Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
But leave it to the architectural firm we share our building with to go crazy and create this display in our lobby this morning! Pretty impressive! No detail was left out.
I think I would get really tired of smiling all day, every day. It must get old, especially knowing how many days of book signing she's already done. But she never stopped smiling, so props to PW for making everyone feel like we were the only person she talked to today.
And this, friends, is what happens when you make Lori tag along and stand in a long line before she has lunch! Poor Lori, she's a great friend, I dragged her to Westminster with me (she has c*ts), and now I make her go to a cookbook signing.
Finally it was my turn. P-Dub is dangerous with a Sharpie.
OK, so truth be told, we had to do a second photo because this was the first. I think I'm physically incapable of talking without moving my hands! I was explaining to PW how I'm probably the only person at this book signing who does not cook (I like to cook and bake, just no time and no patience for it anymore) and does not have kids! :-)
Monday, November 9, 2009
And then the second fun activity for next week is, well, you Twilight fans know, Friday is New Moon. The bonus is that this dinner theatre has an age restriction, so we are guaranteed that no screaming tweens will be in our theater. :-)
Once next week is over, then it's puppy-watch for Thanksgiving week, and again the next. "Normal" life will be a thing of the past, at least for the winter!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Well, more good news to share, Breezy (Kingsbury's Cover Girl) is also expecting babies, this litter sired by CH Telltail T For Two, "Smarty." Smarty has sired some lovely puppies, including the handsome Dickens. We are very anxious to welcome happy, healthy babies from Breezy on or about December 5th! While these puppies will be registered as Cardigan Welsh Corgis, I'm pretty sure they could be part Mountain Goat like their mother, always in the air, bouncing around, climbing, leaping.
It's going to be a busy winter in the Hurrikane household!
Who needs agility classes? This was taken through the back door window. When Bree gets this muddy, I call her the tri-color undercarriage cardigan. She loves to perch at the top of the Aframe and look out on the neighborhood. I think I need to build the dogs a wooden play gym like the kids have. ;-)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Vote all week, find some friends and co-workers that you can force into voting too!!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Please pass the word, and let's get Loki into the semi-finals!!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Is Syd ready for NADAC? Or should I ask is NADAC ready for Syd? :-)
Monday, August 31, 2009
Pictured above with her "sister" Andi, Christmas 2005
Pewter was one of those special dogs. In 2003, I helped place Pewter in her forever retirement home. Her owners, Danielle and Rich had not had a dog before, and they were interested in another Corgi I was fostering at the time, a very boisterous and active boy. That dog was placed in a corgi-experienced home, and then from time to time, Danielle would pop up at our adoption events, or send an email, just to stay in touch. When Pewter came along in 2003, I wondered if Danielle and Rich might be interested. I started off the conversation with, "OK, I know she's a little older, but really, you have to believe me that Cardigans are a long-lived breed."
Danielle and Rich took the chance on Pewter, and she moved in and took over the house
Just a quick note to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and 2005 is a great year for you and Sweet Pea Foundation! We're doing very well- Big Sister Pewter is her wonderful, yet Bossy, self. She's learned that in a house with a baby- you need to be heard if you want attention. (or at least that's what she thinks... so we hear A LOT more of her lately). She's got us on a rigid schedule, but is still sweet as ever. Happy Holidays to you! Danielle, Rich, Andi and Pewter
Thank you Danielle, Rich, and Andi for loving Pewter, and for giving her such a lovely place to call home for the rest of her happy, bossy days...
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
OK, so first, the obvious. Yes, I know this is a Vallhund video
The A-frame is lowered to the full length of the chains. Darby and Breezy were precariously trying to climb the full-height A-frame during a super high speed frap session, so I felt it safer to lower it.
I never taught this to Darby, she just started running up and over the A-frame, and then one time she took her ball. I don't know if she got nervous at the top and thought she couldn't "walk and chew bubble gum" to get back down with the ball in her mouth, but she dropped it, and the ball rolled down the frame. Well, that looked like fun, so Darby ran after it, and then back up, roll, chase down, etc. etc.
Maybe she does have a future in agility? Or as a circus dog?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I'm sure this sweet face would never be up to any trouble! And what you can't see in this photo is Gizmo cruising the edge of the dock, because Ashley had, um, a bit of "casting trouble" and her hot dog bait was flopping off the hook and onto the edge of the deck 9 times out of 10. Never fear, Gizmo was always available for clean-up duties. No hot dog went to waste!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Darby was really happy to have her friend Skyla along with us on the trip, especially when we had to stop the van and stay over an extra night in Texas. Darby's mom was really glad Skyla's mom was with us on the trip, especially when we had car trouble and had to stay over an extra night in Texas! I hated that Michelle had to miss another day of work and that we lost an entire day, but she is definitely very calm and cool in a crisis!
Monday morning I was texting Jacque to be sure the dogs were OK and she had enough food, etc. etc. Jacque texts me back: Your dogs are fine here. Mr Sassy Pants thought he was goin' home last night so he's in a snit here today, although breakfast seemed to take his mind off it!
Monday, June 29, 2009
I had no idea how Breezy would do with Skyla. Skyla and Darby and Hawk are absolute BFFs, and Bree and Darby are inseparable at home. I wasn't sure if Bree would make everyone miserable or not. But she did really great, was able to walk on a leash right alongside Skyla, and the two girls were even up on one of the beds at the hotel together for a short time.
At the dog show, Breezy told me that she still holds the opinion that smash-faced little dogs like Pugs and Frenchies are alien life forms that should be erradicated from the earth, but she showed very well in the Cardigan ring and earned Reserve to a major both days this weekend. Not bad for the HomeChicken on her first trip to a show. In her 2 1/2 years, she's shown exactly twice before this weekend. One day at 6 months and 1 day old, and then again one day last month in Gardner. Here's Bree and Skyla, watching Border Collies show on Sunday from a cool spot in the shade.
Breezy was VERY vocal in telling all of us that she has absolutely NO use for wiggling, jumping, bouncing tri-color Cardigan puppy boys named Justice, though. If you've never heard Breezy's combination whine/growl that she can sustain without taking a breath, it's quite a treat. When Justice showed up at our room to play with Skyla, Darby, and Hawk, Breezy was definitely not amused. I'm not sure she ever stopped to take a breath from her whining.