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Here are some of Zippy’s friends who have stopped by over the years.

From: simon
Hometown: west hartford
Message: holy cow, a glimpse of the handsome zippy is a big deal, even a sliver of one!! as huge fans, we’ll take anything! daisy looks very cute too, zippying through the shot. thanks, and happy holidays!
Monday, December 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yeah, note to my folks: Good for you for charging up the camera battery. Was that so hard?

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: hi zippy, i totally embarrassed myself last night. we have tons of snow and i decided to go off-road and i got stuck. seriously stuck. i was also down hill which didn’t help my situation. i had to be rescued. my best friend the cardigan has been here for a couple days and we have a blast in the snow. but sometimes the lack of legs is a problem. zippy and daisy and your folks, have a wonderful christmas and we hope you get everything on your list. love, izzy
Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 6:02 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, Izzy, that’s just one of the perils of being a low-rider in a jacked-up world. Merry Christmas to you guys too!

From: cami and rider
Message: hi zip and daisy—my mom has a question. she has been reading about you every since cami was a baby and that was seven years ago. i know it’s not pc to ask, but how old are you “guys”. are you starting to feel the mid-aged aches and pains yet??
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: We are olde. We do keep canine aspirin on hand. Tasty!

From: toby
Message: zippy, my human will not play with me anymore. she loves the cats that live with me now. what do i do?
Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 6:31 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, Toby, are you trying to make me cry? That is the saddest thing I’ve ever heard. But okay, here’s what you do. Go lie down directly in front of your human. Put your head on your paws. Raise your eyes. Just your eyes—this will impart an expression of extreme sadness and adorableness at the same time. Repeat until your human comes to her senses. Until that happens, you have my permission to eat the cats' food while no one is looking.

From: apgw511
Message: yo..... i’m back! i told you about snickers, right? we have a barrel flower pot in our yard. so, recently, snickers jumped into the barrel (and it was a cold night here) and stayed there for about 30 minutes. when i went o get him from outside, he was i the barrel! mom was with me so she told him that he was a funny corgi and to get out of the barrel. it was so funny! p.s. i know you like bugs so i wanted to inform you that i got 2 new pets. and they’re bugs! skittles is very active and m&ms is always sleepy.
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 7:46 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Snickers is awesome. Have fun with the bugs.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: hi zip, i know i just wrote but i wanted to let you know that my mom finally put a battery in our zippy clock. it has been stuck somewhere between snack and drool for quite some time. i don’t drool much but yeah, the snacking was great. love, izzy
Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 6:52 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: It should always be snack time!

From: isabella aka izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: hi zip, oh my gosh those poodles. that is just not right. it gives me flashbacks to my traumatic trip to the groomer and that was just for a bath and brush. hope you had a good thanksgiving. we had our share! a lady at the dog park asked my mom if i was fat. i hope i don’t have to go on a diet, ever. i don’t think i’m fat just sturdily built as a corgi should be. love, izzy
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:29 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Someone asked if you were fat? What interesting manners they have. On the upside, if they have to ask, the answer should be obvious.

From: emily
Hometown: dublin
Message: hi zippy! you are too adorable :) i had a corgi mix with the same name--and he was just as crazy as you! my sister showed me this site and it made me happy. i miss my zippy, unfortunately he can’t come back but i still have pictures of him and of course, this website :3
URL: http://lonely-waltz.deviantart.com/
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:40 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hi, Emily! Sorry to hear about your Zippy, but feel free to visit me anytime!

From: apgw511
Message: yo zippy! wuz up dawg? i love your web site. i have 2 corgis. snickers and ruthy. my grandma has one named bitsy. they all love your website too! we even have most of the zippy computer freebies. i have a question for you. do you like bugs? i saw your videos and 2 feature you and bugs. p.s. apgw511 is what i use as a username on websites.
Friday, November 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I can pronounce apgw511. You just can’t hear it.

From: haley, oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver, canada
Message: fall greetings zip. the rains have once again returned so our outdoor “cavorts” have become seasonally subdued... sigh... oliver has something wrong with his ear and is most unhappy. he is going back to see dr. debbie, again, this afternoon. hopefuly he will stop shaking his head all the time, poor guy. morgan is still full of zooms and our dear deaf old haley still rules us with an iron paw. other than that atumn is progressing nicely. we watched the american elections with interest as our own canadian election was a real yawner, and as you know, we corgis are exceptional when it comes to yawning. (morgan can strech his toungue almost to the coffee table when he yawns!!!) will contact you with our christmas greeting next month. live well and prosper... (vulcan corgi saying)
Friday, November 7, 2008 at 9:29 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hope Dr. Debbie cleared everything up and all of you are well.

From: isabella
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hi zippy, its izzy. i just decided to use my given name more because its more dignified and sophicated, don’t you think? i just found out i get to go trick or treating tonight! i think i’ll go as......a corgi, duh. a cardigan from milwaukee has an add on craigslist wanting to meet other corgis. is this like a corgi dating service? love, isabella aka izzy
Friday, October 31, 2008 at 8:46 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, we would be so popular on a dating service! Enjoy your trick or treating, and congratulations on an acceptable costume. You given name is lovely, by the way.

From: barbara, with dylan and kiki
Hometown: frederick, md
Message: i tried to send this to your hooman, but couldnt find an address.... zippy, you are the cutest thing in the world! (along with dylan and kiki, of course) i have just started fused glass, and am asking if i can copy you in my glass.... for me, as gifts for select few, as a corgi aid fundraiser, or for limited sale.... what do you say? thanks, barbara
Monday, October 13, 2008 at 5:08 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You’re right! I AM the cutest thing in the world! Okay, there are humans and then there are lawyers. And the lawyer ones say we have to protect our copyright, and that means we can’t tell you it’s okay to copy me (although it sounds like fun). The humans who aren’t lawyers have no idea how the lawyers would find out about a gift for a friend.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: hi zippy, i am not liking halloween so far because i am scared of the things people put on their lawns like skeletons and ghosts and such. but on a lighter note i met a new corgi at the dog park,he used to be a horse corgi but he was naughty to the horses so was given to a new owner and now he is my friend. corgi’s rule! love, izzy
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 8:52 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: And those things on lawns that make noise! Awful! But glad you have a new friend! That’s always nice.

From: baxter
Hometown: roseville
Message: zippy, we were looking at a slideshow about dogs at play http://www.kcra.com/slideshow/pets/17634350/detail.html (photo 17.) oh the humilation....
Monday, October 6, 2008 at 2:53 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, dear. Just another example of why dogs must rise up against Halloween! Hey, there are several Corgi pictures there!

From: teka
Hometown: waterloo nebraska
Message: is there a new doctor doo little movie comeing out its my favorite mom and dad let me watch it i got this crazy thing about barking at every different animal that on there they thinks its funny what do you think im just trying to watch the movie and there very distracting
Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 11:59 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: People can be annoying sometimes, but they do give us food and treats. So, yeah, we have to put up with them.

From: baxter
Hometown: roseville
Message: we were more impressed that elvis plays fetch. we were under the impression that corgis don’t have a natural fetch....at least that’s what we have been told. mom says that we are going to work on improving my fetching skills..... sounds like a good way to get treats!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 10:48 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You are so right, Baxter!

From: riny
Hometown: boise, id
Message: hi zippy!! i have a four year old corgi, named topanga, and she loves this site..(i think she has a little crush on you, ha!) anyways, jst saying hi...“hi!” -riny and topanga
Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I enjoy a good crush now and then! Thanks!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: hi zip, we think it is a widely accepted fact that corgi puppies are the cutest puppies in the entire universe, evidenced by cricket. but don’t be jealous cuz you are a very special corgi and a mentor for all of us who need a little insight and wisdom every now and again. love, izzy
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10:28 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: All Corgis are special!

From: grayson
Hometown: birmingham
Message: hi, zippy. we love your website! my corgis, tex and lilly love you too! is there any way you can make some printouts of yourself that we can color or do puzzles? by the way, i am 5. how old are you?
Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 6:04 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hello, Grayson. I am olde. We now have a printable picture on our coloring page!

From: catherine and bogart
Hometown: virginia beach
Message: hey zippy, this is bogart! im catherine’s corgi! i am now 1 year and 3 months old and loving life!!! thanks for the awesome journal, i love reading it. it has inspired me to write my own corgi diary. well i smell my dinner being made so gotta run!!!
Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 3:20 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hi, guys! Happy dinner! (Would love to read your diary...)

From: simon
Hometown: west hartford
Message: hi zippy! a corgi dressed as a lobster? i don’t know, it looks more like a corgi busting out of a lobster’s stomach, a-la-alien. which, come to think of it, is a better costume. i was thinking, zippy...if you were pitted in an “i’ll eat that” against andrew zimmern (www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Bizarre_Foods)....i wonder who’d win? ps: have you ever read the online comic pooch cafe? i think you might enjoy it, in spite of the glaring lack of a corgi character.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 1:54 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Mmmmm, bizarre.

From: baxter
Hometown: roseville
Message: zippy, oh my goodness i almost fainted when i saw the poor soul in the lobster costume. my mom went to the target site and found this one that is only slightly less humilating. thank goodness they don’t believe in dressing me up...
Friday, September 5, 2008 at 1:58 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Wow! That is one plus-size Corgi!

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln, ne
Message: hiya zippy, it’s been a while since i’ve written - hope you and daisy have been well. just gotta tell you, i have a new job! i’m the the ced (chief executive dog) of jax’s closet! with help from my sue, we’re in the nifty dog collar business. i have plans to divert some of the profits to snack and toy acquisition. what do you think?
Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 9:02 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Awesome! I like your title and your business plan!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek wi
Message: hey zip, i have a new favorite thing to do, i find a patch of dirt and roll roll roll all around in it. then i shake and make a dust cloud! my mom thinks its too cute to tell me not to do it but i had a bath sunday and i really hate baths and my brother had to help and hold me down in the tub. ahhh everything has a drawback hey zip? i also like to chase motorcycles and bicycles do you think its the herding instinct? anyway i have to be on a leash at all times except the dog park lest a bike comes along and runs me over in the process. hope your summer is good. love, izzy
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10:20 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: We are dust connoisseurs too! It’s just another one of those things that People will never get.

From: capri
Hometown: ne
Message: hi, zippy! my mom has a corgi that looks like you and your both cute! corgis are my favorite dogs! when the wiggle there little stubs (tails) my mom calls it stubbin.
Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 7:46 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Very cute!

From: daisy
Hometown: wisconsin
Message: hi zippy! i am a corgi too! i just turned 1 on july 20! how old are you if you dont mind me asking :) by the way great website ur a lucky corgi to have your own! see you later
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 1:36 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hi, Daisy! Once you reach a certain age, I feel it best to stop counting. Suffice it to say if you just turned one, you are significantly younger. Than everyone I know.

From: bud
Hometown: plano,tx
Message: hi zippy. i have made an amazing discovery couple days ago. i do not eat trix yougurt! my humans are watching olympics. that is how i came by the yougurt.
Monday, August 18, 2008 at 11:41 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I would eat that.

From: amy
Hometown: edinburgh
Message: ta-daa! it’s me again! ha ha! a while since i’ve corrosponded. i just watched your youtube videos for the first time. so adorable! my favourite was on you when you were a baby chasing that bug! bailey (my dog who you said ‘hi’ to once) liked to eat slugs when he was a baby. heck, he liked to eat anything. including my favourite stuffed rat. why do you guys chew what is not yours? ...ah, i can’t stay mad at someone so cute. love you and leave you! from amy.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 1:20 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Chewing is fun. It reminds us of eating, which is the most fun of all.

From: mike arington
Message: teka says burf to you her and mom got to watch the movie doctor do little couldnt take her eyes off of it gave burfs for every other animal she sees doesnt care to much for bob cats likes chasing the neighbors though her latest adventures is the baby bunnies in the yard she trys to no avail well take care
Friday, August 8, 2008 at 12:15 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Burf right back atcha!

From: hannnah forrester
Hometown: north wales united kingdom
Message: hello i love your site i think zippy and daisy are so cute
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 12:17 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Thanks, Hannah!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: to cati the corgi,i sympathize. we are fostering 4 little kitties for the shelter and some days i just don’t know how much more i can deal with and have to share my attention with. but, some of them do know how to wrestle i just don’t like when they come by my food dish and i let them know it too, i bite their little heads. but not to hurt them just so they know to respect my food. at least these are only temporary so remind your folks they said no more and just herd-em-up!!! we do like the term dumplings.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 9:26 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I like dumplings too. Oh, also the term.

From: cati the corgi
Hometown: middle tn
Message: you seem like a wise corgi zippy, i need your advice. my life started out just fine with just me and the cat as the only four leggers. the humans added another corgi, and that turned out ok, he’s fun to wrestle with. but now the humans have added two k-i-t-t-e-n-s! said they were “dumplings” i thought that meant food, but apparently it means they were dumped at our place without a home of their own. i am not to chase, herd, nip or otherwise annoy these “dumplings”, meanwhile they scamper about the place like they own it. should i treat these creatures like the dumplings they are, or should we join forces for the coup that the humans say they know is coming? for the record, the humans say that’s it as far as more animals go. thank goodness!
Monday, July 28, 2008 at 4:43 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Are the dumplings temporary or here to stay? If they are going to stick around, be aware that kittens will turn into cats in fairly short order, and you already seem to be able to get along with cats. I’d say you’re good! It’s nice to have so many playmates! (Although, you know, that coup idea sounds fascinating.)

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: dear zippy, i think i speak for all your fans when i say that we get concerned when we don’t hear from you for a while!! we know you are not exactly a spring chicken. hope you are ok and just too busy having fun camping and stuff like that to write. miss you, izzy
Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11:21 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Izzy, you are so cute when you prod. Thanks.

From: tayler
Message: hey zippy! i love your site/blog! just one thing though- i know you love food, but ask your humans to keep grapes, tomatoes, and coffee beans away from you! i noticed that you wrote about eating them. they are very poisonous to dogs! grapes cause kidney failure, tomatoes cause tremors and heart arrhythmias, and anything coffee related causes seizures, comas, and sometimes death! i don’t mean to be a know-it-all or anything, i just thought you should know that for future reference. keep on being cute and awesome!
Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 10:13 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You are quite right, Tayler. Thanks for getting the word out. To put your mind at ease, we only get little bitty bits of...well, any kind of people food. Most of the time I wish that wasn’t the case, but it really is.

From: patrisha
Message: hi zippy! you are the cutest ever! hugs and kisses and treats all the way from the philippines!
Friday, July 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Love and licks, Patrisha!

From: haley, oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver canada
Message: just a brief summer ‘catch up’ zip. haley, as it turns out, is losing her hearing. dr. debbie says it happens to the best of us corgis as we age. while she’s still pretty good with the high pitch stuff can you believe she doesn’t hear the can opener anymore!! whooa! the warm weather has finally arrived and we enjoy having the patio doors open as we sleep, letting in the cool night breezes. pastoral eh? we had a moment of silence out of respect to tasha tudor. mom often uses recipes from her corgi cook book. hope yopu are well. talk to you in the fall. haley, oliver and morgan
Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 2:09 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Aw, Haley, I know what joy it is to hear the can opener, so you have my deepest sympathy. Glad you all are having a nice summer otherwise!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek wisconsin
Message: hey zip, how was your 4th, my mom went away and left us home alone all day, thats how mine was. we have twice had orange sherbet for a treat and i think its the best thing ever in the world. i am bored. love, izzy
Monday, July 7, 2008 at 11:24 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Mmmm! I think you should ask for more sherbet. It’s hard to be bored with sherbet.

From: elizabeth
Hometown: ligonier
Message: zippy-whippy, i luv u and i have a big question about my new prem.corgi maria ,um... she attacks every thing bird.now she broke her leg and she still chases them help!!! elizabeth
Friday, July 4, 2008 at 7:58 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Well, yeah, we’re herders. We do like to chase things. Let’s recommend lots of exercise for Maria and a good obedience class.


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