ralph n dori, party it up
All the corgi’s who attended the puppy shower together. James, Jonas, Pippa and Cadan.
no party like a cardi party
Playing with a new to me lens and flash…the girl pups. Kate said “no thanks; I be naked.”
just a quick video from yesterday morning… they were just starting to get used to each other, and were nuzzling each other. my heart exploded.
Awwwwww. Dori is like, “Mama! What did you bring me? Oh! IT IS A PUPPY! I ALWAYS WANTED A PUPPY!”
Pretty hard to stay out of the photo during agility training. This week’s puppy agility class was actually full! So it was pretty chaotic. Guinness, as you can see, really enjoys running the mini-courses. Plus you’ve got to stay hydrated - that water bowl is right between the A frame and the weave. I was joking it was the “water obstacle”, since most of the puppies wanted to stop there during the course.
SO GOOD. :D
Guinness doing his best to guard me from my neighbors while they’re inconsiderate enough to go in to their own apartment in the middle of the day. Thanks, puppy.
People’s reactions to Guinness are just very strange. Now he’s grown a bit out of the obvious puppy stage, no one pegs him as cute, but instead just as a very striking dog. (Which I happen to agree with, although his more uncoordinated moments are hilariously cute. At puppy agility, he had an epic moment of derp where one front paw went one way, hind paw the other way, tail straight up, and tongue thought it was a helicopter when he tried to get the attention of someone over the fence. I’m just sad no one got a photo.)
I’ve had at least one person flat out deny Cardigans exist, and insist I’ve been somehow duped by an unscrupulous backyard breeder (which…no, I don’t think so. I like Guinness’ breeder! He’s a very conscientious guy!) Because clearly he’s a corgi mixed with an australian shepherd or any other kind of blue merle carrying dog.
Another informed me that corgis were always standoffish and bad with people/other dogs, so something was obviously wrong with him. (Uh. Socialization is a beautiful thing?)
The people who are obviously fascinated by the breed are the best, especially the ones who’ll let me get through my entire cardigan patter! (Pointing out the ears, the tail, that cardigans tend to be slightly larger and slightly heavier, that yes, they’re a pretty rare breed.) The ones who’ll tolerate my explanations of blue merle genes probably deserve a medal.
People tell me there is no such thing as a fluffy. So Pudge is an Aussie with sawed off legs.
Guinness is quite striking!
The puppies are 8 weeks (and one day) today! ;)
Little bit of a camera issue yesterday so you had to wait a day and I’m sorry out there! My goodness, how much they’ve changed. <3
… they’re so much fun and such good, sweet, social puppies.
The babies are all grown up! From peanuts to nuggets to corgis!
Happy (belated) Barkday to the most expressive corgasaur on this planet! Simon deserves ALL the cake!!
Another day another adventure. Yesterday mom stayed home with me all day until she left and found dad! He had been gone a whole week! I dont know why he had to leave but I am glad he is back. All my sheeple need to be together! So yesterday mom and I played outside for a while and then I took a short nap to cool down a little before mom decided we should go to the park again with the fountain. Then we wandered around the park and found our way home where we played around in the backyard for a while so I could dry off a bit. I then had a pass out time on the floor keeping cool before mom left.
ps….editors note: Teslas dad came back from a trip to tx
Today I was driving with the subway towards the puppy school.
Thumbnail organization is hard! Guinness, as you can see, clearly hates his sweet potato. He also played very gently with the kids who used to be my neighbors (and was very good on leash with them, after I’d warned them not to jerk it…and not to pretend it was a jump rope either…) - he’s usually good with kids anyway, but it helped that he was already exhausted!
I’m fairly certain that all kids are magnetically attracted to leashes, they always ask to hold them. If it’s attached to his actual harness loop I don’t mind - that’s far enough down his back he barely notices it and it’s really only good to prevent him walking off too far.
HOLY ENORMOUS PAWS!!!
The puppies are four weeks old today!!!
Explore, explore, chew, play, chew, nap!!!
They went from peanuts to potatoes and now… THEY ARE CORGIS!!!! SOOOOOO CUTE!!!
Fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch…
Simon, you’re a fetchin’ machine, boy!
Day of firsts — puppies had their first solid food (yum! Delicious!)
First move into the big kid digs… (room to run wild and free… okay, just more room to explore and play in)
… and Ralph licked his first PVC pipe. I’m not sure what that exactly means, but hey, he was having fun. ;)
Puppies are three weeks old today! :D
Okay, now they’re acting like puppies and tumbling around the box and chewing on each other. I think they get moved to the big kid space later this week! ;)
Eyes are open! They are officially potatoes! These babies. And their gigantor paws.