Monday, December 20, 2010

Secret Santa Paws by Bender


Our secret Santa Paws was... WILSON (and his mom Chelsea) from A Dashing Dachshund!

They were very nice with the presents!

Mommy cut open the package and Bones and I used teamwork to get the goodies! He held the bag while I stuck my head inside.

I smells good stuffs!

Dad said we had to read the card first. Said something about it being the proper way to open a gift. Psshhh.

Done now. Wants presents!

Look what we gots! A natural antler chew and a beaver skineez! Thanks Wilson!


Bones picked his favorite and went to his dog cave. (Note from Rachel: He woke me up at 4am squeaking the skineez right under where I lay in bed. He really loves it!)

This toy is AMAZING! *squeak*squeak*squeak*

I gots my favorite too! This antler is great! I took it and hid it under all the pillows in my crate. I'm not sharing it with Bones!

It's so heavy! And it's all mines!

Thanks again Wilson (and his mom Chelsea)!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Card

If you would like a holiday card from Bender (and his humans. Bones too) please send your address to:

rachel.trembley(at)gmail.com

Get your address to me by Saturday if you want to be included.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Nap Time

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Doggie Torture

Otherwise known as my attempt at a Holiday card.

I'll just start by saying I failed.

I found antlers at the Target $1 spot, so I brought them home, very excited with my find.

My first attempt (the picture at the bottom) was taken in the house. Not good enough. I decided I needed Holiday pizazz!

So, I ushered the dogs into the snow covered backyard and put the antlers on both of them.

Then everything fell apart.

Bones refused to move, not even his head. He was staring at the ground completely unable to move. (He does this when you put any article of clothing on him. He freezes and thinks he is unable to move.)
Much like Allie's dog from Hyperbole and a Half.
(we've put the booties on Bones and ended up with the same result.)

Bender's slid down his head and rested on his neck. His head isn't built to support a headband, it's the ears. He then managed to get them off at which point I had a tug of war with him trying to get him to release the antlers.


In summary, no Holiday card. At least, not yet.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let Me In!

Today we got dumped on with more snow. No big deal, except that we have a fairly good sized parking lot at our 4-plex and we had to shovel all of it. I let the dogs out into the backyard and Casey and I got started on the parking lot.

About a half hour in, I came into the house and was greeted by this.

"Ma! I'm f-f-f-freezing!"

Nose smooshed onto the glass and all.


Bones joined shortly after. I think he enjoyed the snow more.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

First Snowfall

Last night, Casey and I went out on a date for our 5 year anniversary. 5 years ago to the very day, we went and say Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for our first date. It was cold and snowing in big puffy flakes. Last night, we went and saw Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. It was cold and snowing in big puffy flakes.

Big puffy flakes that accumulated and covered the entire backyard by this morning.

"Hey Mikey! I think he likes it!"

"What snow on my nose? Oh that? I like it there."



First potty break of the morning. "Ma, its cold on our feets!"



Bender and Bones enjoying the snow for the first time this year. (The reason for Bones' odd circling? He dropped his squeaky bear in the snow.)




Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bender vs. Plastic Bottle

Bender hates empty plastic bottles that shoot air at him. Sorry about the camera tilt, I realized halfway through that the camera was the wrong way.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bender vs. The Halloween Spider

Short video of Bender vs. his de-fluffed and de-squeaked Halloween Spider.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Sleepy Time

Bender got tired of waiting for me to come to bed.

All mines!

He looks so tiny in the king size bed by himself. Tiny, but comfortable.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween

I went to Target today and got more clearance costumes for the dogs. They can now dress as a Lobster, a Banana, A newspaper reporter, a King, The Headless Horseman's steed, and A Spartan's Chariot. I WILL NOT buy costumes next year! (just keep repeating that to yourself Rachel...)

I went to Hot Topic and got myself two Lady Gaga costumes and a Snow White costume at 75% off. Do I need them? No. But 75% off and I already have costumes for next year!

Casey and I made my friend Erin dress up and come out with us for Halloween. Casey and I dressed up as Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse from TrueBlood. This scene explains Casey's costume - "Is there blood in my hair?" WARNING very graphic content! If you're squeamish I suggest you pass on the video!

We went to BDubs, and two smaller local bars. I found $10. According to Erin's friend Katie, "It's Karma's way of saying 'thanks for being DD!'"

Casey as Eric Northman in the "Is there blood in my hair?" scene.

Casey and Erin (as an 80's pop star - all taken from my closet)

Me as Sookie and Casey as Eric.


As for Halloween night we didn't dress up, and didn't dress the dogs up. Also, we only had 9 trick-or-treaters. Big let down.

To see my Halloween 2010 photos click the link! Or become friends with me on Facebook!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Costume

Just bought the dogs a new Halloween Costume. Target has all costumes 15% off right now!



Neither is too excited about wearing it. They thought it was a stuffed toy and tried to rip the gladiator off the costume.

Not sure how long they'll end up wearing the costume, but I'll still give it a try.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Corgi In Target Ad

Did anyone else see the corgi in the Target ad this week?

So cute! Costumes at Target are 15% off this week. The headless horseman costume may end up on Bender this Halloween.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Corgi Butts Giveaway!

Kelly over at CorgiButts is having an awesome martingale collar giveaway!

She is giving away a purple polka dot martingale collar from BigDoggyBling on Etsy! But, not to worry for those of you boy dog owners! If she picks a boy to win, they'll get a lovely aqua and brown stripe collar.

Go check out the giveaway on her blog!

Monday, September 20, 2010

(More) Corgis With Blogs Calendar! - By Bender


I'm so excited! Kelly over at Corgi Butts made a second calendar full of Corgis with Blogs and she picked me to be in it! I'm Mr. April! Even better she put me on the Cover! Thanks Kelly!

AND my friends Winnie from Herding the Corgi, Sadie from Sadie the Rescued Corgi, Toby from My Fuzzy Munchkin, Theo from Corgi Tails, and Gibson from Corgi Butts join me in the calendar!
More Corgis (with blogs) Mini Calendar
$20.75

You should also go check out the full size Corgis with Blogs Calendar. All proceeds go to the Lakshore Corgi Rescue! Click here to buy from Cafe Press for $19.99

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Treats!

I'm sill working on Peabody Snarflenubbins and Co. I swear! I really am! If you don't understand what that sentence means (for my newer readers) look here for background info and here for links to reviews from my wonderful taste testers!

I'm hoping by next week to really have the shop up and running. I'm even going to give my readers a discount for being so patient. Summer just went by so quickly and schools already been in for a month! I'm trying to get into the swing of writing lesson plans and grading papers, and working two jobs, and having a home life. I'm hoping by next week I can have a schedule worked out with Wednesday being my designated baking night.

ANYWAY! I made some Barkin' Banana Biscotti yesterday so I could finally send them to my paws it forward people. (These were a Gibson Favorite! If you haven't seen the video, you should watch it!) I am SO sorry that it's taken so long!

I modified the recipe and included peanut butter and instead of long rods I made them into big bones.
I made all three sizes, and the little ones I turned into peanut butter sandwiches!

I decided to make them a little differently because I picked up this three pack of dog bone cookie cutters from PetSmart. They were $7.99 - a little more than I'd like to have spent, but I suppose the Martha Stewart brand is pricey, and I'm a sucker for Martha! The web page even offers some recipes! I think I'll have to try those out as well!



They got the Bender and Bones seal of approval so I hope Dexter and Bronwyn, Dylan, and Rhiannon enjoy them!
Lazer beam boys want noms!

Bones wasting no time. Gone in 3 bites!

Bender pushing me away. "No photos ma! I'm busy with the noms!"



Saturday, September 18, 2010

Reverse Sneezing

Poor Bender. He had a pretty long bout of reverse sneezing tonight.


video
"Ma, makes it stop! I don't yike it!"

I remember the first time he did this we were on a walk. I didn't know what to make of it. I thought he inhaled a bug or a weed or was possibly getting ready to hack up a lung.

Here's the youtube video link.

Usually I don't sit there and tape it. Usually when this happens I'm lying on the floor with him trying to calm and reassure him.

Bender - Dumbo Ears


This video was taken a while ago, but it still makes me giggle. I love that he yawns and lets it keep happening.



Looks ma! I cans almost fly!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Corgi Spin, ACTIVATE!

Bender seems to hate his right back leg. He spins and spins and spins and tries to gnaw on it.

He usually does this when he's excited or when there's a lot going on in the house.

Once he "catches" his leg he gnaws on it until it is soaked.


video
"I hates you leg. I hates you so bad I'mma get you!"

Here's the youtube video link.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Limp Noodle

Lately when we leave the house we've had to lock the dogs in their crates.

Bones has issues with separation and we've come home to discover that he's put together entire outfits on the floor. Actually it's pretty amazing! He'll get a shoe for each foot (usually one of mine and one of Casey's), he'll have a shirt and usually a towel instead of pants. He's also destroyed my $90 slippers and chewed on Casey's.

So into the crates they go.

BUT, Bender doesn't like being locked up. Bender wants to do what he wants to do when he wants to do it. So if we tell him "Bender, crate." He'll roll on his back and go limp noodle.


"I's cute, right? No crate for me?"


video
You may want to turn the volume down. I didn't realize how annoying my voice was.

We try to ask him forcefully, we try to bribe with treats (I know, we're bad), we usually have to resort to picking up a 35lb Corgi brick.

Do any other Corgi's out there do this? I'm thinking it's time he and I go to obedience classes.

Also my paws it forward people, I hope to ship packages this week!


Here's the youtube video link.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Corgi Butts Calendar - I'm a Finalist!


Kelly over at Corgi Butts is making a Corgi Calendar! Friggin sweet!

Kelly has done an amazing job of whittling down over 300 pictures submitted to her and has narrowed them down to only 30! AND... Bender was picked as one of the finalists to be voted on! We're both very excited!

I was amazed Bender made the cut. 300 pictures! That's a lot of corgi adorable-ness to sort. (I think it'd be a fun job. Who doesn't love an adorable Corgi mug?)

The other finalists this year are AMAZING! I think I need to step it up for next year. I have to get a better camera and try to catch Bender in more adorable poses. It's very difficult. He has a serious hatred for all things camera related. The picture I submitted was him trying to be cute so I'd let him stay in the front yard, something he doesn't get to do very often.

So serious. His GQ/Blue Steel pose.
(OR, p-p-p-please let me stay in the front yard. I never gets to lay out here.)

So if you're interested in voting peek on over to her blog page for the 30 finalists. Bender came in at number 29.

Even if you don't plan on voting hop on over to take a look at 30 adorable corgis! You should also think about ordering a finished calendar. All proceeds go to the Lakeshore Corgi Rescue.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nicknames

Everyone's doing it, so we'll join in.

Here are just a few of Bender's nicknames. Not that he answers to any of them, or his real name for that matter. The Duke does not come when called, the duke comes when he feels like it.

Ass Face (reserved for when he’s being a pain)

Bender Bud

Bender Butt

Boo

Boo Boo

Boo Boo Bear

Bubba

Bubby

Bubs

Corg

Corgalicious (sung to the tune of Fergalicious)

Corg Hound

Duke

Duke Bender Peabody Snarflenubbins

Duke of Nubbinshire

Fatty

Fender Bender

Grumpers

Grumpy

Grumpy Butt

Harvey (As in Harvey Dent. Two-Face)

Hound

Link

Nubs

Sausage

Sausage Link

Snarflenubs

Snarflenubbers

Stinky

Stinky McGee

Stinky Butt

Wiggle Butt

Monday, August 30, 2010

Paws it Forward

Bender and I received a great package from Kelly and Gibson over at Corgi Butts for Paws it Forward.

We got the box last Tuesday but it was the first day of school and I've been too busy to post until now!


"Is that for ME!? I LOVE presents!"

Bender was jazzed up as soon as he saw the box. I let him help unpack his presents. He went straight for the tissue paper and took off into the living room with it.

"Ohmigosh! PAPER! How did they know!? I love to shred paper! This is the best present EVAR!"

I had to corner him, take it away and explain that the tissue wasn't part of his present. I don't think he cared, he just wanted the paper.


"Grrr. Bark. Grrr. (tearing noises) This is AWESOME!"

We got the box unpacked and got to see all his great presents!

Bender's Loot

Bender got a Kong Wubba, a bully stick, a sausage stick, some amazing smelling pumpkin treats, and some fruitables. And I got a Corgi Butts "I Kiss My Corgi on the Lips" magnet! I LOVE it!


"The Kong is mine. Corgi's don't share!"

Bender isn't too excited about the fact that I'm making him share the treats with Bones. He's been guarding the Kong with his life as well.

Thank you so much Kelly and Gibson! We love our presents!

Now for my readers! (The few of you that haven't participated yet :) ) Do you want in on the fun? Do you want to receive a package of your own for your dog and then 'Paws it Forward' to someone else?? Be one of the first 2 commenters and leave me your email address/blog to contact you and you're in!! :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

I Can Has Home?




For any of my followers in Michigan or the surrounding states or anyone willing to drive there's an adorable corgi for adoption in Mount Pleasant Michigan.

Paully is at Isabella County Animal Control Mount Pleasant, MI 989-773-9721

I've passed it on to all my family in Michigan and posted it on my facebook. I would take him if I was back in Michigan.

I keep telling Casey my ultimate dream is to one day own a home in the mountains where I can have a corgi herd. I want lots of land and lots of corgis running around.





Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Adoption Day Bender!

In our house we don't celebrate dog birthdays. Not that I wouldn't love to, it's just that we don't know when either of the dogs were born.

Instead we celebrate Happy "We decided to dog-sit you and you never left" Day for Bender, and for Bones we celebrate Happy "I found you sitting in the street and you jumped into my car" Day.

We're all for non-traditional holidays here.

2 years ago on August 14 we brought Bender home so we could dog-sit him. The owner didn't want him back and I was already in love with him. So it came to be that I found the Corgi love of my life.

To celebrate I made him the doggie cake that Bri made Sammy over at The Adventures of Sammy. She was right, Carob powder was pretty hard to find. I had to go to 4 different stores and I finally found it in the all-natural bulk section at Fred Meyer.

Getting fancy with the frosting.
I thought the slices looked a little big, so they got to share one slice.

The cake was a huge hit. Both dogs sat with me in the kitchen while I cooked. When I began frosting the cake they began drooling. When they actually got to eat it - it didn't last more than 20 seconds. I'm not sure they really even tasted it.

Nom nom nom! I love my Happy "Bender's Day" Cake!

MMM Frosting!

Bones gets some noms too!


Corgi Torture

While moving I uncovered the dog's Halloween costumes. Bones was the lobster last year, but I decided to try the costume on Bender. I love my Corgi lobster!

Why mom? Why does I has to be a lobster?


We've Moved!

It seems as though I post a few entries and then disappear for a few weeks. Summer just seems to be a very busy time in our house.

After we returned from our 3 week cross-country trip to Michigan we packed up our house and moved! We moved a whopping 4 blocks from our old house. The new place was too good to pass up. Brand new, built this year. Came with a washer and dryer, stove, dishwasher, tons of storage/closet space and best of all AC! The rent was less as well.

Bender wasn't fond of moving. He spent the first few day in our new place here.

Shhh. I'm hidings. You can't sees me!

Yup, that's Bender hiding in the bathroom closet. He decided that was his spot and we couldn't store anything there. If we asked "Where's Bender?" 9 times out of 10 the answer would be "In the bathroom closet."

After he became adjusted to the new living situation he ventured into the bedroom.

I needs to guard my daddy when he sleeps! (Casey is somewhere under that pile of blankets and pillows.)

Once the boxes in the living room were unpacked he became adventurous and would stare out into our small backyard.


From there he decided he would patrol outside along the fence, making sure to bark at the kitties that live next door.

I sees stuffs that needs to be barked at!

Finally after a week he's back to his normal playful Bender self.

Must destroy soccer ball! GRRR!

As I write this I have a happily adjusted corgi sleeping on my feet. I think he's grown to like his new home.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Aaaaand We're Back!


First things first, Kelly and Gibson, Betty and Koda, and Karen and Butterball thank you so much for the wonderful treat reviews! I really hope you enjoyed your snacks. I hope to have the shop up and running within the next week or so.

Now to explain where we disappeared to the past two weeks. We went from Idaho to Utah, to Wyoming, to Nebraska, to Iowa, to Illinois, to Indiana, and Michigan. We then traveled back through Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa, but then we ventured to South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and arrived back in Idaho. If you counted, that's 10 states in just over 2 weeks! Whew!

Now why would we make a crazy trip like that you ask? One of my best friends from high school got married. You may ask yourself, "Why would they drive over 2000 miles with two dogs?" Well we knew we wanted to spend some time with our families in Michigan and it's just too pricey to board the dogs for that long. Plus Bender IS an adventure dog, and this sure was one long adventure!

We did a bunch of touristy stuff along the way. We stopped by The Henry Ford in Detroit, "The Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk" in Riverside Iowa, The Danish Windmill in Elk Horn Iowa, Wall Drug in South Dakota, The Geographic Center of the Country in South Dakota, The Aladdin Tipple in Wyoming, and Devils Tower in Wyoming! We also stopped by Western Michigan University to walk the dogs around campus.


The Dogs and I on campus.


Our beautiful campsite at sunrise at Lake Vermillion State Park in South Dakota


The Aladdin Tipple in Wyoming


Casey and the dogs in front of Devils Tower. Casey isn't angry it's just difficult to hold 2 dogs still in low light conditions in a busy parking lot.

Bender did surprisingly well in the car this trip. He only panted the first day, after that he sat like a lead brick on our laps. By the end he was even sleeping in the car! Yes, the only way Bender will sit in the car is if he can sit in the front seat on the passenger's lap. Let me tell you, 4 days in a car with a 35lb corgi on your lap isn't as fun as it may sound.


For those of you who aren't my Facebook friends you can see all of the July 2010 Roadtrip photos by clicking the link.