Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Irie, or I got a puppy!

I brought home an 8 week old Cardigan girl on Saturday. I haven’t really had time to blog about it and now that I do, I really don’t know what to say!

I was looking, but not for right now, more in the near future. Sometimes things just happen. I was invited to a puppy party this past Saturday. I had the opportunity to see two litters evaluated by 4 breeders, see the dam and sire evaluated, and look at hip x-rays. I don’t think that is an opportunity that comes along all that often. This girl, who is very nice, was available to the right home.

I wasn’t sure; she came home for an overnight and I knew she wasn’t leaving! I knew before we got in the car. It took me a while to stop feeling like I drank a pot of coffee!

I would like to introduce Irie, which is Rastafarian for “peaceful feeling.” She is from a co-breeding between Blacksheep Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Wolfwood Cardigan Welsh Corgis: Sunkissed Tricks or Treats (Shade) x Blacksheep She Who Warns (Juno). If you follow Joanna's blog, she was Peaseblossom.

Sunday a.m. Irie attended her first Puppy K class and next Thursday she will start Performance Puppy with my current agility instructor. I really cannot believe my luck in timing.

She has been coming to work with me and getting tons of additional socializing. I work above a Trader Joe's and every time I take her out to potty I nearly cause a traffic jam. She has no concerns about the elevator and thinks all people love her and must be greeted.

She is very vocal, talking to herself as we walk along. Currently she hates being crated (I see lots of Crate Games in our future!), but is quite smart and willing to please. Bug is in his glory. I think he was sad when Hush left. I truly wonder if the weight loss, skin issues, etc., was triggered in part by her leaving.

I haven’t even taken any photos yet. Here is a photo my sister-in-law snapped on her phone. For some reason Irie looks huge. She isn’t!

Maybe Irie will make me a better blogger!


Taryn said...

You lucky, dog, you! I knew before I saw the photo she was going to have to be B&W and that she was going to be one of Joanna's before you said it! Congratulations!

You are already a good blogger, now we will demand that you become a photographer :-)

Congrats again! I am so jealous :-)

Jules said...

Thank you - I am really excited. :) I will DEFINITELY have to become a better photographer. This cuteness must be documented!

Sarah said...


ronstew said...


The cutest of a very cute bunch.

Please take many pictures.

Brenda said...

Welcome Irie! She sounds very special and is adorable. Have fun!

Diana said...

How exciting!! Congrats, she is very cute!

Bri said...

It was so nice to meet you! I had to leave before I saw who you decided on - Irie is lovely. :) Good luck!

Joanna said...

You don't even know - seriously, after you left I ran around saying "I got Julie to take a puppy! I win! I WIN!"

She is going to have SUCH a fun life, and the fact that she was my and everyone else's favorite makes it even better.

Jules said...

You are too kind. I am so excited to start working with her. She is a special girlie!

Nancy and Stewie JRT said...

Congrats on your new puppy Jules!! I am very happy for you, and you will give her a fabulous life!

Nancy and Stewie JRT

Kathy said...

wow, that is so cool, I amso happpy for you!!! I was so suprised when I looked in and saw this bundle of cuteness, HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!