Thursday, April 23, 2009

Keep Off the Grass!


Teggie has really gotten the hang of walking with us, and she must be a south paw like her human brother, because she prefers to heel on the wrong side. After her first trip to the holistic DVM, we have confirmed that Teg needs to walk on the sidewalk and stay out of the "poopy" communal grass used by other dogs who have already had all their vaccinations (hopefully)... until she gets all of hers. Incidentally, the vet is wonderful and Teg loves her!

At home, however, grass is the greatest stuff! Potty time, play time, all the time--Teggie could play in the grass all day. She has even learned to ring the bells on the back door to go out for a potty (or play) break.

But we heard a lot of noise in the yard this morning and went to check it out, only to find that little white fertilizer sign that appears about once a month or so, telling us to keep children and pets off the grass "until it is dry." Well, we've just had rain, so when is that? We decided, not today.

So Teggie was forced to use the emergency potty pads. She doesn't like them very much, and usually only takes advantage of one when she is being ignored by the distracted humans who should be letting her out...

By this evening, she was fit to be tied! Every thirty minutes, she furiously pawed at the bells and whined to be let out. She nosed around the lanai, but it just wasn't the same as that soft St. Augustine grass...

We took an extra stroll around the neighborhood before she went to sleep in her crate tonight. As I watch her now, I'm certain she's dreaming about romping through the dewy morning grass. Tomorrow will come soon enough, Tegwen, sweet dreams...



Here is Teggie with her cards and gifts from Cathy and Monica, welcoming her home. There are no friends like Corgi friends! Thank you both so much for the doggie bling and playthings. Teggie loves them!




video

Teggie plays with her boy. She jumps constantly--her poor back! Good thing she's small and lean...

8 comments:

^..^Corgidogmama said...

She is the sweetest little girl!
Much loved already....

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Glad they arrived so quickly. She is darling. ^..^

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Don't you love that little heart shape on her head?

Kelly said...

omg she does have a heart shape on her head!

Infrared Goggles said...

Yes, Cathy, thanks again! You, Monica, and Teggie were the high points in my day! And, yes, Teggie has a heart on the top of her head, and an angel on the back of her head. Pretty neat. :)

ClassyChassy said...

I am pleased you got your surprise packages this week - the slip-on heart bandanna may be a little large right now, but she will grow into it! It will match the heart shape on her head, won't it? So glad you are enjoying your new pup!

Infrared Goggles said...

Yes, it will match her little heart on her head. :) I love the way the bandana is made, very clever... and safe.

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

She's sooo adorable in that play video!! Glad she's doing well with her new family :)