Thursday, February 25, 2010

Candid pics and stacked photos of Minnie

Some things never change... Here is Minnie taking a snooze with her ears taped. This is about the only time I can use the non-action mode. Because of the delay my camera has by the time it takes the picture she's gone and doing something else... hmm... maybe I just found an excuse to justify buying a new one. =)

I just love this next photo. Here is Minnie and her Great-Great-Great Aunt Gabby. The two were trying to convince me to give them more lettuce so I used the opportunity to snap a photo.

And now are Glenn and I's attempt at stacked photos. I think they would have been better if I had used the flash, but hind sight is 20/20. They are of the off-side (I'm using horse terms here) but I think they give an idea of how she's growing. She's 12 and 1/2 weeks in these photos.

Tomorrow Minnie goes w/ Glenn for her first trip to our Spyrock Ranch in California. I'm hoping Glenn properly photographs the experience. =)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sheep and Ears

Minnie got a new toy last week, a big fuzzy sheep (stuffed that is). It is her new favorite toy. If she's not sleeping or chewing on a rawhide she's packing that sheepy around and tossing it about! Bandit appreciates the break in playing that this sheep has created for him. She seems to be partial to stuffed toys of the sheep variety... perhaps it started w/ the little lamb that traveled back from Minnesota with us. Her lamb sleeps in her crate w/ her at night. Let's just hope she likes real sheep as much as she gets older.

Her ears started to fall over on the outsides so she got taped again last night... I think she was hoping if she stayed real still we may not see her...

Afterwards she went and got her lamb out of her crate to comfort her as she pouted on the kitchen floor...

It's just so hard being a Cardi puppy... =)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blog help needed....

Ok I'm new to this. I posted a new entry last night and now my "format" is off. My blogroll, about me, and followers are at the bottom of my posts as opposed to on the side... Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks in advance!

Monday, February 8, 2010

The tape is off...

We took round 2 of the tape off today and I managed to get some pictures of her. I've decided for now the action mode on my camera where it takes several continuous shots is going to be my best option right now for getting pictures of her. It seems every time I have my camera out she's on the move. So I can take 50+ pictures, sort through them and have a handful to post. Fair warning I may have gone overboard. =)

Below the cat and Bandit were on the coach... if only she could reach them...

Coming out of the kitchen, something caught her eye....

She sure does love playing/chewing on Bandit...

Here are a couple videos I got w/ my camera.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Today's Adventures

After breakfast and a morning romp it was time for Gabby and Minnie to take a break in the kitchen... can you tell why we call her Gabby's "Mini-Me"? =)

Then later in the day Minnie went and visited Grandma Carolyn. From what I hear it went really well. Minnie was the main attraction down at SOS this afternoon. Carolyn was great, taped her big ole ears up for us.
In the background here you can see Minnie's favorite plaything... my JRT Bandit.

Hmm... I see a good stock dog down here....

Playing peek-a-boo when Bandit jumped up onto the couch to get away from her.

Vet Visit

So we had our mobile vet out yesterday. For those of you who don't know, we use Dr. Kraft and my sister is one of her vet techs. Well they came over yesterday afternoon since Gigi needed her Rabies shot, Gabby needed a follow-up from her surgery, and to look over Minnie and start her on her Lepo series of shots. Well this was Jaclyn's (my sister) first time meeting Minnie. Minnie came aboard the rig and just sat on the exam table. She just sat there quitley taking it all in. Jaclyn and Dr. Kraft tried to play with her, she just sat there. They gave her the shot, she just sat there. After awhile she stopped just sitting there and laid down for a nap instead. Afterward my sister told Mom and Glenn, well jeez you could have at least gotten a puppy w/ some personality... lol We explained to her that she has TONS of personality. Well a little while after they were done Jaclyn went into the house were Minnie proceeded to see her come in and greet her in a very wiggley fashion and tried to play w/ her. Jaclyn then got to see her being the happy-go-lucky Corgi we already know she is.

Gabby's checkup didn't go quite as well. =( For those of you who don't know about 3 weeks Gabby was diagnosed w/ breast cancer essentially. We had the tumor removed along w/ that portion of the mammary and had her spayed at the same in hopes that it would keep it from spreading. Dr. Beth said she's had some that 3 years later are still cancer free and others where it's back in a month. Well yesterday they found another tumor. So now we have to watch and see what it does. I'm not sure if it's just developed since the surgery or if it was there pre-surgery and we just didn't know. Either way it's a constant reminder no matter what, our time w/ Gabby may be limited. Cancer or not she will be 13 this year.

Here are some photos of Gabby I took a couple weeks ago w/ my phone...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Newest Addition...

Here she is...

This great pup, Ebondwalds A Minnesota Blessng (pending) comes from Garrett Ramsey of Ebonwald. I flew to Minnesota yesterday to meet Garrett at the airport to pick her up and bring her home to Oregon. We decided we are going to call her Minnie. This name works on so many different levels. Right away last night we started calling her Gabby's "mini-me". So she is Minnie, the mini-legged mini-me from Minnesota. =) Can you tell we're having fun w/ her?

Below are pics from our trip home waiting to board our plane.

Now once she's not in the carrier it's harder to get pictures of her. Here's a photo of her chasing after my Jack Russell Terrier, Bandit.