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Trek is from Kathleen Mallery in Idaho. Trek is whip smart but picky about her working conditions.
The Perpetual Work in Progress
Training Diary (updated often)
Trek is the victim of being cute and was recently asked if she wanted to
star in a Corgiville Fair re-creation. Sure if the pay is good
(It was - cheese and some apple)
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|More description and a cute little story is here
More cute victim - this one she created herself.
Trek Doesn't get a Peeled Grape
While talented at agility she doesn't like the sound of other dogs doing
the teeter so she's actually happier doing Obedience and Rally.
She is on the verge of getting her Rally Excellent title and is now getting used to the more stringent rules of Obedience.
She's also learning to herd ducks and she's potentially very good at it.
Conehead - Eye surgery
Trek had a mild Entropia in the corner of her left eye which made her
rub her eye and gave her this squinty eye. I talked to my vet
about it and after some minor testing it was clear that she had
entropia and she referred us to a good doggy opthamologist in Fremont
(Deborah Friedman of Animal Eye Care). After talking with Dr.
Friedman, we were given two choices the traditional surgery or a less
invasive laser procedure where they burn some of the tissue in order to
get the eyelid to correct. Since in her case, the entropia was very
minor, and there was a risk of overdoing the traditional surgery, we
opted for the laser (more detail in the Feb. Training Diary.) There's no
guarantee that it will work, but so far so good.
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Day 1 (hours post surgery) - Looking like a drunk that was in a fight
Day 3 - Improving
Day 4 - Scabs have fallen off, raw skin but much better than it was
Still day 4 - Left eye staying more open now
Day 6 - Looks gross but actually doing quite well
Cone is off now - to Yoshi's relief.
Day 7 - Eye staying open most of the time now
Day 9 - Some fur is starting to regrow
Day 9 - After the scab fell off. Look how much smaller it is compared to Day 4 or 6
The recovery process has led to some pretty funny moments between the
two dogs, mostly because even though Yoshi knows it's Trek, he's leery
of that cone thing. And of course mostly at Yoshi's expense, but
we make sure to make it up to him
And of course we just had to take a video clip of it (turn audio on)
... (Come on you, know you want to click - Quicktime format)
AKA: That Cone has My Duck
AKA: Quack, quack, quack, quack. Quack, quack, quack.
I've recently bought an inexpensive skateboard for dog training (see
the diary for more info) as it's a good intro to moving things like
teeters, and also it would be fun to teach Trek to ride one and I can
be skate bait training for dogs that go nuts around them.
(Bowl is empty at this point.)
A moveable feast
Eek it moved
Toys. Toys. Toys.
Trek just loves toys (in the house - we're working on elsewhere).
Carrying them and cuddling with them and the photos on the bed lying
with the squirrel and hedgie are NOT posed. The toys were on the
bed and she came and laid down between them and I ran for the
camera. Oh and the chunk out of her right ear is from a wart
removal and not from another corgi. :) And yes the toys are
intact. Ghost of Cali and the Flat Toy Society are not amused.
With squirrel and hedgie
Trek and monkey
We swear this isn't posed.
The life preserver donut thingy is an alternative to an E-collar called
Trying to get photos of this corgi motion machine that only wants to
climb into your lap is a challenge.
Here is a sampling of the first 30. 100's more to follow I can
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