September 20, 2013 by Rusty Dog 0

Dog Shows

There are not many problems with being a dog but there are some. As a dog who is also a blogger I need a bit of help with getting my paws around the keyboard as I am sure you will understand. Anyway over the last few months a lot has happened. We all went travelling and Bonnie and I were in Dog Shows in Denmark and Germany. I wanted to tell you about everything. I was waiting at the computer. I had lots to write and guess what Peter wanted to go for a walk. Well, we are dogs and you don’t have to mention walks twice! We also can’t be expected to think about writing a blog when we get back. So that is why it has been so long between posts. The Danish dog show was on the island of Bornholm. We had to get in the car and travel for ages and ages. Bonnie and I were put in a cage in the back of the car. It was a bit small. Anyway we drove through the night and arrived somewhere at the very top of Germany. From there we got a ferry to Bornholm. They, our […]

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July 23, 2013 by Rusty Dog 0

Moving Home

In a couple of months Bonnie, myself, our cat Sasza and our humans will be moving to our new home. Bonnie and I have been there a lot as we have had to check progress on how the house was being built. We currently have a small garden and in the new house will have a very big garden. This makes me very happy. As you probably know from my blog I can be a bit of worrier from time to time. Everything seems to be fine with the new house. The humans talk a lot about something called money. Bonnie though that this was what the house is built of but I understand it is something which humans get for staring at computer screens from companies such as Solitaire Corporation. They then use this to buy dog food, cat food and other stuff like the stuff which is used to build houses. I will let the humans worry about this. My worry is about moving the cat. Our new house is actually two houses. There is a big house and a garage with a flat on top. There is already one of our humans living there. On two occasions […]

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July 17, 2013 by Rusty Dog 1

Photos

Today is my birthday. I am now two years old. A human would still be a baby at this age but at two year’s a dog is a young adult. In some case when a human is called a young adult they are still a baby. Don’t tell them this though. I am going to celebrate by placing some pictures of the dogs who used to live in our house before I did. This is Itek. When I moved in as a young pup Itek was over fifteen years old. Itek was a very clever and beautiful Corgi dog. This is Rózia. She was something of a character and used to like an occasional sip of beer and a good argument. Although she died before I was born, I did inherit her chair. Rosja had the chair placed perfectly to see everything which goes on in the room. This is Itek and Rózia together after having a very pleasant swim in a lake. I am sure you agree that they were very good looking dogs.

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June 27, 2013 by Rusty Dog 0

Posh Dogs

Peter, one of our humans, recently met a man from Wales. This is the ancestral homeland of Corgis so Bonnie and I were excited to hear the insights of the man from this wonderful land. Of Course, Peter had told this man that he lived with a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi. The man had responded by calling us “posh dogs”.  As all right thinking dogs would expect that was the end of the conversation. I have done research on this topic and it seems that many people, particularly in England and Wales regard Corgis as “posh dogs”.  As any Corgi will tell you, we are herding dogs. Corgis were used to herd cows and other very very big animals. We used to herd them for long distances when the cows were being brought from the farm to the market place. I am pretty good and giving gentle nips to the ankles of my humans in order to help them move with a little more speed. This technique was used by the Corgis of wales as they herded cattle. The “posh dog” title comes from one particular Corgi breeder, Queen Elizabeth II. People seem to have the […]

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May 28, 2013 by Rusty Dog 0

Walks

One of the things which most people and all dogs know is that people do not get enough exercise. They really need to look after their health a bit more. I have mentioned before how they like to play sport by moving their eyes and even then they rarely move them energetically. Dogs have to help them. We have to make them get out in the air and get some exercise. What better way to do this then a brisk walk every morning and evening. The secret to getting them out for a walk is something which most dogs know. If a human is left to their own devices they will do things like spend a lot of money on gym membership, go three times in January, once in February and be planning to go next week from then until October. We, dogs, can get them out and get them healthy. The secret of getting them out for regular walks is enthusiasm and making them feel as if they are doing you a big favour. If your human gets up off the chair, treat it is a signal that they are going for a walk with immediately and start yelping […]

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April 18, 2013 by Rusty Dog 1

Tail thumping Orchestra

I was sitting at home the other day in very good form as I often am. I started banging my tail against the floor. It struck me that the sound is not unlike the sound of some of that stuff that humans listen to from their CDs and radios. I have an idea and it is this. We could get a lot of dogs in a big room, preferably one of those rooms which makes a bark extra loud, and we could create The Tail Thumping Orchestra. There could be a few big Wolfhounds or St Bernard dogs doing the bass, the Collies and German Shepherd dogs could provide the beat and we, Corgis, would be the lead tail thumpers. Who knows we might even get some Cats in to provide harmonies. I have even some ideas for the music The Tail Thumping Orchestra could play. The Greeting – The idea here is to recreate the feeling when one of your humans is coming home. It would start with silence then a lone tail thumping softly. The lone tail would get strong and be joined by other tails and finally there would be a huge joyous crescendo of tails thumping widely. […]

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April 12, 2013 by Rusty Dog 0

Spam

I had not realised that Bonnie had any interest in my blog but the other day when we were out walking our humans she started asking me about it. ‘Rusty, all the dogs are saying that you are on the Internet’. ‘I have told you about my blog. It is for dogs and it explains humans to them.’ She wasn’t so interested in that. As far as Bonnie is concerned humans are humans. She really likes them but there is no way she would ever be seen reading a blog about them. However, something had clearly got her attention. ‘Do you get spam on your blog?’ she asked. Now this is a touchy subject for bloggers, whether they are human or animal. Spam is a huge problem. Almost every comment wants to advertise some website selling something which no one wants. This is a particularly problem for a blog like mine which is aimed at dogs. All the spam is aimed at humans. I guess they are not interested in dogs because we don’t carry money. ‘The humans complain about spam too,’ said Bonnie. ‘I heard them say this is a huge problem. They get more spam than ordinary emails.’ […]

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April 9, 2013 by Rusty Dog 1

Sport

Humans love sport. When they get together they talk about it all the time, their newspapers have pages and pages about sports and they watch it on TV more than anything else.  There is one thing which dogs can never figure out about this human love of sport and it is this: If humans love sport as much as they claim how come they never play them? I, like many dogs, study humans. How they ‘play sport’ seems to be very unusual. They do not get dressed in special sports clothes, put on the right shoes and run out on to a field. In fact they do something very different. They get themselves a drink, some popcorn, sit on a couch and ‘play sport’ by letting their eyes follow someone else kick a ball. Bonnie has told me that the people who are actually playing the game could be anywhere in the world and all the humans sit in front of their television and watch them. I find this idea very difficult to believe. Imagine! Somewhere there is a little field with two gangs of humans playing sport and all across the world people are watching them on television and […]

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April 5, 2013 by Rusty Dog 1

Our Cat

Our cat was in a bad mood. She is often in a bad mood. I guess this is one of the differences between dogs and cats. They go in for that moody stuff. We don’t. Today she was in a very bad mood. Usually Bonnie my Pembrokeshire Welsh Corgi sister can get her out of the bad mood. Bonnie really loves the cat and likes nothing more than having a good wrestle with her. Bonnie tried to get her to cheer by sneaking up behind her and jumping on her. The cat just went and hid. Usually a move like that will have an appropriate response from the cat. The cat is very expert at using both her paws to pinch Bonnie’s bottom. So we asked her what was up. She said, ‘Rusty what’s all this blog stuff?’ ‘You mention all sort of things but leave out your family. I have seen blogs on Easter eggs, how to select a human, how to house train your human but nothing on your family. Not one single blog is on Bonnie or the beautiful Sasza.’ As you can see the beautiful Sasza got her way. This blog is about her. As you […]

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March 31, 2013 by Rusty Dog 0

Happy Easter!

Today is Easter Sunday. This is a big day for humans. In our house they have a big breakfast and one of the highlights for the humans is wonderfully coloured eggs. I have been studying these eggs last night when they were preparing them. It looks like very hard work to me. They made eggs which were brown coloured. For this they peeled the skins from a lot of onions and boil the eggs with them. The egg are then a very deep chestnut brown. The other eggs were white eggs which they boiled in the usual way and then placed in little cups with a coloured eggs. With this method they made yellow, green, pink, blue and red eggs. My humans can be a bit disorganised and they did not start making the eggs until late at night. Bonnie and I decided that we were going to bed and went to sleep before they were finished. Usually Bonnie gets up first and together with Sasza they will try and wake one of the humans. This morning I get up first and went downstairs. I was very surprised to see the eggs on the table. It was even more surprising […]

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