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Here are some of Zippy’s friends who have stopped by over the years.
Message: zippy is so cute!!!! My Corgi Chevette looks just like zippy!!
From: Duncan and Chloe
Hometown: Newark, Ohio
Message: Hey Zippy, me again. I just have to tell you about something my mom found that does help with the shedding we corgi are so infamous for. It’s call MR’S ALLEN’S SHED-STOP. And guess what....it has a picture on the bottle of the most greatest dogs in the world...CORGIS! Anyway, my mom has been giving it to the both of us for the last 3 weeks, and she is seeing a big difference in the amount of shedding we do. Not only that, she says my coat is shinier and softer, too! It’s easy to give, and taste great. Chloe and I just lap it up in our food. My mom thinks other owners should try this out and give their vacuums a rest. No, she doesn’t work for the company or anything; she just thinks it’s a great thing and wants EVERY corgi parent to try it.
Message: Hi! When i get a new dog.. i know what i want... i am geting a Corgi! But do you have to do hard suff?...like Pugs!...clean her or he’s nose! YUK!
Zippy responds: I got my nose cleaned out once when I had an allergy. It was yukky. The vet is lucky to still have fingers. But that is not a normal thing, no. A normal thing for Corgi owners is constant, endless, eternal vacuuming.
From: sean mcginley
Message: you rock dude
Hometown: Newark, Ohio
Message: Merry Christmas, Zippy! I know I’m a day late, but I’ve been busy with a HUGE rawhide candy cane that Santa left me and my sister, Chloe. He also left a big cooked beef bone for the both of us as extra treats. Guess I was on his nice list this year after all. (Mom must not have told him about me getting a hold of a couple of her shoes...WHEW!) Anyway, hope you have a Happy New Year, also. Chloe sends you a New Year Eve kiss (Mushy girls!)
Message: Zippy, it was great to find your website, we began sharing our house with a two year old Corgi this summer, and it was a GREAT idea. Harley seems to enjoy life as much as you!! How can he find out about Corgi faires in Colorado, he was very jealous of the cookie eating game. Merry Christmas to you!
Zippy responds: Don’t know of any Corgi Faires in Colorado, but eating games are better without excess competition anyway.
Hometown: Fredericksburg, TX
Message: Hi Zippy! My folks have brought me down to their place in the country for the holidays. It sure is fun here where I can run free and explore till my heart’s content! I’ll try not to get into any more cactus. My vet says that my eye is healing nicely. By the way, my folks brought a TREE into the house, put it into some kind of stand, and gave it water!!! I was soooo jealous that I pranced off to my water bowl and took some long messy slurps. When they aren’t looking I sneak water from this tree’s stand. To top it off, they wear this red floppy hat with a big white ball on the end of it. I’m sure I am supposed to capture that ball, but I can’t jump that high! Love, Lorena
Zippy responds: Happy holidays, Lorena, glad the eye is getting better.
Hometown: santa clarita california
Message: hi zippy: cody the corgi and maggie the corgi say hi. we enjoyed your movies, we can see that corgi’s everywhere are very inquisitive and I can only imagine what goes on when I am not home.
Zippy responds: Yes, there is a reason we don’t actually talk. The next step in that slippery slope would be confessing.
Hometown: melbourne, australia
Message: Great website. As the owner of 2 pembroke corgis “Ritchie” and “Chrissy” I found it very entertaining. Will visit again soon!
From: Cati the Corgi
Message: Wow Zippy! If I had a cookie for every time I’ve heard that “I thought Turkeys could fly” phrase... I’d have a lot of cookies. My people work at a radio station, so I get to go to work with them a lot. I’ve even barked on the radio! Ya know what? It’s JUST like WKRP! Wow! Your folks are ’KRP fans, too! Cool.
From: candy and Trapper
Message: Hi Zippy! Trapper is my Dog!
Hometown: West Hartford CT
Message: Dear Zippy and Daisy: Happy Holidays! You would be amazed and maybe even mystified by the sensation you cause among your fans every time you post even a single new photo in your journal. Thanks for the latest!
Message: Hey, Zippy and Daisy I’m a Corgi LLLLLOOOOVVVVVEEEERRRR CORGIE’S are so cool my Corgi would like to say that she lovas her owner and that she is going to go to calleg with my owner. I also like to sleep in my owners bed and sove her off. She gets mad at me but she still loves me and I know that in my heart.I’ve got three dog friends there names are Sissy,Toad,and Mike I also have a whole bunch of cat friends there are to many to count.
From: Duncan and Chloe
Hometown: Heath, Ohio
Message: Hey there Zippy!!!! It’s Duncan, and we just had our first good snow fall and are we ever having fun. My sister and I have been making corgi angels and frapped through the yard. The best part is putting our noses deep in the snow and seeing if there are different smells under there. Mom hopes to get a ball for us to scoot around the yard on top of the snow. She thinks that it’ll take me only an hour to kill the ball. I also take all of my toys out if I can and play with them in the snow. Mom usually picks them up each evening and mutters something about who needs kids when they have me. Funny, I don’t know why mom talks about having baby goats, but I wish we had some. I’d show them how to stay in a close group.
Zippy responds: My folks keep talking about getting a goat. It has been talk so far, but they seem to drive past the goat farm an awful lot.
From: Pete and Betty Ann
Hometown: McKinney TX
Message: Hey Zip, We just posed for the annual kids-and-corgis Christmas card photo. Do you and Daisy pose for card photos? Do you get treats afterward? We get baby carrots afterward so it’s okay.
Zippy responds: I just realized that we have never done so. However, now that the idea has been planted in my folks’ heads, we may be in for some baby carrots.
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Message: I have a friend who has a corgi named Toby. So very cute. She showed me the zippyweb site and whenever I need a lift or a smile I visit Zippy.
From: Trapper the dog
Message: Hi Zippy! Is really hard to spel your name Z i p p e y . De I spel it right?
Message: Hi Zippy! Why is wor name Zippy? Do you run alot? What is the toy you like the most?
Zippy responds: The toy I like the most is the rubber ball that holds treats. I only like it when it is actually holding treats. It is not as much fun when it’s empty.
From: alex lopez
Message: I love your site! I have a welch corgie named georgia.
Message: Hey! I’m Erica and I have a corgi to! Corgis are so cute! Please send letter back your admirer Erica and her beloved corgi!!!!!!
Zippy responds: Love and licks to you and your beloved corgi!
Message: you are so so cute!
Message: Dear Zippy, Today it snowed where I live!!! I tasted it, it only tastes like normal water... but it is fun to run through! I suggest to run around in it, and I have also accomplished making a snow corgi angel:) Austin
From: Pete and Betty Ann
Hometown: McKinney TX
Message: Hey there Zippy and Daisy, We’ve been trying to kill our Mom’s vacuum for over 5 years now (both by attacking it and with massive amounts of shedding) but it is still working well. Mom says it is one of those 8 pound Orecks and it “holds up well to Corgi abuse” whatever that means! She puts little Oreck fragrance tablets in a special pocket inside the bag so that it doesn’t “smell like Corgi feet” (again, whatever THAT means...) Ohh, we hear her getting it out to vacuum; gotta go herd it!
From: LOUD Louie & The Beans
Hometown: Pacific Northwest
Message: Just stopping by to wish you, Daisy and your family “Happy Holidays!” -
Zippy responds: And to yours, Louie.
From: Cati the Corgi
Message: Thought you’d be pleased to know Zippy, I’m going to turn 1 this month and I’ve already killed 2 vacuum cleaners! And I’m not even a fluffy! Working on the third one now. You’re an inspiration. Wish me luck!
Hometown: Dallas tx
Message: Hey Zippy, I hurt my eye while chasing grasshoppers at my folks ranch. I don’t mind going to the vet. He said it was probably cactus. It was very critical for the first two weeks but now it is getting better. I have had to wear an Elizabethean collar to protect my eye but I have been able to use it to my advantage! I can scoop up all sorts of things with it! Like rabbit droppings and grass and mud clods. Also, I look quite regal while walking the neighborhood! I would love to meet you. Love, Lorena
Zippy responds: Sounds painful! Glad you are getting better and enjoying your convalescence.
Message: Hi Zippy. My mom has you in her favorites list and has been a fan for several years. I’m an 8 year old PWC, born in Newcastle, CA probably not far from where you live. When we moved to New Mexico this year, you should have seen the car from all the shedding! Even though my mom has purchased over 5 vaccums in the past and has that yellow one now, she still can’t go a day without cleaning. My sister Queenie another PWC is 12 now and just likes to sleep when she’s not eating. Mom LOVES your blog! Keep writing and have your folks add more pictures of you and Daisy. Happy Holidays! Rosie and Queenie
Zippy responds: Yes, unless you have sent a minimum of four vacuums to the Vacuum Graveyard, you are not doing your job as a Corgi.
Hometown: Escondido, Calif.
Message: zippy--first, i am a big fan. i am a 3 year old girl corgi who is in the doghouse (and i don’t mean the kind you sleep in). i escape out of our yard every chance i get and i also pee on the rugs in my house (much to my family’s chagrin). do you think i do these things because i’m bored?? thanks for your advice, zippy! luv, ruby
Zippy responds: Here is a good article on why dogs sometimes escape (pdf format). Here is one that might be useful concerning your other problem. Your folks should discuss the indoor urination with your vet to rule out any physical cause. Good luck!
Hometown: chicago il
Message: im a cute big chuncky corgi i love food! i sleep with my mommy and kick my daddy off the bed!! im loved!!! from chester
From: Sophie May
Message: Hi Zippy -- I am a senior citizen corgi and have not been feeling my finest lately. Any words of encouragement? Keep the journal entries coming. They cheer me up!
Zippy responds: I am sad to say that my vet says No People Food Ever. I am sadder to say that it helps. Please check with your vet.
From: Betty Ann and Pete
Message: Zippy, Our mom says there is a famous author named Tasha Tudor that is a Corgi Person too. She calls her dogs the “corgyn.” Hope your eye gets better--Pete just got over the same thing. He didn’t like the ointment but there were treats involved so it was okay.
From: Cati the Corgi
Message: Get well soon Zippy!
Zippy responds: Oh, I'm fine. But thanks!
Hometown: Santa Rosa
Message: Hi Zippy, I had to weigh in with a suggestion regarding a name for a group of corgis (referencing Ann’s comment about your eyes and the high incidence of lovely eyes in our corgi community). How about a “goggle.” Or maybe something that’s intuitive like a “impudence of corgis.” I’ll continue to ponder.
Zippy responds: I like “impudence.” It even sounds plural!
Message: Hello Zippy! Thank you for those great pictures. Did you participate in any competitive events at the Faire? By the way, has anyone ever told you that you have beautiful eyes?
Zippy responds: Heh. I am being treated for a bit of an eye infection right now, so while I have had a few comments about my eyes (mostly along the lines of “Hold still while we paste this gel on your eyeball, and stop snapping at us,”) none have been very complimentary. So thanks, I guess. Ironically, I was only a spectator for the events.
From: M j corgi
Message: Hi zippy i think u are soooooooo cute!! i dont have a corgi but i do have a dog!
Hometown: Pueblo, co
Message: Dear Zippy, Hi, the other day I met a BIG BIG BIG German Shepard that’s face looked just like ours, only his face was probably the size of our whole body...From: Austin:D
Message: have a great life zippy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Message: i love corgies they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are friendly and fun to be around.
Hometown: PDX, OR
Message: Zippy, Do you think cats are really just squirrels that fail to find acorns?
Zippy responds: Interesting theory, Shannon, because both are fun to chase, but around here, it is impossible not to find acorns and yet we still have cats, so...no.
Hometown: Monterey, Ca
Message: Hi! Im new to the area and have a very sweet Corgi who loves to go on walks on the beach. If you ever want to have a play date just let me know.
Message: very cute! love the site mel in ny!
Message: hi zippy!
Hometown: Pueblo, co
Message: Dear Zippy, I cant wiat for Thanksgiving!!! I really want to “borrow” turkey from my folks if you know what i mean:o) What is your favorite holiday, i like any holiday that is involved with food!!! Write me back:D austin
Zippy responds: You’ve said it all, Austin.
From: Korina Ike
Message: Zippy I loved the poem. It’s like my dogs.Could you make another poem.Love Your Friend
From: Chloe and Casey
Message: Hi Zippy, tell your mom thanks alot! Your mom gave my mom the inspiration for a bus costume for halloween! I was absolutely horrified. She took it one step further and made me a silly hat! But what’s worse is she made my brother dress up as a loaf of Wonder bread (she thinks are rearends look like the end of a loaf of bread!) She’s even posted the pictures on the web. Check out our pictures on the link I’ve attached. Anyway it wasn’t all bad, we did win first and second place in a contest and got lots of treats and attention!
Zippy responds: Excellent! I believe I would have eaten the Wonder Bread costume...
From: Korina Ike
Message: Hello Zippy and Daisey,I live in Hulett and have to dogs their names are,Shorty(6 years old,male and is tricolored with droopy ears)and Topper(3 years old,female and is white and red with sticking up ears).They recently had a batch of full breed pups there was one brown male pup,a tricolored male pup,and three tricolored female pups and I might get to have one myself. Well goodbye,Zippy and Daisy
Hometown: Milwaukie Oregon
Message: Boo! Happy Halloween, Zippy! I wore my bus costume again-- the one like yours. Everybody really loves it, everybody but me, that is. But I do like all the attention. A girl even kissed me-- right above my nose! That was a little much, don’t you think? Hope you got good treats. I did!
Message: Zippy is soooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!
Hometown: Pueblo, co
Message: Dear Zippy, What are you going to be for Halloleen? My folks say they cant wait, but i can!!! I am going to match one of my folks and be a Vampire. Hope you write me back!!! Austin
Zippy responds: A vampire? Don’t bite anyone. I will be dressed as a Corgi.
Message: Hello Zippy...you are so together...i mean a website and everything....my mom just found you tonite and had me watch your videos and play with your animated barking picture ...i was enthralled...i know thats a big word but we corgis are smart and i’m a mix too...maybe some spaniel...mom tells people that she really thinks i’m part fox...maybe so cuz i had to be pretty foxy to get out of lake charles, louisiana after the hurricane and make it all the way to northern calif. all in one piece..anyhow i’m so glad to be here in my new mom’s home...don’t know if i’ll see my people down south again but mom says my pictures on the internet and although she would cry to give me back she would also be happy for me...anyhow i’m staying in the moment...that what you gotta do when the you know what hits the fan...i send you love and mom said we are going visit often for advice and antedotes and laughs and knowing how wonderful it is to be related to the corgi family...sorry i’m so long winded just had alot to say i guess...love you...buddyboy
Zippy responds: Congratulations on getting out of the hurricane and into your new home.
Message: Hello Zippy and dog lovers, I have a 7 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I crate trained her when I first got her as a puppy. I’m trying to teach her how to go to the bathroom on a large piece of sod I have on my balcony. I’ve taken samples of her droppings and urine and placed them on the sod to let her know it’s ok to go there. I take her out on the balcony with her leash on, about 7 times a day for about a week now and still nothing. I’ve also tried those dog pads from the store, they didn’t work. Is it a matter of time before she will get the Idea and finally go? or is there something else I can do ? Any ideas Zippy or anyone else ?
Zippy responds: So she’s been holding it for seven years? No? Did you just move or did something else change? I don’t know if I have much wisdom for you. I can tell you that when we moved to this house, we had a gate separating the deck from the yard. We had always done our thing in a yard. We did not want to do our thing on the deck because we saw that as a part of the house (even if it was outside). Finally, after we chewed the gate down multiple times, we were allowed to get to the yard from the deck whenever we wanted. My point is that your dog might feel like the balcony is part of the house, and doesn’t want to break the rules. I don’t know if she’ll finally figure out that you want her to go there. So you want to make sure there is no way for her to get off the balcony (like jumping). This probably means you will have to take her to the place she really wants to go. I was never able to bring myself to go on the deck, but maybe someone else will have a useful suggestion...
Message: zippy you are cool!
Hometown: Pueblo, co
Message: Dear Zippy, I am sad... I have to be a BAT or a VAMPIRE or a CONSTRUCTION WORKER for Halloeen ( I think thats how you say it). Are you dressing up, and if you are, what will you be? Austin
From: Duncan Donut
Hometown: Newark, Ohio
Message: Hey there, Zippy! My mom has been reading your site for the past week, comparing us. I’m a PWC, male (as the name kinda shows) and about 1 1/2 years old. My mom had one when she was a teenager (she told me not to tell you that was over 30 years ago) and has been wanting one for years. My dad, he never really had a dog, was more of a cat person. But, he okayed her to have me, and boy oh boy....are we buddies now!!! He is so glad she got me. He said he never knew that a dog could be so smart. They even put up a BRAND NEW fence for me to run around the yard in. I’m like you at the vets, the nurse there has nicknamed me Woosey Boy. But, everytime I go to the vet, mom buys me a toy to take home, so I put on a real good show sometimes. I have a sister that is part corgi and part chow. She looks different in the face, but the body is the same as a corgi. A cardigan by the color of her. She is a rescue my mom and dad got to keep me company and help teach me some manners (a lot of good that did). I also have a brother and sister cats. Bubba is an old tom cat that doesn’t like dogs too much. Lissie was a kitten that grew up with me and we’re great buddies. Mom said she’ll be checking in to see what is new with you and tell me all about it. I’ll have her drop you a line for me, seems my paws cause me to mispell a lot. Keep snarfing those treats!!!!!
Hometown: Pueblo, co
Message: Dear Zippy, How are you? i was wondering if i could talk to daisy... i have a crush on her;) austin
Hometown: hyde park new york
Message: Hi Zippy i asweel have a corgi named Xena she is nuts she loves us though i am 10 years old my corgi is one i hope you write me back.
Zippy responds: 10 is cool.
Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA
Message: Zippy - you look just like me! I’m only 8 weeks old!
From: Guinness the Dog
Message: Zippy you are totally awesome and cool! Your videos ROCK! I too am a tri-color Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and invite you to check out my website, too! High Paw and Mega-Treats to you & yours!
Message: Hi Zippy!! Hi Daisy!!
Zippy responds: Hi Jessica!!
From: Anthony V
Message: I Love Zippy and corgis but I am not aloud to have a dog until I Am 18, Oh Well, Bye!
Hometown: Dallas, TX but now in Austria
Message: Zippy, you remind me of my Benny. He’s not a Corgi, but I’m totally flipped over him. You look like a dog that has been dearly loved and I enjoy your website so so much. You have so many positive things going on and I’ve come back to your site many times even though I’m over 55 years old. P.S. Benny says “Hi”.
Message: Hey Zippy!! My uncle has a Pembrook Welsh Corgie too! I have a German Shepherd, do you like those?
Zippy responds: I have never met a German Shepherd, although my folks used to tell me about some they knew that would fetch rocks. Yes, rocks. Big rocks.
Message: Dear Zippy, Where I live, it’s about to snow!!! Thats my favorite kind of weather, I also like rain to roll in the mud!!! I enjoy rolling in snow and making snow tracks from running!:) What is your favorite kind of weather? Austin
Zippy responds: Any weather that does not prevent me from eating is fine.
From: Andy and Cami
Message: Hi ya Zippy- you better check out the new Honda with a special place just for dogs - and they even have you in the back seat - we were not surprised to find out how famous you are, or is that infamous ??
From: Kathy (Pete and Betty Ann’s Mom)
Hometown: McKinney TX
Message: Hey, Zip--check it out, Honda has a new dog friendly car. Note that they used a Corgi as a model “happy dog.” Don’t tell Honda but any car is Dog Friendly!
Hometown: New Castle, PA
Message: What do you think of a “Twinkie” costume? This is worse than being called “Kissy Pup” in front of my neighborhood friends.
Zippy responds: Mmmmmm, scrumptious creme filling...
Hometown: Redmond, WA
Message: I am amused with your schoolbus costume. I have two corgis and think Chance (4 years) will be a schoolbus and Better (4 months) will be a short bus... Thanks for the inspiration.
Message: Dear Zippy, I NEED your help!!! My owners said they are going to make me wear a costume on Halloween!!! What should I do? Austin
Zippy responds: History has shown that I apparently have no idea how to avoid such an indignity.
From: Nanna Jenny
Hometown: Lincolnshire UK
Message: Hi Zippy - I love spending time on your site with my granddchildren. We live far apart so we do not get together so often but then when we cannot be together I like to come see you too - it makes me smile and makes me happy and helps to stop me feeling sad. You are a special little dog with very special humans. God Bless xx
From: Penny the Corgi
Hometown: Solon, Ohio
Message: WOW, Zippy! I really enjoyed your poems about shedding! We Corgis are indeed so clever! I can’t tell you how many bird nests in the area around our house are lined with MY corgi hair!!! Truly a luxurious nesting material, appreciated by only the finest connoisseurs!!! Love, Penny
Message: Dear Zippy, I got sick because I ate too much turkey :( I am better now... I just advise you to only eat a little. I feel like I just gained about ten pounds, I look like it too! Just warning you dont eat too much turkey... Austin -3(<-thats a bone I tried to make)
Message: PANT..PANT..PANT.. Hi I’m Jefferson the Corgi, and I’m so excited. Do you know that I look just like you...I just got back from a walk with my humans and I was wondering, when you go for a walk with Daisy do you have to be in front?? I do...I walk with my friends from next door, Ripley, the cocker and Riley, the Lhaso, and I can’t stand it if they get in front of me....do you do this too? Oh, and my favorite squeaker toys are hedgehogs too!!! But Kong toys rule!!! PANT...PANT...gotta go, just heard something go into the kitchen, gotta check it out.
Zippy responds: Ah, grasshopper, you will soon see the wisdom of lagging behind on walks. The wise Corgi who stays out of the line of sight of the leashholder is the happy Corgi who can linger just a little longer on the delightful smells of the sidewalk and artfully snarf up delectables like duck droppings with no one being the wiser. Yes, yes, learn from the Master.
Hometown: SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
Message: HI ZIPPY IM A PREMBROOK TO.I LIVE WITH MY MASTER WHO HAD A STROKE.I LOVE TO WALK AN RUN AN HAVE A LARGE BACK YARD.ME MASTER NEEDS ME TO KEEP HIM COMPANY A I ENJOY DOING IT.ILL EAT ANYTHING THAT WONT EAT ME.
Hometown: Santa Rosa
Message: Hi Zippy, I wanted to update you on the new canine my human adopted. Initially she was going to adopt a lanky labradoodle, and the prospect of a competitor in the snack scavenging department was very threatening. You soothed my fears by reminding me that we corgis have an advantage of being close to the floor and any wayward grub that may have landed there. Well, we adopted a little poodle mix instead (not my idea). Initially, I was threatened (as per usual), but soon realized that though the new guy is close to the ground, he’s deaf and almost toothless. My reign as premier food forager continues! My latest coup -- banana bread crusts!
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Message: Hello Zippy! I own two corgis (casey and chloe) myself and I loved your school bus halloween costume. and I love your site!
Hometown: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Message: I love you so much Zippy!!! I am your Hugest fan
Message: Hey Zippy, How are you? I am stuffed! I just ate tons of food and treats!!! What have you ate lately? Austin :0-)
Hometown: Brick, NJ
Message: Hi, Zippy! I’m considering adopting a Pembroke Welsh Corgi as well, and I hope he’s like you. See-ya!
Hometown: Portland, OR
Message: Hi Zippy! I have noticed in your journal that you have attended a Corgi Fair a couple times. Can you tell me where that is held? My mom wants to show off my bus costume (modeled after yours! You are an inspiration!) and my butt. When and where is the next Corgi convention? I have to humor her ’cause she knows where the treats are.
From: Lianne Floyd
Hometown: Sherwood, AR 72120
Message: My Corgi is named Bonny. She would like you I’m sure.
Message: Dear Zippy, Hi, I havent talked to you in a LONG time!!! Today my owners got me this awsome cushion thingy!!! Oh and they also make me “shake” for a treat! Who ever heard of that nonsense? Do you have to “shake” or do anything like that for a treat? I am going to go try to “shake” with my owners, I am hungery for a bone. From:Austin
Zippy responds: Well, I shake when I get out of the lake. That’s about it.
From: Cati’s human mom
Message: Just wanted to say “thanks” Zippy. Cati is a red and white corgi girl who adopted us in April. Not knowing any Corgis personally before her, your journal really helped us humans understand what was going on in her mind. Without you we might have thought she was a little crazy (ok, a lot crazy) but thanks to you we know she’s just a happy, normal Corgi! Hope you can keep up the good work for a long time to come. You’re the best!
From: Marilyn Rimer
Hometown: Aransas Pass Texas
Message: Zippy, Just wanted you to know that we just became the human parents of 2 Cardigan Corgi’s. I read that one of your other fans said “I love my Corgi more than life itself”. And we have to agree. Dorothy & Maybelline are number 3 & 4 for us. Could not live without them. So nice talking to you, and sometime, I’ll have Dorothy & Maybelline write to you and tell you how they are doing.
From: DaisyMae Dawg
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Message: Zippy! You are the best! I love your web site...it is very cool! Do your folks make you work? My human takes me to the college to teach students about behavior learning theory. I guess the work isn’t too bad because I get to eat lots of carrots when I learn a new trick. The students are fun too! Is there a dog union I should be joining? I’m thinking that bacon sounds better than carrots!
Zippy responds: I used to go to work now and then, but my folks eventually did not need my help anymore, so I retired. And bacon is better than carrots. Let me know how that union thing goes.
Message: Hi zippy! I have a question where were you born? Thanks Sincerely Candy. P.S. You are the coolest dog.
Zippy responds: I was born in Carmichael, California, USA. So I am told. I do not believe I have been there since I was 11 weeks old.
From: Shannon Linville
Message: Dear Zippy, You and Daisy are my favorite bloggers. Although, I am sure that if you had more treats, you would write more. I read somewhere that pizza actually helps creative, artistic types channel their muse more effectively. Do you think you could get a few more pizza treats so you could update your journal more frequently? Since avian flu is on the rise, I am very happy to know that you are vigilantly guarding your back yard from birds. Thanks for your great website.
Zippy responds: Do you think you could send me a few more pizza treats so I could update my journal more frequently?
Message: Dear Zippy, Hi again! How are you? I am good and filled with treats! A new Pet Co. just opened up, YAY!!! We went and got lots of treats from the Dog Deli,and now I am full:)I saw the picture of you at Pet Co. too! From Austin PS-What is your favorite flavor?
Zippy responds: My favorite flavor is “all.”
Hometown: Sequals (Pordenone) Italy
Message: Ciao Zippy! I am MrJack’s owner. MrJack is a 4 months corgy and he likes to eat my hands. Do you also use to eat hans like him? Ciao
Zippy responds: Hands are delicious. The nurse at my old vet office had the best tasting hands ever.
From: Hazel Steven
Hometown: glasgow , scotland , uk
Message: hello Zippy!!!!!!!!!you have a lovely site and I like to visit it whenever I can.ByeBye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Starr (And Andre)
Message: It’s hot, we’re bored and we hate baths too. Is it my imagination or are we Corgis experiencing a big burst of popularity? I am 12 years old now and I swear there are more of us now than when I was a young lass! The number of Corgi guest entries blows me away! We need to have Corgi-fest somewhere, or a Burning Corgi event to celebrate our Corginess...... but not in the desert. NOT in the desert! I hope you get a fudgesickle today. They’re pretty good.
Message: Hi Zippy and everybody else who hates a bath - If your folks try to wash you in a bathtub or shower, my suggestion is this: Point your caboose toward the wall, and start walking your back legs up the tub and up the wall until you’re pretty nearly out (sort of). It does require a bit of athleticism since you kind of end up doing a handstand, but it really puts the brakes on things.
From: Kathy (Pete and Betty Ann’s Mom)
Message: Hey Zip, can you explain to me what the deal is with Corgi’s and the vacuum? Both Betty Ann and Pete go nuts when I vacuum, barking and even trying to bite the vacuum cleaner. Is this a herding dog thing? Is this a Corgi thing? Do you attack the vacuum?
Zippy responds: I just send out “Stay away from me” vibes toward the vacuum. So far this has worked.
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Message: Hi zippy. I tear up every stuffed chew toy my folks give me. Do you have any recommendations for stronger chew toys? Thanks.
Zippy responds: Well, there is this one that has replacable squeakers. Of course, you would still need to leave enough of it intact to have something to put them in...
From: Sophie May
Message: Zippy, I must say that I emphathize with your bath situation. I went to a party in the park today, and was horrified when I arrived home to be tricked into the tub to wash all that good filthy stuff out I had worked so hard to accumulate all afternoon. The hoisting out is the worst part, I agree. Oh well; it will just require some more dirt work tomorrow!
Zippy responds: Be sure to include some duck droppings in your outdoor perfuming routine.
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Message: Hi zippy, It’s me again. We have a swinging gate to keep me from going upstairs. I don’t like it when my humans go upstairs especially my youngest human Caleb. I don’t care when Mom or Dad go upstairs but when my brothers do, I bark and chase them. I also don’t like to hear people up stairs. Any idea why? Your help would be most appriseated. (I’m not a very good speller. Ha ha!)
Zippy responds: Ha ha, Archie’s folks. I know it’s you writing and not Archie because Archie knows why he gets upset. But okay. It’s because he is being separated from someone he wants to have around. If he can hear someone upstairs, he knows someone is there but not playing with him, petting him or, most importantly, giving him food. And treats. And food.
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Message: Hi Zippy, I love your website (so does my mom)! I’m a tri-color, too- i havent found many friends that look like me! how cool. **PS- how do you stay so fit? my mom calls me big boned =( **
Zippy responds: When I was much younger, I was less-than-slim even with much walking. My folks adjusted my food intake downward (still have not forgiven them) until I reached normal weight and I have stayed there ever since.
Hometown: Milwaukie, Oregon
Message: Zippy, You are such a great representative for all us tri-colored Corgis! I wish you would write in your journal more often because your comments give much amusement. I was wondering... Have you ever experienced the joy of biting the water coming out of a hose turned on jet or mist? It is one of my favorite activities on a hot day. Ok, maybe it’s not as good as ice cream, but it sure is fun and it makes my mom laugh out loud every time.
Zippy responds: Actually, Cooper, that sounds like too much work for not enough flavor. Water’s great, but I prefer licking the last bite off a popsicle stick.
Message: Hi Zippy! I am a 35lb 6 year old Sable and White Pembroke Welsh Corgi. I think you are a CUTIE PIE! A little bit about myself, I am a Virgo, I love to play with my hippo and my lamb and my favorite time of day is meal time. I actually like the vacuum, because I can herd it. Also, I really love my mommy because she knows that when we go to bed at night, I must have my tummy rubbed and my ears scratched. She also cuddles with me in the morning (even though I get my hair all over her bed). Anyway, you are an inspiration to our breed. Keep spreading the good word about the benefits of our kind to the world!
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Message: Hi Zippy. my name is Archie. I’m two. I am a big fan of you. I will eat any thing that is put in front of me. Last night I ate a Salsa Dorito. Bye!
Hometown: Portage, MI
Message: Hi Zippy! I am a PWC, and I love all of the advice you give my parents. It helps them understand me. However, can you help me to get them to stop using the vacuum cleaner. I HATE IT! Not only does it suck up every little crumb that I could feasibly eat, it also makes really loud and scary noises! PLEASE HELP! Your Friend, Bandit.
Zippy responds: Dear Bandit, don’t worry. Just do your Corgi thing of shedding as much as possible and you will kill your folks’ vacuum in no time.
From: Dexter & Meg
Message: Hey Zippy, Dexter and Meg here. We’re corgis too! My owners crack up when they read your blog! If you ever can’t find anything to eat, check the garbage. We do all the time, and for some reason our humans don’t like that very much. oh well. Just keep looking! Dex and Meg
Zippy responds: Dear Dexter & Meg, thanks for the tip!
Message: Sorry to bother again, but tell Daisy I think she is pretty!!!
Message: Dear Zippy, I am sorry I asked soo many questions!!! I was probably confusing you! I love the stories, my owners thought it was sooo funny! I am also making a corgi website, it will not be half as popular as yours but how do you get games and pictures and stories on there? My owner and I are lost! You can visit it, but it is not halfway done!!! I need help!
Hometown: New York
Message: Love your page, Zippy!
Message: Thanks for responding, my owner thought you were funny!:) I love your website!!!I am a Tri- color too!!! Tonight I am going on a walk, yay!!! How are you? It was really nice to meet you!!! How old are you? I am 3. I love going for walks, chasing rabbits (you already know that though!), making new doggie friends, and I love spending time with my owner!!! What do you like to do in your spare time? I have chased a Corgi too! But I am afraid of Jack rabbits, they are bigger than me!!! Austin
Zippy responds: Dear Austin, yes, you are the young pup, aren’t you, all full of questions! I am fine. I am older than you. I have no spare time. All of my days are filled with investigating items that might possibly be edible.
Hometown: Santa Rosa
Message: Hi Zippy, I am always eager for news about your fascinating life. I scratch my chin and think, “I wonder if Zippy has found something tasty to eat today.” I also wonder what it’s like having a dog companion with whom a corgi must compete for fallen snacks. This is especially pressing b/c my mom is planning to adopt another pooch -- and this one not a PWC. I don’t know what to think. My only comfort is that being a corgi, I’m that much closer to the ground and will have the scavenging advantage.
Zippy responds: Rudy, I think you will do fine. You seem to understand the necessary strategy. Low-riders rule. By the way, today I enjoyed horse droppings.
From: Anna M
Hometown: Renton, WA
Message: Hi Zippy. My name is Anna. My parents just got an adult (age unknown) male unaltered Pembroke Welsh Corgi and are wondering how much to feed him. He weighs approximately 25 to 30 pounds.
Zippy responds: Hi, Anna, my folks give me a level cup of Nutro Natural Choice Senior dry food for breakfast and half a can of Natural Choice canned food for dinner, and my weight is perfect. I also get treats during the day. Personally, being a pig/Corgi, I would like more food. And more treats. And more food. And more treats.
From: Copper Welch
Hometown: Lenexa, KS
Message: Hi, Zippy, my mom loves your website. I’m not a Corgi. I’m a Tibbie (tibetan spaniel). I am King of my back yard. I’ve managed to snag many baby rabbits and a few birds. No mercy!...despite what my mom says. My mom rescued me from the pound, and I love her. I also have a dad, and he is my favorite. He calls me, “little man.” When my parents’ other son comes home, I get jealous. That’s when I bite my mom. Bad me. Bad other son. My regards to Daisy. Keep up the good work!
Hometown: NEW Conifer Colorado
Message: Howdy Zippy This is Zebby from Kremmling Co. We are moving and I’m very confused, spending lots of time with my corgi buddy Jack. We have been having lots of fun. Chasing chipmunks, squirrels, & other rodents. I had to teach Jack how to dig holes and tare the wood pile apart. We bark at the Fox and the Deer. I would chase the deer but I’m fenced in. When we get our new place there will be a horse. OH BOY can you just imagine the fun stuff I get to roll in. I tried to rip the riding lawn mower apart going after at chipmunk that was hiding out. I have grease all over me from hanging out under all the cars, chasing chipmunks. So Zippy if ever want to visit the Colorado Rockies, I’ll teach you how to dig holes if you don’t already know. Jacks getting pretty good at it,now I wait by the hole and chase what ever comes running out.
Zippy responds: Zebby, you know how to live.
Message: Hi Zippy, My name is Austin, and I love chasing rabbits!!! Would you have any tips I could use? I really like to herd, but the bunnies think I am trying to hurt them instead of herd them!!! Thanks, Austin
Zippy responds: I have never actually chased a bunny. I have chased other Corgis, which are affectionately known as “bunny-butts,” but I’m sure that doesn’t count.
Message: Hi Zippy, I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he is SOOOO cute!!! I love this website, Its really cool!!!:)
Hometown: Twin Cities MN
Message: A Pem-L pal posted into on your site. Hilarious! I think my late corgi WROTE that “Perseverance” poster. OK Zippy, you are the talented one. But it is corgihood to a T. I love the paper dog, too. Thanks for a great site and a good laff.
From: Nicole O’Shmeill
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Message: Hey Zippy, you are very cute. My boyfriend wants to get a dog just like you named Bonkers. Fondly, Nicole
Hometown: Dallas TX
Message: Hey Zippy! I’m staying with my grandparents for the first time while my mom and dad went to Chicago. I had my first frap there yesterday and my grandpa had belly laughs like you can only get from me or the three stooges. I love your site. Keep up the good deeds!
Hometown: Waldorf, MD
Message: Hi Zippy. I am 13 weeks old and I have been with my new Mommy and Daddy for about 2 weeks. I love your website. Especially when in your July 2005 blog when you said that you are BORED during the day because it’s hot outside. I wish I can run and play with my Mommy and Daddy, but they won’t let me until later in the day when it’s cooler. Thanks for speaking up for all of us Corgis...you’re the best. Roof!!
From: princess penny
Hometown: lancaster pa
Message: good luck
Message: Zippy, you are too too funny. Which is a good thing, because I was bored.
From: Betty Ann
Hometown: McKinney TX
Message: Hey Zip. I made off with a bag of hard candy peppermint yesterday! Woo hoo! One of my kids (who is sick so I’m having to take naps with her) left them on the end table. Foolish girl thought that since they were individually wrapped and in a very strong zipper type storage bag, I couldn’t get them. ha! I tricked her by leaving them alone for two days first. My people were worried that I’d eaten the wrappers or bag but I hadn’t and my mom made sure I wasn’t going to get sick from the candy (I didn’t). My advice for stealing people food is to hang out with your teenagers when they get sick--sometimes there is food involved.
From: PHP Dood
Hometown: LaFayette, Indiana
Message: WoW! what a lucky dog! Zippy the corgi is almost as famous as any dog there is! Viva la Zippy!
Message: Zip, MACAROONS!!! Life changing Macaroons. Can’t talk, mouth full.
Message: Great site! I love the designs in your zippyweb store, too.
Hometown: North Bay Area CA
Message: Hi Zippy and Daisy! My name is Lilly and I am one of those corgis with the delightful tails http://www.zippyweb.com/journal/2004_11.php . The corgi’s that came before me were both Pems like you. My mom and dad say they both had attitudes and were a lot of fun. I seem to confuse people a lot because they aren’t used to seeing a corgi with a tail. When we go for walks mom and dad always have to explain what kind of a corgi I am. I love the attention. Last week mom and dad took care of my sisters cat while she went on her honeymoon. Wow was that fun! We actually look a lot alike...he is black and white like me and boy does he have attitude. I really wanted to snuggle with him and kiss him like I do my stuffed animals but he would have nothing of it, so I resorted to herding him around the house. That was LOTS of fun, although he didn’t seem to feel the same way. I love everyone and all of the other critters in the world (except squirrels, they just drive me crazy!). I have to say I don’t much care for Rattlesnakes either after one bit me on the nose when I was a puppy. I just wanted to play with him.... Mom says the world would be a much better place if people were more like me. I don’t know about that, I just think life is a whole lot of fun. Lilly
Message: Hey Daisy and Zippy! I recently discovered your site while bored one day, and now I visit all the time. I also have a dog named Daisey; we found her in the woods by our house when I was younger. Someone had just thrown her away...but she has had a long, wonderful life now that she’s ours. I will be getting married soon, and I told my fiance that the first addition to our home will be a corgi! I’ve always wanted one! So thank you, Zippy and Daisy, for making me smile every time I find something new on your site!
From: Miss Melly
Hometown: Orland Park, IL
Message: Hi Zippy! I don’t have a corgi (yet) and your website has made me want one even more! My husband shares my desire to get a corgi and he made this website for me a couple years ago. Enjoy!
Message: Hey Zip, Hey Daisy. Just got back from vacation and I have to say, I am in total agreement with your vacation theory.. A spa would be the thing. We went to the beach, and while it was nice, I went on record asking that the next time I see the sea, it’s from the deck of a luxury liner. I’d like to book passage on one with built in dog parks and maybe a cafeteria that caters to lowdogs like me (Pizza! Burritos! Waffles! Hot Dogs!!!) Sunny locations with a nice sea breeze and now THAT’S a vacation, don’t you agree?! For Every Zippy there is a Daisy, and my Daisy is Andre, a disabled pound dog that just CAN’T GET ENOUGH of this vacation business. “Captain Adventure” I call him. And while he found the ocean to be full of incredible drama and excitement.....I thought it was too loud, too wet, too unpredictable and the sand....well, all I can say is if you can’t eat it or pee on it, what’s the point? Good job on the Bee by the way... And WOW.... a sewing kit? I bow to the master...... Yers truly, Ms. Starr
Hometown: Loveland, CO
Message: Zipster! How are you? Hope you are staying cool and your folks are making those frozen things for you again this summer. I have a best friend, Sue, and she is a canine foot reflexoligist. (That means she rubs your feet and makes everything better-stuff like hip displasia and back pain) Her website is caninefootreflexology.com - check it out. I also want to let you know that if you get a chance for your grandma to move in, let her do it. My grandma lives with us and sometimes she forgets if she fed me when my mom is gone, and gives me an extra meal! Grandama’s are GREAT! Your friend, Popcorn
From: (that’s my korean name)
Message: Hi Zippy! I wrote in your guestbook once before. Guess who I am? Anyway, how did you make such a cool website? I wish I could make a website for my corgi, Ringo. Have any tips?