Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Day

Gibson and I have declared it, "International Corgi Day!"  Time to treat your corgis like the princes and princesses that they are ;)

What Royal Wedding?

I could kind of care less about the Royal Wedding.. I was actually up in time to watch it if I wanted to (couldn't sleep), but decided to lay in bed and try to sleep instead.. then I watched a recap of it in 5 minutes :)    Kate looked absolutely beautiful.. now, can we all go on w/our lives? :)

Anyways, the one thing I did actually enjoy about all the wedding hype, were all the fun corgi things popping up everywhere in promotion of it!  Corgis are the Royal Dog, of course, so they should be honored today too.

You've probably already seen these, but here are some super cute ads to promote the wedding using corgis!!  Sooooo cute :)

Oh and apparently they are adding a corgi to Farmville soon!  Not that I play it.. but if I did, I'd be pretty stoked :)


Did you get up to watch the Royal Wedding??  Will you treat your corgi like royalty today?? :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A glimpse at my future?

I think Gibson is starting to feel a little better.. I now have him on a bland diet and he seems back to his normal self.  Only problem is that his schedule is all screwed up.  He now does not poop in the day time and needs to go out multiple times per night.  Yes, I think he's preparing us for a newborn.

Sunday night was the worst.  Ben and I went to a concert (The National & Arcade Fire. Awesome.  Baby's first rock concert and I made it all the way to the end! I usually go to bed at 9:30! :) ), and didn't get back home til midnight..  Well, then I got to get up at 1am (he had to poops), 4am (he had to pukes :( ) and 5am (he had to barks).   We were all like zombies yesterday.  Good job training us for becoming parents, Gibby!! *sarcasm*

Here's a more fun glimpse at our future..  A corgi kissing a baby (make sure you watch around 2:15!):

Thanks for the link, Hannah!! :) The first time I watched this video, I cried. Silly pregnancy hormones ;)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Giveaway Winners! + sick doggy :(

Happy Earth Day!  I loved hearing all the ways you and your corgi help the environment. Congratulations to the following 6 lucky dogs who won a 5lb bag of Healthy Omega Gourmet Dog Food to try!:

Rebecca Pugh who said...

 Always pick up her "number 2's" and put all that extra corgi undercoat outside near the birds so they can make some super soft nests!

That corgi :) who said...

Honestly, we are so bad about helping the environment, BUT we do always pick up his messes no matter where we are at.

DSS who said...

We donate the toys that Louis doesn't "love" to animal shelters, rather than throwing them away. We've encouraged our friends to do the same. We also have purchased a travel water bottle & bowl for him so that we don't have to use a disposable one when traveling.

And finally, his poo bags are biodegradable. We spend a little bit extra to purchase them..but feel much better about it!

Rachel who said...

We saved up the dog hair from brushing and sent it to the people helping with the oil spill last year. 

Bones is an amazing digger and has already decided where my garden will go this year. (I count that as him helping the environment and motivating me.) 

We also are lucky enough that we can walk to the vet and save on gas in the car.

Katie who said...

We help the enviroment by picking up the #2's, and when possible we put them in my dad compost pile, for his gardening. We also put all the extra corgi fluff under the trees for other little critters to use. We also reuse water bottles for drinks on the go, and plastic bags from the stores for the picker-upping. 

Aparna E. who said...

 I always pick up after Gryff and we use biodegradable bags after he TCB's. We also get his toys and treats from a store in town called Green Pawz, which is an eco-friendly store!

Congratulations, winners!   Please email me at ksteck23(at) with your name and address and your bags of food should be mailed to you soon! :)

In other news, Gibson has not been feeling well the past few days..  I think it's sympathy pains for me ;)   He's thrown up twice and had diarrhea yesterday morning.. he even scared me by not eating his breakfast right away, but he did eventually... and he's been obsessed with eating grass.. :(  I've had to get up with him 3 of the past 4 nights to let him out, which is really fun.    It just sucks.   I've been giving him canned pumpkin to help settle his tummy.. but if that doesn't work, it maybe be the 'ol bland diet that we'll have to try.  He SEEMS better today, but was still moping around on our walk.  We'll see...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Big News

So last week I promised you some fun and exciting posts this week.. Well, the first one was yesterday's giveaway! You can win a 5lb bag of some awesome healthy dog food!  Click here to enter :)

And the second one is this...

No, we aren't getting another corgi..  Or any pet for that matter.   He's gonna be this kind of big brother...

Yep, I'm pregnant!  12 weeks pregnant to be exact! Due on or around November 1st!

It was super hard keeping it a secret for this long.  I found out the night before my birthday (2/22), which explains why posts have been down since then :)    I've pretty much been sick ever since I tested.    At first, I caught a horrible cold (which I mentioned here), and as soon as that started to go away, morning sickness kicked in.  Although, of course, it's more like "all day and night long sickness".   Fun stuff, let me tell you ;)   I'm finally starting to feel a bit better though.  Or at least, I am getting used to it.

Other than that, I've been tired, but am starting to get some more energy the past week or so (and I hear the 2nd trimester is much easier!), and am slowly getting a little bump :)

Gibson has been a trooper since I haven't been able to play as much with him (I pretty much live on the couch).  Ben has been picking up the slack in that department :)  Now, daddy is  the fun one and mommy sucks.  Oh well, as long as the pup is happy!

Everyone keeps saying that 'Gibson is going to be soo jealous' and 'How is Gibson going to deal w/a baby?'  But I have confidence in the little dude.  He is so good and gentle with kids and and I can see him being very protective of his little sibling.   It's all very exciting to think about :)

So there you have it.. a big ol fat piece of gossip ;)   Ben and I are super happy and I am very excited to share my journey w/you all..  that is, if you don't mind me posting pregnancy/baby stuff on here from time to time!  I promise to still keep you updated on all things Gibson as well :)  If you have any questions, let me know!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Healthy Omega Gourmet Dog Food Review & Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, Pet Botanics asked me if I'd like to do a review/giveaway of their new dog food, Healthy Omega Gourmet Dog Food.  I, of course, said, "Sure!" and last week I received 3 5lb bags of the stuff.


Gibson wanted some...


I am ever so cute, please give me!

Healthy Omega comes in 3 flavors.  



And Lamb:

I must say, it takes a lot for me to be impressed by a dog food, and this food impresses me.   1. It has no corn, soy, wheat, added fillers or artificial flavors or colors.  Off to a good start!   It's grain free as an added bonus and uses peas and other veggies and fruits as the main carbs.   A whole protein or "meal" is the number 1 ingredient in each flavor and it also contains essential Omega 3 Fatty Acids (hence the name) for healthy skin and coat.   Oh, and the coolest thing of all: The bag is made of Eco-Friendly Compostable materials!  Cool, huh??

Gibson loves it..but that is no surprise.. :)  I mix it in with his Wellness and he digs around to pick out the pieces of this food first to eat!

5lb bags are available at Petsmart for $14.99.  A perfect size for trying out a new food.  Hopefully, they'll get more sizes soon!


You can be one of 6 winners to be sent a 5lb bag of Healthy Omega Gourmet Dog Food to try!

To Enter:

Simply answer this question in the comments below: What have you done with your dog to help the environment?

You must live in the US to be eligible to win. Please leave your email or blog so I can contact you. 6 winners will be selected randomly on Earth Day! Friday, April 22!  Good Luck!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Flashback

I just realized I haven't posted anything in almost 10 days.  Whoops!  I promise that there will be some exciting posts on the way next week (giveaway!).  In the meantime, I figured some adorable photos and videos of Gibson as a wee little guy might tide you over until then :)   Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

10 years

10 years ago today, I met my best friend and love of my life.

(Canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints!   I love it!!!! :) )

Well, in person. We had met months earlier online (which wasn't as common as it is today!). But April 6th marks the day where he drove up from Indy to meet me in a gas station and 5 seconds later  say, "Excuse me, my pants are ringing." (his mom called)


And then 3 years ago today, this happened:

We chose our anniversary as out wedding date to make things ever more special.  And I must say, I am so happy that we did.  April 6th will always be one of the best days of the year :)

Oh and then 4 months later, this happened ;)

And the honeymoon was over ;)   Just kidding.. sort of.... :)

Happy Anniversary, Ben.  I love you :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Calendar Corgi of the Month: Whiskey!

on the wall

on my screen

Miss April

Name: Whiskey
Corgi Mom: Katie

Whiskey Cuteness:

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

-Bunnies/Bunny Butts
-Rain/Rain Coats

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.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gibson watches baseball

Baseball season is back!  Who's excited? Well, we certainly are over here.  Gibson too...  He thinks it's way fun to watch baseball games.  Why?  Well because there is someone playing fetch w/him on tv!  Yes.. apparently dogs can actually see what is going on on tv because EVERY TIME he sees the pitcher about to release the ball, this happens:

Yep.  "Woof, woof, woof! Throw the ball this way, dummy!"   I must say, at first it is hilarious, but after a few innings, not so much ;)

Does your dog do this??  If not baseball, do they watch any tv???
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