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Agility 2019 season is underway – first CPE of the year….

First CPE Agility Trial of 2019! Thanks mucho Farpoints Farm! Young dogs, old dogs, experienced dogs, baby agility dogs, all levels of handlers… a great time was had by all. Because it’s all about relationship, fun and friends at Farpoints. Vid may seem a little long but what you see is a dog with 10 weeks of agility experience to a dog with 10 years of experience. With handlers of the same time span – and they don’t always match up. WE JUST FURKING LOVE DOGS!!!

And sorry about any suggested videos at the end – apparently I cannot control that anymore.

Updates for you, Jill!!

I confess I have been using Facebook pretty heavily lately for updates on the ranch. But I was reminded today that some peeps prefer this page!! First update may seem a little sad. Our precious Moli went home to God on February 7, 2017. Here is a little video tribute to my red-headed tri girl who was and always will be my first corgi love.

Megwyn gets her ASCA Novice Gamblers title

I got my Gamblers!

Hey Party People. Hope everyone is having a good weekend! I know I am. Mom gave me lots of chicken yesterday at the agility trial. She said I did good. I think I ‘did good’ every time I go out there. I run and run and run. Sometimes I let mom run with me, sometimes I just do my own thing. She likes it better when we run together so I threw her a bone yesterday. It must have been a good thing because I got all these fluttery things to bring home. And lots of chicken. It was this big game put on by the Australian Shepherd Club of America and Approved by Dogs. DON’T TELL THEM I’M NOT AN AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD! I had them all fooled so they let me play. And the whole thing was sure approved by me. Sunday anyway. Saturday I just wanted do my own thing and I ‘peed in the ring’ whatever that means. I got a ride back to the tent though after that. It’s grass people! That’s dog for outhouse. A girl’s gotta go when a girl’s gotta go. On Sunday Auntie Chris came and sat in the ring and then I figured this thing out – it’s just like at the farm!! And I ran with mom. I had to sniff a bit though so mom said we were too slow. I’ll show you too slow. I tuned it on after that and that’s when I got all those fluttery things. Two Q’s and a TITLE! In Gamblers. If mom can figure out how to do it, we’ll attached some footage (thanks to Auntie Megan). That’s all for now! Gotta go protect the ranch from squirrels. Rock on, Corgi peeps.


Texas Critters Need Our Help – Urgently!! Featured

Hey Corgi friends. No cute corgi butt pics today. We are checking in to ask for your help for our critter friends and family in Houston and on the Texas Gulf coast who are in real trouble because of Hurricane Harvey. The bipeds have compiled a list of organizations that are helping make sure all the animals get taken care of. The list below will start with local organizations and then will have some other groups based elsewhere but who are providing enormous assistance on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Our cousins Kyia and Dogger (and their biped, Tracey, mom’s cousin) also knows some local peeps doing great work and we will mention them at the end.

Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has compiled a list of reputable, highly rated charities operating in Houston and environs. They have included charities caring for the animals impacted by Harvey.

This is their short list for human and animal aid local to the disaster: “If you’re looking for a local charity to support in the wake of Hurricane Harvey please consider Houston SPCA, Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, or San Antonio Humane Society. These highly-rated organizations are located in the most-affected areas and are providing support to individuals and animals.” There are so many though that are doing great, lifesaving work.

If we have it, we will give you a website, the Charity Navigator star rating and the GuideStar level for transparency. GuideStar USA, Inc. is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. The GuideStar level reflects the transparency score of the organization.

The need is huge but so is the heart of our community. Even if you cannot donate at this time, just send some positive woofs Texas way.

Thanks for taking the time to read all of this and for considering helping the critters in HoUSton.

Houston SPCA
Founded in 1924, the Houston SPCA is the Gulf Coast’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. They are doing so much we just can’t summarize it here – please check out their page.–B1gIVA2p-Ch0HcgTwEAAYASAAEgI_Q_D_BwE
Guide Star listed – Silver level
Charity Navigator – 4 star, 84% of funds go to programs

Austin Pets Alive!
Shelter in Austin taking in displaced animals from Houston and ALL the surrounding communities impacted by Harvey. So far they have taken in 600 animals and more on the way.
Guide star listed – Gold level
Charity navigator – not rated yet but now eligible

San Antonio Pets Alive
Shelter in San Antonio taking in displaced animals from Houston and ALL the surrounding communities impacted by Harvey. Check out how they are doing it:
Guide star listed – Gold level
Charity navigator – not rated because they do not have 7 years of data to submit yet

San Antonio Humane Society
The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a nonprofit, no-kill organization that shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates approximately 5,000 animals every year. They are coordinating fostering animals displaced by Harvey and taking in Houston shelter dogs to allow displaced pets to remain close to where their families are.
Guide Star listed – Platinum level
Charity Navigator – 3 star, 80% of funds go to programs

American Humane
American Humane has provided lifesaving animal first responder assistance at the sites of virtually every major national disaster response, from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.

Today, American Humane proudly remains the first to serve animals whenever and wherever they’re in need. Our emergency first-response units and fleet of state-of-the-art rescue vehicles are prepared and always ready to deploy on a moment’s notice to rescue animals in danger.
Guide Star listed – Gold level
Charity Navigator 3 stars, 80% of funds go to programs

Wings of Rescue
Wings of Rescue is a donation based charity, flying large numbers of at risk healthy pets long distances from over crowded, high intake shelters to our network of no-kill Humane Societies and rescue organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 2012, Wings of Rescue has a squadron of volunteer pilots flying the rescue missions in their own planes, as well as a fleet of chartered cargo planes.
The home page is linked below but their Facebook page has much more info on how they are helping animals affected by Harvey.
Guide star listed – Bronze level
Charity navigator – not rated because they do not have 7 years of data to submit yet

Our cousins in the Houston are animal lovers and rescuers on a small, intimate scale. We won’t tell you how many cats DeDe alone has rescued because…. well… cats. ‘Nuff said. Really we do like cats. And DeDe rescues tons of dogs too. Ha ha. Cats just don’t understand how to play with corgis so we have to chase them. Cousin Tracey aids and abets DeDe’s rescue practice. She also fosters street dogs rescued in some of the worst areas of Houston. She has worked with the following organizations/individuals and this is her recent message to mom:

“Thank you!
Here are a few animal rescues near and dear to my heart –
The rescue where I got Dodger is this one. I also know Tiffany very well and she has spent over $3000 of her own money in the last month helping rescue animals-
Chip n Snip
I have also worked with this rescue in the last year right before Sash died and helped them with fostering three dogs. They help ship unwanted and homeless dogs up to the north that would otherwise be put down in the south because of breed, no interest, etc.
Ruff to Rescue Express
Any amount is appreciated and thanks for asking for good rescue groups out here helping with animals through the hurricane”

A little more info and any website addresses are listed below as well as another group Sue’s cousin has worked with/supported.

Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project

Chip n Snip
They can be found on Facebook; not a 501 (c) 3
Donation site is linked in Tracey’s message above

Ruff to Rescue Express
501 (c) 3 status is in progress
Donation site is linked in Tracey’s message above

Thanks party peeps for reading this LONG post. We love you!

Keepin’ it real,

Megwyn and Super D

Tracing our roots….

Our very good friend Chris found some really cool Corgi books that she didn’t need anymore and gave them to us! One was a WHOLE book of Corgis in Australia in 2002. But wait! It also has New Zealand Corgis and we have some family ties to New Zealand. Imagine our excitement when we found the pages of the kennel where our ancestors came from – Stormwey. So just to have a little fun, we thought we’d show everyone how we are related to at least 3 of the Stormwey Corgis in our new book!! We also found out Megwyn can trace her ancestors all the way back to 2002! Follow the lines – green is Mic, blue is Moli and purple is Megwyn! Totally cool stuff. (the female biped is a geek)

First, Mic!

Now Moli

And last but not least, here is Mic and Meg’s connection!