Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pippin’s Peek at the Past #3 … Remember Gracie?

I decided, since we just got an email from Gracie, and since we had tried to go see my sister, Gracie, over the weekend, that I would take you back to the post where we took to her new home.

First, here is the email that we got from my little sister and her New Mom… (I edited it to be sure that she didn’t accidentally give you an answer to my puzzle.  Also, I know it's an old picture...)

Email from Gracie and her Mom (apparently her Mom tried to censure edit some of Gracie’s letter):

Hi, Everyone!

I am sorry that we missed you on Saturday. Mom is off on the weekends, and we are often running errands or with family and friends then. Our little devil dog sweet heart is doing good. (Gracie: I had to edit Mom’s comments at times… Mom comment: She is her Dad’s little angel and my devil.) We are having a blast together.

We have gone camping several times, and me and my other two adoptive sibling-dogs play non-stop. I love playing tug a war with my 120 lb shepherd sib. We will send you new pictures as soon as Mom gets another camera because hers isn’t working. I only weigh 18.5 lbs. so am very petite! (Mom: and looks like a butter ball.)

I am doing a really good job of training my humans. When I want something I stare at them, then hit their foot and give a little bark. They have learned that is my way of telling them that I want out or want to be in their lap. My other little sibling-dog Cooper, and I zoom around the yard so fast that Mom says its like lightening. They say that there is continuous laughter at our house.

Grammy, you should come with your Sister, Naunie, next time she comes to the shelter to bring us more rescue dogs. Mom says she will bring me in to show you how beautiful I am.

I have finally decided to stop digging because it irritates Mom so bad, but I still chew on her plants every once in a while. I still sleep in a crate at night next to Cooper and Haas in our bedroom. Haas may be bigger, but I am in charge of the house and yard. My people love me and I love them very much. (Mom: Thanks again for our little girl.) Mama Dott, as you can see, I’m doing really well, so be happy for me, OK? Gracie, Mascot of the -----------.

We had been quite sad that we had missed getting a chance to visit with my sister, Saturday, but it was really wonderful to get this email from her to catch up on how she is doing. Auntie Naunie always tells Grammy that she’s doing great when she goes over there, but still, it was nice to hear from her ourselves! We can hardly wait to get some new pictures of her! I had to use old ones in this post as you saw… You will find the Post about Gracie going to her new home HERE.

Today’s questions are:
1. Gracie went to live in her new home in ****, CA.
2. Gracie is Mascot and her Mom is the Director of what rescue? --- -------- ------ -- --------
3. Name at least one of the two adult Chorgis that went with us: --------

For new readers/players, here are the rules: There will be 5 sessions, (this is the 3rd one) and the winners who answer all questions in each puzzle correctly, will each get a Badge to display for the weekly wins. (See last session's Winners Badge) At the end of the 5 sessions, all of the winner’s names will be put into a Corgi Toss and the Grand Prize Winner will be chosen.
The Grand Prize Winner will get their choice of one of two prizes…

1. A “Little Dott Finds A Home” book (see sidebar) 

2. A $15 Gift Certificate to our Country Corgi CafePress Shop (We’ve added a LOT of new designs – here are a few…) 


A $10 donation in your name to the Unity Thrift and Outreach Dog Rescue that Grammy’s Sister, Auntie Naunie, works with. They take around 50 dogs and puppies to no-kill shelters on the coast in various cities every month (over 1,000 dogs saved already) and have helped pay for over 400 spays/neuters this past year!

The following link is to a Newspaper Article about Linda Hodges (Trixie) and Unity Thrift and Outreach if you’d like to know more.  (Auntie Naunie is just to Mrs. Hodges right, in the purplish blue top.)

Remember, too, that I put on comment moderation during the game so that everyone has a equal chance of coming up with the answers. I will moderate and show the comments after Midnight. on Wednesday, so you have until then to get in your guesses for this week’s contest! Good Luck, Everyone!

Oh, and if you want to know more about one of Grammy's old dogs that was one of Grandma OC's best friends, check out the Tuesday's Show & Tail Post on Grammy's other blog, A Country Grammy's Walk With God.   These are hosted by Angela over at West Virginia Treasures each week, and are where you can share stories about animals you know, have known, or have seen.  Grammy puts things about the horses we have and other animals she's had in the past, there sometimes.


Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

The link isn't working to view the "Gracie going to her new home" post - thought you may want to know.

Rudy's Raiser

JP - The Mistress of Corgi Manor said...

Wonderful story, and the pictures! Especially with dad in the lounger and the three together. Beautiful!
JP from Bark Of Love

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

1. Ojai
2. The Humane Society of Ventura County
3. Dot

ocmist said...

Thanks so much Rudy, for alerting us! We have fixed it and now people can go to find the answers. I wondered how you found the correct answers? You must be a pretty smart puppy to have sniffed them out without the help of the correct address! Good Job!

rose said...

cute post. i loved the photos. thanks rose

That corgi :) said...

1. Ojai, CA
2. No Kill Animal Shelter in Ojai
3. Dott

glad that Gracie is ruling the roost in her new home and that she is getting along with the other dogs! amazing she is only 18.5 pounds too!

thanks Linda! as always, fun game!


Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Rudy went searching through your posts to find it - he really wanted to answer the questions!!

We enjoy your "Pippin's Peek at the Past" posts/contets, very fun!!

Rudy's Raiser

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


We LOVE seeing these updates!


Mango said...

I am glad that Gracie is staying in touch and seems to be settling in well in her new home.


Bella the Westie said...

Thank you for sharing.
How cool, you've got your own designs on clothes and accessories!
You are awesome :)

Love, Bella.

Anonymous said...

Yippee for Gracie!! I'm so happy she found her Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. She is SUCH a cutie patootie!

Okay, now for my answers:

1. Ojai
2. The Humane Society of Ventura County
3. Dott

Did I get it right?

Wiggles & Wags,

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Corgis
We know we are late, but thought we would play the game anyway.
1. Ojai, CA
2. Humane Society of Ventura County
3. Dot, BG.
Love Ruby & Penny

Flo de Sendai said...

What a cute Corgi !
I love the photo with the 3....adorable !

Licks from Nana and Uyanga !
and hugs from Florence.

K9friend said...

Such cute pictures!


Deborah said...

I love the picture of Dad and the three pups! This is way to complicated for me!!! LOL
Have a nice night!

Anonymous said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.............................................................

Anonymous said...

Dang, nice Gracie update and sweet post as always. I am not allowed to pawticipate on any contests these days as my family and I barely have time to deal with our obligations. I just wanted to make sure I at least responded to your PetZoom questions: It is handheld and works sort of like a whistle that humans can't hear. It worked on all three dogs in our home but we've not taken it for a test drive at the barn to see the horses' reactions. Some people love it and others say it does nothing. Since it does not cost much, we do suggest you try it for yourselves, even if it helps only when Sadie walks into the room, it'll be worth it.