Sawyer still loves her chicken that Aunty Coco, and her cousins Curry, Ookii and, Chi-Chan sent her for Hanukkah.
20 Canadian Corgis, and a brand new banner :)
Sawyer loves all her new friends (unless there is food around)
Sawyer 16 of 52 on Flickr.
Sawyer was pretty upset she wasn’t invited to any of my families seders Monday and Tuesday, so I decided to make Sawyer her own Passover plate.
I tried to match up the treats as best as possible, Egg, Harosset, Shankbone, Bitter Herb, Parsley
I think after she ate the plate it’s safe to say Sawyer wasn’t feeling so left out.
April 19, 2014
You can take the girl out of Texas but not the Texas out of the girl. - Janine Turner
look at how regal emma looks!
Sawyer 15 of 52 on Flickr.
Sawyer and I had another disc trial yesterday. She was so fantastic! We placed 3rd in Mini toss & fetch, and 2nd in Mini distance.
Obviously I still cannot throw and shoot at the same time, so after the trial was over, we took advantage of the nice weather and I had my friend throw a couple of discs on the grass right beside the barn so I could snap a few shots.
I can’t wait till the grass gets green again!
April 12, 2014
Io begs for matzos and wishes you a happy Pesach!
Oh my goodness! Io is Jewish? Sawyer want to know if he keeps Passover for the whole time?!
Sawyer and I had another disc trial yesterday and we came in 3rd place with 17.5 points! She played really well, it was mostly me messing up with my throws.. whoops.
Now it’s all about transitioning to larger discs. We have an event called the quadruped (which is a distances competition) in Indiana, middle of May.
It’s a transition for both Sawyer and myself, so we’ve been going to the school yard by my house to practice throwing and catching.
The second day of the weekend is a regular trial with the Indiana disc dog club, and I’m thinking Sawyer and I might do our very first freestyle routine. If anyone has any song suggestions, please let me know!
As always, if anyone has ANY disc questions please feel free to ask!
Thanks for asking and I hope this message finds you before you do anything drastic with your corgi. First of all, shedding is part and parcel of sharing your life with a corgi. It’s been said that they blow coat only twice a year — but that twice a year really means July-December and January-June :p
That said, first look at whether or not anything has changed in your household or your corgi’s life. Any extra stressors? Changes in environment? Or severe change in diet? Things like stress, illness, dietary changes can effect how your pet sheds, and how much. After that, how often do you groom/brush your corgi? I’d say once a week at BARE MINIMUM if you’re not already regularly grooming.
Now, regarding shaving the corgs, you should NEVER DO IT. Unless there is a case of extreme matting, or a skin condition that requires access for medical treatment repeat after me: NEVER SHAVE A CORGI.
This is true of all double-coated dogs. I know it may seem like a lot of fur, but it has a purpose and helps keep your dog warm in the winter and, believe it or not, cool in the summer. Remember, dogs cannot sweat like humans do, so they rely on different means of regulating body temperature.
Now, you may come across someone who says “oh, but I shaved my corgi and it was fine!” Well, bully for them. But you have to think what is truly best for your dog and their well-being.
Shedding is something you sign up for when you welcome a corgi into your life, it’s not so bad, really. But please, do not shave your corgi.
Same for Vallhunds! Shaving them makes it harder for them to regulate their body temperature.
this applies to ALL double coated dog! do your research BEFORE you get a dog, if you can handle one that sheds frequently, consider a different breed.
Video from today’s agility “show & go” (aka fun run, fun match, etc.).
My stupid self decided to mess around with the settings on my video cam and changed the video quality from HD to ‘Standard’ and when I made the “project” in iMovie, the clip was all of a sudden SO blurry. Ugh. So, apologies for the blurry quality of the video! I learned my lesson and switched my settings back to the way they were. /sigh
I’d also like to note that corgdad is aware that he needs to get it together with his corgrecording. I had to cut out about 14 seconds of footage that was basically just…grass. (And you’ll still see a little bit of it in this video, too.)
Anyway, super proud of Gatsby today! At the show & go in February (his first one), he missed the weave poles entirely and he had some trouble with the chute. Today though, he did both with little to no problems. His weaves have improved, which is really surprising because he’s still doing weaves with the guides on in class. Today was his first time back at doing weaves without any guides. He’s getting more and more confident being completely unassisted at the teeter, too. I just need to keep practicing with him on nailing those weave entries right off the bat, as well as really working on his start line stays.
Gatsby is the best. Sawyer should be so lucky to be this good at agility.