hoomin!
-Love Gwennie (the not amused balloon bringing Corga)


Okay, please get these balloonies off my collar now!