Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Time

Well it's official in my house now, it's Christmas time. The tree went up this weekend and there is a wreath on the front door, and that's the extent of it. We really just don't do a lot of decorating for holidays but the tree makes me happy. Dag on the other hand is thankfully not interested in the tree he's more like "Mom WTF is that GIANT thing in the living room?!?!?" He gives it a really wide berth and keeps away from it, but I still don't trust him. He goes in his crate when we leave as we really don't want to come home to a decapitated tree.
As for other news Jasmine is officially going to preferred in Agility and is never running in dirt again. Last weekend we knocked bars in both jumpers and standard. She has been occasionally knocking a bar in class but it's been attributed to me pulling off to early and causing her to drop her hind end. The first bar dropped at the trial was my fault completely as I pulled off over a wider jump so she wouldn't take the tunnel in front of her and I saw her back end drop :( The Standard class again it was a wide jump, the FIRST jump, and down came the bars :( It also didn't help that it was a nice "warm" 32 degrees and we were in a horse arena with very little heat. I was not pleased as I was freezing and so was Jasmine even after a 5 minute Jog and a 15 minute warm up walk. It was a cold and crappy weekend.
To end the weekend, I woke up on Tuesday before work Sick. Yup completely sick. I stayed home yesterday but I'm feeling a tad bit better today so I'll head to work and hope its slow.
Off to Target for cold medicine and soup. Hope everyone has a Happy holiday season.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A very interesting article

I just came across this very interesting article from New York Times about the English Bulldog and I thought I would share.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dag at 13 months

So I'm finally slowed down at work and realized I haven't updated any pictures of Dag aka Dagwoo that bad dog. So without further ado, some not the greatest pictures, but I did them all myself with no help. I think his chest is starting to come down some since the first puppy pictures I have and I'm gonna see how he does next month in the ring. Hopefully the bad dog will get some more coat and grow up some more but it all takes time. He is still splayed in his left front and I don't know why. He was a little splayed as a puppy and now it's more obvious to me. Any ideas? too much turn or ? The third diget (count from the dewclaw out) is/ has always been raised up higher than the other toes and I'm thinking puppy injury? but it all just seems more obvious to me. I really think his shoulder is looking nicer and his movement is better as I've been working on going faster with him cause he can MOVE I just have to keep up with him.
He does look a little roached in the picture but it's the angle cause I just looked at him again and there is no roach when stacked.

Oh Dag. What am I going to do with you?

So Dag my good little boy has decided that he's a 8 week old puppy again and is chewing on EVERYTHING. Not just his chew bones but the TV trays, the Kitchen table, and lastly tonight at work his collar. Yuppers, his collar was found in his kennel in pieces ( insert very angry mom here). I have NO idea what his problem is, he's exercised, entertained, trained but must chew on something. I've started feeding him in his Cube toy/treat despenser and doing more training with him but OMG if he does not stop my husband might de-tooth him. J/K
Has anyone else experienced a late adolescent chewer?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dan Welsh Corgi

Ok.. lets start of by saying tonight has been a crazy night at work but this person takes the cake with being dumb.
client "Hi my Dan Welsh Corgi just ate a brownie."
me "Pardon, your what just ate a brownie?"
"my Dan Welsh Corgi"
"I'm sorry I'm not familiar with that breed how much does it weigh?"
"about 45-50 pounds"
"Ok and how many brownies did it eat?"
"Oh just one. Is he gonna die?"
"No mam' one brownie is not going to kill him. He'll probably just get an upset stomach." then I proceeded to go over other symptoms to watch for all while going (0.o) Dan Welsh Corgi?!?!??!
I am always amused when people have no clue what their dog is. I even googled it to see if there was some BYB selling corgi pups as a Dan Welsh Corgi and nope not a single thing. I have no idea what type of dog she has but I do pray that it's fixed.
Oh the calls I get at 2 am.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Catching up

Well it's been forever since I actually posted something on here. I've been a very busy lady between working 50+ hrs a week to going to dog classes twice a week to trying to have a social life I'm pooped. I'm finally done with my super hours at work, back to my normal schedule, for the moment, and am finding time for myself.
Dag and Jasmine have been hard at work becoming good dogs. Jasmine is doing great in agility and will be entered in some shows come January, just have to get her up to snuff. I'm planning on getting her NAJ and then dropping her to preferred as she is 6years old now and with her extreme out-turned front I'd like to keep her from breaking down anytime soon. With lots of low impact exercise and keeping her muscular I hope to keep her competitive for years to come.
Dag is now doing Rally and getting better each week. He's a lot slower at learning than Jasmine but Jasmine spoiled me and you know it really is much easier to train with one dog. Jasmine continually tries to butt in to what we are doing just to show me all of her tricks and get a cookie. Dag just stares at her like 0.o Silly boy. We're taking some time off from conformation to let Dag turn into a man since right now he's in that I'm an in between gawky teenage boy who has masculine features but still has acne :) Alas he will grow up to be a good looking man it will just take time.
I haven't taken any pictures of him in a while mainly cause I've been so dang busy but I promise to get some new ones up soon, as everyone needs a bath including the cats. I do find it quite amusing that out of all of my animals Jasmine is the only one who hates Bath time. I can't keep the dog out of a lake but when it comes to getting clean she runs for the hills. It's not that she's afraid of the tub since when I take a bath she tries to join me and play in it, it's the fact that she does NOT want to be clean. I swear the second she's out of a bath she runs outside to find the closest pile of bunny poop and roll in it. Mud puddle?? She's in it. She constantly has grass stains from rolling in god knows what in the lawn and SHE's supposed to be a pretty girl. Guess she's just a tomboy. Dag really is a pretty boy though, as soon as he's bathed he stays clean for a long time.
Well I guess I should get back to work. Long night, full moon, people with no teeth. It all makes for a very entertaining night.
My one plea to everyone is to Please Please PLEASE keep all of your medications far far away from your pets. Tonight I've seen two overdoses, one fatal (7month pup) and one may not make it through the night. Both could have been prevented by just keeping the medications in the bathroom and out of dogs reach.
Have a good day.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Eww eww and more eww. FLEAS

GAH.. Let me just start off by saying, I've never had a problem with fleas on my animals even though they go with me to work at the vet 3 days a week. They are routinely on Advantage and get regular baths (much to Jasmine's dislike).
Tonight a "good Samaritan" (using the term loosely as we do not house stray animals) brings in this little terrier mix that tried to go into a department store. Well she says's either we will take the animal or she'll let it go in our parking lot. Nice lady huh. Anyway we take in the dog and it's COVERED in fleas. Not just a few but a complete moving wave of fleas. Well since we don't keep unvaccinated unowed animals within our hospitalized patients, we move him straight to isolation and apply Frontline and give Capstar. For those of you who are not familiar with Capstar, it's a oral tablet that starts killing fleas in 30 minutes and is short acting. Great for getting rid of the fleas that are already on the pet and the Frontline keeps fleas from reproducing.
Well obviously about oh 100 flea's jumped ship between the front door and Isolation. Well guess where the all ended up? Yup you guessed it, on my DOG!
Poor Dag had flea's all over his scrotum, they were all over the floor. OMG they are everywhere. Needless to say everyone in the hospital has just been treated for fleas as a precaution. Dag got Capstar and Advantage again and I'm sitting here now pulling off fleas as they die. I stopped counting at 50. Gah I hate fleas.
So poor Dag has had a not so fun night of being eaten alive because of some not so nice good Samaratin decided to be a poop and dump a dog on us.
I now feel like I have fleas all over me. Again. I hate fleas.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ok Richland is official now.

Gah. My pocket book hurts but Richland is paid for. Good thing I've been working my butt off at work with extra hours to pay for shows. Hotel, paid. Show fees, paid. New dog show clothes, check. Clean dog....... well gonna have to work on that one. He's one FILTHY boy at the moment. Guess I'm gonna have to break out the whitening shampoo here soon. He's been enjoying being a boy and playing in the lake, then the dirt, then the lake like a good boy should.
Well see everyone in Richland.
Offer still stands if someone wants to split the room with me, one queen bed :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dag the pretty boy

Well Dag and I had some free time last night at work so we decided to play show dog.
I am planning on bringing him to Richland and hope he does well. I'm very pleased by how he's growing up and hope that he will continue to do well in the ring.

I will upload more videos and pictures when I'm not so sleepy.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Richland show anyone?

Just wanted to put it out there and find out if anyone is going to the September show in Richland? I am debating on taking Dag but was wondering if anyone wanted to split hotel fees/room with me. I tentatively planning on going the whole time but trying to figure out the pocket book. I am driving from Stanwood Wa, so I would be showing up Thursday afternoon I think.
Please feel free to call or email me.
juarez _ Bl (at)
360 630 3918.

Brittany J.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mt Vernon, Dog park and Swimming

This weekend Dag and I got to meet up with Keith and Jo from Stormridge Cardigans at the Mt. Vernon Show. Dag was very excited to see the rest of his family and I was happy to be able to show them the progress that the poopy and I were making. I am very pleased with how Dag is turning out and can't be more thankful that they have entrusted me and my husband with this great boy.
Dag showed well on Saturday and Sunday going 1st place over Bode his brother and also getting reserve both days. Lucy finished Saturday and then went up against her Daddy Pi on Sunday.
After having to be a super clean boy for two days we took everyone to the dog park and let them have some much needed play time. They definitely wore themselves out and enjoyed time together.
Monday of course was the fourth so we kept it pretty quiet although I did have a few people out at the lake with me. Not to be forgotten, I took the dogs to the lake on Tuesday to let them play to their hearts content. Dag has not taken to the water as much as Jasmine but he's getting the hang of it. Jasmine is a fish and you can't keep her out of the lake. She also LOVES it when you put her on the floating dock and let her jump off of it. Dag seeing this swam the whole 10 feet to the floating dock and I helped him up. He then proceeded to just trot around on it and watch Jasmine be a goof. I keep the floating dock in so that the young family members can climb up on it so it only sits in like 4 feet of water. Perfect for me (the family midget) and the youngins.
I must say I do love the pictures of Jasmine flying into the water and Dag gaiting.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dag update

So Dag is all cleaned and ready for the show tomorrow so I thought I should get some updated pictures for everyone. Please excuse the poofy butt as I'm hoping it will finish going down by tomorrow(he had just been blow dried). I think over all the pictures turned out okay I prefer his Right side picture to the left mainly because I don't think he's stretched enough on the Left. I still can't decide which Front I like better maybe someone can give me some pointers.
See everyone tomorrow! Puyallup here we come :P

Right Side
Left Side
Front 1
Front 2


Well I've decided to pull Jasmine from her agility trial :( I know it's the best for her but darnit I really wanted to take her. She's been so bummed that she's been on house arrest I figured she'd bounce right back but alas, I can dream right? So I guess I'll sit down at the computer again and figure out when I should potentially enter her again.
Silly girl just had to hurt her poor foot again.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Busy Summer.

Well this spring has already been busy and it looks like summer will continue the trend. Right now I have 2 dogs, 2 adult cats, 1 8 week old kitten and 1 3 week old kitten in my house. I am up every couple of hours for bottle feeding (which I love), or letting the dogs out or feeding them. I've got my "show schedule" started for the summer, between Conformation with Dag and Agility with Jasmine I'm bound to stay busy. I actually have a number of a gentleman who trains Pems for herding and he only lives and works 20 minutes away ! :P so hopefully Dag and Jasmine will get some sheep work soon. I've signed back up for the gym, which is definitely needed as I am not getting the exercise I should working nights.
This weekend I"m off to Puyallup with Dag where he will hopefully be a good boy and not try to lick the judges to death. He is 8 months and full of himself and he must be the center of attention.
Two weekends from now is Jasmines Agility trial which I was looking forward to. Right now I'm debating on pulling her because I had to pull her from class for 6 weeks with a soft tissue injury ( x-rays were clear of any fractures) and yesterday after 2 weeks of no limping, decided to bang her foot again and intermittently limp. Grrrrrrr. I guess I have 2 weeks to see how she does, I was just really excited to get her back out in the ring. And she so misses class, every Monday she looks at me, looks at the garage door like "class???" She doesn't understand why we haven't been on long walks, rollerblading or beach trips :( Sad corgi.
Hopefully a little Rimadyl and a couple more days of bed rest and she'll be good as new. She's so close to her NAJ, one more Q and we'l have it. Stinking foot.
Well I guess I should go back to cuddling my pooches as they snooze by my feet.
See everyone at Puyallup!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A thank you to good breeders.

Lets just say I had a long long night at work and made a very "special" friend.

Now lets begin.

I want to say thank you to all of the good breeders out there that realise that sometimes whelping doesn't go as planned. I thank you for having the forsight to think ahead and PLAN for the unexpected. I thank you for being thoughtful enough to be financially responsible for your endever in breeding. I thank you for being intelligent in your breeding practices to not breed a HUGE dog to a small bitch and think that everything will go smoothly every time. I thank you for breeding dogs for the love of the breed, not because you just happen to have a boy and a girl dog and want to see the miracle of child birth. The miracle of child birth can be seen on TLC all throughout the day and it's much cheaper.
I thank the breeders who understand that Veterinary medicine, especially Emergency, is a buisness and services rendered equals payment. I thank those who do not get upset at the person on the other end of the phone when they have been walked through the entire labor process and when are told that ok now we have an emergency, they don't go BONKERS and loose their heads.
I thank the good breeders, who have done their research and know what to expect and know what could inevitably happen and plan for it. I thank those of you who do not spend all night talking to the Emergency attendant about things that have nothing to do with the dog in labor who needs a c-section. I thank those of you who when they do call do not put me on speaker phone with the entire room, it's just very irritating. I thank those of you who understand that yes you can tell the sexes of the puppies the moment they are born. The penis and vagina do not magically appear days after birth. ( I hit my head on a wall for that one).

And last but not least.
I thank you all for breeding for quality not quantity.

Alright I'll stop ranting now.
I am waiting for my 3rd call tonight though about a dystocia as last night I had two!

Friday, April 15, 2011

So today we got our grooming table and a bunch of new toys for summer, life vests included. Dag thought that the grooming table was SUPER fun since we've been practicing at work on our treatment tables. Every time he gets on our table at work he's like "cookies??" Ours at work is hydrolic (sp?) and is always on the floor so he hops right up and stacks himself :) such a good boy.
Anyway, here are some better pictures of him from today. Don't worry. I am actually in the picture I just magically took myself out. He will not be taking any flying lessons.

Left side
Right side

Oh and here is the photo dump of the week.

Jasmine did not want to be left out of course, and yes she really is that red in real life.

Does this make my butt look big?

I find it funny that they both run around the house with each end of that toy in their mouths like a pair of horses.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dag @ 6 months

So I know Keith and Jo have wanted to see some updated pictures of Dag so here they are. The first ones are from today at work. They are not the best pictures of him due to them being a little at an angle but he was good for them. The second set are on Facebook and are from him at 5 1/2 months. He is a little stretched and one is a little blurry but taking pictures by yourself is a little hard :)
I did post new videos of him gaiting, they are from 3-16-11 and today.
Today's videos
There are also some fun videos of what the dogs do when we get home from work. People ask me why it takes me two hours to get to sleep at home... it's because the corgis are Frapping for two hours!
I love having slow nights at work so I get plenty of time to play with the poopies.

Facebook link for 5 1/2 month pictures.

I am so glad to see Bode and the rest of the gang growing up so nicely. Keith, Jo, Carolyn and Mandy you all have outdone yourselves.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Just passing the word along for two corgis that need new forever homes. The first one posted above is a male corgi in the Marion County Dog Shelter.

It has also come to my attention that there is someone on Craigslist trying to rehome a Pemi in a Cart. If anyone knows anyone who would be willing to take in this 3 year old please contact the person @ 208-964-4278. She comes with all her stuff, cart included. The add does not state whether or not she is a DM dog or an IVDD (intravertable disk disease) dog. Although she is free to the right home.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March News

Well it's official

oh how I have missed thee.

Anyway, since we have internet at home again I can actually upload pictures, movies etc to my page so everyone can stay updated on how Dag and the Fish stick are doing.
At the moment I am at work so I'm going to make this brief. I uploaded video's of Dag and Jasmine to YouTube so go check them out and critique me and my handling or lack of handling skills. Please disregard the fact that I am in scrubs as this is what we do at night when we're slow. Hey it beats scrubbing the walls with toothbrushes.
You can tell from the first video that Dag really wasn't getting what I was asking him to do.

I would book mark that page because I will upload more videos in the future. I am sad to say that all of my video's will be from my Android as my point and shoot camera died and my D200 doesn't take video (I dont think).
Anyway, guess I should go back to doing my job now :P

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Welcome Dag

So as you've all probably already seen on the Storm Ridge page, Dag (formerly Darton) has come to live with us and become a show puppy. We drove Saturday to meet with Keith and Jo to pick up this wonderful boy and none of us were disappointed. Dag is fitting in just fine and Jasmine thinks it's her long lost brother. All these two have done for the last couple days was to play, wrestle and play some more. We are so happy to see these two doing so well and we are so thankful of Keith and Jo.
With out further ado, Jasmine and Dag.. and my attempt at stacking Dag all by myself, thank god for camera timers.

Dag, this is how you play tug with the raccoon.
Dag minus his head :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Jasmine and I want to wish everyone a Happy Valentines day!

She is celebrating by spending her day working on a Peanut butter filled bone and playing with the kitties. We have two extra kitties in the house now as I'm a sucker for kittens and a sucker for special needs too.
Teeter and Totter, as they're named, are two 6 month old FIV + kittens, who are awaiting their new forever home and until then they can live here. I love how when I tell people that they have FIV (including my husband) they become very concerned that my other two cats will become infected. Honestly it's hard to transfer FIV unless your cats fight and draw blood. When I was a kid we had a FIV + cat who lived with 3 other cats and no one else ever became positive, so as long as your kitties don't fight you have nothing to worry about. FIV cats do have a tendency to have a decreased immune system, think HIV in humans, so I make sure that they get supplements and a very good diet. I feel very blessed to give these kittens a healthy and happy home until they can find a home of their own. Jasmine might be a little sad when they leave as she is enjoying cuddling with them, she really does love her kitties.
On another note I am happy to say that my good friend Mia has finally opened her Bakery in my home town. She has constantly been bringing treats for us at work and now I can finally go get some myself whenever I want. :) YUM. She specializes in cakes for special occasions, birthdays, weddings, parties etc, and they are amazingly delicious. If I lived closer I would be much fatter because I would eat there every day. If you would like to check out her bakery here is her website.
Well off to go do some cleaning up after kitties and feed the wild birds. Maybe the birds will keep the kitties occupied enough to stay out of stuff.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


The title says it all. I honestly think that tonight couldn't be any more boring at work. Not that that is a bad thing, I mean me being bored at work means that all of the kritters in the town are safe and healthy at home but boy does it make for a boring night. Normally I have my book or my bag of entertainment to keep me busy for 14 hours but alas, I ran out the door last night with out it and am starting to get a little stir crazy. Atleast I remembered my dinner :)
Thankfull Jasmine always comes to work so we've been working on heeling, stupid dog tricks, playing fetch, searching for treats and well trying not to fall asleep. We've also been sitting here reading the paper, the random magazines, blogs and wishing more people were awake at 3 in the morning. I guess I should get back to doing.... well nothing as staff start to show up again in a 1/2 hour. YAY civilization!

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