Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthday Boy

Yesterday was Gibson's 6th Birthday!!

I wasn't sure what to get the dog who has everything.. so I decided to make him some homemade dog treats instead of something from the store.  They turned out super cute! I used this cookie cutter to cut them out.

The recipe was so super easy!  Just 2 cups of flour and 2 jars of baby food! Then roll out and bake for 20-25 minutes.  I topped Gibson's with some greek yogurt and blueberries!

He loved them!!

Happy Birthday, my handsome dude!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Merrick Brush Bones

Our treat of the month for June were Merrick Big Brush Bones!


I chose them because.. well.. Gibson has STANKY breath and I'm not really a fan of "Greenies".  These were more attractive to me because they are Grain Free & Natural.


From Merrick:
Merrick Dental Chews are all-natural dental chews to clean dogs’ teeth and freshen breath, all in a tasty and digestible treat.
Key Benefits
  • Grain-free and gluten-free treats
  • Made for dogs that weigh 25 pounds and over
  • All-natural ingredients
  • Dogs love the taste
  • Innovative shapes and textures to combat plaque and tartar
  • Supports fresh breath
  • No sorbic acid or sodium copper chlorophylin
  • Made in the USA

Gibson gets one of these a few times a week and I have noticed a difference in how his teeth look!  They are much whiter, and I haven't noticed his breath as much either ;)

They are "Big Brush Bones" so they are a bit on the big side for a corgi.. but it makes them that much more special for Gibson.  He does a serious happy dance every time he gets one!


Highly recommend these!

Friday, June 27, 2014

2015 Corgi Butts Calendar Contest!!

This year's Corgi Butts Calendar Contest is here!  

The theme?  Corgi Butts of course!   I am looking for your best shots of your corgi's tushies, rear ends, fluffy pants, nubs, etc!

Here are some examples of what I am looking for...



Corgi Butt

Ultimate Corgi Butt


Doesn't seem too hard does it?  Want to participate? Well, here's the scoop:

The Details
  • Each month will feature a corgi's (or multiple corgis) photo (must show it's backside), it's name & location (+website if it has one)
  • $1 per calendar sold  will be donated to Corgi Pals.
  • The calendar will be ready to go for the holiday shopping season!
Submission Guidelines
  • All entries should be emailed to ksteck23(at) - replace (at) with the @ symbol - no later than August 22, 2014.  30 finalists will be chosen and be put to the public vote.  Winners will be announced soon after!
  • You must have rights to the photos that you are submitting.
  • Only 2 entries per corgi, please! 
  • When you submit your entries, please include your dog's name and your location.   If you have a website, blog or Facebook page, include the web addresses.
  • Please send the original sized version of your photos (high resolution).  They should be at least 11.25" wide and 8.75" high at at least 150dpi to ensure the highest quality calendar. The file size should be at least 1mb.
  • Photos received may be cropped and resized and edited to fit specific calendar sizes and guidelines.
  • You will retain the rights to your own photos, and can still submit them to any other contest, sell them, or use them however else you like!
Photo Tips
  • Photos needs to show your corgi's butt :)  but if their face is in there as well, that is fine!
  • Try to get down on their level (on the ground) to get the best possible photo.  It makes a huge difference! :)
  • Photos should not include humans.
  • Photos can be from previous years if they are your best photos.
  • Outdoor and season specific shots always work well!
  • There can be multiple corgis per photo submission.
  • Pembrokes, Cardigans AND Corgi Mixes are all acceptable.

So there you have it! Let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see some awesome photos soon! Please spread the word!! :)  

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Beef Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats

Time for my treat of the month! He's always very excited to get mail (whether it's for him or not)

This month Gibson taste-tested Halo Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Beef Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats!  He was quite impressed..


Liv-a-Littles are 100% Meat freeze dried treats that are wonderful as an extra special reward for your pooch OR cat!!

From Halo:
Beef, beef, and beef: that's all the ingredients in these tasty dog and cat treats, and that's all it needs! Liv-a-Littles Grain-Free 100% Beef Freeze-Dried Dog & Cat Treats are protein-packed snacks that both cats and dogs crave. They can be served on their own or easily crumbled and used as an extra-special dry food topper if your lil pal is turning up his nose at the food bowl.
Key Benefits
  • Grain-free product great for pets with sensitive stomachs
  • All-natural beef treat
  • Great source of protein
  • Suitable for dogs and cats


The container looks small, but there are a LOT of treats packed in there.  We've had them for 2 weeks and it still looks full!

Love the size of these.  Just right as a tasty little morsel..

And Gibson gives them 2 Googly Eyes (same as thumbs up?).  We love um!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats

This month's treat was EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats...


EVO has always been known for having food that is close nutritionally as feeding a raw diet as kibble can get, so I had to try these!


Gibson was very excited...

These are grain free, high protein, gourmet dog treat.

Key Benefits
  • Skin and coat health
  • Energy and nutrient-dense
  • Excellent palatability and is highly digestible
  • Less waste and greatly reduces stool volume
  • Formulated with added antioxidant vitamins
  • Fortified with vitamins and minerals
  • No grains of any type therefore minimizing the potential for food allergies

And they come in 4 different shapes, which is fun!  Heart, Circle, Bone & Triangle.


I like the heart best ;)


They are a good sized treat and Gibson says nom nom nom nom nom every time!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies Fruit'ins with Honey, Apple & Bacon Duo-Layered Baked Dog Treats

Can you believe it's almost April? Sure doesn't feel like it where I live, but Gibson and I are enjoying actually being able to go for walks again w/o freezing to death! :)

My treats of the month are Old Mother Hubbard Gourmet Goodies Fruit'ins with Honey, Apple & Bacon Duo-Layered Baked Dog Treats! I chose them because, well, hello!  Bacon? Apple? Honey?  What's not to love?


Also, I thought they looked like human cookies, which is always fun for dogs, right? Oh and of course, I love anything by Old Mother Hubbard!!


These treats are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside and made with wholesome natural ingredients.


And they look tasty!!




I like the size of these. They're a good 'special every day' treat.  Not too big, but bigger than a training treat.   And of course, the Gib approves ;)


Monday, March 17, 2014

New Bed from!

Check out Gibson's new swanky dog bed!  It was sent to us from and we love it!


The bed itself is the Pet Lounge Studios Bambu Daybed and I chose it because Gibson loves sleeping on our couches, so I thought he'd like having one that was all for him instead of growling at us when we want him to get out of our seat ;)


This bed is very high quality.  The base was easily put together and made of 100% natural bamboo!  That's nicer than most of our human furniture ;)   The cushion is filled with orthopedic foam and covered with a washable and stain resistant ultra-suede.  It feels so comfy!


Gibson is still warming up to the idea of a new bed (he usually picks one spot for a few months and then moves to something else), but I'm sure he'll be snoozing on it in no time.  I like that it is an attractive piece of furniture that could be placed in any of our rooms too.  Looks especially nice in Hadley's play area, no?  :)

As I mentioned, the bed is from, which is a great company that I just learned about.

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As you can see from the image above, they have free shipping and donate $1 from every purchase to the ASPCA!  The company was started by Ryan and Brittany who were frustrated by the lack of high quality dog beds on the market, so they researched and found brands that sold beds that they'd want to give their own dogs and last a lifetime.

Here is more about their philospophy:
"Our ValuesWhen we started PupYo!, we knew we wanted to provide an awesome, seamless experience for our customers.  
We thought: "What would we want if we were buying something for our dogs?"
And we answered:
  1. A simple, enjoyable buying experience. 
  2. World class customer service. We mean it. We want to delight you!
  3. Fast shipping with accurate tracking. When we order something online, we want it to arrive as quickly as possible! 
  4. The best prices. 
And so that's what we've done with PupYo! We provide free shipping on every product we can, and we're committed to providing the absolute best customer support experience in the industry.  
We follow a simple philosophy: "How would we want to be treated as customers?"
And that's how we operate.  
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (800) 975-6852 or email us @"
So, if you are in the market for a new dog bed, I'd suggest giving a try! :) 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sojos Grain-Free Duck & Cherry Flavor Dog Treats

It's that time for my treat of the month!  This month, I picked out Sojos Grain-Free Duck & Cherry Flavor Dog Treats!  Gibson was clearly attracted to the pink box off the bat ;)


I always choose treats made with duck for some reason.. seems exotic I guess... and the duck & cherry combo sounded delish to me, so I figured Gibson would dig them.  And I can't lie, the pink box was just too cute to pass up..

Back to the treats themselves.. These are another grain-free biscuit that are also gluten free, 100% natural and made from only 5 high quality ingredients!


They are a little bit smaller than I would normally like for a 'special' treat and a bit too big for training treats. So, I'm not that big of a fan of the size.  I normally give Gibson two of the biscuits at once  ;)

Other than the size, I think these are great treats that could be added to your dog's everyday diet!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nutro Ultra Oatmeal & Pumpkin Biscuits Healthy Digestion Blend Dog Treats

Time for my January treat review from!  This month, I picked out these Nutro Ultra Oatmeal & Pumpkin Biscuits Healthy Digestion Blend Dog Treats!DSC_5829

These All Natural Biscuits come in 4 varieties:
Oatmeal & Pumpkin for Healthy Digestion
Pomegranate & Blueberry Antioxidant Blend
Salmon Meal & Sunflower Oil for Healthy Skin & Coat
Small Breed Formula- Superfood Blend

I chose the Oatmeal because I always worry about Gibson's digestion since he had some tummy problems a few summers ago.  He loves them!  And I love it's a high quality treat!


Here's what Nutro has to say about them:
"Nutro Ultra All Natural Dog Biscuits are made with super-premium whole foods to promote the health and well-being of your dog. The unique blend of nutrient-dense, superfood ingredients delivers superior functional benefits to your dog’s vitality. Ultra Healthy Digestion Blend Dog Biscuits are designed with wholesome, all-natural fibers like oatmeal and pumpkin for dogs with sensitive stomachs to help ease digestion.
Key Benefits
  • Loaded with nutrient-packed natural fibers to be easier on your dog’s digestive process
  • Perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs
  • Naturally preserved and does NOT contain: wheat, ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, soy, artificial colors or flavors, or fillers
  • Three lean animal proteins from farm-raised chicken, pasture-fed lamb and salmon provide unique and complementary Amino Acids that work together to promote strong, lean muscles
  • Packed with antioxidants to help maintain a strong immune system, a healthy heart and sharp mind
  • Made in the USA"

I love the size of these treats.  Big enough to be something a little special, but not too big that you have to worry about your fatty corgi gaining too much weight ;)


All in all, another score from Nutro &!

Catching Up..

Whew, I am soo behind on posting. Remember Christmas a month ago? I did have plans to talk about what Gibson got from his Secret Santa this ear, but seems kind of silly now! So, here is a general update on how things have been going in the Corgi Butts household ;)

 Biggest news: I am back at my old job!

My boss asked me back to work  part-time and I gladly accepted!!  I got to choose my own hours and it has been awesome!  Hadley has been in Daycare since early October (a few hours a week), so it wasn't that big of transition for her, so that's nice.  She does still cry her eyes out every day when I drop her off.. and is not a fan of eating much there.. BUT she naps way better there than she does at home!  So that's a plus :)

So that's why there has been a serious lack of anything coming from this blog in the past month!

In other news: it has been the WORST WINTER EVER!!  I can never remember things closing because it is too cold, but we've had 4 days of that already this year.  Poor Gibson has been soooooo neglected.  It's too cold to do anything outside :(  We now have to run around the house to get any exercise.  If I can get him to run up and down the stairs with me 3 times I feel like we've at least done something.  Can't wait til it's in the 30's again!! We could then at least do this:


Next news item: We've been working (again) on Gibson's barking and think we've finally solved the problem.. We bought him a shock collar!  I know, how scandalous, but it was the best purchase we've ever made!  After barking once with it on, he understood what it meant and stopped barking.  We now only put it on him when he's in situations where he can't control his barking (family parties, get togethers & play groups). It has been awesome!!  Everyone comments on how they actually like Gibson now (poor guy) and it's so nice not having to scold him all the time.  And if he starts barking w/o it on, we just have to say, "Collar" and he stops :)  WOO!

Ok, that's it for now.  Will hopefully be back with some cuter posts soon!
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