Saturday, January 9, 2010

Back to the cold

*sigh* I'm back in Ithaca. It's been a glorious 3 weeks of warm weather (I'm talking 80 degrees nearly everyday), spending my days at the barn, riding horses all day, eating my mom's home cooking, all that good stuff. But now I'm back! Time flies by so fast :( The only good part is that I get to see Winnie again! I came back this morning and was reunited with my crazy little Corgi this afternoon.

It's been snowing pretty much nonstop here in upstate New York. It's currently about 10 degrees F, eep! Winnie, on the other hand, is definitely enjoying the snow...

I hope you all are staying nice and warm, wherever you are!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Totally MIA

Hey guys! So sorry this blog has been dead for a while. School got nasty :(

It finally started snowing this past week. It's been a pretty warm winter overall (thanks, global warming!). Winnie got to experience her first real snowfall! She has been to Big Bear before (a ski resort in Southern CA) but it doesn't really count because it's mostly man-made snow :) She's never experienced the real thing before!

Note the snow and ice stuck on her chin/whiskers :)

It's been a crazy fall semester. I realized that I've been in 6 different states this past month! NY (where I'm now, obviously), NJ, CT, MA, MD, and PA. And they've all been horse-related, hah. This past week has been insane --> FINALS WEEK. Ugh. I have my last final on Thursday and I'm going home, YAY!

Winnie will be staying here in Ithaca with my friend and the entire pack- Ava, Hansel/Juneau (the Shelties), and Brandt- remember them from this summer? :) I hate to leave her here, but she'll be a lot happier staying here rather than flying back and forth from NY to CA. I know she'll have a good time- it's me who'll miss her! We won't be able to spend Christmas together :( Thankfully I'll only be going home for 3 weeks. I'm so ready to actually get a full night's sleep!

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL holiday break :)

Some pictures for your viewing pleasure...

Pig on a pig

O hai. I can haz a treat?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

CorgiButts contest

Gibson of Corgi Butts is holding another contest in honor of gaining 100 Followers!

Click here to enter to win a custom blog heading or a custom illustration of your dog :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

AKC Star (sort of...)

I got an email today saying to "look for Winnie in this issue of your AKC!"

It turns out that her photo was one of those displayed in a thing called "Photos from YourAKC Readers". The general theme seems to be a dogs-at-the-beach sort of thing. I honestly can't remember when I ever submitted a photo of Winnie, but hey!

Click here
to see her photo. It's in Row 4, Column 3 :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mission Squirrel: SUCCESS

Winnie has finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of catching a squirrel. Twice.

No joke!

On Thursday she actually caught a squirrel in the Arts Quad. In the squirrel's defense, it was either a) really really stupid or b) slightly injured and thus unable to run fast enough. It might've been a combo of both, since the squirrels here tend to be pretty smart about avoiding or not avoiding potential threats.

Anyway, Winnie managed to catch it. And then she let go...and started herding it!

Uh, yeah. She started herding the squirrel. This is where the whole "the squirrel is an idiot" comes into play- instead of just running up a nearby tree, the squirrel decided to instead run in circles. Winnie decided it would be fun to herd it and bark at it...*roll eyes*. After some time Winnie got bored with this squirrel who was making a half-ass attempt to run away. Eventually it just ran back up a tree.

Then on Friday night, we were back on the Arts Quad when it was really dark and slightly rainy. Winnie managed to find another squirrel, although I wonder if it was the same one from the day before, since it too was slow and slightly stupid.

Anyway, the gist of it is that Winnie caught a squirrel. Twice. And the squirrel(s) didn't die. Which I'm slightly relieved about. They are kind of cute. At least, when they're not dropping acorns on your head when you walk under a tree.

Today we had graduation for obedience class. Today was admittedly one of Winnie's worst obedience days. She broke her sit/stay and down/stay numerous times and her heeling was pretty bad. Despite that, she did better than the other dogs and scored a 1st place (and a nifty little trophy). Hah. Not too deserving since both she and the competition kind of sucked today, but who am I to complain? :P

We also showed off one of her tricks- backwards circles- and won a squeaky toy, which was promptly ripped just moments after we won it from her constant tugging.

She had a grand ole time running around the fenced-in agility arena during the post-graduation party. seems as though my pictures are finally uploading! Here are some pics of Winnie on the campus Arts Quad. I had planned to upload these earlier but wasn't able to until now:

Winnie at Ezra Cornell's statue. Some visiting tourists saw this and also wanted to take a picture of Winnie next to the statue for their friend who is a Corgi lover, lol!

Small dog, large campus