Thursday, March 31, 2011

Poopster Pix - Bringing Home Baby Dewi

Since Dewi's already kind of in the spotlight, thought you might like to see what crazy man looked like before he met Jon Farleigh and became crazy man. :)

We (my family) met Dewi exactly one week after we met Jon Farleigh.  Do you remember Jon Farleigh's baby photo? See Dewi's photo?

Dewi @ six weeks

How does one choose between the two? The correct answer is: One says, "I'll be taking both of those, please, with a side of poop bags." Really, how could we have taken Jon Farleigh and not Dewi? That would be like Sesame Street with Bert and not Ernie. (Sesame Street would not have been the same.) Neither would have The Chronicles of Cardigan - or my family. :)

(Necessary Serious Note: Before taking both puppies and a side of poop bags, we worked with both breeders to ensure - as best we could - compatible puppy temperaments. We also thoroughly weighed our ability to provide for -- financially and otherwise -- two dogs at once. In other words, we don't recommend snatching up two cute puppies - or even one - on a whim.)

Okay enough serious. Here are a few other Dewi poopster pics (courtesy of Judy, his wonderful breeder).


@ three months

with sissy, Tegan

Have a fuzzy puppy kind of day!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

See Dewi on The Daily Corgi today!

Oh, my! The Dew Man just made The Daily Corgi (again). I can't help but be proud of my crazy blue boy.  Go see him!

Thanks, Laurie Eno at the pawsome blog The Daily Corgi!

The Great Forrest Massacre

What I heard:

The carnage:

Eastern Bluebird with severed beak

The human who was wearing the coon hat
 has not been located.

Coon tail mauling. The culprits.
Is there any defense for this senseless act?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Dream Comment

I recently started reading the blog Cake Wrecks, after weeks of ignoring it in other people's blog rolls. (I thought it was a baking blog.) Anyway (now that you know I don't read baking blogs), today's post on Cake Wrecks brilliantly illustrates some of the "better" comments received over the author's blogging career.

Now, I don't know about you, but I think blog comments (leaving them and reading them) are just about as fun as blogging itself (hint). And if you've ever been the recipient of one of my comments, please know that sometimes I just can't help what my brain leads my fingers to type out. So anyway, the point of this post is to share with you my favorite comment, as lifted (in fragment) straight off Cake Wrecks' post today:

"...I literally threw up a little bit in my mouth, spit coffee all over my keyboard, and peed my pants...."

The actual cake wreck related to this comment is immaterial. What I'm fumbling rambling trying (badly) to say is that since this is sort of a pet "humor" blog (for lack of a better descriptor), to receive any comment indicating my reader's laughter (and perhaps repulsion) brought on with such force as to cause spontaneous bodily function, is like music to my ears eyes. <burp> Sorry.

I tried to think of a picture to post that was both gross and hysterical at the same time, but I failed. So I took a couple lame ones just for fun.

The inside of a raw beef marrow bone. Ew.
(I wouldn't enlarge this if I were you.)
(I told you not to enlarge it.)

Jon Farleigh doing his best Bill Cosby impression:
"I brought you in this world and I'll take you out!"
Here's to throw-up, spit-out drinks and wet seats!

Monday, March 28, 2011

A peek into life with strong-willed pets - Dinner Time

Okay, before anyone runs screaming from my crazy blog - THIS WAS ONLY TOLERATED LONG ENOUGH TO GET THE SHOTS. I might eat pet hair every now and then, but I don't eat with my pets. That would be gross. :)

Eva is our Alpha pet. She tries this at every meal -- while the dogs marvel at her tenacity from afar (on the floor under our feet).

Not a place setting.

"I luuuuv you. May I have some, please?"

The day I actually set her a place (not that I would ever tell you that) - feel free to run. And while you're running, if you find my marbles, would you kindly return them to me?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Play Dates and Ice Cream - Oh, the life of a dog's human!

Well, we had ice pellets in the mulch beds this morning and, oh yeah, the hubby used his truck last night to take out the pretty white fence at the entrance to our neighborhood and, why yes, the air bag deployed (he's okay), but on a good note, VCU is up by 14 over Kansas at the half...

Oh hai!  Don't mind me. Just a typical Sunday afternoon here. :)

Are you in the mood for some puppeee ? Great! Feast your eyes on our adorable friend Nick (these are from our play date on Friday):

Nick is a "fluffy" red Cardigan Welsh Corgi
 - just like his great-uncle Jon Farleigh.

I think Nick is a leader.

Anyone wanna play Pin the Tail on the Cardi?
I did not photoshop this; what's up with my lame-o camera?

Dewi making his move (one of many). :)

There's a dead something-or-other in the grass. Yum!

The after party was happening at Bruster's Real Ice Cream (not fake ice cream). If you don't have one in your locality, you should think about a franchise. Really. Not only do they have the best ice cream in the world, but they will also totally give each of your dogs a free doggie sundae, complete with biscuit bone on top.

I'd like to show you a picture of the dogs eating their sundaes here, but alas, I didn't take any. I was using both hands to scarf down my big scoop of (straight off the flavors menu):  *Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye - Butterfudge Ice Cream with Peanut Butter and Buckeyes*. 

Oh, the life!

Happy Sunday!

VCU 71 Kansas 61 - Final
Rams ROCK!!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nick aka International Man of Mystery leaves fellow Welsh Corgi black and blue

by "Dwayne" (name changed to protect the innocent)
(Click here and scroll to bottom for back story.)


"Nick, wanna come to my house later?"

"Nick, I have a secret to tell you."

"Nick, it's called the squat-thrust.
I don't know why, but I feel like exercising."

"Nick, what? What did I do?"

(*Ahem* Tune in tomorrow for the non-tabloid version. Meanwhile, please go read Nick's story on his very own blog, HERE.)

It's a blog hop. Click HERE to join the fun!

Friday, March 25, 2011

And this so-called pet gate gets a BIG FAT 'F'!

Can anyone recommend a pet barrier for a curved staircase opening? Seriously. This one is clearly not working.

"Here, doggie, doggie."

Contemplating the gate-break

"What? You think I'm a moron or something?"

Oh, I should also mention that Dewi never gets stuck on the stairs anymore. Who taught him to use the stairs anyway? Now, there's a moron. Oh, it was me.


On a much brighter note, The Boys and I are getting ready for an exciting (but top-secret) play date this evening with Jon Farleigh's future-lady-killer nephew, Nick (aka International Man of Mystery). We can't tell you where because it's classified. Check back tomorrow, though; we expect there will be puparazzi evidence plastered all over our tabloid blog.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

There's a dog in my yard (and it's not Jon Farleigh or Dewi)!

You see it?

It's right there.
(Hint: Please click photos twice to enlarge; you'll be glad you did.)

Okay, this is growing out of it.  See it now?

It's an American Dogwood tree; and mine are about to burst forth into beautiful white blossoms.  The Dogwood also happens to be the state tree and flower of Virginia (my home). I just love them, but the native ones take forever to grow...


So you see I've been doing some more camera experimenting in my yard.  I have an Olympus Stylus 790SW (yeah, point-and-shoot) that takes just okay pictures unless there's lots of natural light (and I remember to set it to the correct macro/flash mode). I told my hubby that I wanted a DSLR one day. His response? "Why? Only photographers need those." [sigh]

Here are a few more neat shots I got yesterday. I imagine toward the end of next week, all the buds will be open (and allergy season will be in full swing).

Loropetalum (shrub)
Rhododendron (shrub)

Camellia (shrub)

Red Maple Tree (leaf blossoms, aka tree pollen)

Red Maple Tree
(I love how this turned out.)

Same Red Maple with last-year's
Mockingbird nest in focus

Knock-out Rose (bush)

Bee Balm (later-blooming prolific ground cover)
Yes, bees love it.

Lilac (intoxicating flowering shrub)

Dog's Ear (red/white and blue merle varieties)

Ground cover?

Dog's Ear root close-up
(I decided to dig them up and bring them inside.)
(I'll post photos of the flowers when they bloom.)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wild (life) Wednesday and a Token Dog

I've somehow managed not to photograph the daffodils in my yard yet -- even though they've been the only color in the landscape (other than green) for days. But today, a little something wild caught my eye and I couldn't resist the photo opportunity. 
(Hint: Click on photos twice for way-cool extreme bee close-ups.)

And the token dog...

[taken through the back door looking in]
"Here she comes; must be snack time."

By the way, bumble bees and yellow make me happeee!!!
Smile :-)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Dog on the Floor II - Who's on the floor, now?

A dog on the floor.*


Who's on the floor, now?

* Click here to see the first post in this series.

(Yeah, the first one was better. What'd ya expect? Sequels are never better.)


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