Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I love the "eyeliner" corgis wear around their eyes. It's one of the things that makes a corgi look like a corgi. Which is why, I hate allergies. When Gibson's seasonal allergies flare up, it's bye bye eyeliner. Boo for late summer. But now? Wow, it is in full black charcoal force! It's really funny how much it can change in a few months..

Here he is with absolutely no eye smudge:

Just a light, natural look:

And, crazy goth eyes! :

Love those eyes :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Win a monogramed treat jar!

Head on over to Hamburger's House for your chance to win an awesome Monogrammed Treat Jar for your pooch, featuring your dog's initial on the lid and your choice of dog breed on the jar (it comes in corgi!).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Part Time Gigs

Gibson's full time job as a Home Security Professional is going so well, that he has been able to juggle a few more part time positions on his time off. Its so funny to watch him do his jobs.. He gets so excited, yet is very serious about all of them at the same time. So cute, yet.... annoying ;)

So, anyways, here are his side gigs:

When Ben and I watch sports... especially teams that we like.. Gibson feels the need to referee. He can sense our tension and excitement, and he DOES NOT LIKE IT! It's apparently against the rules of his house.. this goes for video games too (OMG does he HATE the Wii).. If there is any sort of exciting moment in the game, Gibson will start growling and looks at us like we are complete idiots. If we cheer/get mad at a play, he runs around and barks and will not stop. Not a fan of this job, but it IS his job.... seriously.

Dish Washer
So, this is my fault, but Gibson cleans almost all of my dishes now. And gets very upset if I do not give them to him. It's mainly my cereal bowls after I am done with them, and it's actually pretty helpful (cuts down on the rinsing I have to do). I don't really mind this job, but I should probably not let him clean EVERY dish ;)


Waste Detection & Removal
I hate this one. Hate it, hate it, hate it. So apparently, bunnies usually do their business in the privacy of their homes... but in the winter, they just poop wherever they heck they're standing. And they seem to spend most of their time in my back yard.. Well, Gibson feels like it his duty to eat every. single. piece. Blech. He gets so incredibly obsessive about it. He does it on walks too, and knows the regular spots where he finds his treasures and will not budge until everything is clean. Ugh. Can't wait til spring.

Heart Breaker
Let's face it, this is every corgi's job. After all the annoying and infuriating side jobs they do, they can pull this one out and all is forgiven. They don't really have to do much, just look at you. With those eyes. Those sad, sad eyes.

Case in point: Last week, I let Gibson out for his morning pee before I gave him his breakfast. He was distracted by his "waste removal" job to come back in right away, so I decided to put a kettle on the stove for some tea. Then I heard barking, and Gibson clocked into his FULL time job because our neighbor was walking his dog in front of our house. I ran out, IN MY SLIPPERS AND PAJAMAS, through a foot of snow and chased Gibson across the street. The little brat for some reason did not recognize our neighbor and was barking at him while he was walking up HIS OWN FRONT PORCH. Ugh. Recognition finally set in, and he and our neighbor dog said their hellos while I was still making my way through the snow paths.

So, I was really upset w/Gibson when I got him back in... SO very upset. Never have been so mad at him. That was until...


He decided to break my heart by curling up on the bed that I bought him a year ago that he has never touched. Never. And like that, all is forgiven.

Little brat.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Burro Gibson


Gotta love the 'Skinneez' dog toys (and other long skinny toys).. They can turn your dog into a miniature burro!

They are also great for wearing as fun fluffy collars! (or for me to torture Gibson with)


Hey, a dog owner's gotta have fun too, ya know ;)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Illustrations: Herman & Renny!

I'm having a lot of fun doing these custom illustrations of corgis! Just wanted to show a few more that I've been asked to do :)

And Renny!

Aren't they super cute? :)

Want your own? Contact me at ksteck23(at)gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Calendar Corgi of the Month: Theo!


Mr. January

Name: Theo
Corgi Mom: JuLo

Theo Cuteness:


happy boy 1

Happy boy!

January Calendar Ideas
(it's a great time to take those photos for next year's calendar!)

- Outdoor, snowy
- Indoor, warm and cozy
- Cold weather gear (corgis w/scarves, hats, coats)
- New Years Day, celebration
- Football

Note: Every month I'll be featuring the corgi of the month on the "Corgis (with blogs) Calendar" and giving tips on the types of photos I'll be looking for for the current month next year.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fun with Photoshop Actions

Gibson had a photo shoot this weekend (by me), and I thought I'd have some fun and photoshop the heck out of the photos :)

I found these awesome FREE actions at Pioneer Woman's blog (you can download them here). There are so many but these are my favorite...

"Soft & Faded" + "Quick Edge Burn"

"Fresh & Colorful"

And yes, I was asking all sorts of confusing questions to get him to look this cute :)

"Lovely & Ethereal" + "Quick Edge Burn"

"B&W Beauty" + "Quick Edge Burn"
That's me and my dude ♥ Messy morning hair and all :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Resolutions

Resolutions. Kind of silly. Hard to keep. But I like making them. Why? Cause it's motivation. And it's a way to review how your life is going and make changes accordingly.


My main resolution for this year.. is to treat my health the way I treat Gibson's. Ugh. That's embarrassing, isn't it. Yes, I've made my dog's health way more important than my own. His diet, his exercise, both under strict regimens. My diet & exercise? Not so much. Even Gibson's appearance probably gets more attention than my own nowadays. Depressing.

So, it's time for a change! Time to be more like this guy.

Minus the whole, being a dog thing, of course. I am going to take more time for myself. No diets, but eating a little healthier. Less beer. Less lattes. More veggies. And bringing pilates back into my life. Oh how I have missed you pilates (and the body that goes with it). Maybe less laying around in sweats all day too...

Don't worry, I haven't forgot about my buddy.

For Gibson, I am going to give more kisses, more hugs and more playtime. Maybe sneak some more treats in here and there.. Take more photos. Go to dog parks and maybe try an agility class. See? that's pretty fun, right Gibs?

So how bout you? Any new years resolutions you want to share? Any involving your dog or pet?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Buh Bye 2009..

Hellooooo 2010!

And, hello Gibson.

Time to hang your Corgis (with blogs) Calendars up! Stay tuned for a special post on our calendar boy of the month, Theo!! :)

Happy New Year everyone!!!
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