December 31, 2015 by Rusty Dog 3

5 New Year Corgi resolutions that will make 2016 successful!

You will have noticed that 2015 has not been my most prolific year as a blogger. I did post twice as well as on New Year’s Eve but since January I have been mainly napping. However, the pups are now young adults, and it is now New Year’s Eve again so I am going to give you 5 New Year Corgi resolutions which will make 2016 an incredible year for you too. 1/ Win the lottery I bet you never realized that you could do this! It is simple, you just buy a ticket, win and spend the money on your dogs. With all the money from the lottery you could live in a manner which cats believe is theirs by right. 2/ Kiss a frog It has been known for hundreds, possibly thousands of years that some frogs are in fact handsome princesses or princes and they are waiting to be kissed so they can return to their true form and grant you your heart’s desire. So why don’t you kiss one and see what happens? 2016 will be very successful if your frog turns into a sizzling steak or a big bone. 3/ Trade your cow for 5 […]

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December 31, 2014 by Rusty Dog 2

The intelligent dogs’ guide to New Year’s Eve parties!

It’s New Year’s Eve. All over the world people are planning to spend a night watching TV, darn a few socks and maybe get an early night. Well maybe a few people in Greenland are planning that, the rest of the human race is planning to have a party and the purpose of this blog post is to help us dogs enjoy the party. Good boy! Try and find out early whether your people are having their party in your house or going out to celebrate the New Year. If the plan is to have a party in your house then be a very well behaved dog for at least all of New Year’s Eve. If something happened on the 30th and you were told you were in trouble for a very long time do not worry. Humans have short memories and are always optimistic that a couple of good hours are an indicator of a brighter future. If the party is being held elsewhere you can do what you like as you will be locked inside when they are enjoying themselves. Inter-species French kissing is not something which all humans appreciate! They seem to want you to kiss them […]

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December 29, 2014 by Rusty Dog 3

Cat’s rules for puppies!

I know it is not a very Christmassy theme. Indeed, Sasza the cat told me I should write about this as far back as November. I even planned to do it then but every time I decided I would start writing the prospect of a walk, a treat or a snooze got in the way. What is a dog supposed to do against that sort of temptation? Anyway, here is the blog post about this major problem. Of course Sasza the cat loves the puppies but sometimes they are a bit too puppyish if you get my meaning. She has been telling me for some time that they need one or two basic rules which will ensures peace, harmony and most importantly a scratchless cat. Rule 1 – What the cat says goes! According to Sasza if dogs and in particular puppies were sensible enough to understand this basic rule the world with be a much more peaceful and beautiful place to live in. Rule 2 – Four puppies should not attack one cat at the same time! Obviously the need for rule 2 is because rule 1 has already been ignored by four very excited puppies who are rushing […]

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October 6, 2014 by Rusty Dog 0

Selfies for Puppies

Everything happens much faster in a dog’s life than a human’s. I am three years old and the mother of nine wonderful puppies, six of which are still living with us. Older dogs like older humans lose touch with the latest fashions. I like a nice atmospheric photograph that took someone time and energy to compose and get just right. The photographer should have to do some work to get the perfect picture. The puppies on the other hand like selfies. Like may be too weak a word. They love selfies! The idea that they can take a picture of themselves, share with everybody, talk about how good they look and then forgot they ever took the picture is something which really appeals to them. Some puppies are not aware how easy it is to take a selfie so my kids have suggested I write about it in my blog. The first thing to know about is the equipment. You need one of those smart phones which allows you to photograph yourself while at the same time look at what you are photographing. It is also extremely important to have a touch screen. Next the puppy needs to get themselves […]

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July 1, 2014 by Rusty Dog 0

The Puppy Diaries #3 – Big Bellies

When they turned up first they moved about with great difficulty and looked very fragile. One of my people used to help me make sure I was feeding them all. It was hard work looking after these little puppies. They seemed to just sleep and feed, or feed and sleep, all the time. Of course they did not neglect their toilet, but even then I had to encourage them. They knew the smell of the other pups and of me and that was their world. Then they grew a bit. They got more hair. They seemed to move more and still they fed and slept, slept and fed. When we all visited the Vet after two weeks he wanted me to start weaning the puppies. He suggested getting them some very nice steak and mincing it so it became puppy friendly food. Bonnie and I were perfectly willing to help them eat this but they seemed to get the hang of it immediately and started getting very fond of this food. It is now five weeks since they were born they have started getting bigger bellies and doing lots more than sleep and feed. They sleep, they feed, they have […]

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June 14, 2014 by Rusty Uncategorized 0

Puppy Diaries #2 Alex

Alex is big and beautiful and always seems to have something to do. Usually it is crawling from here to there, practicing his walk and trying to teach the other puppies how to play. If he wants to go somewhere and I am in the way he will just crawl over my back rather than go round. He is also the pup who most frequently escapes from the box. He likes nothing better than finding one of his brothers or sisters and just plonking himself down on them and falling asleep.   Alexander the Big is what my people have called him and he is by far the biggest of the litter. He also seems to be first to do many things and is now busy teaching himself to walk. This short video shows him crawling around our back garden. He is also practicing hugging me and growling at my people if they try to punch his bottom. They should not be doing that anyway. You can see Bonnie come in to check on Alex. He is the sort of pup we have to keep an eye on. We love him.

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June 9, 2014 by Rusty Dog 0

Puppy Diaries #1

I had been visiting this nice vet for a month or so now. He had taken a blood test when I first visited him and found my progesterone levels were low. This would have resulted in my puppies dying so I had to get injections every three days. He also used a special camera which looked inside of me. He had examined this carefully and said he thought there were five puppies. Another vet had also looked and reckoned there were four. Anyway I got on very well with this vet. He always gave Bonnie and I some treats during our visit. On this particular occasion my people handed me off to the vet. I thought he was taking me to get some extra treats which he wanted to give me and not also to Bonnie. I could see the sense in this. Anyway, I fell asleep. I woke up and I was lying on a table feeling very groggy. My people and Bonnie were there and so were three or four tiny puppies. I fell asleep again. This time when I woke up there six tiny puppies trying to feed on me. More sleep. I wake up. More puppies. […]

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February 2, 2014 by Rusty Dog 0

The Intelligent Dog on Human Language

You might be surprised to learn that we do have a human working for us at intelligent-dog.com. He is called Peter and of course we obviously do not let him get near our keyboards when we are typing our clever and witty posts. Peter’s job include belly rubbing and distributing treats. It must be said that there are better humans on the treats front but he is OK with the belly-rubbing. The other day he came into the office and said he had read a book. Bonnie and I were surprised that he did things like that and were even more surprised when he told us about the book. It was call “The Genius of Dogs” and was written by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods. This book claimed to show: “how dogs are smarter than you think”. Obviously it was considerable interest to Bonnie and I as it seemed to cover a very interesting topic. One of the things the authors describe is how they got a dog to fetch an object from another room. They even tried to trick the dog by teaching him the name of ten objects in the room but asking it to fetch the 11th […]

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December 10, 2013 by Rusty Dog 0

An Intelligent Dog’s Guide to Business

My people were amused at first when I told them I was going to write a blog post giving advice to entrepreneurs. The idea of Cardigan Welsh Corgi, albeit a very good looking and clever Cardigan Welsh Corgi, giving advice to business people tickled them quite a lot. They then thought about it some more and took a very uncooperative view of my idea. “Rusty, you can’t tell business people that they should sniff each other’s butts!”, they said in that alarmed pitch they use to offer each other valuable but unwanted criticism. With that my 8 tips for business people became 7 tips. “It is hardly a good idea to tell them that if they hear an unusual noise they should bark like hell!” Again this was said that voice that was several pitches too high and my 7 tips became 6. At the point I decided to end the consultation exercise and just start working on advice which a dog like me can offer to business people like you. I hope find it more valuable than my people thought you would. # 1 – Love who you are You may be the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. […]

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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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