Monday, December 28, 2009

Back to Reality..

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Mine was, er, tiring. To say the least (I went to bed at 9 last night). LOTS of travel in bad weather conditions, but we made it home safe (Yeah, it's fun to come home to almost a foot of snow in your driveway that you have to shovel before you park your car, let me tell you.. hah), and that's all that matters :)

ANYWAYS

Gibson had quite the stressful weekend also, but he sure did score a lot of cool Christmas loot!

Christmas Loot

Such a spoiled little brat :) I got him replacements for a lot of his favorite toys (I got to throw away the old carcasses last night) and also one of those 'indestructible' donuts (that red and black thing in black) that I am hoping will actually be indestructible. Everyone else spoiled the heck out of him too. He sure is pleased w/himself for having so many toys now :)


Oh and he sure loves walking into his presents...
Opening Presents

I think we're all glad to be back home and get back to our normal routines. And I'm hoping we don't have to jam two Christmases into 3 days ever again :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Meet Illustrated Finley!

Remember that 100 Followers Giveaway I had last month? Well, I thought I should share the result of that. Sam & Finley won, and if you have been to their blog, you probably have already seen this... but if not, please meet Illustrated Finley!



And for reference, here was the inspiration photo:


Like?? :) Want one of your own dog or other pet? Well, then contact me at ksteck23(at)gmail.com for more information! Illustrations like this will start at just $20 (more detail, backgrounds, etc. may cost more.. And at the same time, less detail will cost less!). Great, for adding to blogs making t-shirts and mugs, etc :)

No like or want?? That's ok too! :) Maybe I'll have something else up my sleeve that will catch your eye soon....

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mr. Grumpy Bugger

Gibson is one moody dog.

He really is.

It's best if you catch him when he first wakes up in the morning or from a nap . That's when he's the most snuggly, kissy, and actually seems to enjoy your presence.

When he's alert and active, he's a good doggy (and I wuv him muchly), but just wants to be fed and be played with.

The opposite of when he wakes up is his mildly grumpy mood - when he's about to fall asleep. This is when he gets really touchy if you want to cuddle and will growl at you. Moms and Dads do not appreciate this....

THEN, there's the worst time..when he's in his "crazy-hyper-i'm really tired but i'm going to be a *bleeping* grumpy pyscho right now" mood.

He's displayed all of these fine moods over the past few days...

Why? Well, because cousin Orson came to visit! On Gibson's home turf, oh boy!

On Tuesday night, they played and played and played until we had to pull them away from each other to go to sleep. Yesterday, started off the same way..until the exhaustion set in... AND crazy-hyper-psycho Gibson made an appearance.

Poor little Orson was done playing and just wanted to chew on Gibson's antlers. Well, Gibson was not going to have any of this..

Jealous

He was polite enough when Orson had them, but as soon as he turned his head, Gibson would grab it, bark obnoxiously, and then snarl and growl whenever Orson came near him (what a jerk!). Then, he would flaunt them by jumping up w/the antlers on the couch next to where Orson was sitting and then just show his teeth to his cousin if he looked in his direction.. Oh Gibson...

The next morning they were best friends again of course, since happy, kissy, snuggly Gibson was back. What a moody bugger...

The visit was fun though. And Gibson also showed our guests just how big of a fatty he is..

Obsessed

That's Orson's cage he stayed in when we left the house..and his food... and Gibson's nose two inches from it...

He really did not understand why food was left out, and apparently he snarfed it down a few times when I was at work... and also bit through a plastic bag to get to the rest of his food that Orson's mom brought for him... What a fatty little dog :)

Obsessed
"I dun nos, I's just hungry guys!"

Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm So *teeth chattering* Cold.


hehehe, sorry I had to.

It has really felt like that the past two days. Yesterday, it was -1 all day. But Oh! This morning it was all the way up to 5 degrees. Warm!

Poor Gibson has had about 1/16 the amount of walks he normally does. Most of them involved him going out, peeing, and then rolling over onto his back because his feet were so cold. Poor guy. Last night, we made it all the way down to the end of the block so he could poop, but then he immediately rolled over for me to pick him up :(

I've thought of getting him little puppy boots, but I can't imagine him agreeing to walk in them normally. He is not a fan of clothes. Or things touching his feet. I have been throwing his winter coat on him so keep him a little warmer, but he just looks at me like this...

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Clothes just aren't made for corgis! The people that make them, must be like, "Um, normal dogs do not have such short legs and big chests. Sorry!"

Well, hopefully we do not have that many freezing days this winter.. It is supposed to be "mild" according to the farmer's almanac! We'll see.....


(P.S. If any of you corgi owners in colder areas do use booties on your dog, which ones do you use and does your corgi tolerate them??)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Crisis solved!

Gibson can now look out his fave window again, thanks to three stacked blankets!



The world can now begin to spin again ;)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Spoiled

It's Christmas decorating time again, and we got to put up our tree Sunday night :) I kind of forgot about one thing though... Gibson's favorite window bench was going to have to move.
Losing weight!

I felt bad. Poor little guy lives to look out that window and bark his silly head off at anything and everything. So, I improvised, and gave him the ottoman from one of our chairs..

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"But it's not the same mom!"

He's not a fan. It's about an inch too short so he can barely see out the small area of the window that it sits under.

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"I will pose for your silly photo but I am not happy about this."

So, now I am trying to figure out a way to elevate the stupid ottoman. Gosh, my dog is spoiled.

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"No, I'm just the little prince of the household ma, duh."

Oh yeah, and he also saw me opening a package that contained some squeaky tennis balls that I ordered for his auntie Coal for Christmas, so he cried until I gave him one...

Oh and it snowed big time last night so he's just as happy as a clam today...

Spoiled, spoiled, spoiled ;)


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