… can you find baby Simon? ;) REALLY baby Simon? He’s one day old here.
Photograph courtesy of his breeder. <3
Up and over, Simon!
Know what I love about Corgi people? They totally all laugh when your dog starts barking at the top of his lungs since he’s so delighted to meet. <3 That and… Corgi people are the best people. You feel totally comfortable around them in five seconds and in ten seconds you’re all covered in dog hair and talking about awesome coffee and places to go!!
You guys are the best… <3 Thank you for making Si’s whole day (and mine too! XD) It’s neat when everything comes full circle and you meet folks and dogs who have been a big part of your life (and yes, I consider Tumblr friends and their dogs a life! <3 XD ) I am so delighted to have finally spent time with you —- and hopefully your ears will stop ringing with Simon’s barks. ;)
… there’s a reason he’s named Simon Sez, it’s not because he has a volume switch at times! XD <3
Also, a shout out to one of Simon’s followers who said hello in Seattle! <3 You made me just grin with erasing your friend’s wedding pic so that you could take a picture of him! XD <3
Just for fun today since we’ve been talking about dog shows… here’s some from the wayback machine. I think the boys are maybe 8 and 10 months old here. I usually don’t have pictures from a lot of shows because I’m the camera person, so if I’m in the ring, um… hard to take a picture!
Friends of mine were handling the dogs that day for me, I was having some serious eye issues and was afraid I’d be dropping dogs off the table since I had no depth perception. Old camera, old pics, but… fun. Look how baby-puppy the boys are! XD
(Caleb was totally like “I’m not so sure about this big male dog?” - However he was the sweetest dude and just wanted to play with all the babies. Simon was just keeping an eye on his little brother. <3)
This was a fun command to teach Simon…
I can point at a beam/object/wall and point to one end, and he will cross over and then turn and come back when called. It’s an old SAR command (and an agility one for things like the dogwalk) but man, it promotes balance, it teaches him to watch his step, and it’s a fun confidence builder. :)
Plus he just likes to show off.
Simon sez, “Little cold down there when you’re short!” XD