Friday, December 17, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS





We Loulou and Hodge Want to wish you all a merry Christmas, it is cold outside and as you can see we are warming ourselves by the fire surrounded by snowmen which we are not allowed to tear apart. We Hope you all have wonderful experiences during this special time of year.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Promises

I promise I will put some holiday pics up of the corgamatics, life is chaotic with rehab for me and my back and my wives situation, but none the less the camera is always ready. stay tuned because on the next good day we will spread some holiday cheer! I promise?

Friday, December 3, 2010

11/25/2009


11/25/2009 Was the date that Hodge & Loulou were born into this world. Here it is one year later (my post a little more) and they still bring joy and happiness to our hearts just like the first moment we laid our eyes on them. We has our own little celebration with them, a snack here, a snack there. A walk and even some vanilla ice cream. As you all know a CORGI is the most wonderful dog in the entire world, and we are so grateful to have them be a part of our insane lives. I am sure that Welshkins would approve of them both.  Winter is moving in on us now, and I will have some time to take videos and more pics to post here on the blog. The fall has been a consumer of time with injuries and illnesses all around. It has left the blog a wee bit empty with the happenings of our Lil guy & gal. so check on back soon and we will see what winter brings us, possibly a few corgis who get stuck in the snow? maybe a snow corgi in the yard, awashed at the base with splashes of yellow? haha we will have to see. take care everyone. we hope the holidays bring happiness to your lives.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

CORGI INK

Hello everyone, it has been such a long time since I posted anything on this blog, time has been limited to do much of the things I used to do, priority one was to take care of my wife and make sure she was as comfortable as possible in all the situations she had been going through, and today I am happy to say she is doing well. I am posting a pic of Welshkins, which i had tattooed on the inside of my right forearm, we all miss him so much, but after 15 years of having him around, I just needed to have an everlasting memorial. so i chose to put him where i can see him everyday, and for the most part everyone else. It doesn't take away the love and admiration I have for Loulou and Hodge by any stretch of the imagination. I will love these guys, (well guy and gal) forever.  this pic is when it was done 5 weeks ago, it is healed up now and ready for round 2 more white a touch up here and there. well I hope you enjoy. Tattoo's may not be your thing,  but how could you not just fall in love with one of a corgi?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

GIVE ME TIME

Loulou in the pool in august
My Sisters new Pem Jordan She is a fluffy
It seems like so long since I posted about Loulou & Hodge. But be assured they are fine, happy, and Living the high life. I have pics and video's that I have not been able to post due to all the time i have been spending dealing with my wife's medical issues. so please check back often as i will post these. They may be dated as they are not current pics/vids, but they are still great to watch. heck, I will find a pic now and put one up for the heck of it, why not it is their blog right! : ) Enjoy the pic of my sisters new Pem, Jordan She is cute, we have not seen her yet but will soon.  GOD BLESS! LS

VISIT MY JUNK ART PAGE

You have seen some of my junk art on this blog, well iI have seperated the "JUNK" from the good stuff, the corgi's : )  so if your interested in one of my hobbies, click on over and check it out.  
http://junkartonthefly.blogspot.comThe blog feeds into  "The Hive" a site for artists of all mediums. www.thehive.com check it out if your a crafter or what ever you do for art. cya.

I AM LEAVING ON A JET PLANE......

I am leaving on a jet plane, Don't know when I"ll be home again.....That is how the song goes, or went as I have not heard it in a while. Today I finally bid the "JUNKET JET" a fond farewell, out of the shop and into the skies! It has found it's resting place in the yard hanging on the front porch, I have washed my hands of this flight to a Land of fantasy nowhere. May it be alive in the air, and bring me much criticism.some just don't consider it art! but to me it is as cool as the vapor trails off a real jet engine at altitude. When I feel inspired I may pull it down and work on it some more, until then........Good bye  my wayward friend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dont hang on too long


I found this in my e-mail this morning and found it to be worthy to share with everyone. Wishing you all the best for today, may it be stress free and prosperous. ~
A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,
Raised a glass of water and asked;
 'How heavy is this glass of water?'

 Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

 The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter.
 It depends on how long you try to hold it.
 If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.
 In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.'

 He continued,
'And that's the way it is with stress management.
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,
 We won't be able to carry on. '

'As with the glass of water,
 You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
 When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.'
 'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow.

 Whatever burdens you're carrying now,
Let them down for a moment if you can.'
 So, my friend, Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now. Don't
pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

 
 Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
 And some days you're the statue.


* Always keep your words soft and sweet,
 Just in case you have to eat them.

* Always wear stuff that will make you look good
 If you die in the middle of it.


*
Drive
carefully. It's not only cars that can be
 "Recalled" by their maker.

 
* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

 

* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again,
 It was probably worth it.


* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.


 
* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time,
Because then you won't have a leg to stand on.


* Nobody cares if you can't dance well.
Just get up and dance.


 * When everything's coming your way,
 You're in the wrong lane.

 
* Birthdays are good for you.
The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world,
 But you may also be the world to one person.

 
* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.


* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.


 
*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery

 On a detour.

 Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today...I did
:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Liars & Jets

Well I have officially Labeled myself a genuine Liar! I am blogging after saying I am taking a vacation from blogging. The Boredom of sitting in a hospital waiting room has gotten to me. I have not posted a picture of the furnace jet with it's engines, I guess in flight it would be called a junk ~et, (this is where you laugh or sigh!). I blurred out alot of the surroundings so the jet would stand out a bit more. This is all from a furnace that was taken out of a house, with the exception of the horizontal stabilizers which is a blade from a lawn edger which you cannot see too well. Laugh as the Garden Bug misses his flight to freedom, or doom? not sure how the flight will be seeing i created it! ~ ENJOY!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A VACATION FROM BLOGGING?

To anyone who is crazy enough to read or follow my blog, Just a little note to say thanks, and I will be off the blog circut for a bit. This is where you cheer! haha. Tomorrow is a big day filled with big adventures for my wife with surgeries, and my self with juggling trips to boston and work and corgi keeping etc. I am possitivlley sure the world can live without my posts, and survive without seeing junk art made from scraps of metal.  I f any of you out there are praying folks, well if you could say a prayer or two for my wife, and if not maybe have a kind thought for her. Having cancer when she was younger and now much older life has not treated her well, and for almost 26 years I have been helping her along. so blogging might not be in the cards for a few weeks, but ya never know, I might just need to make something and post it to help ease my mind and pass some time. Thanks for reading.

AN EVENING WITH RUSH


video
Well here it is a few days past "THE BIG DAY" in my book anyways. Ever since I was a kid my favorite band has been the Canadian Rock sensation "RUSH"! I remember fights in school over whether Neil peart or John Bohnam from Zeppelin was the best drummer in the world, Skipping school to wait in line for those 9 dollar tickets to sit anywhere but within viewing distance of the stage. Always wondering what a backstage party would be like. From Hemispheres to current time machine tour,they have been it. A band that never fails to inspire, impress, or ever let you down, (or lead you to believe they have not!)  So where am I going with all of this? Well 2 summers ago I was able to see RUSH at the Comcast center, I had meet & greet pass' as well as front row seats. it was something that I wanted to happen since I was a Kid, this past show  in Boston, was not quite the same, I had seats On the floor with the sound board people, and talked to 2 guys that missed the boat on brains and the meet and greet, because they had pass'(see pic) and thought it happened at the end of the show! (70's yes 2010 No) I was hanging out with the guys going to the meet & greet basking in the excitement of meeting the guys you have listened to all your life. I was a bit disappointed, but I had great seats, and I have meet them already. I am not sure how much you can put in a blog but i am trying to do my best here to give you an experience. Oh and by the way my sons girlfriends father, who is I think a tad and i mean a tad more of a rush fan than I am (because His brain still works) was along for the unexpected ride. Why unexpected? Well I have a friend, and by all of my definitions of the word friend, he is. He took time to call friends and hook us up with tickets, as he did for snakes and arrows. When you go to a show not knowing what your getting it can be anxious.He is in the industry and manages alot of bands that you and I know and some that we do not but will. Anyways it was amazing to stand on the floor surrounded by thousands of people, from a 12 year old I meet to the 70 something guy playing air guitar with his depends on, it was great a packed audience, they are still rocking and satisfying after 30 plus years. What a feeling. What a show. Having a blackberry as my sole source of keepsaking I didn't get much good footage or pics, but would like to share some with you. (all the while wondering if Loulou and Hodge would be into being there? haha) Oh and if your reading on the hive blog, this band is considered ART!  so anyways, the night went well, great songs, great people, and at the end there were some pyro explosions, and alex lost the sound to his guitar, gary geddy lee and neil peart just took it in stride and made up the I dont have any guitar song, alex made believe he was playing, I was looking at the sound guys as they frantically were trying to tell the stage it was not on there end, I took a short video of the very end of that song where they fix the guitar. and after that they played a slow version of working man and ramped it up into an unbelievable finish, it was a throw in, an extra song as an apology for screwing up, because I know it was not on the bill for the show. Oh and neil did a great solo 5 or so minutes long as usual that as expected let no man down in the house!(sorry the video is a minute short because i shut the phone off by mistake) I have that on video with poor sound quality also haha. so there is my RUSH experience. It was my one night out away from the world that consumes my life, aside from Joy from the corgamatics, and seeing my wife stay alive it is all I have to bring excitement and joy to my life these days. well and grand kids : ) Hope you enjoy my sharing of pics and stuff and if you get a chance to see the best band in the world before they are no more DO IT!

An Evening with RUSH


meet & Greet pass  2010
video
Well here it is a few days past "THE BIG DAY" in my book anyways. Ever since I was a kid my favorite band has been the Canadian Rock sensation "RUSH"! I remember fights in school over whether Neil peart or John Bohnam from Zeppelin was the best drummer in the world, Skipping school to wait in line for those 9 dollar tickets to sit anywhere but within viewing distance of the stage. Always wondering what a backstage party would be like. From Hemispheres to current time machine tour,they have been it. A band that never fails to inspire, impress, or ever let you down, (or lead you to believe they have not!)  So where am I going with all of this? Well 2 summers ago I was able to see RUSH at the Comcast center, I had meet & greet pass' as well as front row seats. it was something that I wanted to happen since I was a Kid, this past show  in Boston, was not quite the same, I had seats On the floor with the sound board people, and talked to 2 guys that missed the boat on brains and the meet and greet, because they had pass'(see pic) and thought it happened at the end of the show! (70's yes 2010 No) I was hanging out with the guys going to the meet & greet basking in the excitement of meeting the guys you have listened to all your life. I was a bit disappointed, but I had great seats, and I have meet them already. I am not sure how much you can put in a blog but i am trying to do my best here to give you an experience. Oh and by the way my sons girlfriends father, who is I think a tad and i mean a tad more of a rush fan than I am (because His brain still works) was along for the unexpected ride. Why unexpected? Well I have a friend, and by all of my definitions of the word friend, he is. He took time to call friends and hook us up with tickets, as he did for snakes and arrows. When you go to a show not knowing what your getting it can be anxious.He is in the industry and manages alot of bands that you and I know and some that we do not but will. Anyways it was amazing to stand on the floor surrounded by thousands of people, from a 12 year old I meet to the 70 something guy playing air guitar with his depends on, it was great a packed audience, they are still rocking and satisfying after 30 plus years. What a feeling. What a show. Having a blackberry as my sole source of keepsaking I didn't get much good footage or pics, but would like to share some with you. (all the while wondering if Loulou and Hodge would be into being there? haha) Oh and if your reading on the hive blog, this band is considered ART!  so anyways, the night went well, great songs, great people, and at the end there were some pyro explosions, and alex lost the sound to his guitar, gary geddy lee and neil peart just took it in stride and made up the I dont have any guitar song, alex made believe he was playing, I was looking at the sound guys as they frantically were trying to tell the stage it was not on there end, I took a short video of the very end of that song where they fix the guitar. and after that they played a slow version of working man and ramped it up into an unbelievable finish, it was a throw in, an extra song as an apology for screwing up, because I know it was not on the bill for the show. Oh and neil did a great solo 5 or so minutes long as usual that as expected let no man down in the house!(sorry the video is a minute short because i shut the phone off by mistake) I have that on video with poor sound quality also haha. so there is my RUSH experience. It was my one night out away from the world that consumes my life, aside from Joy from the corgamatics, and seeing my wife stay alive it is all I have to bring excitement and joy to my life these days. well and grand kids : ) Hope you enjoy my sharing of pics and stuff and if you get a chance to see the best band in the world before they are no more DO IT!

MY RUSH EXPERIENCE

meet & Greet pass  2010
video
Well here it is a few days past "THE BIG DAY" in my book anyways. Ever since I was a kid my favorite band has been the Canadian Rock sensation "RUSH"! I remember fights in school over whether Neil peart or John Bohnam from Zeppelin was the best drummer in the world, Skipping school to wait in line for those 9 dollar tickets to sit anywhere but within viewing distance of the stage. Always wondering what a backstage party would be like. From Hemispheres to current time machine tour,they have been it. A band that never fails to inspire, impress, or ever let you down, (or lead you to believe they have not!)  So where am I going with all of this? Well 2 summers ago I was able to see RUSH at the Comcast center, I had meet & greet pass' as well as front row seats. it was something that I wanted to happen since I was a Kid, this past show  in Boston, was not quite the same, I had seats On the floor with the sound board people, and talked to 2 guys that missed the boat on brains and the meet and greet, because they had pass'(see pic) and thought it happened at the end of the show! (70's yes 2010 No) I was hanging out with the guys going to the meet & greet basking in the excitement of meeting the guys you have listened to all your life. I was a bit disappointed, but I had great seats, and I have meet them already. I am not sure how much you can put in a blog but i am trying to do my best here to give you an experience. Oh and by the way my sons girlfriends father, who is I think a tad and i mean a tad more of a rush fan than I am (because His brain still works) was along for the unexpected ride. Why unexpected? Well I have a friend, and by all of my definitions of the word friend, he is. He took time to call friends and hook us up with tickets, as he did for snakes and arrows. When you go to a show not knowing what your getting it can be anxious.He is in the industry and manages alot of bands that you and I know and some that we do not but will. Anyways it was amazing to stand on the floor surrounded by thousands of people, from a 12 year old I meet to the 70 something guy playing air guitar with his depends on, it was great a packed audience, they are still rocking and satisfying after 30 plus years. What a feeling. What a show. Having a blackberry as my sole source of keepsaking I didn't get much good footage or pics, but would like to share some with you. (all the while wondering if Loulou and Hodge would be into being there? haha) Oh and if your reading on the hive blog, this band is considered ART!  so anyways, the night went well, great songs, great people, and at the end there were some pyro explosions, and alex lost the sound to his guitar, gary geddy lee and neil peart just took it in stride and made up the I dont have any guitar song, alex made believe he was playing, I was looking at the sound guys as they frantically were trying to tell the stage it was not on there end, I took a short video of the very end of that song where they fix the guitar. and after that they played a slow version of working man and ramped it up into an unbelievable finish, it was a throw in, an extra song as an apology for screwing up, because I know it was not on the bill for the show. Oh and neil did a great solo 5 or so minutes long as usual that as expected let no man down in the house!(sorry the video is a minute short because i shut the phone off by mistake) I have that on video with poor sound quality also haha. so there is my RUSH experience. It was my one night out away from the world that consumes my life, aside from Joy from the corgamatics, and seeing my wife stay alive it is all I have to bring excitement and joy to my life these days. well and grand kids : ) Hope you enjoy my sharing of pics and stuff and if you get a chance to see the best band in the world before they are no more DO IT!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

THE FURNACE AND THE PLANE

Well yesterday my neighbor asked if i could help him carry an old furnace up out of a basement because hes is replacing it. once we got it into the van I said hey we have to strip it, i have some ideas for some "JUNK ART".
well this morning i went to town and took parts from the furnace we UN installed, and started in on making my newest junk art project. after an hour of welding i finally received what i was looking for "awesome,: the old furnace was transformed into a high tech air plane, although not done i have it out in the yard showing  it to the world and thought i would share it with you, have a  great day and always remember to "FLY THE Friendly skies! Lou Sarkas

Monday, September 6, 2010

BYE BYE SUMMER HELLO BEACH!

Welcome to CAPE COD!  The Salt air, the sound of the ocean, cars and horns, & traffic jams, and the sign no one wants to see at the beaches "NO DOGS ALLOWED!" Well here it is labor day, the day the crowds tend to go home, the barrels at the beaches filled with beach chairs and beach toys that no one wants to bring home, the streets tend to get less busy, but not like they use to be. kids are in school, and it is time for the invasion of the dogs. That's right, invasion, not that the signs mean much in the summer, but after labor day it seems that beach going dogs are tolerated, responsible owners always cleanup after their pets, not  like the human trash generators who leave trash everywhere. So whats my point? Hodge is finally going to see the ocean up front and close, like Lou Lou has (see above pic) and I, have to come up with some ingenious ways of getting pics and video while we walk and swim in the surf! so if your like me and want to bring the dogs to the beach but have been waiting. have at it and have a great time .

Saturday, September 4, 2010

NEW BLOOD

Well it looks like Hodge & Loulou have a new cousin! My sister and her family are awaiting the new arrival of their new corgi! after a visit today and play time , looks like a Lil female fluffy is going to be making her way to their house tomorrow.my nieces and nephew are happy, and so am I.  Not only do Hodge and Loulou get a Lil cousin, I see that ever since we were young having corgi's that there is no turning back, that  the only dog that will satisfy the heart of anyone that had grown with a corgi, is to have a corgi! very happy to know that my nieces and nephew will encounter the corgi spirit, which will carry on through their life and most likely their children's lives!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

CORGAMATICS PLAYING

video
Here they are, Hodge & Loulou running in the yard playing, Not much talking going on so dont be too board, some really cool moves to elude the chase, sort of like airforce jet tactics, have fun watching them play.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A couple of hours can change your view on things.

By no means are these "JUNK ART" pieces complete, until they are forgotten in the yard to oxidize gracefully (rust for those of you that are normal) until some fine folks walk around and catch them out of the corner of their eye, in the woods looking down, or just in the open in your path. Thought it would be nice to show you one of my favorite things to do, and when I say one, I mean one of several hundred. anyways the other day, I found a fan in the garage, it did not work. I don't know how it had found it's place in the garage among the array of other unidentifiable objects that seem to make it in there! so I said, HMMM. I have an idea. and a few hours later a bed frame rail fan grills and parts of the motor became two Daisey like flowers in full bloom with a bumble bee near the center of the left one. and some leaves which are somewhat transparent. the paint is just to give it a tiny bit of character, but not the final paint.  The Garden bug is a WOK with various parts from the railroad that they discarded on the side of the tracks. Bolts, spikes washers, and an old trampoline spring.  and then there is the frog dog, I think! use your imagination, a shovel with washer for eyes, and springs for legs. it is sitting here, but stands balanced well on all four springs. just cool things made out of things destine for the DUMP! yeah maybe I am going green in my own way. I like it and hope you do too. Oh man, I forgot the little praying mantis on the side of the green stalk! see it hanging there? that was a hook off a big chain, and a radio mount for eyes, and something else i found, I made it years ago for my daughter to hang her jewelry on, but after a while the cool, became not cool, and mantis jumped out into oxidation land! (the yard) welcome to one of my crafts. JUNK ART! why don't you try welding up something on your own, hahaha save the planet, and have some fun! and who know maybe someone will want to buy your JUNK! Ya know what the coolest thing is? it is finding something you made years ago that you thought you sold or gave away, and it was hidden in the woods or yard! it is like finding an old friend!  Oh yeah! and to my header, it is amazing that what we deem junk, throw away items, can be transformed in minutes or hours into something that is retainable, and fun!  so comes the quote " A couple of hours can change your view on things"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Minutes of fun

Well this morning was a nice morning sitting out basking in the rain on our nice farmers porch, no we did not get wet, but i found a piece of gutter guard , I don't know where it came from, who might have put it there, or if the wind blew it in from the gutter from another house?? who knows, so while talking i decided to make it into something, well with a push here, and push there, i sort of fashioned this small piece of meshed wire into the head of a corgi. I have marking paint in the garage, so I found some orange(florescent), white, and black and did a quick spray job on it, not to bad for a few minutes on the porch just messing around. attached is a pic or two. I call it "MESHED UP CORGI" believe it or not good ol "MESHED UP" is up on a shelf in the house, and something about how it is up there makes it look like it is a ghost of a corgi head. so for know, it will stay there, so i can tell people it is our beloved Welshkins looking over us. Just thought I would share a moment of our rainy day here on cape cod. We wish you all the best!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Still here

If you have been checking in and nothing seems to be happening, we just want you to know that there is. There is so much happening, that it is restricting time to write on the blog. Have no fear though I am hope full in a few days or so to get some things posted here. Until then, The corgamatics are washed and clean, playing and relaxing on good 'ol Cape Cod. While we work through some health issues, and helping comforting some friends in a sorrowful time. Oh yeah, have to work to! oops forgot about that.
 All our best to you all!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

I am finding when life seems gray, doom & gloom looms about, nothing seems to be going right, the weight of the world is crushing you into the ground, Heartache is worse than a toothache, there are always, and i mean always  beautiful things around that even for one precious moment make you feel good and forget about everything. This moment with Loulou & Hodge was one. they just walked into the inpatients & hostas and sat and enjoyed the sun and the world around them. learning allot from these kids!  as we grow older and our minds are consumed with all the worlds affairs I think we sometimes forget the simple things we loved when we were young and had a clear head. So if life has you down, and the worlds walls are closing in on you, take a moment and just watch, observe what our corgi's are showing us, sometimes it is bad or sad, but there is some awesome moments that we are probably missing that can help us get through that day, "Beautiful things".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MOPPING THE FLOORS

video
Loulou and Hodge cleaning the toilet, Loulou has had enough, Hodge it's your turn put down the beer and get scrubbing!
OK I am out of my mind, as usual. I thought i could get the corgamatics to help clean the house with me, and what better way than mopping the floors! Heck they helped clean a toilet bowl, i will insert that pic in here somewhere!. so anyways it was not a big hit, I think the heat, the lack of fingers, and the shear size of the mop just threw them for a loop, very scary thing a mop is, I shudder every time  I look at it, and even more when i am using it!, well enjoy the stupidest video i have put on here yet! all my best to everyone who visits!

Monday, August 9, 2010

just a message

Posts come and post go, and so do video clips and pics. right now the blog is taking a break but have no fear we will be back posting zany things, even as early as tonight? we will see. have a great day everyone Lou lou &; Hodge

Saturday, August 7, 2010

time off

we are on a little time off from the blog vacation, lots to do with sickness and the like, but before you know it i will be posting again! just a few days or so, enjoy youreslves will ya!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

THE COOLEST CORGI'S IN TOWN



Well Here we are on good 'ol Cape Cod. Where the weather is warm but not too hot due to the ocean that surrounds us. Today a light breeze blows through the yard without notice except for its feel on bare skin. Sun is out delivering just enough warmth to walk the beach, the walkways or the yard in a pair of shorts. The sun , Oh the sun! the rays bring some brighter moments than others . As tourist cruise the main streets with tops down on there fancy automobiles, windows down in every auto that you see, all seem to have one thing in common. they carry passengers and a drive sporting every imaginable pair of sun glasses imaginable from mirrored types to prescription type. Plastic frames to metal frames, and what is a corgi to do when there is so many people wearing sun glasses? put on a pair of their own right? RIGHT! Well here is Hodge and Lou Lou, sporting a pair of safety glasses, yes they are not really sun glasses, but does a corgi really care? the only thing that they care about is what flavor they are when they choose to discard them and take a nibble to see if they rival one of their raw hide bones. So to this date I have not seen any other corgi's with a pair of sunglasses on , nor have i seen any with safety glasses either. So today I deem our pems "The coolest corgi's in town" !

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Some Corgi Fun!















Well Here we are going through some trials and tribulations here at the Cape Cod Corgi Ranch! Lou Lou & Hodge's Mom is in the hospital. She has some medical issues that need to be addressed in a hospital setting, and not at home. While She was in there this morning i took it upon myself as the Lunatic Husband I am, to pull out some of my favorite corgi toys and hit the prison yard with Lou Lou & Hodge and play with them . Here are my 3 corgi's  2 cardigans and one Pem, hanging out with their show toys. One of the pics is the corgamatics having some fun mountaineering on some pretty steep cliffs in the back yard, and i am wondering how the tri got into that tube in the middle of that gorge, must have jumped in from the side i guess. The other pic is them at base camp Alpha, with their tent and show toys, just hanging out, After their little trek through the cliffs of the Corgi Ranch! So there you have it, a little insight into the mind of a corgi owner. other breeds owners are having fun watching there kids hang out on their beds or watch them constantly begging for treats. Here i am playing with my corgi's in the yard with my human toys, while they watch and try to play with them. As I write this sitting next to my wife in her bed in the hospital, we hope that everyone is having a great weekend with your corgi's! and if you don't own a corgi or two or three, we ask you why not?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just a note!

Just an update on whats going on around corgamatic land. Here it is ~ NOTHING MUCH!  I  guess we are stuck in humidity survival mode around here! When the corgamatics head outside it is a few minutes and they want to get back in the A/C. So there is allot of rumblings throughout the house, sort of like kids locked up inside because it is raining out. Granted our guys are still young moving on 8 months now, so they are in full play mode practically 24/7 burning up the hardwood floors in the house, breaking the sound barrier chasing each other around. sometimes i have to send one of them to jail (kennel) for speeding  after getting several warnings. but it seems like  I bail them out shortly after. no parents want to see their kids in jail! ha ha. Well we are waiting for some storms to pass through here soon, about an hour of thunderstorms look like they are approaching. looks like a quick walk around the corgi compound is in order. everyone have a great day wherever you are!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The great escape

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Well While playing today I decided to jump over the fence into the area where the dogs play in the back yard. I made believe that i was trapt in the "prison" as we call the play area, or i do. so i egged them on from the otherside asking them how to get out, they had a few good ideas, digging, hodge even came up with cutting the fence with his teeth (wire cutters) after the video ends, Loulou came up with the best idea and that was to jump and try to make it over the fence, a little bit is caught on the end of the video. but i think at the end when loulou jups on hodge, it was because she was trying to tell him, leave him fool he is locked up ! hahaha enjoy another zany clip from our adventures.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Here is how i have to water flowers when Loulou is in the back yard. loulou being the sprinkler queen, loving eating sprinkler heads when they are on to chasing water when it is coming out of the house. so as you can see in this video the only possible way to water is to move the sprinkler, or the hose to another flower, and let Loulou run after it, and when she arrives move it back to the other flower. it is a daunting task, but i wouldn't change it for the world. so here is a video to show you what i am talking about. more for a laugh than anything else, and yes I could put her in the house when i water, but what fun is that. when you love your dogs so much you want them to be with you as much as possible

Thank God for the carpet cleaner

Yup your reading it right, our perfect little corgamatics have soiled the carpet! no poop, no pee! just SOIL! the last couple of days were rainy and the under bottoms of these mud draggier : ) have deposited some heavy duty soil in the bedroom carpet. ya know ya just don't notice it until it dries and then your like what the hell is this? and all corgamatic eyes in the house naturally look slowly to the upper left as their snouts lower to the ground like they were in sync for a Broadway musical, which gets me wondering.... they did something that had nothing to do with me cleaning a carpet.  so i walk around the house looking, hhmmmm, nothing there, nothing there, oh look at that!!!! a wicker storage bin used to store my grandsons toys has suddenly started to decompose on it's own! flakes of wicker her and there. oh the eyes have told a story without a peep being heard from the mouth of my now imperfect Lil friends. well do you think they get a broom and dustpan and come and pick it up???? NOOOOO, they tunnel under the couch with their Lil legs still sticking out in hopes I don't find them, haha poor corgi's they have so much cuteness that works against them. after extracting them and receiving what i call mercy kisses, we had a little instruction about gnawing on things that are not rawhide, oh and back to the carpet cleaning, i will soon be done with that, and will put a tiny bit of blame on my dirty shoes, just to take the edge off of the corgamatics. I have no pics to show because i cannot bring shame to the breed : ) but good pics will come when i FINALLY get a chance to get these guys to the beach for a walk or swim, hodge has yet to see the ocean.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hodge and Loulou make new friends

What a great morning, before the humidity gripped the cape my friend from the fire department called me, he has been wanting the corgamatics to meet his dogs since we  received them. Well I ventured out down the street with loulou and Hodge to the golf course, which has a bike trail running through it, and met up with him. I don't usually go anywhere but my yard because we have acres and acres of land to explore but thought it would be a great experience for the corgamatics! well when we arrived my friend Patrick and his 3 dogs( beagle, grey hound, and German Shepard) were just rounding the end of their walk, so we met up. Loulou and hodge took to his dogs perfectly, and I did not realize how busy this place was that is only 1/3 mile from  my house. people walking, people running, and people doing the dog walk thing. so some more people finished the walk, and more dogs arrived, one a big black peek a poo or something like that, and another girl showed up with her golden lab, there was allot of butt sniffing going on and gestures to play it was a happy little event! as the humidity rose, it was time to get everyone back in the truck and get some A/C going to cool them down. all in all it was great and a reassuring factor that Loulou and Hodge have a great temperament and love other dogs

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hodge and his cat toy

Give us shade!

The Hot days of summer means the corgamatics dont want to walk, they just want to sit under the rose of sharons and try and eat the fallen flowers. ya know what I do not blame them it is hotter than africa out here!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fun little race

This was an unexpected race to see who would get to me first, both corgamatics were sleeping under the kitchen table, i went into the bedroom and gave a whistle, and seen who would come first, the best part is they both did come and they are very obedient. the first place prize was a chew bone, it was all i had near by. Enjoy

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DOG DAZE OF SUMMER!

The dog daze of summer~ Well here it is July, and the temperature is rising, the humidity is as thick as a fog bank! Who Came up with this saying "The dog days of summer"  All I can see dogs doing is laying around panting, looking for a drink! Oh wait, I think i am getting it!  laying around, Like at the beach! Panting, people do this at the beach, Hot guys and girls walking around, yup Lot's of tongue's hanging! and the people on the beach all wish they had a drink! Hmmmm. i think I am getting it now. OK so what do call the days of summer for those of us who don't go to the beach? and why would this person be so stingy to narrow there statement to beach goers? someone help me out here! for me it is just HOT!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Welcome tou our home Hodge

Well after the long awaited arrival of Loulou's Brother Hodgins, he has arrived. Thanking Cathy and John for making a trip to meet us half way at the mohegan sun casino, and for making hodge a possibility for us to have another corgi in the house. and Winter Hodges former MOM. It is like Loulou and Hodgins have never been away from each other. They are doing great, running around the house after each other, playing outside together, all the things good pal's would do. So Hodge is 7 months old just like loulou but a bit bigger, he sort of resembles welshkins when he was 15. Hodge is a fluffy, so even though under that fluffy coat he is a little bigger than his sister he appears to be alot bigger. all in all he is a fun, sweet big boy who like any puppy just wants to play, play, and then relax a little and play some more. so stay tuned the will be allot of pics and videos with the hodge in them. The dogs are officially "CORGAMATICS"Unlike L Ron Hubbard with Dianetics, Corgamatics is not a cult, or a religion it is my name for corgis that you automatically fall in love with! Maybe you have a corgamatic in your household, or maybe you just know one, or several, or hundreds? So Welcome Hodge, we look forward to many years of fun, and a whole lot of love! Having him around will be awesome for all of us especially his sister Loulou.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sayings

It's like taking candy from a baby is the saying. Through out my entire life, it is just thrown out there to express how a task or chore is, just simple to do. Well I was thinking, whoever came up with this had some real underlying issues. If we break down the saying and really think about You have two things, 1. a baby 2. candy. separate these are two things that everybody loves. Candy tastes good, Baby's are cute and fun to be around, but put these two things together and it creates a whole new dimension! The cute baby with some candy in it's possession tends to transform the cute, cuddly, carefree human into a violent, whining ball of terror that will do anything to keep possession of that coveted treat. there are also some other things to take into consideration also, saliva! a baby tends to gum candy to death, salivating all over the candy infecting everything it comes in contact with, with a coating of sticky saliva, it's face, hands clothes, high chair etc. This baby is not going to give this jewel up without a fight! you may be a strong man or woman, determined to get this piece of joy out of his or her hands, but I don't see this happening with out a fight and or a coating of saliva from your head to your toes and to top it all off the kicking, screaming, crying. now in my book, I do not consider this an easy task. additionally a person taking Candy from a baby probably has some serious issues themselves. Why would you want to take candy from a baby? are you broke and the baby is an easy target to sooth your desire for a little bit of sugar? Are you in need of an ego boosting to satisfy your desires to bully someone but just cant bring yourself to do it to someone your own size? or is it just the candy has started its decomposition from that baby saliva and it may be ingested much quicker than a new piece you could find or buy? I am not sure where, how, or why this saying has come about, but in my book (which is another subject in it self) This could be a daunting task which has all the earmarks of not being "simple" so for all you people who like taking candy from a baby, you may want to rethink your reasoning for doing so, and bust open that piggy bank and go buy your own.