Sunday, August 15, 2010

finally a post :)

For those of you who don’t know, I have been looking for a corgi. I had pretty much given up my search and decided to wait for a puppy to come up in my area to buy. I joined an online corgi meet up group and I received an email that someone posted on the discussion board. Someone was moving and needed to find a new home for their corgi.

Benny is a sable 2 year old corgi. He was the perfect match for me because he understands Korean and English (Daniel is Korean) so I can give him commands in both languages. Since butterball is more of an independent dog I was hoping that Benny would be a doggy that would cuddle with me and he is. Benny couldn’t fit in any better. There has been a few draw backs with Benny though. Benny sometimes likes to hump butters I’m trying to get this to stop, and Benny is very camera shy.

Butters and Benny have only had one altercation. Butters is one spoiled brat and doesn’t like to share any of the toys including Benny’s toys. If Benny has a toy butters will bark and bark and bark until he can steal it back. I guess Benny got a little irritated and lashed out. I’ve been working on Benny’s tolerance and trying to get butter to share. Its going slowly but its getting a little better.

Butters is now on an eating schedule since I thought he was getting a little pudgy. My mom use to feed lucky and butters in the morning and just give them whatever she though was enough. Since Benny is on a 2/3 cup of dog food twice a day routine I decided to get butters on a 1 cup twice a day routine as well. I usually feed Benny first while butters is outside because Benny inhales his food. Butters goes insane because he’s a little jerk face. I feel bad for my baby butters though because he’s not use to sharing the attention although he doesn’t like lovin he gets mad when Benny is by me. Butters was sick the first couple days after I brought Benny home. I think it was the stress and both dogs eyes were extremely blood shot. Their eyes are getting a little better and Benny is getting more comfortable with us. Butters is still a little jerk face when it comes to sharing toys. Other then that the boys love to wrestle. Benny makes the weirdest noises he sounds like a dinosaur and he loves to just lay on top of butters. I love watching them. ( I will try to get a video of them soon)

I went to a corgi meet up today and I was very disappointed. There were only four other corgis and none of them wanted to play with butters or Benny they were all too busy laying in the shade or drinking water. It was 9am and it was hot. I was hoping that the people would be very friendly and outgoing but no one even said hi to us. I went with my mom and brother. I might go when it gets cooler and when I know more people rsvp. But its about a thirty minute drive and I’m lazy and I would rather go to the dog park I am familiar with.

i runs away now
i guess i'll stay

i sweeepy
butters looks hilarious :)
and again

Well, Daniel left Wednesday and I’m pretty much a wreck but the boys have been keeping me company and giving me lovin. Daniel started his “hell week” and I wont have contact with him for awhile. It really sucks since I’m so used to being with him or at least being able to keep in contact. I don’t really know what to do besides sleep and play with the doggies. Good thing is Daniel will be back in November. Until then I hope to stay busy I start school on Monday. I could only take three classes this semester which is a bummer. The school systems suck here in Cali right now. It took me four hours trying at midnight to sign up for just three classes which aren’t even at the same campus. I have three different classes in three different campuses in three different cities….well doesn’t that suck? Good thing I got a car just in time for school…..I plan to go job hunting once I get settled with school. Hopefully I wont be too busy to blog. Wish me luck!!

I’m sorry if this blog was a bit scattered or didn’t make any sense. I wanted to blog while I was in the mood and its midnight. Well I hope you all have a great Sunday!!


Kelly said...

aww Benny's a cutie :) Reminds me a little of Gibson.. I'm glad you found each other, it does sound like a great match!

Watch out w/how much food you feed. 1 cup twice a day is a lot for a little dog :) Gibson only gets 1/2 a cup twice a day and it is probably more than he needs. Just keep an eye on their waistlines :)

If it makes you feel better about Daniel, my husband and I were long distance for the first 5 years of our relationship (we've been together 9) and we are doing just fine :) Sometimes, distances make you stronger!

That corgi :) said...

love the pictures of Benny and Butterball! they do look cute together and I'm sure they will continue to grow to like each other more as the days go on

I like the advice Kelly gave you about she and her husband's relationship and saying distance sometimes makes you stronger. I think that is very wise words on her part and I think it can be true. I think it will be great when you are on a schedule with school and perhaps even work to help fill up the days and continue to bring you and Daniel to fulfill dreams you guys have for each other. You'll both do fine I do believe!


Pam said...

I think the whole toy hogging thing will start to subside with time. It did for my just always have more than enough toys out for both dogs so they don't fight over one ;) Congrats on your new addition!

Bri said...

haha......benny & butters will end up loving each other and not wanting to be apart!! probably will love to bother each other with the toys!! haha
as for the food, sammy is at about 7/8 a cup twice a day. but he doesn't eat it all. somedays he just isn't hungry and might only eat 1 meal. other days two meals doesn't seem like enough for him! we have gotten lucky that he eats a pace that he sets that hasn't plumped him up. if they are active, they will take more food. sammy sure does when we get doing more stuff!

Katie said...

It sounds like it was a match made in heaven with Benny! That was a great story, and I felt you getting disappointed for a while there, but it all worked out. :-) It will just take a little while for Butters and Benny to get into a routine, but you seem to be doing everything the best you can. Hope they share my box I sent :-)

Karen and Bailey said...

aww. they are quite cute together. bailey and i had a visitor over the weekend, and thank goodness she didint like to play with toys.. otherwise i think bbear wouldve acted the same way.

i fed them both in separate rooms hhaha. awww sad to hear the meetup was a disapointment but i hope it gets better when the weather is better!

and what smart dogs, bilingual!! :) i am bilingula but never taught bailey chinese. i think.. well... it was tough enough getting him to understand english. LOL

Laurie said...

Awww congrats on the new addition! So cute :) I hope everything goes well during the adjustment period while he gets acclimated to his new home!

-Laurie and Sadie

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