Hello! Meet Gatsby and Scout, brother & sister Pembroke Welsh Corgis named after classic literature. They love fetch and tug, In N Out meat patties, squeaky tennis balls, and the occasional frozen yogurt. They are the best of friends.

Gatsby was born on December 10, 2011. He is AKC registered as "Fitzgerald's The Great Blue Jay." He's a happy-go-lucky ham and he loves agility. He's our little Hamkrakken.

Scout was born March 4, 2013 and is AKC registered as "Jean Louise's Lady Mockingbird." She is sassy, bossy, and every bit like her literary namesake.

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Scoutsby had a lot of fun hanging out with their corgi buddies yesterday at the doggie water park. Here they are with kumathecorgi, bebopthecorgi, omelettethecorgi, rhysthecorgi, and Foxy (Omelette’s sister). 

I must have taken like, 25 of these photos on my phone hoping that I’d get at least ONE good group photo. It was quite the ordeal getting them all to pose nicely, and getting them all to stay in one place. (And I think Kuma’s dad volunteered to sacrifice his fingers and be the designated ‘treat giver’ for the photos.)

Gatsby had an eventful day, too. He spent most of the afternoon barking at all the dogs who were jumping into the pool and catching tennis balls. He really really really wanted to get the balls, but his will to not jump into the pool — corgi belly flop style — was too strong.

Gatsby had an eventful day, too. He spent most of the afternoon barking at all the dogs who were jumping into the pool and catching tennis balls. He really really really wanted to get the balls, but his will to not jump into the pool — corgi belly flop style — was too strong.

Saturday, August 30, 2014
Anonymous:
Are you sure that Akita puppy wasn't just acting like an over excited and poorly mannered puppy? From what you said, that's what it sounds like. Some puppies mean no harm and just need the older and more no nonsense dogs to put them in their place. Which is why it probably inconsiderately pounced on Scout. Just a pup that hasn't figured out doggy play rules.

Even if it was just an “over excited and poorly mannered puppy,” my issue is that it should be socialized in a more controlled setting (i.e., a group obedience class, or in the presence of a well qualified trainer) — and not in a setting where people pay to go in and use the facility for their dogs to enjoy. 

Like, what if an “older and more no nonsense dog” — say, Gatsby or something — put that Akita in its place? Would it have mattered? Chances are…no. Because Akita > Corgi in terms of size. It is just my personal opinion that the whole situation with the Akita was very poorly handled. I just believe that there is a better, safer way for a young exuberant pup like that to learn how to play well with other dogs. 

And quite frankly, there really should have been a staff member present to supervise everything. 

Poor Scout.

[Warning: long post.]

We took the corgs today to a “doggie water park” (read: dog park with a big pool in the middle). I had heard about this place last year from a fellow corgi owner and I’ve always wanted to take the corgs there and see what it was like. We decided to take them there today to finally try it out, and it worked out perfectly because I found out that other fellow corgi owners were planning on going there today as well. So, it ended up being a mini corgi meet up. (Photos to come later.)

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Yesterday was my Friday, so hello 4-day weekend. Spent the morning playing fetch with Fetchby.

Yesterday was my Friday, so hello 4-day weekend. Spent the morning playing fetch with Fetchby.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Apparently, today is National Bow Tie Day. So here’s Gatsby modeling all the bow ties I’ve made for him — except the top left photo. That one is his very first bow tie ever and it’s from Usagi Team. (Not pictured is his Christmas bow tie.)

Hanging out with cousin trinketbaby a few months ago at Corgi Fun Day.

Hanging out with cousin trinketbaby a few months ago at Corgi Fun Day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pup parade at Dodgers stadium! They had all these security guards lined up along the perimeter of the oh-so-precious grass area. Gatsby veered to the left at one one point and he like, grazed the grass part. Security guard was super quick to say: “Stay on the dirt please!” Okay, calm down there, grass police.

In other news, here’s an article on the Epoch Times that Scoutsby was featured in yesterday for National Dog Day. The photo was from during the pup parade.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Happy National Dog Day!
Here are my four dog loves: Gatsby and Scout (of course), and my “4-legged brofurs”, Miggy the cocker spaniel (7 years old) and Samson the GSD (5 years old).
Miggy is considered the grumpy old uncle in the group (can’t you just tell from his “I hate everything about this" face?) and Sammy is considered the fun uncle. He loves both corgis, though if you ask him right now, I think he’d tell you that Scout is his favorite.

Happy National Dog Day!

Here are my four dog loves: Gatsby and Scout (of course), and my “4-legged brofurs”, Miggy the cocker spaniel (7 years old) and Samson the GSD (5 years old).

Miggy is considered the grumpy old uncle in the group (can’t you just tell from his “I hate everything about this" face?) and Sammy is considered the fun uncle. He loves both corgis, though if you ask him right now, I think he’d tell you that Scout is his favorite.

Anonymous:
I hope Gatsby wasn't being the fun police at pups at the park!!!!!

Gatsby actually did not put on his Fun Police uniform at all during Pups at the Park. He typically only tends to be Fun Police in more relaxed settings, like small doggie play dates or meet ups at the dog park. Pups at the Park was pretty stressful for him actually.

He did okay during the first part, which was just us walking around one part of the stadium and seeing and greeting all the other dogs. He also did really well while we were waiting to walk in the pup parade. When we finally got to our seats, both corgs were able to relax a little bit but it was a challenge because it’s bench-type seats (as opposed to individual seats) and the aisle was super narrow. Gatsby was chillin’ on the ground for a a few minutes but he decided he wanted to sit up on the bench with us instead — which was totally fine since all attendees had to purchase a seat for their dog. But Gatsby couldn’t get comfortable much. I could tell he wanted to lay on his stomach and take a nap, but his long corgi body wouldn’t allow him to. When he tried, his bottom half would spill out onto the aisle behind us (corg problems, man).

I think the worst part was right around the 6th or 7th inning. There was a home run so naturally, people were cheering and clapping and there were all these sound effects and whatnot. Gatsby did NOT like that at all. Poor guy was shaking and shaking. Stupid me left the calming chews in the car (and I wished then and there that I had brought his Thundershirt). So I took him out of the stands, thinking a short walk around that part of the stadium would calm him down. He was visibly stressed as soon as we exited the stands. Gatsby’s not a leash puller, but when we were walking around, he kept pulling and pulling and kept trying to find the exit. I finally got him to settle down a bit. Then he decided to take a giant poop right on the concrete. He ended up being a lot more relaxed after that (go figure). 

Monday, August 25, 2014

"I’m getting real tired of this picture taking sh*t."

 
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