Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Calendar Corgi of the Month: Maestro!

on the wall

on my screen

Mr. August

Name: Maestro
Blog: Mr. Maestro's Magical Misadventures

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

- Summer
- Back to School
- Picnics
- Camping
- Pools/Swimming
- Beaches

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, August 26, 2012

30 Calendar Finalists! VOTE NOW!!!

Here they are!  The top 30 finalists in this year's Corgis! Calendar Contest!   Congratulations to you all!  Voting information is below.

Use the poll below or click this link to vote! You can choose up to 12 photos that you'd like to see in this year's calendar! Only one vote per person, please! Winners will be announced September 4th!

Friday, August 24, 2012


 Reminder!!  Today is the LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS for the 2013 Corgis! Calendar Contest!  I have received a bunch of amazing entries so far, it is so exciting.   Remember, this year, the contest is open to EVERYONE! You don't need a blog, just a corgi!   Hope to see your photos by the end of the day!

Click here for the rules and how to enter

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kong Squeezz Ropes


About a month ago (or more, I'm losing track of time), we were sent two Kong toys to review: the Kong Squeezz Double Ball with Rope and the Kong Squeezz Dumbbell With Rope .

AKA: What am I supposed to do with these? Toys.

Gibson has been such a dork about toys lately.  It's like he doesn't know what to do with them if they aren't Chuck-It balls or standard rope toys.  What a snooze *rolls eyes*

The two Squeezz toys are really cool though!  The plastic part is squishy and it squeaks and bounces!  And the squeaker is hidden so it can never come out.   The rope part is a little bit harder than normal rope toys.. which probably means it's less destructable. So, squeaky, squishy, bouncy.  Can be used for fetch or tug.  You'd think it'd be right up Gibson's ally.


Is this fun for you? Cause it's doin nothing for me.

He won't even touch the plastic part of either toys.  And he looks at me like I'm going to beat him with them when I show them to him.  He can at least grab the rope part of the purple one.. the green one, he can't even figure out how to grab that part!  And forget about the balls.. *rolls eyes*.   Maybe they are a  size too big for him??

Hadley wanted to show him how it was done..

Seriously, it is that hard, doggie??

Well, I hate to post another bad review, but Gibson is just not interested in these.  I do think they are nice toys though.  I really might think they were a size too big for his mouth :-/  Maybe they'd be good for your dog though!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012



2 weeks ago, we went on vacation to Michigan.  It was our first family vacation with Hadley and guess who got to come with?  Mr. Gibson!  Yes, it was his first official vacation with us too! He usually gets dumped off with my parents :)




We had a good time.  There was (mostly) beautiful weather and we spent a lot of time relaxing.  We went there with Ben's parents and sister so we had some built in baby sitters so Ben and I could get away on our own from time to time. Yay!


It was way fun throwing him in the lake off the dock :)

Gibson got to spend a week on a lake, which was fun for him... but we were on a kind of busy street with no fence, so he didn't have very much freedom.. And because of the busy street, which didn't have a sidewalk or even a shoulder, there were no walks for him :(   Poor dude.. but he did get to swim and ride in a Kayak!



He also loved walking in the water then drying himself off in the sand.. So, he was really clean the whole week ;)



Hadley got to ride in a boat for the first time and she LOVED it!  She just giggled the whole time and then she ate and passed out for an hour :)  I think she liked looking at the water the whole time and enjoyed being around her grandparents and aunt.  Fresh faces!


She was also quite excited about this fountain.  Look how tiny she looks!DSC_8185

And the glass door was super fun!DSC_8142

Her aunt brought her two dogs and they actually let Hadley pet them!  That makes 3 black dogs (her two and my parent's black lab) that let her pet them and 1 grumpy corgi that won't let her near him *rolls eyes*

We came home a day early because of rain and we were all super excited to get back.  Gibson couldn't wait to sleep on his own bed and Hadley crawled like crazy around the house laughing at all her toys she hadn't seen in a week :)

We're already planning next year's vacation, and can't wait!  Hadley is going to be a little walking talking person by then!


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