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Catching up on the Mini-Adventures

There are times when I feel like this at work!

Gwen has had a bunch of mini-adventures in the past week or so!  I’ll try to get through as many as possible in as short amount of space.  It would be so much easier if I just kept up on her stories but alas I have been very busy lately.  I hope to keep up better in the future and have tons more photos to share!

The Bank — I took Gwen to the bank to deposit a check I had.  We pulled up and I was going to go in but then I found a deposit slip in my bag so I wrote it out with the dog jumping all over the place and whining since she thought she was getting out.  We drove up to the window and I rolled mine down and guess who decided she needed to try to crawl out the window.  Yup, you guessed it.  I held onto her collar and the lady didn’t even have any dog cookies to give her!  She said they’d run out…liiiikely story….

The Groomers — I scheduled an appointment for Gwen but it happened to be during when I worked but Andrew had the day off so he brought her.  Luckily he got there when we weren’t too busy so I was able to pet Gwen and talk to him for a few minutes and then get the dog checked in.  We got her the shedless treatment (@Petco) and I highly recommend it for anyone with a Corgi!  I know I raved about the last spa treatment that she had (I loved the smell) but this definitely beats it.  Plus I didn’t like this month’s special spa shampoo smell.  When they got done with her you could definitely see a difference!  They brush them out with the Furminator and get out a lot of the undercoat (what is perpetually shedding) and they use a special shampoo that helps with it too.  When I asked one of my groomer friends about the shedless treatments, she said that they recommend it and do a lot of the shedless treatments with the Corgis.  Also, it is currently 20% off with your Petco PalsRewards card right now, just sayin. 😉  This deal is running March 3-23, book an appointment today!

Anywho, I got a little distracted there.  Gwen was in the kennels waiting her turn to be bathed and I went back there to get the broom so I could sweep after cleaning the small animal cages and Gwen saw/smelled me.  When I went out to sweep up the remainder of the mess I’d made cleaning I heard her start to bark, yip, whine, and howl.  I felt so bad!  I knew right away it was her, she has a pretty distinctive sound, or maybe that is just that I recognize it since we are in the same “pack?”  Either way I felt horrible so when I went back to put the broom back I went to say hi to her.  She had airplane ears and looked at me so pathetically that it made me sad! 😦  I tried to avoid having to go back into grooming as much as possible after that.  The only times I have to go back there are when I have to let the groomers know someone is there to drop-off/pick-up an animal when they are in the back by the tubs.

Gwennie did very well and was very happy to see us when we came to get her.  They let me go back and get her when I got there (since I am an employee after all) and she didn’t want to get out of her cage!  She ended up scratching my neck and chest cause she was too scared to come out nicely.  What a little dodo brain.  She also had to go to the bathroom reeeeeally bad when we left and didn’t even make it to the grass/dirt but she did make it right outside and past the sidewalk!  I was so glad she didn’t pee somewhere where I had to clean it up!  We went home and gave her a Frosty Paw for being a good pup for the groomers! 🙂

EDIT:  I forgot to mention, she got a little brain freeze from her Frosty Paw!  She kept rubbing her face and making funny noises when she was eating it!

Being “that” customer — I always try to not be “that” customer.  I think we all know which one “that” one is.  I rarely ever complain at a store or restaurant.  I never ask for extra discounts (asking for a military discount doesn’t count in this case) or ho-hum about my coupons.  If I have a coupon then I have it in hand when I’m waiting in line!  There is a crate pad that I’d seen before that I really liked, the only problem was that Petco did not sell it.  I’d seen it at a store that was a bit of a hike to get to so I started to look at other places.  Turns out Petsmart sold it.  So on one of Andrew’s days off we went to Petsmart.  I also had a gift card that I’d found in my gift card hoard that I’d found in my desk when I cleaned all my stuff out of my parents’ house.  I though I’d checked the card online but it turned out there wasn’t any money on it at all.  Of course I thought it had money on it so I tried to use it and the poor cashier had to call their manager over while I insisted it did actually have money on it!  I tried to use one of those Visa Gift Cards that I also had but it only had a dollar on it so I had to pay the rest of it. The sad part of my story is, I know how that cashier felt trying to be nice to me while thinking I was stupid for insisting I had money when I didn’t.  Good thing they didn’t know me there!

If only Petco had sold it!  This is the Kong Durable Crate Pad that we bought.  They didn’t have the exact size of Gwen’s crate but we got the 30” one and it fits remarkably well for being “too big” for her crate.  I have seen good reviews and bad reviews.  Most of the bad ones I think come from people who want to blame others for their dogs’ destructo nature.  Nothing is indestructible!  I so want to tell that to people who ask me “will this hold up against my dog?” or “is this really as indestructible as they say?”  So far so good with little destructo Corgi. *knock on wood!*

I also had a “that” customer moment at Michael’s the other day.  I tried to use a coupon on my phone and my phone failed me.  After like two minutes of trying to get it to come up I just gave up and paid full price.  I didn’t want to hold up the line, unlike so many unprepared people in this world.  But you didn’t hear that from me!

Navy Life.  Status:  Moving. — Yes, Andrew got Orders (I think I may have mentioned this before?) and we will be moving very soon.  We do NOT know when we are leaving OR where we are living.  Great, huh?  Yeah, it is throwing a wrench in the whole “let’s prepare to move” thing.  We will be moving back to Washington State (we do know which base and to which boat he is assigned).  Another cross country trip! Yay…  I am dreading this drive since we will be moving with a dog and two hamsters.  We were going to try to sell my truck before we left but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen since how do you expect to fit 2 people, 3 animals, a dog crate and hamster cage, all our guns and ammo, and our bags into a Dodge Challenger??  So we have to keep my truck even though it is going to be so uncomfortable to drive and my be another nail in its coffin (it already did the xc trip once this past summer).  We are hoping that since it is Spring and not +100* Summer weather that it will be a little nicer on my poor little baby truck.

Soccer Dog — I’ve got a couple stories from playing soccer with Gwen but I am going to go ahead and save those for another day since I’ve already let this post drone on and on.

Baby Ferrets! — One  last thing before you go!  I heard there were baby ferrets up at a petstore about a half hour away so I begged Andrew to take me to go see them.  They were so dang cute!!!  They were only 7 weeks old!  I got a picture but it was a little blurry, here is what a 7 week old baby ferret looks like:

They are like a third of the size of the adults and their little faces are even cuter!  This is the picture I took:



Mai Twip to da Doggie Pawk (as translated by the Hooman)

Yesterday, the hoomans took me to the doggie park!!!  I’ve never been before.  It is some place called Sky Dogs and they has lots and lots of fun things there but I was a little nervous and scared.  There were so many big doggies and not a lot of short doggies like me! 😦

First we droves in the car and it took longer than when we go to the park with all the doggies on leashes.  Then we got there and I was ready to jump out of the car!  But when we got to the gate I didn’t want to go in.  So they dragged me through the gate and the hoomans had to pay for them to enter but I was free.  I guess that means I don’t have to give up any bones to go play?  So we listened to this guy give instructions to these other new people/doggie and then we went to explore!

We went through this gate into a small thing and then they took off my leash!  I wasn’t so sure about that… so I stayed pretty close to the hoomans.  There was this nice brindle puppy that came to sniff and play and I liked him because he wasn’t too much bigger than me and he played nice.  Then we were playing and some other dogs came over to play and I got pinned and scared and when I got to my feet there was a whole pack of dogs and I started to snarl and show my big teeth and poof up my hackles.  My daddy hooman came to save me!  So then I followed them around and only went about a leash and a half length distance away from them.

We walked around the park and I went and sat with some other hoomans (the other new ones) and their doggie went and said hi to my hoomans.  Mommy  hooman says he was a pit bull.  He looked tough but he was really nice.  So then we explored and I sniffed some other doggies but didn’t really play with them.  

There was this big hole full of water and the other doggies were splashing in it but I didn’t really know if I should go in it or not.  So I walked in the mud and mommy hooman wasn’t very happy about that but daddy hooman thought it was funny.  He even picked me up and put me in the icky water!!! I didn’t stay in too long cause the water was up to my belly and I saw other big doggies who were swimming.  

Then we went and played on the agility things.  The hoomans want me to do agility some day.  I think it might be fun, just as long as I don’t have to climb those big thingies!  Mommy hooman put the poles down low in little x-shapes for me to jump over.  I figured out how to go around the jumpies!  My mommy hooman does these jumpy thingies with horses, whatever those things are.

I didn’t want to chase the ball, but I did find a small doggie to run around with for a few minutes.  He was a white/merle dachshund and just a little smaller than me.  We played nice.  But then this Frenchie bulldog came in and was playing too rough and I tried to get away and it chased me and so I turned and snapped at it with my big teeth showing.  I didn’t want to play rough anymore.  The hoomans and I went back through the gate and put on my leash and we went home.  

I had to ride in the “back seat” of the truck.  I’ve never had to ride back there before!  I had to sit on the floor cause I was stinky.  I went to sleep but when we were close to home I tried to get up front by sticking my head on the center console and looking at my hoomans with sad eyes.

Mommy hooman says I need to practice playing nice with other doggies.  We haven’t been to a puppy play time recently because I got my innards taken out and then the hoomans hadn’t been to petco to see if there were any to sign up for.  The hoomans really need to make more friends with other doggies!  They are lame hoomans, can I get new ones, please??  So they went to petco later that day and signed me up for Puppy II classes.  I start again this week! Yays!  I don’t know what I’m going to learn, I am already a smart doggie.  I think they hoomans want me to learn how to be a more of a good girl.  I want to start doing classes with lots of doggies but right now we is just doing classes of one doggie at a time.  They brought me home a couple halloween toys that were “on clearance” whatever that means.  They’re fun toys!

I was exhausted yesterday!  This was how the hoomans found me….