More Christmas…

Hank's been busy shopping as an Elfster Secret Santa for a blogster friend at Corgi Butts. Here are some of his favorite ornaments.

A Pembroke in a wreath… go figure.

A Corgi with lights.

The wooden soldier dog.

And our favorite, a Pembroke angel tree-topper from In the Company of Dogs.

Our tree has a couple of hundred dog ornaments… it's true, we're hopeless.

Quite a Week in Long Beach!

A little more down to earth… here's owner and handler John Baker with Wednesday and Thursday's Winner's Dog, his Rosewood Bay Run II… one of Liisa Coit's (Rosewood) Corgis. Nothing like having the judge point to you in the ring, it's a thrill.

Here's Hank with Debbie at the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California's booth at Meet the Breeds. Our booth won a Group Fourth Place. Yes… we were in costume… a Welsh farmhouse a few hundred years ago.

Doug and Denise Hansford brought their herding/obedience/agility Corgis… smarter than most kids… sweeter too.

Ellen Perlson (Tromba) with Dazzle (Tromba's Just Our Secret)… Dazzle's not sure about the hat.

Sometimes the dogs just get bored with all of this…

Getting Floozed Up for the Show

 I hate this part of the dog show thing… the bath… but there's treats.
Maybe getting dry isn't so bad… there's treats here too.
Getting my feet and nails done… there's even treats for this.

A Dog’s Life

Waiting for mom to finish work…. bored.
Rainy day in So Cal… watching TV with dad… bored.

A Hard Day’s Work

A hard day… chasing squirrels in the yard… playing with that Labradoodle in the park… terrorizing the seagulls at Colorado Lagoon… I'll stay in the kitchen… there just might be a food opportunity… I'm not sleeping… I'm just resting my eyeszzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Three Dog Day at Industry Hills

“Molly” (Ch Segni at Coventry) went Best of Breed and won the Herding Group on Sunday at the San Gabriel Vally Kennel Club in Industry Hills, CA. Molly is one of Bill Shelton's Corgis.

Another of Bill's dogs “Harry” (Coventry I'm Wild About Harry) took Winner's Dog and Best of Winners… he's only 11 months. Here's Harry with Bill.

Our “Hank” (Ch Pennyshire Solid Alibi) took Best Opposite to Molly. The weekend had a western theme… howdy!

In case you're keeping score… all three of these dogs have the same Sire, “Dash” (Ch Woodbine Flashy Alibi), from three different litters. On the phone with Dash's owner, Elizabeth Sessions after the judging… we think Dash could rest a little.

Here's Liz with Dash at this year's Specialty of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America in Lancaster, PA.

Best of Breed at Riverside

Hank went Best of Breed at the Riverside Kennel Club show in Lake Perris this weekend. Nice weather, very pleasant location, wet uneven rings, people and dogs in Halloween costumes… all in all, a lot of fun. Check our Smiling Corgi YouTube Channel for video.

Hank and proud Mom.
Hank on the table with Dad.
“Marley” (Drycreek's VPCorgi's Shes All That)… Hank LOVES this little Corgette.