TM, Mama Cheryl (MC), Mama Penni (MP) and Papa Ron (PR) love and care for me.
In memory of DC Dora, CH Angus HXAsd, DC Kearney. Lost from our lives way too soon.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Toy

Lowri - TM made dog food tonight.  It was great!  I was a very good helper.  I cleaned both bowls for her.  They were spotless.  TM didn't even need to was them.  She made almost 40 pounds.  It is in the freezer.

Kevin - TM brought a new toy in for the puppies.  It is a cinder block.   I remember playing with that when I was a puppy. 

Lowri - TM's computer died.  It made it really hard to post anything.  She can post photos, but not videos.  PR ordered her a new one, but she is going crazy as it isn't here yet.  Here are some photos with the new toy.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Morning Frolic

Lowri - TM isn't letting me near my puppies right now.  She says they get loud and rowdy when I walk by them.  They are Cardigans!  Of course they will be loud and rowdy.

Kevin - I get to play with my babies.  TM lets me come outside with the babies.  It is my job to lead them all back when TM wants to collect them to come back inside.  Sometimes I go the wrong way on purpose.  It is funny to listen to TM when the puppies scramble after me - away from her.  Last night, we were out walking in the dark.  TM was rounding up puppies to put in the basket.  She finally corralled the last two and turn around to see the basket tip over and seven puppies dart off in different directions.  I laughed myself silly!

Here is the link to the video TM posted today.  It is of the Sunday morning romp.

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Lowri - TM has suddenly decided to starve me.  I don't know why.  I am hungry! 

TM - wah, wah

Lowri - Because I was growling at my babies?  Because I have been growling for a couple of days?  That's it?  You are going to starve me now? 

TM - <sigh>  Wa, wah wah wa.

Lowri - You are drying me up?  Weaning my babies?  But, but, I LOVE my babies.  I just didn't want them pestering me anymore.  I didn't realize it meant I was going to be starved!

Kevin - Lowri is so dramatic.  TM is taking good care of her and the babies.  She wants to make sure Lowri doesn't accidentally hurt the babies when they are pestering her.  Now TM and I will take care of my babies.  Lowri will get a break.

The puppies are playing with their new bucket toy and ME!
Feeding time at the zoo.

Tuli playing with the hanging toy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

TM - Merry Christmas!  It is Christmas eve.  I am with my husband on our farm.  His son is visiting with us and another will join us tomorrow.  It is a rainy evening.  Ron is making cheesecake and I am surrounded by our dogs.  Life is good.

My wish for each of you is that you know the reason for the season.  May each of you know Christ and his love.  God bless each of you.

Thank you for sharing Lowri and Kevin's lives with me.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Puppies Moving

Lowri - TM took my puppies - one at a time - into the driveway.  They have never been there before.  There were cars driving by and children talking to them.  It would have been scary for me to watch, but I was eating their leftover breakfast.

Please remember that they are only 4 1/2 weeks old...

Kevin - I would have watched, but I was busy playing with the babies in the yard.

The redheads went first.




Then the brindle girls:




Last came the boys.




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meeting the Big Red Dog and New People

Lowri - Aidan got to meet my babies up close and personal.  I don't think Taylor was impressed.  You can see her expressing her opinion in the first video.

Kevin - I got to go herding again!  I was very, very good.  I did my stops and I held it at the gate.  TM thinks I may do well at the Herding Tests in a couple of weeks.  After we were done with the sheep, I helped TM worm the goats.  TM put them in the small pen.  I sat outside and discouraged the little goats from diving through the bars of the gate.  TM said I did very well.  I kissed their faces when they stuck their heads through.  I like helping TM.  It makes me feel important.

Lowri - I almost forgot!  Ms. Christy and Mr. Bill came to meet me yesterday.  They were hoping I would approve them as the adoptive family for one of my puppies.  I gave them two paws up!  They were very, very nice people.  They are going to be taking Garth home to live with them in four weeks. 

Kevin - I huffed at Mr. Bill.  TM didn't want me to, but Mr. Bill was quite nice about it.  He told TM I wasn't barking, I was huffing.  I am glad he explained that to TM, cause I know she doesn't like me to bark. 

Here is the video TM took of the babies today.  They are 4 1/2 weeks old.

TM took two videos.  Here is the second one.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

TM is Sick

Lowri - TM is sick - and it is the puppies' fault.  She had to mow the lawn (December!!!) so the puppies could waddle unimpeded.  The leaves and stuff made her allergies go berserk. 

Kevin - I was the baaaaaaaaaaad dog.  I was out with TM, Lowri and the puppies and I left.  I didn't come when TM called.  I was BUSY.

Lowri - Not a good plan, Kevin.

Kevin - Yeah, I figured that out.  TM was peeved.  She finally caught me and expressed her displeasure.  I stayed very close for the rest of the day.

Here is the latest link to the puppies.  Sara is starring.  Taylor, Carrie and Reba have roles, with Dierks, Garth, Blake, Tuli (fka Faith) and Kellie making an appearance.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Lowri - TM has been taking video of my babies.  She posted it to Facebook and IT WORKED!  She is going to try it here too.

Kevin - I finally got to play with my babies!  TM says I have been very careful.  Well, yeah, they are babies and pretty fragile. 

Lowri - TM says you need to click on the link.  Please tell us if it doesn't work for you.  I am very proud of my babies.  I want the WHOLE world to see them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Back in Town Again

Lowri - There are good and bad things about being in town.  TM lets me out in the yard to play for quite a while.  That is good.  Our yard in town is fenced, so TM doesn't worry about us very much.  There is no stock in town.  That is bad.  How can I hone my herding skills if we don't have stock?

Kevin - There is a new dog in town.  He is only separated from our yard by one other yard.  He was baying at me!  I told him off.  TM was not happy with me.  After we (the new dog and I) exchanged insults, I decided I had better listen to TM.  She has ways of making you wish you had listened if you don't.

Here are my children - that still sounds weird!

Dierks and Taylor playing bitey-face.

Everyone getting a meal

Reba in a tunnel

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lovely Day

Lowri - Today was a pretty day, but I didn't get to see much of it.  TM lets me go out to potty, otherwise, I am with my kids.  TM was in a good mood all day though.

Kevin - I got to go help her with the sheep.  I did real work!  I held the sheep while TM wormed them.  I was awesome at it.  I held them while TM wormed all four of them.

TM - Wa, Wa, Wa, WAH!

Kevin - Really?  There were five you wanted to worm?  Oh...but, Thor walked by and wanted to play.  I'm a PUPPY!

Kellie was tired

I may let Kevin near my puppies some day.

The mob after eating everything in sight.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Photo Shoot

Lowri - MC came up for a photo shoot.  I didn't get a single picture of me taken!  They only wanted photos of my babies.  I am a has-been.  Old, broken-down has-been.  Woe is me!

Kevin - I got to go herding today.  I got really muddy.  It was great!!!  I worked the sheep really well.  TM also worked Fable and Story.  They got to play with the ducks.  Story got to help TM move a rooster out of the field.  She was also a BADdog.  She slipped her collar and chased the goats.  TM was not happy with her.  Story ran and ran.  I think she thumbed her nose at TM a couple of times.

Lowri - TM brought a baby bunny into the house.  It's mama quit caring for it.  I thought TM was going to let my redheads have an early supper, but they just kissed it.  I was so embarrassed.

Reba, the bunny, Carrie and Kellie

Blake, Garth and Dierks
Kellie, Reba and Carrie

Sara, Taylor and Tuli (fka Faith)


Taylor and Tuli (fka Faith)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Birthday Girl

Lowri - Today is my birthday.  I am four years old.  TM cannot believe how fast time is flying!  We celebrated with a walk down to the barn.  I haven't gotten to go feed the stock in a month.  I reintroduced myself to everyone - hehehe.  

Kevin - I chased my tail....and CAUGHT it!

Lowri - Here are some of TM's favorite pictures of me, followed with one of me feeding the children and one of Kevin.

I am three months old

Six months old - just finished playing in the mud.

It is a rare Tennessee Corgigator

Award of Merit at the CWCCA Nationals

Feeding the children

Kevin wishes he could play with the babies.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Farm Friday

Lowri - We are back on the farm.  TM got to bring us over a little early as she didn't have very many clients.  Boy, did she ever have a car full of stuff!  I don't remember it being this much of a load last year.  The puppies still fit in the basket, so they aren't taking up more room.  All I know is TM had to bring a cooler full of food for me.  My babies will get a little bit of it. 

Kevin - I get some too!  I heard TM say some of it was mine!

Lowri - Here is my photo from today.  I am the Queen of all I survey.

I am on a 2" thick memory foam pad and my children can't get to me.  Boy, am I comfy!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

TM has been really busy

Lowri - TM has been really, really busy.  She gets up, feeds Kevin and me, lets us out.  Feeds the puppies, changes their bedding, lets me in.  Takes a shower, lets me out.  Lets me in and starts work, does laundry.  Lets me out, lets me in, feeds me.  Lets me out, changes puppy bedding, lets me in.  Works some more, does laundry.  Lets me out and lets me in.  Works some more, does laundry.  Lets me out, feeds the puppies, changes their bedding, plays with them, lets me in.  Feeds Kevin and me.  Lets us out, lets us in.  Takes pictures - if she has time.  Lets us out, lets us in, does laundry. 

I wish she would play more with me!

Kevin - I want to go tracking.  I want to go herding.  I want to play!

Lowri - TM talked to MP tonight.  MP said she was coming to steal Faith away.  She said her new name was Tuli (easier to say than Tulip).  Her registered name will be Elyan Bluefox Nothing But Flowers.  I hope she doesn't take Tuli away before Christmas!

TM - Wah, wa wah wah.

Lowri - Whew!  MP won't take her until January 17th - at the puppy party.

Tuli (Faith) on Day 1

Tuli on Day 5

Tuli at just shy of three weeks

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Smaller Puppy Pen

Lowri - TM just remembered how to make the puppies more interested in using the "litter box".  She made the pen much smaller so the puppies will think of the space as their den and want to keep it clean.  Of course, now I have fewer options to get away from the beasts.  Maybe that is why TM keeps showing me the bed on TOP of the crate.  If I jump up there, the puppies can't get to me.  Hmmmm.

Kevin - I haven't thrown up is several days.  That makes TM happy.  I don't think she is happy enough to let me sleep on her bed, but she is happier.

The feeding frenzy of the mob

Reba and Taylor licking the platter clean

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day Off

Lowri - TM took the day off.  I wish I could too.  These are hungry monsters! 

Kevin - I threw up again.  TM is watching me pretty closely.

Lowri - MC came up and took pictures of my babies.  Then she and TM went out and had Story and Fable herd ducks.  TM was impressed with Story.  She did a great job.  Fable - not so much.  Although I am very proud of Fable, she didn't eat any of the ducks.

Here are my babies:

Blake, Garth, and Dierks


Sara, Faith and Taylor

Blake, Dierks and Garth (facing away)
Kellie, Reba and Carrie on top

Blake and Garth touching noses

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rainy Saturday

Lowri - It rained all day long.  I am sure glad that my babies are safe and sound in a warm house.  Putting them under the deck or the ramp would have been a bad idea.  I am sure glad TM overruled me on that one.

Kevin - We didn't do much of anything today.  TM took care of the animals and that was about it.  She and PR went to town.  They had dinner there, but didn't bring us anything.  They brought back hay and grain and dog food for Thor and Sif.  Nothing for the house dogs though.  It was a sad, rainy day.

Lowri - TM did get pictures of my babies, so the day wasn't a total waste.

Faith - with Kellie holding her down



Reba and Taylor


Friday, December 5, 2014

Kevin's Better

Lowri - Yesterday was not much fun for Kevin.  The puppies and I were fine.  We got TM to ourselves.   I utilized every minute to pry as much food as I could from TM.

Kevin - My belly hurt.  I threw up - a lot.  When TM came home, her first words were "Are you okay?"  My eyes showed I was miserable.  She brought me inside and I promptly threw up again.  We went back outside.  I threw up again.  TM called the vet right then.  She helped me into the car and off we went.  Fortunately, the vet is only 5 minutes from the house.  I threw up with in the car.  I threw up in the parking lot.  My belly hurt. 

The vet took a picture of my belly and saw I had something weird inside.  I started feeling better right then.  The vet talked TM into leaving me there overnight.  I rested and drank a bit of water.  The vet took some more pictures of my tummy in the morning.  They were all happy to see the weird thing had moved into my intestinal tract.  The vet let me come home with TM.  I was glad.  I finally got some food!

Here are puppy pictures from today.
From the left:  Blake, Garth (bottom), Carrie, Reba, Kellie, Faith, Dierks, Taylor and Sara

Taylor and Dierks

Reba (top), Carrie, Dierks

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Work, Laundry, Puppies, Laundry

Lowri - TM was grumbling to me about how much work she is having to do.  We are back in town and TM is working (she is a massage therapist - and is canine certified - YUM!) and doing lots of laundry for her business, taking care of me and my puppies and doing lots of laundry.  Whine, whine, whine!

I am the one raising NINE puppies!  Try THAT and see what work really is.

Kevin - TM is making sure she spends time with me too.  Last night I got a bath because TM said I wasn't coming in the house looking like that.  I had been playing in the mud.  The nice, warm bath caused all my dead coat to come out, so tonight TM was busy brushing on me.  I look all shiny again!

Here are the puppy pictures:
The mob



Dierks (TM did not pose the puppies)