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Taken by my friend at lucycardi.tumblr.com. 
Simon has competition in the swimming category. Also in the fetching category. Tess is SO taking that from him, and everyone else is like “… we’re not swimming out there. You guys are weirdos.” 

Taken by my friend at lucycardi.tumblr.com. 

Simon has competition in the swimming category. Also in the fetching category. Tess is SO taking that from him, and everyone else is like “… we’re not swimming out there. You guys are weirdos.” 

Ever get weird comments about how well behaved your dogs are? My pembroke always seems to surprise people and vet techs with how social and friendly he is or how he doesn't mind being petted and touched. The phrase "nasty little ankle biters" gets thrown around a lot. :(

Anonymous

I do actually get those! 

You know I don’t know if it’s weird. I mean, my crew (and obviously your dog and lots of wonderful dogs on Tumblr) are very, very socialized and trusting with people. I’ve met more than a few Corgis who weren’t, or — worse, that really had owners who didn’t expect them to behave in public because they’re small and cute. Seriously. I’ve had a couple come into my shop who were snapping and ordering their owners around at young ages because they figured out it got them what they wanted and the behavior stopped. 

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Just a quick shop boost for a friend!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Blitzava

Thought I’d stick this up here for my dog folks  - she’s got some adorable jewelry up in her Etsy shop!  (There’s several different breeds of dogs in there, and her stuff is sturdy and adorable!) 

Yes, I will come pet you. Right now you say? Okay, putting down my work and cuddling the Caleb. 
Nope, I totally fell victim to that face. 

Yes, I will come pet you. Right now you say? Okay, putting down my work and cuddling the Caleb. 

Nope, I totally fell victim to that face. 

Is Tess your favorite corgi now? :)

Anonymous

Awwww… I don’t have favorites. I love them all equally for different reasons. 

I guess I have to say she’s pretty much me if I was a dog, so we communicate a bit differently than my other dogs do. <3 It’s more like I think it, she does it, or she thinks it, I do it. Who knows. It just works very differently than the rest of the crew. :) 

Sleeping under the bench today. :) 

Sleeping under the bench today. :) 

Yeah, you may be my brother, Drift&#8230; 
&#8230; but I&#8217;m SO kicking your bum.  

Yeah, you may be my brother, Drift… 

… but I’m SO kicking your bum.  

Pembrookes are like koi. If it fits in their mouth and seems edible, it's eaten. The only difference is that the pembrooke might roll in it first (protip: don't let the corgi roll in shrimp).

HAHA! 

Oh man, I think my Koi are less grabby than Riley ever was. I remember once dropping change out of my pocket and he grabbed it and attempted to swallow it. Of course I freaked out, pounced him, tried to make him drop it and he was like “MINE.” 

I ended up tucking him under an arm, holding him upside-down, trying to pry his jaws open and he was like “Mmmph GONNA EAT DIS! FINDERS KEEPERS!”

I finally got the quarter back… no one was harmed in this scenario…  but really? Seriously? 

I looked over and of course the cats were watching on on the sofa. I believe they were holding up little scorecards. “8.” “9” “8.5.” 

I hear Pembrokes have black holes for stomachs. Is that true for Cardigans as well?

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*laughs* Well, I can honestly say that having owned Pembrokes that attempted to eat anything that hit the floor… yeah, they’re for the most part pretty food driven. 

I don’t find Cardigans to be as food driven. I know some out there that have black holes for stomachs, but mine tend to be more discerning. Sometimes it’s a difficult thing to work with- Caleb really doesn’t care about eating and there’s no bait that you can lure him with in the show ring if he decides he’s not hungry that day. 

At the last dog show we were at, a friend made a “dog cake” with no sugar, no nothing - I mean, it was cute and it had “frosting.” She offered a piece to Simon. He got all excited (oh boy, cake, I love cake) reached for it, took into his mouth…

Then promptly gave her an accusing stare, and SPIT the cake about three feet- 

Into the waiting jaws of a Pembroke who snatched it and swallowed it without even batting an eye. I don’t think she even knew what she’d just eaten. It was food-shaped, and it was gone. 

After that, Simon wouldn’t touch anything she offered him. Kind of hilarious. He just turned his nose away from it and stared off into space. (That was gross, no thanks, don’t trust you any more.)  

(I have to say, I don’t think I would have eaten that cake either.)

I ain&#8217;t afraid of no little wave, nope. 

I ain’t afraid of no little wave, nope.