Saturday was the first time I made it to the annual Ohio Corgi Picnic and though I was unsure of what it would be like… it was a lot of fun. The best part was realizing that my dogs aren’t nearly as poorly behaved as I feared they were. Sasha was super excited, but eventually she was able to chill out enough and had just a few minor squabbles with other corgis. It was a great turnout with about 50 people and probably about the same number of corgis! There was a silent auction, potluck lunch, agility course, costume contest, hot dog eating contest, and a group photo which was an interesting challenge with so many people and dogs. I loved just sitting there and watching all those cute shorties! Hope you like these photos that I took… and the one that a lady took of me with my girls. Enjoy!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Over the past few weekends my corgis have had a lot of fun visiting family and other doggies. Here are some pictures from our recent trip to Grandma’s House! I piled the dogs in the back seat (with seatbelts!) and picked up my sister along the way. Once we got to Grandma’s, Sasha and Saphira raced around the yard with Amy and Vicky. It was perfect weather and we all enjoyed chilling out on the patio. An even nicer surprise was that our youngest sister came too! What a treat!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Here she is in March of 2008 enjoying the yard and the coming of Spring. Saphira likes to carry this turquoise ball around while she's chasing the soccer ball. Oh yes, she loves her soccer ball, but it's even better when she has something else to use too.
Nowadays she'll even pick up a stick and use that too. Perhaps she thinks she's playing field hockey?
Saphira loves the sunshine and will just sit out in the yard and bask in it. Of course, sometimes she'll just sit there and bark at the wind, but for the most part she's usually pretty content just to be outside.
I love this picture I took as I sat in the grass with her. This was pre-Sasha days and we enjoyed the quiet of the yard often. Little did I know how much more work a second corgi could be! Though I love Sasha a ton I remember fondly the days of one dog and how much easier it was to go places!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Soon Jenny was visiting the pups nearly every Sunday that she could. It was fun to see all those little dogs run around the yard and try to trip each other up. When Jenny's boyfriend suggested the name, Saphira, from their favorite new fantasy series, "Eragon", it was clear that her namesake was quite powerful. Not every corgi gets named after a dragon. You can see here that Saphira was rapidly growing into a darling little dog that would have her way all the time. After all, who can resist that face?! Jenny certainly did not stand a chance.
Saphira was a smart dog and knew the ways of the world from the beginning. Seen here, she put her backside into showing the Ten Commandments who was boss with a potty break. Jenny thought it was funny. If only she had known at the time what a little stinker she was bringing home... perhaps her life would have been quite different.
Saphira clowned around with Jenny and hoped that once she got to go to her new house she'd be easily conned into giving many doggy treats.
Faced with shoelaces Saphira enjoyed the challenge of untying them and then using them to control Jenny's departure. This tactic though started at a young age continues to be in her arsenal of manipulation. Finally, it was the day for Jenny to bring her to her new home. Saphira wasn't sure what was to come, but she did know that she could steer things her way whenever needed.
Saphira was exhausted after the planning of her escape from her first home and so she slept quite a bit the first couple days. Though she was locked in this tiny apartment she could easily make a small whining cry and convince her Jenny to let her out. People are so easy to control.