Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I’m SOOOO BUSY!!! by Dott

I have been SOOOO busy! Not only do I have to be a mother and keep these pups of mine in line, I’ve also been a part time teacher too.

At least my brother, BG, has helped a lot there when he hasn’t been working as a helper dog for Grammy.

Mama OC was training me to take over all the responsibilities of running Corgi Country and we were supposed to have until the 25th to get ready for her to leave. I guess with all the bad weather out there at Mango's Estate in Master Chew Sits, it was decided to fly out and get everyone early when they finally DID get a break in the weather. They didn’t give us a lot of warning on that, either!

We were going insane around here trying to get all of Mama OC’s things packed, her extra supply of meds for her back and hips, etc., and write down lists of the things she didn’t get a chance to tell me. We caught Pippin trying to figure out a way to stow-a-way in his Grandma OC’s luggage, and thwarted THAT little plan!

Robert let OC borrow our laptop to take, so that she can keep up on some of her friend’s blogs, but from the itinerary WE saw, she will probably be awfully busy, and that leaves ME to do THAT, TOO!

The pups are getting pretty rowdy with each other at times, and it is against the rules now, to chew on ears during their wrestling (after what they did to MY ears)! I have to keep a close eye on them, and I often have to jump in and break it up between them. Notice, I only get after Gimli when he goes for Mercy’s ears.

Mama OC did take her Bluetooth with her so that we can communicate with each other… if the weather doesn’t cause problems with THAT, and I wouldn’t doubt that happening at the rate things are going for me... I’m a nervous wreck!

P. S. I just got an email from Mama OC, and she said to let you know that she made it to Mango’s Estate in Master Chew Sets ok, and is getting settled in. You can see a picture of the arrival on Asta’s World.

There was a bit of a misunderstanding on Mango’s part, about what a Corgi Toss was. He thought we were going to “toss Corgis” to determine the winner of the Herding Class! You can see the pictures that were going through his head HERE. I had to explain again, that all the names of those with eligible Entries (A single pic showing some “herding action,” be it rounded up toys, bugs, birds, kids, or livestock) will be put on folded pieces of paper which will then be tossed out for me choose from. That will give EVERYONE an even chance of winning.

We only have 6 fur-friends entered into the herding class so far. They are: Dexter- a Labradork (as listed in his entry for breed—he is Mango’s “brother”), Bilbo- a Mixed Up Lhasa , Chrome- Friesian Sport Horse , Dozer- Pembroke Corgi and his "sister," Dottie- Cardigan Corgi , and Scampi- Border Collie / Papillion . All of these Comp Pet Itors will also be competing in their respective “Reader’s Choice Awards” on the day of their class, so check them out and come out and vote during that class.

Also, it has been announced that Grammy will be doing an 8 x 10 “Portrait of Choice” for the winner of the Best in Show of Mango Minster 2010, and she is also providing a $20 gift certificate as the First Place prize in the Herding Class, to spend at our Country Corgi CafePress Shop, which has a Mango Minster 2010 Department in it.

Half of the proceeds from the sales in the MM2010 Shop will be donated to NEADS , (Dogs For Deaf and Disabled Americans), of Princeton, MA. This is a non-profit organization. NEADS was established in1976 to train and provide rescued dogs and donated puppies to assist people who are deaf or physically disabled in leading more independent lives at work, at home and at school.

Here is an example of a Contest Entry. This was done by Chrome: (All Entries need to be in to Mango by Midnight ET 1/27/2010)

Your Name: Chrome
Gender: Male
Group you want to compete in: Herding Dogs - I like to round up cats!!
Your breed: Friesian Sport Horse
Your bloggy address: http://rdxhorses.blogspot.com/
Your peemail address: (These won't be shared to the public)


Mango said...

OC! Super post! I sure hope Dottie can handle things. I saw the Comp Pet Itor store. I will post about it later this week. I am so busy making I am having a hard time keeping up with all the action myself. Thanks so much for your help!


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! I see Dottie has things well under control.... I am sure woo all are working hard at helping Mango too!
Great job by all!

-Kira The BeaWootiful

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh my sometimes a doggie's work is never done!
Good work with all the Mango info too - you sure are working hard today.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Kari in WeHo said...

now we must win!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So much fun!
So much fun!!
So much fun!!!


Dory and the Mama said...


Dory (and Bilbo the people herder!)

The Brown Recluse said...

I'm worn out just reading all of this! Glad the Corgi toss was something other than what Mango thought.
Peppy...aka "The Mound of Round Hound" is good at biting ankles, toes and calves, but we didn't see an entry for that. lol

Twinkietinydog said...

Oh my goodness. Lots of cool new things are happening. Great sponsors, great entries, and in your case, great house chores too. I'm excited!

doyle and mollie said...

you are most welcome to visit our blog anytime last year we meet lotsa new friends thru mangominster...