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FOR YOUR PETS

CONFORMATION

If you have a purebred, unneutered dog, you might want to consider the conformation ring. You can find out more info at www.akc.org

Here are pictures of some corgis who are at their best.

From Tromba Corgis– Grand Champion Riff Raff

Text Box: GET ACTIVE WITH YOUR DOG!

AT HOME! CORKY’S NEW POOL...

Corky had 2 back-to-back surgeries in April 2011 due to blockages in both his stomach and intestine. As a result, he can no longer play with the vinyl balls. What games can we do with Corky to be active? I just so happened that this year our worn out kiddie pool, with all the duct tape, would no longer hold water for play and baths.

As  he needs to have things to do, I decided to look at LITTLE TIKES toys based on the fact that a friend got a couple of these small children toys for their dog. I searched for a pool and for the Little Tikes Butterfly Sand Box and Pool. I thought that this was perfect for him and the other 3 dogs here.

We didn’t put the sand in the butterfly body as we move this indoors after the use is done. We also didn’t put sand on the one side as this is a mess in their coats. I actually can bathe them in one side and  rinse them in the other now-LOL. What you do is remove the umbrella, take the one side and put that on top of the other. Since we don’t keep the water in this, we just scoop it out and use it to water the plants. It’s about 5 gal. on each side. The weight is easy and storage simple.

SO– here’s the game that I played with Corky and Emily– carrot pieces in the pool for them to find and dunk for. They will have a lot of practice and be ready for the Corgi Picnic next year in the Hot Dog Dunking Contest! I can also bring this pool to the picnic as it is small and easy to carry.

Corky and Emily had a great time using this pool. It’s available in stores and  online at the Little Tikes website. BTW– The umbrella comes with it!

Gardener Emily

Gardener Ginny