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Yeah, you may be my brother, Drift… 
… but I’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’t afraid of no little wave, nope. 

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

Hello, Tess! Thank you for helping! 

Hello, Tess! Thank you for helping! 

Someone doesn’t think Simon should be hogging all the photo time… 

(Guess who learned “over” today all on her own and had to show me a hundred times she was 50 percent cooler than Simon.) 

lucycardi:

Milo was quite smitten with simonsaysbark's Tess. Also, Simon looks like a lurking 80's glam rocker. 

Hahah! He is totally glam!

lucycardi:

Milo was quite smitten with simonsaysbark's Tess. Also, Simon looks like a lurking 80's glam rocker. 

Hahah! He is totally glam!

Corgi puppy Friday — 
Caleb and baby Tess. Wow, she’s really lightened up as she’s grown up, it’s neat to see. 

Corgi puppy Friday —

Caleb and baby Tess. Wow, she’s really lightened up as she’s grown up, it’s neat to see. 

My dear pal over at http://lucycardi.tumblr.com/ took this and just sent the funniest note in my email… 
"Look, it’s a photographer in their natural habitat!" 
(Now I can’t stop thinking about the Muppet Movie.) 
(Normally I’m pretty gunshy at sharing pics of myself on the net, but this one’s pretty funny because man, my friends take all these pictures and like Simon and his ball, it’s me and my camera in on Corgi level. I’m like the Home Improvement Wilson of Cardidom. Also, yes, that’s me, scruffy boots, jeans, and plaid. I have a bit of a thing for plaid shirts as my friends can attest.) 

My dear pal over at http://lucycardi.tumblr.com/ took this and just sent the funniest note in my email… 

"Look, it’s a photographer in their natural habitat!" 

(Now I can’t stop thinking about the Muppet Movie.) 

(Normally I’m pretty gunshy at sharing pics of myself on the net, but this one’s pretty funny because man, my friends take all these pictures and like Simon and his ball, it’s me and my camera in on Corgi level. I’m like the Home Improvement Wilson of Cardidom. Also, yes, that’s me, scruffy boots, jeans, and plaid. I have a bit of a thing for plaid shirts as my friends can attest.) 

In which Tess suddenly realizes getting everyone to chase you probably means you shouldn’t spin out on the cornering… 
(With an appearance by Lucy and Milo!) 

In which Tess suddenly realizes getting everyone to chase you probably means you shouldn’t spin out on the cornering… 

(With an appearance by Lucy and Milo!)