Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Corgi Love for Papa… By OC

Papa needed a lot of love when he got home today from his Auntie’s funeral and that is a job that we gladly undertook…

Pip got a bit jealous of Poppi and wanted him to get DOWN,

but Grammy and Papa talked to him ...

Pip decided that he was going to ignore Poppi and just let him be.

Finally, we all settled down pretty much. I couldn’t get UP on Papa, but I stayed close to the side of his chair so he knew I loved him too…

Note from Grammy: "Happy" answers much better to the name "Poppi," so we have decided to call him that.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Creek Road Trip

Papa said he wanted to go someplace that was quiet and “restful for the soul,” after this past week and losing his Auntie, so we took a little road trip. We went up to a place called Reyes Creek because he wanted to see what Pip and me would do around running water.

Gimli had been to a creek the last time they took Little Bear home. (OOoops… apparently, with all that’s happened, he never got to share that…) Grammy says we’ll try to do that later.

It was a nice drive up to the mountains, about an hour and a half away. Here are the pictures Grammy took before the camera ran out of batteries… These were taken near where they sat and rested…

And these were taken where the Creek runs over the road…

Grammy made two short vids so that you can hear the creek running… It was very restful, and Papa seemed to feel a little better when we left. We are glad he thought about doing this!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Bunny Blog Hop Basket

Note: Grammy decided to let us do this because it helps save children’s lives…

Grammy’s friend, Angela from West Virginia Treasures  contacted Grammy and asked her to become part of the Hershey’s Blog Hop to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Hershey’s has partnered with them for over 20 years, and this is THIS year’s fundraiser, and the best part is that it doesn’t cost you a thing!

Angela contacted Grammy, but when we heard about it, we figured that we love kids too, and would love to get the Dog Blog world in on this! After all, most of us really love kids, and even if we have had some of them pull our ears, etc., we should remember that our master’s were once kids, and they grew up to love us because they learned to love from others and this gives us a chance to love these sick kids!!!

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals (those are vets for kids!) Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to CMN create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.

Hershey's will donate $10 to the Network for each blog post -- and they'll keep on donating as long as the blog-hopping continues, up to $5,000 to benefit kids. What a wonderful thing for Hershey's to do for the children, and this gives us Corgis and our Dog Blogging friends a chance to help these sick kids, too! Is that cool or what! I don’t think anyone will gripe if we dogs get VIRTUAL chocolate, even if we can’t have much of the real stuff. I also know that Grammy loves the real stuff, and plans to buy some for her grandkids, and now she plans to make it Hersheys.

The rules are easy:


~Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.

~Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.

~Link back to the person who gave you an Easter Basket.

~Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.

~Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this Better Basket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.

~Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).

~Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.

Thank you, Hershey's for helping us to help others!

Now, I need to pass this virtual Easter basket on to others.  Happy Easter everyone! I'm only passing this on to 5 so they will have a chance to pass it on to others.

2. Dozer, Cooper & Dottie at Our Life: Dozer and Coop
3. Bender and his Mom, Rachel at Bender the Adventure Dog 
4. Twinkie and his family at Twinkietinydog

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sadness.. By The Country Corgi Crew

Grammy says we are going to have to “drop back and punt,” whatever that means. I gather we are going to have a “do over” as there was a misunderstanding this evening and a comment with the answer got posted before the time limit. 

Robert was trying to help while Grammy was at the hospital with Papa visiting his Aunt, and didn’t know about the change in available time. What we are going to do is accept Rachel & Bender’s comment, but we will have a MMMM #4.5 next time.

This will probably NOT be this next Monday, as Papa’s Aunt passed away this evening and they will be busy with funeral arrangements, etc. the rest of this week and weekend.

We are so sorry that Happy lost his New Mom, and we know that Papa is hurting and will have a lot of stuff to take care of over the next few weeks, as he is the only close relative that she had.

Grammy says that we may not be able to post for a while, as she might not have a lot of time to let us on the computer. She said “We will see…” when we asked her. We will be back as soon as we can, and we will miss you all a lot!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Miss Mercy Monday Mystery #4!

It is Miss Mercy Monday Mystery Time again! Let’s see if you can sniff out the answer to Miss Mercy’s question from the "Sudden Change of Plans and Tidbits" Post…

Who is THIS little “deer” and her two Black Lab “siblings?” Hint: The 2 aren’t from an old TV Show though the names are the same! (I need 3 names here…)

The Mystery’s are posted on Monday afternoons, around 5 p.m. Pacific Time, and the answers need to be in by 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. You have 24 hours to figure out the mystery and write a comment with your answer on this blog. I’m changing my “comment” section for the next 24 hours to having to be approved by me so that I can approve and post them after the 24 hour Mystery period so no one thinks that someone else got the answer so doesn’t make a try. I’ll go back to regular commenting after the 24 hours, ok?

Everyone who has the correct answer/s will be awarded a Miss Mercy Mystery badge (See the side bar), and have their name entered in the Corgi Toss that we will have at the end of MMMM #5. Last week, we had three friends get the correct answers: Mango, Betty & Koda, and Rachel & Bender.

BG will choose the winner from all the names in that Corgi Toss, and they will receive their choice of either one of Little Dott’s Books, Little Dott Finds a Home (Click the title to read a preview of the first few pages) OR a $20 Gift Certificate to our Country Corgi CafePress Store.

Good luck everyone, and happy sleuthing!

NOT FAIR! by Dott

It is NOT FAIR!!!  Weekends are supposed to be spent with US, not off by themselves! Grammy and my Dad (Robert) ended up spending Saturday in the hospital again, while Papa worked, trying to make up for the work time he lost while Grammy was in the hospital earlier this week.

Grammy was NOT sick and is doing fine, but they got a call early Saturday that Papa’s elderly Aunt had fallen and was being taken to the hospital, so my Dad drove Grammy way over to another hospital in the BIG town, and they ended up staying ALL DAY!

My Dad came home in the late evening and… do you BELIEVE THIS!!??!! … he had another DOG with him!  At this point, we didn’t know what had happened, but I was NOT HAPPY, and thought that he had been cheating on me (cheating me out of my time with him and fooling around with another dog instead.)  

Neither Mercy nor I wanted to talk to him or look at him for a while, but then he told us what had happened and so we finally decided to forgive him.  I must admit, though that it took a lot of jerky treats to make ME come around and listen to him.

It seems that Auntie had fallen, because she’d had a mild heart attack, and (Grammy says, “Praise God!”) a friend of hers had come over to visit and help her with something and found her on the floor.  The friend “just happened” to have her hubby with her (she’s almost always come alone before, so Grammy said another “Praise God!”) and they were able to get Auntie up, but decided to call for further help.  

At this point, they called Grammy.  Auntie has no other family, and Papa takes care of her bills, and makes sure she has food, etc., so that’s why they called.  I guess it took the doctors a LONG time to figure out some of the things that were wrong, but they finally told Grammy and Robert that Auntie would have to stay for a while. 

Grammy decided that Auntie’s little dog, Saint Happiness (Happy), would have to come and live with us for a while.  Papa had just gotten Happy from the SPCA about 3 weeks ago, after he had gone for some "tutoring," a few weeks after Auntie’s last dog, Lexie, had taken the Rainbow Bridge.  He was older than they usually keep and wasn't going to be there much longer.  (Yes... he has a shaved "tummy," too...)

Of course, after I found all this out, I decided that I probably should be a bit more accepting, because poor Happy is, again, NOT happy, and he’s already had a kind of hard life for only being 5-6 years old.  

He’s not too bad, and Gimli really likes him.  They play together a lot!  He is hoping that his Newish Mom will get well and take him home again someday.  Grammy and Papa (who had gone over after work) didn’t get home until after 1 a.m. because they had stayed until Auntie got taken out of the “Emerge auntie’s Room,” and put into a regular room.

They went back over there again today, and my Dad and his brother, Manuel, are going over all day tomorrow to work on her house, as she has sort of not been able to do a lot lately, but didn’t want anyone to help her.  IF she can come home, she will have to have someone come in to help her regularly.  Please keep Happy’s mom (Papa’s Auntie) in your thoughts and prayers.

P.S. Grammy IS (at this point) planning to post a “Miss Mercy Monday Mystery” at 5 p.m. this afternoon unless something else bad comes up, and you will have 24 hours from then to comment with your answer/s...

Friday, March 19, 2010


Grammy came home last night about 8 p.m. We were SOOOOO HAPPY!!! Papa got a call on the phone, and then he put me and Dott into the Living Room and went to bed because he was sick. We thought there MUST be some kind of mistake, but then we heard Robert (Dott’s Dad) drive up in the truck.

We were glad about that, but then, he came in and let Dott out to go to the truck, and a few minutes later, GRAMMY CAME THROUGH THE DOOR!!!! I was just SOOO HAPPY!!! She came in and went to sit down in the big recliner and Robert picked me up and put me in her lap. I kissed her and kissed her, all the while telling her that she shouldn’t scare me like that and just leave and not come back!

 After a bit, Robert let in the others, and they all told Grammy how glad they were that she was home, too!

She said she was so sorry and hadn’t meant to not come back after Bible Study, but that she’d gotten sick and ended up in the hospital in a lot of pain. They ran tests and a CT Scan and said that she had and enlarged and enflamed Appendix and needed surgery. She sat in the Emergency room for a LONG time, because they weren’t sure they were going to do it right away or wait until morning.

They finally decided to wait and admitted her into a room and ran a bunch more tests. They scheduled the surgery for Tuesday morning, and the family and church were called and everyone started praying. The doctor got held up doing a bunch more surgeries, and Grammy seemed to be getting better. She wasn’t crazy about that doctor anyway, so asked for another one.

He didn’t come in until Tuesday evening quite late, and since she didn’t seem to be getting any worse (from tests, etc.) and the pain was going away, he decided to just wait and see how she did overnight, and gave her a little bit of broth and tea. She hadn’t eaten in about 30 hours because they weren’t sure about doing the surgery, so she told me she was happy about THAT!

They redid a bunch of the tests (She says it’s a wonder she’s got any blood left) and the doctor said that maybe they’d made some kind of mistake, since he’d never seen appendicitis get better like that. Grammy says she thinks it was everybody’s prayers for her, and she told him that!

He decided to let her eat regular food for today, and when she got all better by this afternoon, and the tests all came out fine, he let her come HOME!!! 

She says that she thinks it was a miracle, and that God healed her, and she wants to thank everyone for their prayers for her. She’s supposed to go have a check up next week, but for now, SHE’S HOME!!!!

She’s sorry about the Miss Mercy Monday Mystery, as she THOUGHT that she had scheduled the post so that it would have posted Monday afternoon, and she had taken off the comments and made them be moderated so they wouldn’t show for the 24 hour answer period. She’s going to do that on MMMM days from now on, but put it back afterwards. She was happy that Dott and Robert had posted so that you all would know what was going on.