Thursday, March 3, 2011


My PA is leaving for a dog show with Zoe, Sandie and Bailey, so I have asked her to help me send Birthday Wishes to my sister Darby and my brother Buddy.  We are two years old tomorrow.  I don't feel any older and like to think I still have lots of boyish charm.

Here's to a wonderful birthday with bunches of good treats for Darby and Buddy. 


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Today is a sad day for my PA.  Muffin the sheltie crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge.   She was 14 1/2 years old.  Yesterday she was just fine, but this morning she was in some kind of distress and my PA took her to the vet where she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  The prognosis was not good, so my PA made the very sad decision to let her go. My dad Rocco is upset too, as he was the only cardigan that Muffin would play with. 

Rest in peace Muffin. Romp and play at the Rainbow Bridge with Sammy, Missy and Reba.

Sept 18, 1996-Feb. 16, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011


 Today marks the second day of the storm. My PA had a snow day yesterday and another today. The storm dumped 12 inches on us (mostly in the driveway) and it was cold and windy. Today, the sun was out and PA did get down the driveway (she has her mother's Jeep) very, very, carefully. Here are some pictures from yesterday.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Another day, another snow day.  This is number 6 and my PA is getting tired of it.  Makes more work for her as her students email her about classes, assignments, etc., and she has to respond to all of them.  (Which is why she hasn't posted my dictation in a number of days!)

Bailey, Sandie, and Zoe managed to get down to Pine Bluff, AR for the dog show.  They just missed the storm that moved in on Friday night and dumped bunches of snow on us again.  Because of the bad weather in Texas and Oklahoma, only 200+ dogs showed up for the show. 

Bailey and Sandie did pretty good though (Zoe took the weekend off and was just a couch potato).   Bailey went Winners on Saturday and Winners and Best of Opposite Sex on Sunday, though he didn't get any points (not enough dogs)   Sandie was Winners, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday, and Winners, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed on Sunday.  She got to go in the Herding Group ring for the first time.  Although she didn't get a placement, a couple of judges came up to my PA and told her that Sandie was a really nice Cardigan.

Here are Sandie's and Bailey's Show Pictures:

Bailey Winners/BOS

Sandie, Winners/BOW/BOB

But the best news is my Aunt Patti's Samoyed, Sno took the Working Group both Saturday and Sunday and got to go to the BEST IN SHOW ring!  What a thrill for Aunt Patti and Sno.

Sno in the Best in Show ring.  Isn't she pretty!
Well time to go snuggle up--the snow is still coming down, and down, and down.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


My PA can't believe it.  Another snow day! Even though it hardly snowed at all.  The university notified everyone at 10:00 p.m. last night!  So we slept in (very rare around here) until almost 6:00 a.m. but now we want to go to the kennel to eat.  My PA is putzing around.  She said it is still pretty cold and she doesn't want to tromp out to the kennel yet.

I hope she is ready soon--my tummy is growling.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I haven't posted recently as my PA has been busy with all of her classes and she is so tired that she doesn't want to take any dictation.

However, I told her we had to blog because I want to give a thumbs up to Bailey, also known as Coedwig's Bailey on the Rocks.  I call him Bailey Butt because he can be a pain in the you know what.   Anyway, last Saturday, our kennel club had their annual puppy match and Bailey did really well.  He took a Group 1 in the Herding Group!

Bailey with his ribbons and the blanket he won

He won a really nice puppy paw blanket.  I wanted to lie on it to keep warm (yup, it's cold here again), but my PA said it had to go in the trophy cabinet with all the other trophies.

See the blanket on the left side?

Hey Buddy, we are looking forward to the BIG DAY when Bear arrives.  We can hardly wait to see pictures of you and him together.  I know you are going to be a great puppy mentor.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Dad said he was to lazy to put up the rest of the agility pictures, so he gave me the job.  (I guess he forgot that his PA is my PA).

Anyway, here are some more pictures for you Buddy and company.

Rio, a Belgian Malinois, clearing the double jump.  He is Aunt Patti's boy

Rio coming down the A-Frame

Jake on the dog walk
Mystique coming through the Chute

Mystique taking a jump
Hope you enjoy them Buddy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I guess my last contest picture was too hard, though Darby's PA came close.  She guessed Grandma Jolee which is close because she is the momma of this puppy:

 Here is what she looks like today:

It's Pumpkin's Momma!

So I will try an easier one--any guesses?

Monday, January 17, 2011


Well Darby and Buddy have really smart PA's.  They both guessed right away that it was our dad, Rocco.  Wasn't he a handsome pup, kind of like me! (see previous post for addition of current photo)

I wonder if I can make this contest harder, hmm, let me see--I think this one will be hard but see if you can guess. 
um, um good
This one is really hard I guess--hint--This puppy is someone's momma.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Not much happening around here.  PA has been busy bringing her classes up to speed.  She is getting frustrated with the lack of initiative and inability to follow simple directions that her students exhibit.  She is beginning to think that cardigans are much smarter than the average student today.

Since there isn't much going on and I am bored, I decided to have a CONTEST!  I call it "name that puppy"  See if you can guess the name of the puppy pictured below.  The first to guess it right wins an all expense paid trip to (wait I don't have any money and no way to earn it)--well the first person to guess gets to know that they are really, really, smart :-).  Hint:  a close relative.

This is then.

This is now.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


It is really cold here.  My PA is totally disgusted.  She used to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan which gets 300 inches of snow each year and average temperatures below zero.  When she moved here (before she became a Cardigan mom), she thought winters would be mild and no more snow and freezing temperatures.  Ha! was she wrong about that.   So much for global warming. 

The one good thing about the cold weather is we all get to come in the house at night cause our PA doesn't want to go tromping out to the kennel in the cold.   We all were good, no barking, no mistakes in the house, and played nice with each other.  Maybe we will get to come in again tonight since it's going to be 6 degrees.

I sure hope it warms up soon, the cold is hard on my feet :-(.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I bet you all thought I wouldn't back.  But like Jack Nickelson in "The Shining"---I'm Backkkkkk!!!!!.

It has been a very difficult time for my poor PA--between problems with the online platform for her classes, her father breaking his hip and emergency gall bladder surgery (involving six weeks in the hospital and then passing away in November at the age of 95), her computer totally crashing and losing a lot of valuable info, taking care of us, miserable weather for Arkansas, and taking care of her 90 year old mother--she just didn't have time to keep Dad's or my blog up-to-date.  She has been following Brother Buddy, Sister Darby, and Cousin Pumpkin's antics though.

Now it is the new semester and day one was called off because of snow and day two has a delayed start which means her classes don't meet.  Now she is two days behind already!

We did have a nice holiday--not many treats but we got to stay in the house on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

Happy New Year from the Coedwig Cardigans
Here we all are, 8 of us stuffed on the love seat, the rest spilling over on the floor :-)   Hopefully, everyone had a good holiday, full of happiness and cheer.  Here's to my PA keeping my blog current.