Nigel Earns a Coursing Title

Photo by Audrey Pavia Nigel received his Coursing Ability Title this past week. Nearly a year ago, I wrote about Nigel’s first attempt at coursing. A fun AKC event, coursing gauges a dog’s desire and ability to chase a lure for a specified distance. Once a skill measured only among sight hounds, coursing is now […]

Corgis at War

Photo by Audrey Pavia Bandit doesn’t like wearing a muzzle, but it’s the only way to ensure he can’t cause damage. I love Corgis; they are my favorite dog, hands down. But they have a couple of shortfalls. They shed like mad, and they can be aggressive with other dogs. My Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Nigel, […]

Bandit’s Secret Life

Photo by Michelle Griffen Sneaky Bandit has been spending a lot of time next door. For the past few months, Bandit, the Corgi who belongs to my roommate, Michelle, has been disappearing from the backyard. We finally figured out that he was sneaking through a gap between the fence and the brick wall high up […]

Jellybean Bandit

Photo by Audrey Pavia Bandit, my roommate’s Corgi, proved his herding instinct this week. Having one Corgi in the house is a blast, so having two should be double the fun, right? Well, usually it is. But Jellybean Bandit, my roommate’s Pembroke, seems to always be in trouble. Bandit loves people. When you pet him, […]

A Close Call

Rio takes a step in the wrong direction.

Cat Love

When I’m surrounded by horses, chickens, rabbits and the most charming Corgi in the world, it’s easy to take my cats for granted.