Write to Zippy
Here are some of Zippy’s friends who have stopped by over the years.
Message: hihihihihhiihihihihihhihi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hi!! HI!!!! my name is rosey!!!!!! im a corgi but im a cardigan!!! i luv luv luv luv luv luv to jump and play fetch and sneeze and jump and run around in circles and jump and drool on expensive furniture and jump and dance and wag my tail and jump and do tricks and jump and jump and did i mention JUMP?!?!? hahahahaha my parents call me their special little ball o’ energy!!!!!!! yeeee haaaa!!!!! i LOVE being a corgi!!!!!! DONT U?!?!?!
Zippy responds: Wow, you sure have a lot of exclamation points in your name! That’s really cool! Your folks haven’t slept in weeks, have they?
From: Sophie May
Message: Hi Zippy, Good news, Mom forgot to add the baking soda to today’s batch of oatmeal cookies. I am daring to hope for a cookie version of dog toast. I do believe I deserve it: I’m 15 and my little corgi legs can still get me up two flights of stairs to beg for them in the kitchen!
Zippy responds: You go, Sophie May! Have some dog oatmeal cookies for us!
Hometown: Johnson Creek, WI
Message: Hey Zip, holy cow my mom got a furminater and now I am half my original size and think I should go for a weigh-in. Pretty sleek looking if I may say so myself. I wanted to tell you that a picture of you in your bus costume showed up on some email the other day, some website of silly dog pictures. My mom got all excited “That’s Zippy!” The caption was “the driver of the bus goes woof woof woof”. Your bus legacy lives on! I hope you got royalties. Love,Izzy
Zippy responds: Hey, that’s pretty funny! Thanks for letting us know. You should also write a product review for the furminator.
Message: hey hey zippy yay i have 4 pet treefrogs.... i named them b4 seeing the gender though... i named the girl spanky and the guys el freito, jeff, and jennifer.
Zippy responds: Treefrogs! Wow! I have never known anyone with pet treefrogs before.
From: Haley Oliver and Morgan
Message: Hi Zip, I know we said we would write in the Fall but sheez, we forgot summer! It has been very hot here the last few days and we northern Corgis haven’t had time to acclimitize. Needless to say we are “pooped pooches”. It’s ok though, Mum and Dad have tempered our activities so we don’t return from our outings too exhausted. The gardens are in for the season and Morgan has found an especially comfy nook under a Hosta in a corner of the flower bed. Dad is not amused at the stems Morgan has crushed in the process. He put a big rock there. :( Stay cool this summer zippo. (Well, your cool all the time!) Haley, Oliver and Morgan
Zippy responds: Sounds like you guys are having loads of fun!
From: Bis & Sis
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Message: Zippy!!! Yo! We have been checkin’ out your site for several years - still love it - especially the trip you take into space - way cool! How about some more cartoons? An 2009 spy cams would be fun, too - huh? huh? huh? will you do it? will you? please??? Sorry - our corginess got going there for a minute....later!
Zippy responds: You are true Corgis, Bis and Sis, but for complete Corgi-begging effectiveness, be sure to add “Now? Now? How about now?” to any sentence that contains “huh? huh? huh?” My folks are somewhat amused that there is someone (anyone) who requests more of their cartoons. I have tried to explain that it’s the Corgi subject matter, not their animation skills, but sometimes you just have to roll your eyes and sigh.
From: Fresno (aka Ben)
Hometown: Saylorsburg, PA
Message: zippy, I am watching Animal Cops and i feel like ripping a pillow in half. I cannot beleive what some people do to their animals!!!! Right now, the team is emptying out a pit bull fighting rink. I think that pit bull fighting is so wrong and it makes me so angry. Not many people know that pit bulls are sweet, intelligent, and fiercely loyal animals that sadly have been bred to be vicious and aggressive and i think that its depressing that this beautiful dog has been turned into this kind of crap. As much as I wish that these dogs were still the sweet and gentle animals that they were originally bred to be, i know that most of them are unpredictable and its almost impossible to find a dog whos heritage has no fighting dogs in it. I feel so terrible as a human that some people have done this and still do this to animals. It makes me so depressed to see animal cruelty.
Zippy responds: Agreed, Fresno Ben. And a good reminder for folks to remember their local animal welfare society when they have some spare change.
Hometown: Johnson Creek, WI
Message: Hi Zip! Happy summer! I’m trying to talk my mom into getting a fenced in yard for me because i love to be outside more than anything and I don’t mind being tied up but if I had a fence I could find more stuff to do. I have learned how to roll around on my back in the grass but sometimes its hard to get upright again and this is a great source of amusement for my people. I am glad to have a purpose in life and I think I have lost a little weight. Hope you are well. Love,Izzy
Zippy responds: Yeah, a fenced-in yard is great! Tell your mom I said so! And I understand completely about the rolling. It’s like your center of gravity gets messed up, and you can’t figure out which way to go for the best momentum to return to an upright and standing position. And you look confused for a second or two, and everyone laughs. Good times.
From: From: Duke
Message: hai im not a corgi but after i read ur blog i went to the i has a hotdog website and found a pic of you and daisy (ur the corgi on the right Daisy is on the left) URL: http://ihasahotdog.com/2008/12/15/funny-dog-pictures-you-dont-mind-i-might-like-a-small-edible-treat/
Zippy responds: Wow, yeah! You are right! It’s like looking into a mirror!
From: Kaylee DiPasquale
Message: hi zippy i think you are so cute. you would win bes in show.
Zippy responds: I agree completely, Kaylee! Thanks!
From: From: Amanda2999
Message: Hi Zippy! I am a new visitor and I am just checking out the website. I just found out about you in the Scrapbook. But I really want to know you more! Tell me about you! -Amanda2999
Zippy responds: Oh, I don’t know. I’m really kind of shy.
From: Haley Oliver and Morgan
Message: Hey Zip! How are things in the great U.S of A? We are heading into local elections here but we haven’t heard any political promises for Corgis. Naturally we’re boycotting the whole thing! Spring has been very late in arriving but at least it’s been dry. Dad got a new Harley and we take great joy in barking up a storm when he fires it up (That and the lawnmower). Something about gas motors that really gets us wound up! Talk to you in the Fall. Haley, Oliver and Morgan
Zippy responds: Hi guys! You know, we should be able to vote. We are pretty darn smart and know how to act in our best interests (usually). We should start a movement. Have fun this summer!
From: From: Sophie
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Message: Hi Zippy- I haven’t written for a long time. Too busy with all of my important corgi duties: perimeter patrol at least 8 times daily, garbage inspection, testing all the chairs, beds and couches for sleep safety, etc. I decided to give my two-leggers a break and go out in the rain for my morning and evening constitutionals; the only thing worse than listening to them gripe about taking me out in the rain is listening to them gripe about it if I don’t go outside in the rain, if you know what I mean! Why can’t they make up their minds??? Well, I hope you are well and enjoying some spring sunshine.
Zippy responds: Hi, Sophie, good to hear from you! We are having a heat wave already, so I think a good dose of shedding is in order. Oh, wait, that’s every day.
Message: Hey Zip! Sorry that didn’t work! I really do hope this link works! You will love this site! My parents watch it all the time! Hope all is well! Giz URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tvwqTfES3o
Zippy responds: What an awesome video! I am going to practice that last elephant noise thing now, having mastered all the others! Thanks!
Hometown: Johnson Creek, WI
Message: Hey Zippy, gosh I hope my people don’t get any ideas about taking me across country. I hate riding in the car. On another note, an update on whether or not I am fat, well I am because I was at the vet and he said so, and that I should weight in the 20’s and I am at 33 lbs. I’m sure he means upper 20s. Mom says more to love but we are going to work on it. ok, she is, i’m going to suffer. Hope you are well and happy. love, izzy
Zippy responds: If you promise not to tell anyone, Izzy, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I used to be fat. Really pudgy. In the range of 40 pounds. Then my folks started, you know, paying attention to what I was eating, and I have been svelte ever since. You can do it!
From: Christiane, Teggie’s mom
Message: Enjoy reading Zippy’s journal. Love the merchandise, too. Yours is a favorite blog of mine, and so I tagged you to play a blog game called ONLY 8! Check out my blog to find out how to play! Warmly, Christiane
Zippy responds: Teggie, you are adorable! Christiane, I will attempt to do the 8 thing, but ... well, we’ll see. No promises.
From: Sandshadow the Corgi
Message: hi Zippy it might be useful for you to see this pic it mocks people who dress up dogs: http://ihasahotdog.com/2009/03/27/funny-dog-pictures-rong-lvlz/
Zippy responds: Thanks for that!
Message: hi zippy. my sorta sister discoverd this website while looking for an animal to dress up, she has been practicly glued to this website, she adores corgis. im a bull mastiff i think mixed with great dane, cuse i am a huge lap dog. my dad treats me better than my friends, hershy and coaco. at night we play, and have fun too. i sit up on the couch with him while hershy and coaco can only go on there when some one is sleeping on it. i can too.
Zippy responds: You sound like a fun bunch! Thanks for stopping by.
Message: hi zippy! i love corgis, they are soo cute. the first time i saw a picture, i was like, “aww.” they have been my favorite dog breed ever since. but i have never seen one in real life before, i wish i could.
Zippy responds: You have great taste! Corgis are definitely “awwsome”!
Hometown: des moines, ia
Message: hey zippy! my folks get confused sometimes when i am talking to them (can i really blame them? they aren’t exactly corgis...) so i found this helpful video you should show your folks. it’ll help them understand what you are saying some of the time. our folks just need a little training, they’re good people at heart. sincerely, gizmo
Zippy responds: Well, heck, Giz, the YouTube link no longer works. If you find that video again, let us know.
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hey zip, we heard a pembroke won the herding category of a dog show yesterday but we don’t know anything more at this time. it was on tv. we rock! and, a cardigan took 3rd place. we think corgi’s aren’t really taken seriously as herding dogs and that’s why we rarely win a show. well now that i think about it we’re glad we’re not showdogs anyway. i had a big hunk of gum stuck on my paw pad yesterday and i got mad at my mom for trying to remove it because i was saving it for later. hope all is well with you zip! love, izzy
Zippy responds: Well, there’s another dog show next week, maybe we can show ’em who’s boss there. About that gum: In her very funny book What the Dogs Have Taught Me, Merrill Markoe explains to People that, to dogs, “Mouth size things which cannot be identified by sight or smell are considered gum.” So even if you lost yesterday'#8217;s gum, the possibilities for future gum are endless.
Hometown: des moines, iowa
Message: mom and dad have just recently discovered your page. they sat and read it for hours. while this does take attention from me, i’m not mad at you at all because i needed my beauty rest anyway though your “paper doll” play thing seems to be giving them ideas... i’m looking for new hiding spots already. it’s been snowing for the last week here, we have at least a foot on the ground. dad always shovels me a path to go potty, but he obviously doesn’t understand how much fun bounding through the snow is (i can’t hold it against him, he was born with his long leg disability.) i love to play “tank” in the snow and use my sheer power to show the snow who’s boss. anyway, just wanted to stop by and say hi. i’m not very good at writing my inner thoughts but you seem to cover what i’m thinking in corgi-speak pretty well. keep on keepin on zippy. corgi’s unite! ~gizmo
Zippy responds: Glad you stopped by, Gizmo! Show that snow who’s boss!
From: ben aka ropeburn
Message: hi zippo i got a new mac computer and i also made a website. on my site, which in like a week and a half got 53 viewers and my one video has 73 views, i have a section called “cool sites” where i list my fave sites. i would like permission to put zippyweb on it! if you want to check it out, go to www.benandmarcel.webs.com! it’s the site of me and my friend’s webshow! i hope you like it -ben ps: do you love snow? jake, my dog (hence the previous name ropeburn) loves to play in it and eat it too!
Zippy responds: That”s cool, Ben! Snow is cool too. Or, cold, actually.
From: haley, oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver, canada
Message: apologies for the tardy “seasons greetings” but dad went to jamaica and didn’t leave us the password for his personal confuser. (thats what we call it...) anyway, olivers ear thing cleared up, finally, then we found a growth on haley’s eyeball. (yuk) back to dr. debbie again... we were relieved when the biopsy came back negative, whew! morgan lost another tooth chasing sticks. his nickname now is “cletus the slack jawed corgi”... honestly, it’s been a real “vets christmas”. they say things happen in threes so, enough already! we hope your holiday seasaon went well and the new year has been better than ours weather wise. corgi legs may look endearing but they sure suck from a practical perspective. (as in when your in deep snow...) three long months to the next long weekend, sigh. keep well zip. until the spring. haley, oliver and morgan
Zippy responds: Wow, Haley, it’s like the People say, if it’s not one thing, it’s another. Hang in there! Spring will come!
Message: dearest zippy and daisy, i am so glad to see you two again. my ‘brother’ (a 14yo pot-bellied pig) and i (a very handsome just turned 12 pembroke) were just ‘talking’ yesterday about how much we missed your musings and that we hoped that neither of you had something bad happen... like ‘going over the rainbow’ or maybe your parents going splitsville and you being taken away from the computer. welcome back you two and if your people could take shots of you two out roaming around outdoors again, that would be ‘woofing’ great. your pals in ms, arlo, abbey and their person charles
Zippy responds: Oh, Arlo, you worry so. But I would love to hear a conversation between you and your brother.