Monday, February 28, 2011

Welcome Monday, We've Been Waiting for You!

It's been a long rainy weekend. We have waited patiently, looking and waiting for Monday to arrive! We aren't sure if the days on the calendar arrive by car or if they arrive on the wind.

 This is me, Dozer. I kept watch best. I didn't just keep watch for Monday, I kept my eye on that dang cat from across the street.
Dis here is Cooper. He didn't keep watch very well, in fact you can see he has his eyes closed...he took numerous naps. Monday could have sneaked in and moved in without us knowing when he was on "watch".

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Words Cannot Describe This Sleep Position

Sadly, you cannot hear the snoring or the little pfffftt's coming out...well, you know where

Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Chilly Out Here - But We're Walking!

Mum made sure we had our regular evening walk even with the snowy weather and cold temperatures!
 This is us checking out pee-mail. I tried to roll in something and that made Mum start yelling something about "Nooooooo!". Honestly, the woman goes to pieces over the least little thing.
 Yeah, yea, Cooper and I are touching. Get over it.
 Creeks and streams are almost over their banks! Too cold to play in the water though.
 Snowy afternoon/evening at the park.
But in the midst of winter, there is still a touch of spring - crocus'.

Time for hot tea and a morning nap, so says Cooper.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snowing here - yes, in Oregon!

"Let's keep watch from inside, my paws are getting cold!"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

No Idea at All....

I have absolutely no idea how that toilet paper ended up in the hallway, torn to bits and wet with slobber. Call my attorney if you have any more questions. ~ Cooper

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pet Museum

Mum found a new website called the Pet Museum that has darling pictures of dogs (and kats). She thinks she might go through my puppy pictures and see what is newsworthy for our blog. (All my pictures are newsworthy). Cooper doesn't have any puppy pictures because his suitcase was empty when he arrived and he was 9 years old. So, that blog entry will be all about ME!

This picture is from the Pet Museum website/blog.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sleepy Sunday on the Chair and Bed

 There's always room for a corgi on a Laz-E-Boy.
Cooper enchants me with his little legs and cute butt.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dozer is Mr. February!

Thank you to Corgi Butts for making Dozer Mr. February in your yearly calendar!
If you haven't visited Corgi Butts, please click here to visit this great blog!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mangominister - the Drama Continues

Dozer's Mum here: Not content to eat rat poison last Saturday, this Saturday Dozer ate almost a pound of almonds flavored by wasabi mustard. (Yes, that hot little green mustard that garnishes sushi). Made by a well known American almond company I checked the bag and it had no definitive warnings aimed towards dogs. Called the veterinarian, who after their eyes stopped rolling, said she did not think Dozer would be in danger from consuming so many almonds. The vet suggested I call the Poison Control Line and not tell them it was a dog, just a person that weighs 34 pounds. Of course I told them the truth, I had a 34 pound wayward corgi had consumed almost a pound of almonds. The folks at Poison Control stated that the almonds would act like fiber so just stand back and all would be well.

Cooper remains nonplussed about the entire situation.

We did receive the following, again from the Judicial Branch of Mangominister...

Jed and Abby in MerryLand has left a new comment on your post "Unwanted Attention from the Judicial Committee":

Someone's been watching CSI; latex gloves, indeed. We did read the earlier post in which your mom clearly set out the circumstances of Dozer's Unfortunate Event [happily, not a Series of Unfortunate Events], so we know Cooper was not guilty of trying to poison his brother. He merely tried to make use of the event, although whether he intended to benefit himself or his brother in the Mango Minster competition is not quite clear. And while Abby does have a sense of humor, Cooper, we assure you The Law does not. We understand from a private communication from your staff that the problem is being dealt with medically, which demonstrates discretion and contrition. We wish you well, Cooper, in your recovery. Dozer, too.

Jed & Abby, L.B.E., Official Guardian of Judicial Ethics for Mango Minster 2011

PeeEss: our verification word was "ecrim." Coincidence? Cooper, are you an e-criminal? 

We continue to feel that Dozer is simply making unwise decisions in his eating choices but that Cooper is reveling in these emergency phone calls and visits to vets. We can only hope Mangominster ends soon before Mum's sanity deteriorates any further.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Unwanted Attention from the Judicial Committee

I told Cooper that we are totally in trouble now. We received this from one of the Judicial Judge types of Mango Minster 2011.

Abby is SHOCKED to read about this behavior. [Jed, too]. We've gotten a bit behind, as Abby is busy trying to monitor so many judges and contestants in Mango Minster, in her capacity as Official Guardian of Judicial Ethics for Mango Minster 2011. So we just read about Dozer's near death experience. We are so very glad that, thanks to your mom's quick action, he was quickly and effectively treated.

As this was not an attempt to bribe the judge [although it was certainly an attempt to deceive the judge], Cooper's offense does not technically fall under Abby's jurisdiction as Guardian of Judicial Ethics. However, Cooper, Abby strongly suggests that you look deep within your inherently good sportsman Cocker soul and then apologize to your brother. We prefer to hope this was a momentary abberation, perhaps brought on by a little jealousy at all the extra attention Dozer received following his Narrow Escape.

Jed & Abby, L.B.E., Official Guardian of Judicial Ethics for Mango Minster 2011


Does this look like the face of a trouble-maker, I ask you. No seriously. I am asking you. Well of course not. Just a 13 year old Cocker Spaniel with a little spit fire in their soul and a sense of humor. And the rumors that I actually fed Dozer the rat poison are totally untrue. And even if you think I did...well I would have worn latex gloves on my paws to keep my identity secret.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Disaster Averted in Mango Minister Competition!

We regret to inform our readers that Cooper was caught on the computer last night attempting to send the judges of Mango Minister a missive stating that his brother, Dozer, had consumed rat poison over the weekend in an attempt as a grandstanding as a ploy to garner the sympathy vote in his class in Mango Minister!

I would like to state categorically that Dozer did not eat rat poison to ingratiate himself with the judges of Mango Minster. This type of behavior is uncharacteristic of Cooper and was met with complete shock and dismay.

Cooper has been put on short rations when it comes to treats and has had a stern, yet gentle, talking to about this sort of behavior.

Dozer was completely overcome with a justifiable desire to commit homicide and had to be reminded that being "crackers" does not include a need for an anger management course.

"Yeah whatever...I need a beauty nap for the Diva division."