Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Long time.

Oh my it's been a long time since I've been on here. There is so much to catch up on.
First things first, Ben and I bought a house! Yup a house of our very own and boy do we (and the animals) LOVE IT. We went from a whole 600 sqft to 2600 sqft. I almost don't know what to do with myself, Almost. I finally have my own pet room/relaxation room. Yes I know those two are almost an oxymoron but I do enjoy my time with the sometimes annoying cats. It's nice to have them have their cat tree and litter box out of the main house area. Don't worry, they still have access to the whole house, but those kitties get into everything and with people delivering things all the time it's nice to have a room that I can put them in for the afternoon and not worry about them peeing on something because their mad. Jasmine also shares this room, she has her crate, another dog bed (which she normally shares with Hazy aka Demon Spawn) and oh yah my husband said she needed another bed so..... she has a TWIN BED, yes you read that right a HUMAN twin bed that is on the floor just for her, sheets/comforter/pillows and all. Well wouldn't you know she would much rather sleep with mom and dad on the brand new Sleep number bed! >) Spoiled? Sometimes.
The house also has an office that Ben can work out of... Can because well it's been a MONTH and I still do NOT HAVE INTERNET! For Nerds like us that's pretty much a reason to go completely postal and take out everyone at the ISP, but we are rational nerds and we only kill zombies and the such, so I guess the installers are safe, for the moment. >( So without Internet or TV, we have resorted to watching shows on our computers, dvd and the such. It's nice to be able to watch a full season of something in a night, but the same shows get old after awhile.
Jasmine is very happy with the new house as she has a full acre to play in and as soon as spring comes it will be fenced in for her enjoyment. Right now Frapping outside consists of Flexi time or going to G'ma's. She has also learned that she can do a HUGE figure eight in our house between the animal room and the living room so on super rainy days when she doesn't really want to go outside, she and Hazy see who can run the fastest around the living room. I'm pretty sure Hazy wins because she is like lightning.
Other than the house, Ben is taking over more Management responsiblilities at his work, he's already Engineering Manager but because he's so amazing at his job they're giving him more :)
I'm finally at the point in my Vet Tech career that I can apply to become a Licenced Vet Tech and hopefully by this time next year I'll have my licence, or shortly afterwards. This is something I've been wanting for a long time and due to Life I chose to do 5 years of on the job training versus 2 years of schooling, but I'm happy with my decision.
I've probably forgotten a bunch else that has happened but it probably wasn't that important.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season. And please please please, keep the puppies away from Chocolate. I've seen and smelt too many chocolate dogs already this year.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

OMG... bad puppies

Ok so this week must be making up for all the lack of emergencies last week. Tonight has been pretty steady with minor emergencies which is good, it keeps me busy but Oh.... Bad Bad Puppies!
The last two nights we have had two seperate 12 week old puppies(different breeds, but both 12 pounds) come in because they jumped the wrong way and broke the toes in their left foot. Now how randomly strange is that? I'm expecting one more tomorrow night as emergencies tend to come in threes. First puppy was a Cattle dog mix, this one is a Ausi.... next one I'm guessing a Kelpie? Corgi? Idk I'm just counting the hours till this puppy goes home because it obviously has not been socialized to being in a crate, it's a submissive pee'er, has been screaming at the top of its lungs for 5 HOURS because it's in a kennel, is on a sedative and heavy duty pain med! OMD the Dr finally was like, just let it out of the kennel and let it sit with you because it's driving us both crazy.
Thank fully I always bring some of Jasmine's "busy" toys with her like kongs and brain teaser toys so I've loaded those up with food and locked the puppy and I into a little receptionist closet and am doing paperwork. I'm doing my best not to get up and make too much noise and ignore the annoying puppy.
With that said.....
THANK YOU CAROLYN SO MUCH for making Jasmine such a well rounded puppy from the beginning. I'm so glad we never went through a night like this with her, she's always been such a good girl and unfortunately she's not with me at work tonight otherwise maybe she could keep the puppy occupied. Oh wait, I think the puppy is , yup napping. Hopefully she'll fall into a deep sleep and I can just take my shoes off and finish some stuff in the other room.
Oh and to everyone with a puppy around 12 weeks of age. PLEASE lock up your puppies tomorrow as I do not really want to splint another left leg on a herding dog :)
Good night or Good morning to all.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Ok so let's start by saying Ben and I are finally purchasing a house and he's agreed that Ms Jasmine Fishstick needs a play mate, Tarter Sauce.. JUST KIDDING, he's got the naming dogs after food out of his system I promise. But on a more serious note I am looking into getting another puppy sometime soon and so I've been doing back ground research on Cardiridge Red Hot Lover so I went to Cardiped and typed in Jasmine's name and I think they know something I don't know cause her name came up as Baledwr SN Jasmine Fishstick NA NAJ... We did have an agilty trial a couple weeks ago but she decided to go retard on me, be afraid of the judge and messed up pretty bad so I didn't think she Q'd.. But maybe she did. Idk. I was frustrated so I pulled her for the rest of the day and I'm glad I did because the next day I realised she had crystals in her urine again which is probably part of why she was screwing around, she didn't feel good.
Anyway Jasmine is back on her Methioform to disolve any crystals and Dad and I have remade the rule of NO PEOPLE FOOD for the CORGI! NONE! She's fine when she just gets her diet and her specific treats but damn the grain gods they mess up her PH every time. Thankfully the local petstore just had their yearly sale of buy one get one 1/2 off so we stocked up on food for her and her kitty friends.

So... anyone know of any potential Red litters in the making? I know I know, harder to come by but the man of the house preffers reds. I keep trying to make him look at the beautiful blues but he says their eyes suck peoples souls from them LOL.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Saturday the 4th = CORGI PARTY!

So anyone in the Seattle/Snohomish county area should really head up to Everett on Saturday with their favorite Welsh pup and come to the Cascade Pembroke Welsh Corgi Fun Day at Mcallum Park ;P
Go to the CPWCC.ORG page and click on Events or just go pick up the Local page of the Everett Herald for today and it's on the front page, including a cute little Pemi.
Jasmine and I plan to be there even though we are the " other" corgi, it's still a great place to go frap.
See you all there.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday!

Happy 5th Birthday Jasmine!
Oh mom what do you have for me?

OH my! a big yummy bone! MMMMMM

Thank you !
Jasmine also got to have a sleepover with my GSP Samson. They got to play and frap all morning long, but now it's nap time before I go to work.
Aw "mine dog" we love you so much. We wish for many many more barkdays to come.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Oh my what a weekend! Jasmine and I had a wonderful time on Saturday as we met up with the Corgi's R Us from for a wonderful beach party. We all went to the Double Bluff park on Whidbey Island. As you can see from the pictures there were many many corgis there, about 20, and the one labrador. Needless to say Jasmine was very wet, very sandy and very tired by the end of the day. I am very happy to say that she was a very good girl.
How many corgis can you get staring at a ball at the same time?
Too bad Jasmine was being scolded by the one eyed Pemi.

Oh it's stick time!
** Garret, do you recognize the bald faced boy with the stick?
I believe you knew him as Alamo. He is such a sweet kid.

The other two cardis who came to join the party.

Flying corgis!

This wonderful hot weather is great for Jaz as she swam all day Saturday & Sunday. Today it has finally cooled off a bit but Jasmine's big cuz Samson the GSP is here for a sleepover ( I stole him tonight from my parents). So they played and now are crashed on the couch surrounded by kittens.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Corgi Meetup

Just putting it out there if anyone wants to meet up on Whidbey Island today. Here is the info from

I'm going to enjoy baskin in the rare Washington sun while Jasmine gets all nice and fishy smelling. ;P

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Herding Instinct. Does she have it?

Saturday was a wonderful day. Jasmine, Ben, Danya ( my sister-in law) and I all headed down to Ewetopia in Roy, Washington for the Pembrook club's Herding Instinct Test.
First thing Jasmine got to do was play with all the Pems. She was so happy to have someone her own size to play with. There were over 30 entries in the test so she had plenty of pups to play with.

Anyone recognize these two???
Yup it's Nikki! and her Pemi friend. Sorry Carolyn and Cheri I forgot her name.

And now for Jasmine. She was so excited the whole time watching everyone else, since she was a Cardi she was at the end but boy did she put on a show for everyone!
As soon as the sheep were released she brought them right up to the shepherd and never let them leave her side, no matter what.
I love this shot as she's "wooing" at the sheep.

Jasmine never let the sheep leave her side. Every time the trainer tried to get the sheep to split, Jasmine automatically put them back in a herd. I'm so proud of my girl . Thank you Carolyn sooooo much!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Doggie day at the river

Well today was surprisingly amazing. What more can I ask for 80 degree weather, well 77 but close enough, 6 dogs, a cool river and family time? I spent the whole day at my parents out on the river visiting and doing laundry. Jasmine got the best part of the deal though, a full day of fun and swimming with her favorite "siblings".
Her day started with an hour of ball time! With 6 dogs, it takes a while to get them all their ball time and semi-warn out. Jasmine as you can see needs more mouth, ball co-ordination ;P

Then since everyone was nice and warm we walked a little ways down the driveway to the river. Jasmine thinking she's a Labrador dove right in.

Then when "grandma" found a stick it was time for fetch time! As you can see the Shorted-Brains LOVE to play fetch! Jasmine on the other hand would rather be digging up rocks, which on this beach there is definately no shortage of them.

From left to right- Jacob's behind, Dali's behind, Samson (My boy and old man!) in front, Moses (hiding behind Blue), and Blue (who really really wants the stick)

My wonderful Ol' man Samson.
Dad and Samson on the other beach.
Hmm seem's rocks no longer held her intrest so off to chase the Shorted-brains.

Moses & Blue
These boys are ALWAYS together, what else would you expect their brothers.
*I do love how when they bring back a stick they're always striding in unison.

Oh wait she found more rocks!
This one especially was HERS and NO ONE was going to steal it from her.
Thankfully the shorthairs don't care about silly rocks, mainly because they sink and they can't be retrieved.

And this is what the Princess said when it was time to go home for the day. Bratty lil girl ;)

Now my stinky, muddy, sandy dog is sleeping on her bed, passed out from her days adventures. Too bad it's raining now otherwise tomorrow would have brought another day of swimming.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's official!

Baledwr Sn Jasmine Fishstick NA !!!!!!!
I received her Certificate today in the mail! Only 1 more to go for her NAJ.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ask Ohio to repeal "pitbull" in their BSL

From my AKC News email today.

Ask the Ohio House of Representatives to Repeal BSL!
[Thursday, April 15, 2010]
House Bill 79, sponsored by Representative Barbara Sears of Lucas County, removes the term "pit bull" from Ohio’s statutory definition of dangerous dogs. All Ohio residents are encouraged to contact the Speaker of the House and their legislators to ask them to support this important measure and end 20 years of discrimination against responsible dog owners in Ohio.
Ohio is currently the only state to have enacted statewide breed-specific laws. The current law states that if a dog "belongs to a breed that is commonly known as a pit bull", then it is automatically considered vicious and dangerous. Owners of these dogs must submit reports to the board of health and county dog warden whenever there is a transfer of ownership.
Breed-specific language in state law has also enabled local Ohio municipalities to enact strict ordinances regarding ownership of "pit bulls" and has led to the ban and euthanasia of numerous dogs in communities throughout the state.
The American Kennel Club strongly supports House Bill 79 and recognizes that dangerous dogs should be defined by their deeds, not their breed. The AKC urges communities to establish a fair process by which specific dogs may be identified as "dangerous" based on stated, measurable actions, impose appropriate penalties on irresponsible owners, and establish a well-defined method for dealing with dogs proven to be dangerous.
The AKC strongly opposes any legislation that determines a dog to be "dangerous" based on its breed or type, and applauds the Ohio representatives who seek to remove this discriminatory language from state law. The AKC encourages Ohioans to contact their legislators and members of the House Agriculture committee and ask them to support this measure.
Read AKC talking points on breed-specific legislation.Read AKC article "Why Breed-Specific Legislation Doesn’t Work".
How You Can Help
· Contact the Ohio Speaker of the House, and respectfully ask that he allow the House of Representatives to consider House Bill 79. His contact information is as follows:
Speaker Armond Budish77 S. High Street, 14th FloorColumbus, Ohio 43215-6111Phone: (614) 466-5441Fax: (614) 719-0008E-mail:
Contact your state legislators and ask them to support House Bill 79 and request that leadership allow them to vote on this bill. Visit the Ohio General Assembly’s web site to find the names and contact information for your legislators.
For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at (919) 816-3720, or e-mail

American Kennel Club Government Relations Department
8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
Phone: (919) 816-3720
Fax: (919) 816-4275


Ok it's official! I am officially an Emergency Veterinary Technician!!!!!!
I just accepted a job at my old Emergency Clinic as a night technician. Its great for me as I hate getting up early in the morning and I stay up all night long anyway. And I only work 3 days a week! That means 4 full days including the weekend to do whatever I want ;) Most importantly I get my own paycheck, which means MORE DOG SHOWS!
Ok now I must got back to sleep as I have a long night ahead of me today.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Emerald City Comic-Con

So Ben, Mitch, Noel and I went to the Emerald City ComiCon convention last month and I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures from it. We had a TON of fun there, finding great deals on comics and of course statues ;) The boys spent two whole days at the convention while Noel and I slipped off on Saturday to go watch the Seattle Kennel Club show, which I regret I didn't enter Jasmine in the Agility competition.. arrgg. But either way my friend Kim's bitch Fifi got Best in Group on Saturday and I couldnt be happier as she is SOOOOO beautiful.

Proof Girls do go to Comic Conventions

The Green Lantern

The "Black" Spider Man

Halo Character

A freeky Bunny thing. I have no idea.

The Hulk!

The Phoenix

The Black Widow.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Agility results

Jasmine is such a good dog! Not only did she Q'd in both novice classes but she got 1st in both!!! For her second time out I'm just amazed. She really surprised me. In the Jumpers class she really really wanted to go see the helpers in the ring, but after calling her she just stared at them as she ran around the ring ;P We need to work on her weaves as she didn't want to do offside, but that's something to work on. She finished in 52.46 seconds.
Her Standard course was much better. I thought she would totally blow the table but she jumped up on it, sniffed it and sat right down, although she nervously glanced at the judge who was standing behind me the whole time.
She got her weaves the first time , YAY, and she just ran her little heart out having fun. She finished in 52.13 seconds.
And now for the pictures, unfortunately most pictures were blurry as the settings on the camera were wrong :( I must remember to check the settings before I leave for the next show.
Yum, Racoon squeeky!
I will get you Mr Racoon!

~Weave Corgi Weave~

Flying Corgi!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Vaccum Any Ideas??

So I'm in the need of a new vaccum. The one I have now definately does not work well enough with corgi hair ;) So what does everyone use and is it worth the price. I'm mainly looking for a bagless but might look at getting a bagged style if it works well. Also I'm not looking to spend a small fortune on one, a couple hundred is my buget.
Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Help Purrfect Pals win a $10,000 grant.

Help PURRFECT PALS win a $10,000 grant!

Vote for us at and we could win $10,000 to help kitties in need.

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Help us win! All you have to do is click to help rescued animals, and then vote in The Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge. Both of these actions are absolutely free! You can vote once a day, every day, from January 18th through April 18th, 2010. Every time you vote, or tell a friend to vote, you are making a huge difference for us.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Caution Attack Corgi!

I thought I would share this article with everyone. It was sent to me via

On a sad note one of our much loved Leukemia Positive kittens at Purrfect pals passed away yesterday. Wolfie was a part of the shelter's Leukemia Birthday party last year. She was 2 years old, ancient for a Leukemia Kitten.
Rest in Peace wonderful Wolfie.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Future Plan

Well it's official Jasmine is entered for the Boston Terrier agility trial at Argus in Auburn at the end of the month. I'm hoping that she'l do good as her first trial she got 3 Qs ;P

On another note Jasmine really wants to know when we're going to get some kittens back in the house for her to play with. My most recent litter, in November all went to their new homes happy and healthy. Her favorite kitten Loki got adopted by our friends and comes over every now and then for kitten/doggy play time with Hazzard my little demon child and Jasmine. Jasmine promptly gives her a bath and then gets excited and wants to play.

Jasmine keeping Loki's brother clean after his breakfast.

Here are some ADORABLE pictures of Loki ( the short haired Orange) and his orange brother.

Hazy cleaning Loki.

Jasmine in her Yard work atire LOL such a good sport!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Beach Party!

So today my friend Noel and I took Jasmine to the beach to go play in the low tide. Unfortunately we didn't spend too long there as I forgot I left the house in HIGH HEELS! Definately not the best idea. Anyway Jasmine spent her time jumping in and out of the surf getting nice 'n' dirty. Digging holes after big rocks was the next best thing she thought. All of this lead to her getting a bath when she got home but she thinks it was worth it.

I have finally started fiddling around with photoshop and so here are two picts from today. Such a goofy red girl.

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