Tag Archive | Presents

Opening the Secret Santa Gift

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

Gwen with her Secret Santa present.

Can I open this yet?

We open this now?

What’s in here??



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! ūüôā


Dear Santa Clawz…


Dear Santa Clawz,

My hoomans told me about you. You are big and have a chubby belly. My hoomans say I have a chubby belly. But I am not fat. Just a short corgi puppy with no tail. ¬†My name is Gwen. ¬†I am almost 8 months old! ¬†My hoomas say that they are taking me to see you on Saturday. ¬†Please don’t use your claws on me!!!

The hoomans say that you bring presents if I am a nice corgi and that naughty corgis get yucky things for Christmas. ¬†I don’t quite understand Christmas yet. ¬†Alls I knows is that there is a giant intruder with sparkely lights and boxes under it in my house. ¬†I like to chew on the boxes but mommy and daddy don’t like that.

Here is my list of things I really, really wants!

  • Antlers! ¬†— I will eat magic ones from your reindeers please!
  • some squeaky tennis balls
  • treats, treats, treats!
  • A puzzle toy ¬†— mommy & daddy said this would be good for my brains!
  • Floppy frisbees since I chewed up my other ones. ūüė¶
  • Kong squeaky stick like we gave to our Corgi friend
  • Stuffed animal squeaker toy ¬†— I like to rip out its guts!
  • A new pretty collar. ¬†Maybe a blingy one? ¬†Pleeeease? ¬†I like to be a stylish corgi!

Please bring my mommy and daddy lots of prezzies too! ¬†They’ve been good! ¬†They walk me and feed me and give me lots of tweats ¬†and take me to the park and take me shopping give me water tortures only sometimes! ¬†They iz good hoomans!!! ¬†I promise!

Love,   Gwen

P.S. ¬†The hoomans said to say, ¬†“All I want for Christmas are some Orders, please!” ¬†They said it’s like that song “All I want for Christmas are my two front teeth!” ¬†And that you are supposed to sing it when you reads it. ¬†The silly hoomans want to know where we are going to move to and we are still waiting patiently! ¬†Or they are. ¬†I gave up. ¬†I think we will live in this little box forever.


Visiting Home – Part 2

I have had a happy visit back home. ¬†It has been¬†extremely¬†busy but also enjoyable. ¬†I got to see my parents, my horse, my dog (Dayzee), friends and family. ¬†I sure am going to miss this house once my parents officially move out. ¬†I know I moved out “officially” during the summer but to me I don’t think it was quite official since I still have furniture set up in my bedroom and stuff tucked away in all the drawers. ¬†Now my room looks like a tornado went through it and deposited some boxes here and there and dumped everything else on every other¬†available¬†surface. ¬†It will all be over with (for me at least) tonight [Saturday]¬†when I pack my bags and go to sleep in my bedroom one last time in this house. ¬†It is a sad thought to say the least. ¬†I really like this house.

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Next week is my birthday but since I will not be here for it, we celebrated it a week early! ¬†We had a nice dinner [on Thursday] with my grandparents of ham, homemade apple sauce (sans cinnamon — apparently this is a big deal?), cheesy hashbrowns, and cupcakes! ¬†That was the best cupcake I have had in a long time! ¬†It was the perfect size (big) with not too much or not too little frosting. ¬†I had a good time and I showed my grandparents tons of pictures of Gwen!

I got to pick out my presents Thursday too. ¬†We went to Coastal (huge farm & ranch store) where I got to pick out a new blanket for my horse (he was needing one…) and then we headed over to Petsmart to get some new decorations for my fish tank. ¬†My tank is 40 gallons and I have 3 catfish (and a bunch of little schooling fish too). ¬†A Plecostomus (Brutus), a Golden Chinese Algae Eater (Mushu), and a Striped Raphael Catfish (Ralph). ¬†These 3 fish have gotten huge and they all share the same castle since the other hiding spots are kind of small for them now. ¬†So I got a new hiding rock for them! ¬†I had intended on taking a before picture but forgot so there is only an after shot…it looks like I went crazy with plants now, I think….

“Does this blanket make my butt look fat?”

The NEW blanket! Such masculine colors!

Looks like I went a little crazy with the plants.

I got to hang out with a couple of my best friends while I was back home. ¬†One has been my best friend since 4th grade and the other is my god-sister! ¬†(My parents are her godparents.) ¬†It was great catching up with these two. ¬†ūüôā ¬†One thing I miss about home is that I don’t have any real friends in SC.

Today (Saturday), I did my good-bye rounds.  I find those are always very difficult.  I hate saying good-bye and I hate having to do it on a time schedule.  I started with Owen and the people taking care of him.  Next I went and saw a family friend who has been sick lately and gave his horses treats.  He and his wife have been like family to me and have done so much for me with the horses.  (They offered me one of their horses to ride and show when my own injured himself in my last year of 4-H.)  And last but not least I went and had dinner with my grandparents.  I hate saying good-bye but I know that I have to go back.  SC is my home (for now at least) and I must return to it, my dog, and my husband.

Good-bye bedroom.  Good-bye large yard, awesome view, and quiet neighborhood.  Good-bye Kitties buried in the yard. Good-bye house.  I will miss you.  You will always be the house I grew up in.

**Yes, I know the days of the week.  I just did not get around to getting this posted until quite late.  Shame on me, I know.