Monday, August 15, 2011

Halloween Planning

So my favorite time of year is Fall. I especially LOVE Halloween. I've been anxiously awaiting it's arrival, and so to pass the time I have been searching for costumes for Finnley (lucky him). Now I was originally just searching for a festive collar which will probably be this one with the candy corn.. 
Which I think is super cute and simple. I originally saw this next costume earlier on in the summer. I thought aw Finn would definitely look cute in this. 

...but it got kinda mixed reviews and I thought he probably won't keep it on at all. So that will just be a faded memory :P


I found... 

This costume.... 

NOT ONLY... is this what Finnley is going to look like full grown, but THIS LOOKS HILARIOUS!!! haha... I have to get this pooch some bat wings... it's so cute I can hardly stand it. The little orange thing around the neck is kinda weird... the head piece is funny but I doubt Finn would keep it on... but those wings... I have to have! hahaha.

Oh man, So today we went for a walk. He walked for a good 20 mins when he decided he didn't want to walk any more. So he started to turn around and run back in the direction of the house. He was panting really hard when we got home so I thought he'd take a good nap... immediately after 10 mins of resting he went and jumped on the cat... (will their shenanigans ever stop?!) -_-  However, after romping around the room with my cat, he has now decided to sleep. ALSO... I think he has given up on trying to sleep under my bed. Last night he slept outside of it next to the edge. I think he finally realized he was too big. It's fun to try and find him though, because he finds all sorts of new locations to nap.  
Any ways... I hope you all enjoyed the little Halloween escapade. I sure did :] 
Now I definitely can't wait for Halloween.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Finnley The Red Corgi???

So my little Finn is doing much better than the other day. Although he is getting rather ornery. He has discovered that the stairs going into the basement aren't as scary as he thought. Thus, creating a whole new level of the house I will have to puppy proof -_- Nothing is really down there except the litter box, my cat's hideout, and my dad's work area. He has already managed to sneak down there once yesterday and proceeding to poop on the floor. Then today, he decided to venture down and urinate.  He's getting quite stubborn too. I think he is hitting "teenager" years really fast. He does what he wants and ignores your command. I have to repeat myself a few times before he finally listens. I know he knows what I'm saying because he used to respond to it. Now he is just a little more relaxed and does what he wants. He also is really chompy too. He has been chomping on me a lot and I think that has to do with teething. I bought him some new chewy toys hoping that will help. I don't know what I'm going to do with this little rascal.

The other night I was looking at old baby pictures of him (aww so sad he is getting so big now). I noticed that he has lightened up and is still lightening up so much. If he doesn't stop, he will become a red corgi! :P Just look at these pictures...

See... he has receding black hair :P Anyone else find their dog lightening up a lot?? I find it interesting and fun to look at pictures from a while back to see how much they have changed...
Such a fun pup though. Today after a storm rolled through, he went outside with my dad... and they both just kind of stood there watching as the storm rolled away. Was a precious moment. When I went to take a picture they had moved. But it was funny and I loved how Finn looked so interested in the storm.
He's my little wombat and I love him :) Probably going to take him to the dog park tomorrow. Hopefully there will be smaller dogs there to check out!

Hope you have a good Sunday!

Michelle & Finnley

Friday, August 12, 2011

All is Good in The Neighborhood

So the other day was just what I said it was, a scare. Super scary to be exact. His blood results came back normal so my baby is fine. He must of just gotten into something he shouldn't have. Since he hadn't had breakfast yet, he upchucked nothing and that probably really wore him out. I heard sometimes dogs get really winded when they vomit too hard. Either way yesterday he was fine. I took him to the dog park and he wanted to play with all the big doggies, but he's too little yet, so I leave him in the 30lbs and under. He would run around if he had another dog to play with but the little dogs rarely come to the dog park. He likes to sniff and playfully growl at the big dogs when they come up to the fence. When he's bigger I'll let him go over there and play, but for now he will just have to wait a little longer. What an interesting week. I hope everyone else had a good one.
I feel much better thanks for everyone who was concerned.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Morning Scare

So I know it's been awhile since I've written a post, but I've been pretty busy trying to enjoy the last few days of summer and working. I was going to write one last night, but promptly fell asleep after some time in the sun. All apologies aside, I finally have some news to write about. This morning after getting up and taking Finnley out to do his business... we were walking around the house.  All of a sudden he takes off down the hallway and runs under a chair. We thought he was just hiding from us, then he ran behind the couch and started vomiting. Promptly after vomiting he fell over and tensed up. It was like he almost passed out. I don't know if he just got super winded from vomiting so hard or dizzy or whatever. I was so scared and freaked out that I immediately called the vet and they squeezed in an appointment. He was acting fine after he got up and went to the vet. They said he looked normal, but they wanted to take some blood work just to be safe. I'm all about being safe rather than sorry. After an experience with my parent's dog, I wanted to double check... TRIPLE check everything :P I'm just a worried mommy I guess. I can't imagine what it would be like to have human children... because that was scary stuff for me to experience with a fur baby.
Poor little guy. He had quite the morning and tuckered himself out.

Any way, he seems fine now. I'll know more tomorrow or Friday on the blood. Keep your fingers crossed that there isn't anything seriously wrong.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Finnley the Fish

So, I tried to get Finnley to swim in the pool yesterday and he just didn't enjoy it. It kinda scared him. I'm really bummed because I was really hoping he'd like to get wet with us. I'm so jealous of those corgis who swim like it's the best thing in the world. Maybe he will like it next year when he's a little bigger. He was pretty tuckered out after we got home though.
He was upside down with his legs sticking out from under my bed.

In other news, I won Finnley a coupon for a free bag of Innova food. Pretty stoked about that because I never win anything. I'm sure he will enjoy it! So thanks Kelly over there at Corgi Butts!

So does anyone have any swimming corgi stories?

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Relaxing, enjoying some t.v. when all of a sudden a horrendous smell fills the air. You glance at your boyfriend and say "Gee wiz, was that you?!" and they reply "Gross, no. Was that you?" When both of you finally stop arguing who did it, you realize it was the dog... sleeping under the bed.

Yep, as hilariously gross as it is, my little bundle of joy is a gassy one. I'm attributing it to him eating WAY too fast. He barely takes a breath when he eats. I know that can be a cause of flatulence in a dog. I got him that Starmark bob-a-lot toy to help him slow down. I have seen improvements since I've gotten it for him. I fed him pretty much every meal in it for about a week. Then yesterday, I gave him his food in a bowl and he seemed to slow it down a bit. I feel like it's helped the stench a little, but I may have to switch foods. Any one have any ideas on a good food for a gassy pooch? I may have to do some more research.

With the lovely summer months, come creepy crawly bugs. My dear little Finn found himself exploring the yard tonight.  I heard a buzzing noise and saw him carrying around a cicada. AW YUCK! Puppies are so goofy. He just wanted to carry that cicada on the in the house and was very disgruntled when I declined it at the door. 

I think he forgave me because he is currently upside down next to me sleeping.

He sleeps so funny. How can one not love him! I just adore his little doggy stretches. AHHH he just kills me with cuteness every day! I'm so lucky to have him! Hopefully I can go to Petsmart tomorrow. He really needs a bigger collar. Hope he doesn't mind going with me. I'm sure he won't :P.

I will leave you with one more picture... 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Michelle & Finnley

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Pine Cone Bandit

Newest discovery today... pine cones.

Every time I've taken Finnley out today he casually walks out, does his business, then casually explores, then out of no where I see him take off. I knew exactly what he had grabbed. Now he was making a run for it to the house.  I let him munch on it for just a few minutes because I don't think it's smart to let him chew on it and get those tiny pieces stuck in his throat. He sure looks funny carrying it around though. Such a cutie.

Let's see what else is on my mind... OH! I would like to get Finnley a buddy. I think he'd love to have a buddy to play with and what not. I love Corgis and reading all these blogs about Corgis I see a trend. They all have 2 corgis. I really would like to get another but the cost is kind of high. It would be really awesome to have a red one or cardigan. What are some pluses to having 2 corgis? I'd like to really consider this.