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Letters to Santa!

 

DSCN7323Gwen wrote a letter to Santa Clawz this year. 🙂

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS-EVE!

 

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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! 😉

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! 🙂

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! 😉

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?!” 

Opening the Secret Santa Gift

Gwen got to open her Corgi Butts’ Secret Santa present on the 24th.  Here are some pictures! 🙂

Gwen with her Secret Santa present.

Can I open this yet?

We open this now?

What’s in here??

Frisbee!!!

Toys!!!

We got caught mid-flash…these are our Kristen Stewart impressions.

All my new prezzies!

Can I play with this now??

Gwen’s new stocking she got, hanging on her crate!

Our secret santas were Sawyer & Kayley!

We really enjoyed being a part of the Corgi Butts Secret Santa gift exchange this year and we look forward to doing it again next year!!!  (Assuming there will be one next year!)

Gwen sure does like her new toys!  She doesn’t know what to do with herself since she got her secret santa toys the toys from her stocking and from other family members!  Her toy box is brimming!  She’s all tuckered out after all the festivities the past couple of days too.

Thank you Sawyer & Kayley! 🙂

Happy Christmas Eve!

In case we don’t get a chance to say it later, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Before I get into anything else I just wanted to say that GWEN WAS ON THE DAILY CORGI TODAY!!!! 😀  Here is the link to that. 

We have had a busy weekend getting ready for guests and Christmas dinner.  Gwen got to open her Corgi Secret Santa present this afternoon!  We will definitely be posting what she got later this week — expect that post after Christmas sometime. 🙂  I will say that Gwen’s present came from Sawyer, a Corgi in Canada!  I will say that she loves her presents that she got!  And her stocking which is now hanging on the outside of her bedroom aka crate.

I’ve made 2 of our 3 pies so far!  Chocolate and Pumpkin.  Mincemeat will be later today.  I love pie!

Gwen went swimming on Saturday and I got a bunch of good pictures this time (again)!  I will do a short one on that later this week too.  After swimming we got to take her raffle winnings home too.

This antler looks like a fang to me and being the Harry Potter fan that I am, I decided that it was a Basilisk Fang!  It could also be a Saber Tooth Tiger’s tooth or a Walrus/Elephant Tusk.  You take your pick!

Yes?

Just looking cute holding my antler, no big deal!

Another Corgi Carol — Corgi Butts

Something to start off your day right.  WARNING: These lyrics are catchy! *<|:o)

“Corgi Butts” (to the tune of Silver Bells): 

Corgi pawprints, little pawprints
Dogs in holiday style.
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.
Corgis barking, Corgis romping,
Causing smile after smile
And on every street corner you’ll see.

Corgi butts, Corgi Butts
It’s a Welsh time in the city.
Herp-a-derp, they’re in shirts,
Soon it will be Christmas day.

Sets of stub legs, lots of stub legs
With costumes red and green
And tourists rush out with their cameras.
Hear the claw-clacks, see the long backs,
Corgis are making a scene.
And among all the bustle you’ll see.

Corgi butts, Corgi Butts
It’s a Welsh time in the city.
Herp-a-derp, they’re in shirts,
Soon it will be Christmas day.

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I don’t know who wrote these lyrics but they are simply BRILLIANT!!! I found them here on Facebook.  Andrew sang this song all night last night.  We have a very busy weekend this weekend preparing for Christmas and our guests!