Guess where we went today! The doggie park! We tried to go in the morning but it apparently did not open until noon so we went home and came back later. It’s like a 15-20 min drive too. Gwennie had fun and is worn out! She got so muddy but I have good intentions to get her to the groomer this week (once I know when I’m working) so she can get a good bath and brushing! It will be much easier to just show you some pictures. 🙂
LEAPING out of frame to some other fun!
I took a TON of pictures of Miss Gwyndolyn today! I have decided that I am going to make this in a two or even three part thing. There are too many pictures for one post, I am afraid. I have a few that are very pretty minus the fact that Gwen is covered in MUD! She is a big show off too. Andrew made her do tricks and I took pictures. 🙂
Gwen’s Corgi Secret Santa package arrived in the mail today!!! It is from Ontario!!! I think I am more excited than Gwen since she does not yet know that it is for her! I stuck it under the tree where it will sit until it is time to open it! 🙂
On the Twelfth day of Christmas my Corgi gave to me…
12 muddy paw prints
11 chewed cables
10 ankle nips
9 spilled water bowls
8 minutes barking
7 shredded bills
6 socks with holes
5 destroyed shoe laces
4 hours sleeping
3 slobbered cats
2 soggy raw hides
and a cold wet nose poke in the eye!
NOTE: I do not take credit for the creation of that rendition of “The 12 days of Corgi Christmas.” I found it on Facebook. I would however like to attempt to make one that fits Gwen better than this one, we have no cats to slobber on. I may attempt that in the near future. 🙂
The last part of the “song” reminded me of something! Last night while I was laying on the couch with Gwen, waiting for Andrew to come home, Gwen was being very nice and cuddly. We both had our heads on the pillow and I was kind of dozing off to sleep with the puppy next to me. All of a sudden I get poked in the face with her nose and I have whiskers tickling my face! It startled me! I jumped and woke up and in the process I scared Gwen. The look on her face was priceless!
In the spirit of “The 12 Days of Christmas”…I have to share this song! It’s a favorite! 🙂
Earlier this week, Gwen got her first antler! I got her one of the split elk antlers. She loves it! That being said, on the same day that I gave it to her, I saw on Puppy on a Roomba‘s facebook page that he, Ty, had cracked a couple of teeth from chewing on his antler! I didn’t know what to think since some of her nylabones are kind of hard too and she is only going at the marrow in the middle right now, not really chewing on the outside. So I let her chew on her antler and then decided to contact my cousin who is a vet and see what she had to say on the matter.
My cousin said that rawhide bones (not flats) are best since antlers and nylabones can splinter and cause issues with teeth and intestines, and pigs ears are just gross. The flat rawhides can cause problems too, like getting stuck in their throats.
Now I know everyone has different opinions and everything, but sometimes it is nice to get one from a professional!
Either way, Gwen looked cute chewing on her antler and was so excited when I got the box. I think she knew that what was inside it was for her. She sat so patiently in the kitchen while I dug it out of the box too (it was buried in styrofoam peanuts!)
P.S. I still don’t know what to do about the antler…risk it and let her chew on it or take it away completely. She only gets it with supervision and then not for too long. I gave it to her after dinner last night for about an hour and a half before I put it away. (This was before hearing back from my cousin.) Right now she is playing with a plastic water bottle. Cheapest and easiest toy ever!