OC, or Ornery Cuss, earned her name by the way she treated her brother as a puppy, and she lived up to it her entire life. (She's the one on the left of her Mama, Mist) As a puppy, she was taken to Grammy’s Special Needs class, and showed great potential as a service dog from the way she acted around the kids, so we decided to raise her, and then donate her to a Helper Dog Group that used a Corgi in their Logo. We contacted them, but they only took large breeds, and since, by then she had wormed her way into our lives and hearts, we decided to keep her.
OC loved “road trips” where Papa, Grammy, and her Momma, Misty, would take long trips over the summer in the 18 wheeler that Papa drove going to Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Northern California. She missed these trips after Papa got a local job, but still went everywhere in the car with her people.
Two years ago, she got to go on her last “Big Truck Road Trip,” as Papa’s company built a trailer for overseas, and Papa got to take it to Jacksonville, Florida to be shipped.
She spent 10 days going coast to coast in a Big Rig with a Walk-In sleeper, with Grammy, Papa, her son BG and two grandsons, Gimli and me (Pippin). All her other trips had been in a truck with just a sleeper berth.
She got to “lay over” in Houston, Texas, on the way back, when Grammy and Papa visited with their grandkids.
The Lord knew what He was doing when He allowed us to keep OC, as she did become a Helper/Service dog for Grammy. After Grammy was injured at work and had to retire, OC worked at picking up and fetching when Grammy could not. She also herded the goats for them until an old billy goat crushed her against a wall and hurt her hips.
During her last years, this caused her to be in a “wheelchair” that Grammy’s son, Robert, built out of P V C pipe and Rollers. With this, she could still run around the property with the rest of us doing “squirrel patrol,” which meant checking every place where something could hide and then chasing it if something came out.
Her last months, when she could not even walk in her wheelchair, were spent keeping track of Grammy and the other people she loved, laying on a bed near them, always watching everything with her “bright eyes. “
She also loved going camping in the Travel Trailer, with all the new places to smell and dogs to bark at, while still being with her loved ones.
She really enjoyed her last trip with us when she got to go to her first Corgi Picnic. This was my tribute to you, OC girl. I will miss your head on my leg on trips… Papa (as told to Pippin—Papa’s Pup)
We are very sad around here. Grandma OC went to the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. We will miss her...
My Dearest OC,
I love you with all my heart. I was there when you were born, and watched you grow and learn to be the wonderful helper dog you were to me throughout your life. You've been there for me all these years, loving me and helping me when I couldn't do so many things for myself. When you went down into your wheelchair and then into being totally bedridden these past several months, I was happy to be able to give back a little of the care you gave me.
When the Big C made it hard for you to breathe this past week and the Seizure Monster came to call last night, I knew it was time, so today I took you to the Bridge so you can go to your Mama Mist and Daddy Bud and all the other friends that have gone ahead of you.
No more trouble breathing... no more pain. Run and play, chase squirrels and rabbits and enjoy the things you haven't been able to do these past few years. I will see you when I get there, my sweet corgi girl. Love, Mama
Can you BELIEVE it!?! It is January again, and time for Mango Minster, the premier Dog Blog Dog Show, hosted by none other than our HUGE friend, Mango the Mastiff! He and his mom put on the BEST Dog show each year, and put in TONS of work on making it fun for everyone. Even if you don’t enter, there are great adventures, contests and games featured by Mango’s furiends, and he has a TON of them!!!
A couple of years ago, OC even got to be one of the judges, and Grammy provided one of the First Place Prizes… a portrait of the winner, which was Clive, a Golden Doodle Helper Dog to his autistic friend.
We JUST found out about this year’s Mango Minster last night when Grammy FINALLY felt well enough to get online and let us visit some of our old friends. One of the classes is “Too Darn Cute!” and when my Dad found out about that, he said that I HAD to enter! That’s what he’s called me from the time I was born… EVERY DAY… SEVERAL times a DAY!!!
Dad says I am cute when I’m sleeping with my toy squirrel,
And cute when I’m out doing “Squirrel Patrol” for REAL squirrels.
He says I’m cute from the front (I was sneezing).
and cute from the back (I was bowing).
He says both sides of my profile are cute, too!
He laughs and says I’m cute when I’m dirty
and cute when I’m clean…
He snickers and says I’m cute when I’m ANGRY (wouldn’t YOU be!)
And cute when I’m angelic…
He even said I was cute when I was FAT (I was in the family way)
and cute when I am thin!
He says I’m especially cute when I do my tricks… Here I am with my "Hands up..."
And here are a few more on this video.
Do YOU think I’m cute enough to win? Are you “SQUEEEEEing” yet?
Mmmm… Grammy says there is something WRONG with this picture! We can’t figure out what she means. After all, when the weather turns cold, they wouldn’t expect US to lay on the cold FLOOR would they?!?! Surely she and Robert can come up with SOMETHING to sit on!
Coco and her adorable little Chihuahua sisters are having a Contest! We are a little late on posting about it, but you still have about a week to get an entry in, and the prize is a Picture book with all kinds of funny Pet pictures in it! You can read about the contest HERE:
The name of the book is, “Awkward Family Pet Photos.” It is what is called a “coffee table” book. We don’t have a coffee table because Grammy very rarely drinks coffee, and she drinks her tea while at her desk! You can read Coco’s book review and learn more about the book at the blog about the contest. MMMmmm... I wonder if THIS is awkward enough?
It was awkward for ME ( I just KNEW there was a rabbit hiding under there somewhere), but none of my humans are in it, so I guess it wouldn't work...
Here are the rules:
1. PeeMail your Awkward family Pet Photo to Coco, no later than November 15th, 2011.
2. The Awkward Family Pet Photo must be of you (or those of your litter) and your Human or human relative.
3. Photos of furkids other than yourself will not be entered into the contest as she has no way of checking that they are REALLY your relatives and that you have permission to post them.
Well, I guess I better go and dig through some of my old pictures and see if I can find anything that PEOPLE might find awkward. I know they have taken plenty of me that I think are pretty awkward!!!
Grammy just read a MOST WONDERFUL story, and she wanted us to share it with everyone. It is a corgi Christmas Story called "The Watching: A Corgi Puppy's Christmas Surprise."It is a long post, but well worth the read (have tissues handy!!!). From what we understand, it has been made into a book that can be bought from the Corgiaid site.
We hope you all enjoy this. It will touch your hearts, especially if you've a loved one who has taken the Rainbow Bridge...
We got a box in the mail a few days ago! It had some really GOOD smells coming from it!
We could hardly wait for Grammy to open it for us after we read that it was from our friend Palette and her Mom, Yassy, who makes some WONDERFUL dog treats! She also has other dog treats that she doesn’t make herself, but that Palette “taste tests,” and she sells them from her online Website, Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen.
Grammy had ordered a Moose Antler for us to chew on this time! We’ve LOVED the deer antlers, we’ve gotten from them before, and they last a LONG time, so Grammy loves them too!
When she found out they had Moose Antlers, she decided to get one to see if they last a long time too, and if we would like THEM. Well, DUH!
NOW, this week, we found out they also have Caribou Antlers, and Grammy says she wants to try to get some of them too, next time. We got a “Coupon code” (AUGLB) that is good for 10% off all the way up to Oct. 24th of this year. Yassy also sent a couple of extra treats like she usually puts in her orders. We got a Lamb Trachea AND some Buffalo Liver cookies!
They said we could share the code with our furiends and they also have a GDK’s circle of Furiends reward program on their store menu where you can even get more off! This is really great because Grammy also got us some “Surf and Turf Jerky” that Yassy makes from wild caught salmon and Buffalo meat. THAT was SO GOOD!!! Some of us were drooling before she was able to give each of us a piece!
We are sharing about our wonderful treats too, because we are joining Sugar the Golden Retriever’s Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop. Her Mom also makes some wonderful dog treats that we’ve gotten before and loved! These were Apple Bites...
This Blog Hop goes through September 8th. There’s even a prize! You can find out more about it HERE
You should join in if you’ve got a post about some kind of doggie treat your Mom gets for you! Now, I’m going back to my moose antler!
Here are the horses of Corgi Country. We've had Cory since he was a little over 3 years old, and Tuffy is my son's AQHA Palomino gelding. He is trained to do both western and dressage work, though he is no longer shown.
Below them is our Border Collie, Sadie...
Cory, my 26 yr. old Peruvian Gelding
Tuff is an AQHA 26 yr. old Palomino
Auntie Sadie (aka Shady Sadie Lady)
Sadie is our black Border Collie. She is a big help to Grammy around the house and property...
Country Corgi Blog:
I am Little Dott, and am now in charge of this blog. Brother BG and I, with my corgi kids, Gimli, Mercy and Pippin share about our life here in Corgi Country. This is where the Corgis tell the Stories! Go to CafePress or Zazzle and search “Country Corgis” to find gifts, etc. featuring us and our parents...
Proverbs – A Bible Study and A Country Grammy’s Walk With God blogs:
Grammy has 6 kids and 16 grandkids. She worked for 18 years with severely handicapped children, but is retired now, and writes a blog to share God’s wisdom as written by the Bible in Proverbs, as well as a blog that shares the things that God is showing her. She draws in pastels and graphite, and has her own a storefront at: http://www.cafepress.com/GrammysCorgiCountry.
She and Papa have 5 acres in a VERY rural setting. The closest town is a couple of miles away and our nearest neighbor is about a quarter of a mile away on one side with no homes on the other three sides for MANY miles. We are surrounded by BLM land which makes it really nice and quiet. We get to listen to, and watch, many kinds of wild critters.
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