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

From: barry
Hometown: killen, al
Message: it was only on for a moment, so i can’t be sure. but i was watching cnn one day last week and president bush was visiting soldiers in the hospital (i think it was soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder), and i swear it looked like the last person it showed him visiting was wearing a zippy t-shirt. how cool is that?
Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 7:10 pm, Pacific Time

From: savannah
Hometown: denver, nc
Message: hi zippy! you are very cute! one of my best friend’s has a corgi and it is very, very, very cute! i have a jack russell terrier named sassy who gets along very well with my best friend’s dog! you have a very cool website! see ya later!
Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 11:49 am, Pacific Time

From: sadie
Hometown: bethel, conn.
Message: zippy, i am a fellow pem who appreciates your journal musings and especially your sense of humor. my folks tell me i crack them up all the time, but they also tell me i am a top rate con artist, and i don’t know what that means. keep writing and spreading the message about us corgis!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 7:40 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Whenever I am accused of being a con artist, it is usually because I have done a superb job of convincing my folks that they forgot to give me dinner. One man’s con artist is another man’s polished thespian.

From: pete and betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy and daisy, hope you guys had a great christmas. we love having everyone home all day during this time of year--lots of belly rubs to go around. we have sad news, pete has lymphoma but our family is keeping him comfortable and happy as long as possible. for now, everyone is getting and giving all the belly rubs and kisses in we can. mom wants everyone to remember to love their dogs as much as they can every day and remember what an honor it is to share our lives. peace to everyone!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 6:33 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Sad news indeed. Love and licks to Pete.

From: ollie
Message: hiya your little corgi is so so so so cuite luvley x
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 3:07 am, Pacific Time

From: sherry palmer
Hometown: williston, florida
Message: great to see a website with correct corgi care illustrated! i live with five pems right now, two of whom are rescues who chose to stay. hugs & cookies for zippy & daisy!
Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 10:33 pm, Pacific Time

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: zippy, i love you and daisy’s greeting card. i think skitches enjoyed it to, because he suddenly felt the urge to water the x-mas tree for us! happy holidays zippy, enjoy your gifts tomorrow!
Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 7:58 pm, Pacific Time

From: ahoun
Hometown: mcdounld
Message: hello zippy
Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 10:46 am, Pacific Time

From: eikoleigh
Hometown: los angeles
Message: happy holidays, zippy and daisy!
Friday, December 22, 2006 at 8:50 pm, Pacific Time

From: pete and betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: it’s great to see your greeting. happy holidays from texas.
Friday, December 22, 2006 at 1:03 pm, Pacific Time

From: rosie
Hometown: albuquerque
Message: just read your christmas greeting. you are soooooo bad (hee, hee). merry christmas, from rosie the corgi
Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 11:23 am, Pacific Time

From: tom & lauren whyte
Hometown: garrison, ny
Message: thanks for the desktop icons!
Friday, November 24, 2006 at 6:25 am, Pacific Time

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: happy thanksgiving zippy! i hope you and your family are doing well. oh! and zippy, steal a drum stick for me =d ~melinda~
Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 3:26 pm, Pacific Time

From: marington
Hometown: waterloo nebraska
Message: teka thinks she can fly not! out the truck window parked shes ok got a question he little partner midget decides he wants to back at two in morning inside kennel let him out before bed dont have to goto water hiderantseems healthy anough clues or ideas? going to have him sleep next to wife on floor signed tired of loosing sleep!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 12:35 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I also tried to take a flying leap out of the window when I was a puppy. We were in line at the drive-through, and I wanted to get to the food faster. My folks caught me by the scruff of the neck, so I got dangled. Glad you weren't hurt. Is your little friend getting enough exercise during the daytime?

From: simon
Hometown: west hartford
Message: hi zippy! i guess people ask you these things because you seem quite worldly. happy thanksgiving! hope a lot falls on the floor!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 6:44 am, Pacific Time

From: pete and betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: happy thanksgiving zippy and daisy!
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 5:48 pm, Pacific Time

From: brandy harper
Hometown: jacksonville, fl
Message: my pembrook welsh corgi just turned one today. she is double registered and is as cute as a button. she is sable and white and still has mascara showing. we would like to get her studded during her next heat. what can you recommend. we will end up keeping at least two of her puppies.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 7:43 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Sorry, that is out of my area of expertise. You might want to consult with your breeder.

From: margaret
Hometown: sydney nova scotia
Message: aww thats a cute doggy! i bet my puppy kiwi would like to meet you!!!!!!!
Monday, November 20, 2006 at 3:21 pm, Pacific Time

From: lauren
Hometown: st.louis
Message: you are so cute! i love your website and have added it to my favorites.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 3:33 pm, Pacific Time

From: lorena
Hometown: fredericksburg texas
Message: it’s been a while zippy and daisy, my sis has a foster dog sam. plus her lovely rescue holly. she may come for thanksgiving or i wiil have to go from texas by car to raleigh nc. it wil be worth it because i want to meet my dog girl. i dont know how to post my pic but i am really cute and unlike most other corgis....i don’t like to eat that much at all ...i think i like grasshoppers best that a different cagegory? i’ve never had a steak but i really don’t know i may like it. p.s. is your name in a crossword puzzle?
Monday, November 13, 2006 at 8:15 pm, Pacific Time

From: charles (dad of arlo)
Message: hi zippy, arlo the corgi and i say hi and hope you are doing well. we have noticed your parents have been a little lacking in photos of you lately. we hope things are o.k. and that you will return to your photo-hogging ways. find something good and stinky to roll in always take your food to the carpet to eat. your pals form the south, charles and arlo
Monday, November 6, 2006 at 7:48 am, Pacific Time

From: zebby
Hometown: pine, colorado
Message: howdy zippy it has been a while since i’ve chatted. i have a story for you. last sunday mom and i went to the barn to put water in the horse tanks. the 3' of snow from the week before had melted some, and the black mud and green horse poo was nice and wet. so when mom wasn’t looken,i took a mud and horse poo bath. oh it was great. my white was black and i smelled soooo good. and then it happened. mom put me in the back of the truck and shut the tail gate, and to the house we went. and before i new what was going down i was getting a bath. all of my hard work went down the drain. i flattened out my ears and gave mom crusty looks for 2 days. i really really hate to get a bath. the horse poo just keeps coming so i think i will try again. tell daisy hi. later
Monday, November 6, 2006 at 5:16 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Wow, Zebby, that’s one for the Stinky Stuff Hall of Fame!

From: alex
Hometown: americus
Message: if you are looking for a great dog a welch corgie is a great choice. they are friendly loving. i love my welch corgie!!!!!!
Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 1:47 pm, Pacific Time

From: lucky
Message: hi! you may have already heard from my mom,sarah. is daisy your girlfriend? i know a dachshund named daisy. do you like puporini? my brother, oddball, and i love it. oh! i forgot to menchion i am a mini dachshund, but i hope we can be friends. talk to you later. :) :} :]
Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 8:50 am, Pacific Time

From: mike arington
Hometown: waterloo nebraska
Message: just thought idd give you a update on teka she has made her home and her way with my wife cindy also wanted to say thanks to the man in ashland nebraska that i got her from he unfortunately had some problems with neighbors out there hopefully he got it fixed it would be a shame to loose such a good breader of corgies tekas still has her white patch on one eye and brown on other tell your kids shes made a good home thanks again and from teka!
Friday, November 3, 2006 at 7:37 am, Pacific Time

From: betty ann and pete
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy and daisy. we had a great halloween. lots of kids came to our door to tell us we are cute dogs and pet our heads. hope you had a good one too.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 6:31 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: No one came to our house for Trick or Treat! It might be because they all know about that ferocious guard Corgi who would gladly eat all of their candy.

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln, nebraska
Message: oh zippy....i thought my tail might save me from sue’s costume designing but alas it did not. yesterday i found myself in the middle of costume contest with 30 some other poor pups out at my favorite kenl inn. everyone told me how adorable i looked, but we all know corgis are adorable au naturel. but hey. i won a prize package with toys and a huge bone cookie from my favorite local barkery. plus i got to play on my favorite agility toys, saw lots of old buddies and had my picture taken, so it was good day overall. and i didn’t even have to make a siren sound! ok zip, gotta go -- off for more weekend adventures with my people. bye!!!
Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 7:57 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Good for you! Sounds like fun!

From: abby schofield
Hometown: foxboro, ma
Message: my mom and i fell in love with a pembroke welch corgi at the pet store but would like to know about this breed.
Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 5:54 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Don’t forget to read my tips!

From: piper .c
Message: your the cuteist dog iv’e ever seen
Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 11:44 am, Pacific Time

From: sarah pearlman
Message: your website is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you are so cute.
Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 8:34 am, Pacific Time

From: brumby and ryder
Hometown: soon to be alaska corgis
Message: we loved your website zippy! we are two corgi brothers who like to be wild and crazy! come see our pictures on our myspace. we have lots of herding pictures! thanks zippy!!
Friday, October 27, 2006 at 12:49 pm, Pacific Time

From: bess and andy
Hometown: cincinnati
Message: hi zippy, we think we’d like to meet this merlin corgi and ask how much he was paid in kibble to put on that get up! our mom only dresses us up for the annual reindog parade here in cincinnati. i’m a a little devil corgi and bess is an angel with wings. see ya on the web, andy and bess
Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 9:21 am, Pacific Time

From: betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, my mom came home talking about something called a costume from somewhere called old navy. should i be worried? what is this halloween about anyway?
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 4:44 pm, Pacific Time

From: sarah pearlman
Message: you are very cute!!!!!!!!!!! love your website!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, October 13, 2006 at 9:35 pm, Pacific Time

From: cati the corgi
Hometown: middle tn
Message: just wanted to say that we all loved the article about corgis that you linked to in your journal. my folks say it should be required reading for anyone even remotely thinking about sharing a life with a corgi. i especially realted to the mention of the dog who ate so much all she could do was lie on her back and groan, then still begged for food at dinnertime. my hero (or would that be heroine?) zippy, you are a credit to corgi-kind.
Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 11:15 am, Pacific Time

From: cooper
Hometown: portland oregon
Message: zippy. i blame you. today, my mom said i got a package in the mail. i was thinking what it could be... cool snacks was my top wish. but no. she ripped it open while i licked my chops in eager corgi anticipation.......... you know that dog you posted in the wizard costume? yeah. very funny. first it was the bus. now this. it’s all your fault.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 12:40 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, dear, so sorry, Cooper. The least your mom could do is give you a Pupperoni or some other stick-like treat to play the role of your wand.

From: betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy. hope you and daisy are well. i just “learned” to play fetch (at age 6!) my dad is happy he “taught” me this fun game. of course, i knew it all along---i’ve been fetching pete for years. my folks can’t figure out why i wouldn’t play fetch before. it’s great fun to keep the people guessing!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 6:01 am, Pacific Time

From: snoop
Hometown: phoenix
Message: hi zippy. my sister and i are corgis and we want to play with you. i have to go sniff some stuff right now though. talk to you later.
Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 10:20 pm, Pacific Time

From: herbie zeta-jones
Hometown: indiana
Message: hi, zippy! love your journal. can’t wait until i get my own id in my family’s blog. say “hi” to daisy for me.
Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 9:42 am, Pacific Time

From: zippy
Message: hi zippy! my name is zippy also, except i’m not a corgi, i’m a mini-dachshund. my parents thought you were so cute that they said zippy was the only name they considered when they got me! i’m supposed to be getting a sister sometime soon-she’s going to be a corgi!
Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 5:14 pm, Pacific Time

From: gilbert c. wels
Hometown: lake hopatcong, new jersey
Message: hello i’ve a pembroke welsh corgi, named bandit, and he’s a trip,you don’t know just what he’s going to do next, but he is a joy to have in our family. gil wels
Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 10:16 am, Pacific Time

From: karen and riley
Hometown: angelus oaks, ca
Message: hiya zippy! my name is riley. my mommy likes your webpage and so do i. i am a cardigan-chihuahua mix. my mom got me from a rescue last year and now i live in the mountains and get to play in the trees and chase squirrels! my favorite thing to do is go for a walk and sleep. i have a girlfriend and she is a pembroke. her name is hannah. well, gotta go now. take care! riley
Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 12:08 am, Pacific Time

From: korina ike
Hometown: hulett,wy
Message: my girl puppy is exact same as you,zippy!i love you zippy and daisy
Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 8:15 pm, Pacific Time

From: toodle doodle
Hometown: gallatin mo
Message: did i mention that in my hometown we have a whole lot of corgis here!! all pembroke corgis!!! lets see, there is teddy and her mommie breanne, then there is foxy girl and her mommie michelle, then there is ms. croy who raises corgis and has one named cash, and the breeder i came from...summer ill be seeing my doggie mamma and daddy soon hopefully.....
Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 7:17 am, Pacific Time

From: bess and andy
Hometown: cincinnati ohio
Message: hey zippy! our mom found your web page today and told us all about you when she got home from school (she’s getting something called a doctorate). bess wants to know if you have a girl friend. she’s kinda shy but really loves other corgis, especially since the greyhound down the street broke up with her. anyway, glad to meet ya pal! andy and bess
Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 1:34 pm, Pacific Time

From: toodle doodle
Hometown: gallatin, mo
Message: hi zippy! my name is toodles and im a pembroke corgi a golden and white one with a black “nub” as my mommie calls my bobbed tail. we will soon be adding a new addition to our family who will be a pembroke corgi as well male or female we dont know, whoever i like the most outta the litter will be my companion forever!! high hopes, toodles
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 6:05 pm, Pacific Time

From: skitches
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: hi zippy! last saturday my folks took me to the nc corgi pic-nic... what a great place! everyone was my sized... well almost, and there was food everywhere! most of it just fell from the sky! i discovered a wonderous food called “potato chips” i think i liked them best. they didn’t have “my corgi will eat that” but they did have bobbing for hotdogs... i only got one but the winner got 40 chunks of hotdog in under 45 seconds... i have a new hero! well zippy, i’ll let you go morn the lost treat in the vent, my heart goes out to you! take care! skitches
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 10:47 pm, Pacific Time

From: misterturnadeo
Hometown: pekin
Message: :)
Monday, September 25, 2006 at 11:51 pm, Pacific Time

From: kendra
Hometown: nevada,sandyvaley,chicke
Message: hi zippy,gusswhat?i live in my own house now.i went to china to.well i got to go
Monday, September 25, 2006 at 8:59 pm, Pacific Time

From: cori shupp
Hometown: deleon texas
Message: what a fun web page! we have three pembroke monsters in our house...that all believe our furniture is all purchased at petco! i am using your wallpaper with the corgi in the corner. hello to zippy!!!
Monday, September 25, 2006 at 5:32 pm, Pacific Time

From: megan
Hometown: toronto
Message: hi zippy! you and daisy are really cute. soon i’m going to have a sister too - my real half-sister is coming to live with me in toronto. we’re cardigan welsh corgis, so we wag and are a little longer than you. guess what i did? my niece had pups and didn’t want to take care of them, so i went out to the country and adopted them as my own! i can’t nurse, but i can do everything else a mommy needs to do. sometimes an aunt just has to step in and do it right.
Friday, September 22, 2006 at 9:04 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Excellent, Nanny McMeg!

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln, nebraska
Message: zippy help!!! sue has been measuring me, drawing fire trucks and buying red felt! this can only mean one thing!! oh what’s a self-respecting corgi dog to do???
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 6:25 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Ah, yes, Halloween is coming. You might just want to go with it, and play your part well. Can you do a good fire engine siren sound? You can if you put your mind to it. You will be doomed to dress up as a fire engine at least once a year if you pull it off well, but I am willing to bet extra treats would be involved. On the other hand, you may just wish to preserve your dignity. Sometimes those extra treats come with a price that is just too high.

From: spongebuddy
Message: hey zippy, have your owners played nintendogs? i have it! on one of the games of nintendogs i have a corgi and i name it..........zippy! check out my site too. one of your bigest fans,spongebuddy!
Monday, September 18, 2006 at 4:43 pm, Pacific Time

From: splash moon
Hometown: field brook ,california
Message: dear,zippy i am a small jack best friend was just runover.i hate beeing a single dog.even if my parents are home all day with me.i adore cogies,and might adoupt one.we have reasearcherd a lot! whenever i see a corgie i laugh ,and play,and snuggle it!what do you think? p.s. the world could run out of snacks! p.s.s i love straw berries too!
Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 2:28 pm, Pacific Time

From: skitches
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: hi zippy, do you have any toys that squeak? my folks thought it was cute that i enjoy the loud squeaks that the toys i have make. however they seem less than pleased that i only seem to want to chew the squeak part, when they are trying to take a nap on the couch. in particular, this afternoon, i had a squeaky in my mouth, when i got right next to their ear and bite really hard. i thought they would be pleased... but i think i was mistaken. skitches
Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 8:31 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: That sounds like a really neat trick! I used to get toys that made noise, but I always managed to chomp them into silence, so we will not be trying to duplicate your success.

From: virna lazo
Hometown: folsom, california
Message: hi zippy is just so cute .we hhave a 3 year old border collie(jane) anda 7 month old jack russel(frida they are both very hyper but frida does circles around jane.well this is an awesome website
Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 7:18 pm, Pacific Time

From: cati the corgi
Hometown: tennessee
Message: neat picture of daisy going for a swim! i gotta know though, you swim? i h-a-t-e water (except out of the garden hose) a big body of water makes me think too much of a bath.
Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 1:27 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I have never been much of a swimmer. More of an ankle-get-wetter. That is why we always have more pictures of Daisy swimming.

From: mike arington
Hometown: waterloo nebraska
Message: just wanted to let you know we have a knew member her names teka a welsh corgi from ashland nebraska with a white spot over her right eye sets her off from the rest 6 months old and can sit and roll over on point smart as a whip and stubborn two ill keep you up dated thanks zippy!
Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 12:17 pm, Pacific Time

From: sadpeople
Hometown: alabama
Message: we just lost murphy, a 6-year-old pembroke, on labor day. he woke us with a yelp at a little after 6 a.m. i ran to him where he was on the floor, whimpering and twitching, hoping to wake him from a bad dream. but in less than a minute he was gone. we have no idea what took murphy from us, but we miss him more than we could have imagined. he was up on his medications and seemed perfectly healthy and normal (as much as corgis ever seem normal) up through the night before. please have your folks take you to the vet for a thorough checkup, zippy, so if there’s anything going on with you, they can catch it before it’s too late. nobody should ever have to lose a friend like this.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 8:17 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: So sorry to hear! Very sad. Thanks for the reminder that the vet is our friend.

From: betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, i’m fully recovered from the raisin bran/emergency vet incident. thanks for your concern. mom says i have a “food obsession” whatever that is....
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 6:00 pm, Pacific Time

From: taylor
Hometown: nc
Message: zippy, i think you are so cute ! i have a dog and his name is sam! he would love to play with you some day! love, taylor
Monday, September 4, 2006 at 11:59 am, Pacific Time

From: spongebuddy
Message: thanks zippy. i am sure i am getting a corgi. and can’t wate to see the next zippy movie!
Sunday, September 3, 2006 at 4:54 pm, Pacific Time

From: spongebuddy
Message: i am thinking to geting a corgi. but are they really easy or really hard to take care of. i need to know this befor geting one. but what i do know is. you haved to give it water,food,long walks and care. bye one of your bigest fans,spongebuddy.
Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 4:46 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Be sure to read my tips!

From: skitches
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: hi zippy! my name is skitches, and i’m an 12 week old corgi. my mommy melinda said she posted on your guest book a few times so i thought i would say hi myself! i really like it here, but i have a question for you. have you ever tried barking really loudly at the possable food under the oven. i tried that last week in an attempt to scare it out. sadly, it wasn’t a big success, however it did net me a treat and lots of play time. so it wasn’t a total loss! take care zippy! *~* skitches *~*
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 7:41 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I am very impressed at your ingenuity, Skitches. When I was 12 weeks old, I did not know how to bark, much less think to use barking as a tool. (My folks were stunned one day when I discovered the secret to barking, and I found I was quite good at it.)

From: cami
Hometown: southern california
Message: hi zippy - check out the cute corgi in the current cottage living magazine - resting quite comfortably on the bed in the very cute cottage !! ah the life of a corgi !!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 3:14 pm, Pacific Time

From: winston
Hometown: seattle
Message: love your page. we have 3 tri-colors at home, ms sassy age 4, mr nero also 4 and their daughter ms petula also known as “bug” they are the best dogs we could ever hope for, but do they have a mind of their own!!
Monday, August 28, 2006 at 5:01 pm, Pacific Time

From: austin
Hometown: pueblo,co
Message: hey zippy!! how are you? i am good, just got up from my 4 hour nap. have you tried any new food lately? i tried a lemon sucker i stole from my owner’s low desk. i reccomend trying it....just dont eat the stick. austin
Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 6:03 pm, Pacific Time

From: shida suave
Message: hi zippy you’re really so cute. can you come to kuala lumpur and meet me. tq
Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 7:40 am, Pacific Time

From: liz
Hometown: baltimore, md
Message: dear zippy, you made my day. i live with a corgi named ted. your web site is now one of my all-time favorites. thanks for making me laugh, laugh, laugh.
Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 10:15 pm, Pacific Time

From: betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: a word of advice, zippy--if you find that someone left a box of raisin bran where you can get to it, do not eat it. you will feel so bad that you won’t even enjoy the car ride to the vet office (honestly, it can happen). the x-ray and the other stuff isn’t great fun either! mom and dad are happy that we live near a great emergency vet clinic and i’m glad that they helped me feel better. the vet says i did not eat enough raisins to be toxic and once i ‘got rid of’ the cereal, i was fine.
Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 1:31 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Urrrgggh. Glad you are feeling better!

From: kira
Message: hi, zippy! great website. i can’t wait to read your next journal entry...!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 10:53 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yeah, me too!

From: danielle and caleb choate
Hometown: farmington, ny
Message: hi zippy, we loved your website. you are so cute!! i wish we had a puppy just like you. we are researching corgi’s and hoping to get one very very soon.
Monday, August 21, 2006 at 6:51 am, Pacific Time

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh north carolina
Message: evening zippy! tomorrow i go to pick up my corgi puppy! i can hardly wait. my boyfriend and i have already gone out to pick up toys and all the stuff we are going to need *yes and lots of treats too!* he will probably start his own blog in a few days with lots of pictures... i’ll be sure to show him your site zippy. i hope you and your folks are well, give daisy a kiss for me! ~ melinda ~
Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 6:06 pm, Pacific Time

From: lucy
Hometown: fairlawn ohio
Message: dear zippy, will you come to my birthday party?? i will be 14 in two weeks and i only have my silly brother oliver to party with! he just eats everything in sight and has no idea how to party!! i will serve some really good food--fillet--medium rare-- and of course cake and ice cream! hope you can come!
Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 11:46 am, Pacific Time

From: simon
Hometown: west hartford
Message: ok, ok, zippy, i just can’t stand the pressure anymore. i admit it, i’m not a corgi, i’m a westie. i’d be eliminated from a “my dog will eat that” contest in no time. (needless to stay, i couldn’t get past registration for “my corgi will eat that.”) but everyone in my household is a big big corgi fan (but unfortunately, kind of allergic to most fur-type rather than hair-type dogs) and a huge zippy fan. i hope i’m not banned from your site! well, thanks for the advice and have a good weekend, zippy.
Friday, August 18, 2006 at 6:42 am, Pacific Time

From: austin
Hometown: pueblo, colorado
Message: dear zippy, hey zippy, i havent talked to you in a while...ive been either sleeping or eating 24/7. yup, sleeping and eating...and thats about it. and i helped find my dog friend roxy, yeah, she got about you?anything new? well, i have to go, i see a bunny out side... :d austin
Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 5:24 pm, Pacific Time

From: simon
Hometown: west hartford
Message: even celery’s nice spread with some cream cheese or peanut butter. although come to think of it, like with green beans, i pretty much just enjoy the juicy crunch and then discretely dispose of what’s left. by the way, i need some etiquette advice from you or any of your fans: i know it’s wierd for a dog, but i’m a little picky about my treats. there’s a store in town where they always generously offer visiting dogs one of their treats, always something dry and biscuity. i’m hoping for something chewy and aromatic, so i sniff and look away. or sometimes i take it in my mouth to try to be polite, but then drop it on the floor. is there something we can say or do to avoid embarrassment and insult? saying i just ate lunch doesn’t seem to help. thanks!
Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 7:07 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Picky? About treats? Well, I’m just going to have to take your word for it, Simon. But maybe your folks could offer some sad excuse about your teeth being painful when you aren’t in the mood for a crunch. Be sure to do the sad puppy look, and I’ll bet a softy comes your way pretty quick. Just make sure the store doesn’t offer dental services, or you could be in for more than you bargained.

From: pete and betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx where it is 105 degrees!
Message: hey zippy, it is 105 degrees here today! we are happy people invented air conditioning. we haven’t gotten any of those nice frozen yogurt treats your folks make--betty is allergic to dairy--but we get lots of cold baby carrots and ice in our water bowls. our advice: stay on the air conditioner side of the doggie door and make cute faces for the baby carrots.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 5:42 pm, Pacific Time

From: simon
Hometown: west hartford
Message: hi zippy! are you feeling alright? i mean, through your discussion about the fortune treats you didnt mention how they taste! i was very interested to learn you enjoy a garden-fresh vegetable every so often, and im curious which ones you have a taste for. do you have to shoo away any bunnies, i wonder?
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 6:53 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, I never met a treat I didn’t like, don’t worry. We also like most vegetables—except celery—but we don’t really eat out of the garden. Vegetables are so much better sautéed in olive oil, sprinkled with a bit of parmesan and served with an attractive garnish. We have no actually bunnies, but I do a very good bunny impersonation, so that takes care of that.

From: karen
Hometown: warwick, rhode island
Message: thank you, zippy. on july 7, 2006 i had to say goodbye to my 14 year old “baby”, a lovely pem corgi. she looked very similar to you. i came across your picture on flickr and followed it here. i enjoyed visiting. while i am still very sad, so many of your photos and stories made me smile as i remembered my own furry friend. thank you for sharing your life with me.
Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 8:25 am, Pacific Time

From: luke patmore
Hometown: lebanon, in
Message: zippy, you are a very cute corgi.
Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 1:09 pm, Pacific Time

From: abu takdir hashim
Hometown: kuala lumpur malaysia
Message: hi zippy you’re so cute. love you.
Friday, August 11, 2006 at 7:12 am, Pacific Time

From: sara
Hometown: winnigeg
Message: your sexy
Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 2:39 pm, Pacific Time

From: t.c.
Message: i love you zippy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 6:35 pm, Pacific Time

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: hi zippy! the garden is lovely! did you help dig any of the holes? or where you smart, and sat inside and watched your folks dig the holes from the comfort of the aced house? i will be going to pick up my new corgi puppy in 2 weeks! i’m so excited! i’ll be sure to give you the link to his blog, if he ever decides to write one!
Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 4:00 pm, Pacific Time

From: cari
Hometown: san jose
Message: my daughter shelby and i love your blog! we are looking for corgi breeders in the bay you know of any of your friends about to have puppies? cari & shelby
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 3:15 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Be sure to check with the Golden Gate folks!

From: harley
Hometown: maryville, tn
Message: hello! i am a 2 year old neutered pembrooke welsh corgi. life is all about the ball! people are great too, but racketballs are better. :)
Friday, July 28, 2006 at 3:01 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Huh. Or, more accurately, heh. Yeah. Heh.

From: michief & oy
Hometown: hawaii
Message: hello, zippy!!!!! we were watching projecty runway last night and saw a fellow corgi named flex being -- horror of horrors -- dressed up and paraded down the runway. flex did his best to get out of the clothes, but we are afraid that other people (like our owners) might see this and get ideas. we’ll have to do our best to keep them from watching reruns of this episode! take care. say hello to daisy, too!
Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 4:19 pm, Pacific Time

From: amber
Hometown: canton
Message: wow!i really love corgis and i am investing in one.thanks for this ultra cute site;it lets corgi fans have fun on the web!!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 8:39 am, Pacific Time

From: lucy
Hometown: portage, mi
Message: hi zippy, my big brother bandit has told me a lot about you, i am excited to be your friend too. i was shopping on the internet the other day, and look what i found....i just had to have it.
URL: Old Navy T-shirt
Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 3:42 pm, Pacific Time

From: michelle foxy’s owner
Message: foxy dug a nice muddy hole today she is a golden color corgi but she had a black snout, black paws, and black belly. she is in time out right now out side tied up to the dog house and is sulking... :( it is hard to tell her no but i couldn’t help laughing at this mud ball dog of mine!!! :p
Friday, July 21, 2006 at 8:21 am, Pacific Time

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi, zippy! i just spent a week at “spa grandma” while my people went on a short trip. i highly recommend it. my grandma understands the corgi need for snacks and belly rubs better than anyone i know. please excuse any spelling errors in this message; my mom needs to work on her typing-while-being-nosed-by-me skills. it has been very hot here, too. my favorite cooling off trick is to lie on the basement floor while the servants do the laundry. aaahhhh!
Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 3:38 pm, Pacific Time

From: foxy girl
Hometown: gallatin, mo
Message: my mommie was talking about me wasen’t she... michelle is my mommie and i am her pembroke welsh corgi!!! michelle is wanting to get me into cattle herding competitions to get rid of energy and to do what my breed was bred for have you ever gone in any competitions like agility of hearding?? cows are the wierdest animals, so curious to what the heck i am but ill try to please michelle in hearding...sometime she said when we go to her grandma’s house we can ask her neighbor to put a few cows into the pen with another pen attached to see how good i am at it. well i better go after my despense-a-treat ball do you have one zippy? i just love that thing michelle puts little peanut butter m&m’s in it along with my kibble, and little meat filled pastries...yummy!!!
Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 9:18 am, Pacific Time

From: sophie may
Hometown: seattle, wa
Message: hi zippy, i just had my 12th birthday (yes, happy birthday to me!), and am feeling pretty darn good after cancer surgery in january. zippy, you remind me never to pass up a single “roostering” opportunity. and you remind my parents to enjoy them just as much as i do. goooood mooooooorrrrrrning! (well, maybe not quite as much as i do. but almost...) namaste (“i honor the divine stink which is within you”), soph
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 10:24 pm, Pacific Time

From: michelle
Hometown: gallatin mo
Message: cute dog but not quite as cute as my little female corgi, foxy girl (foxy for short) pretty colorings on zippy. what a coincidence my siamese cat’s previous name was zippy before we adopted he we changed her name to mitzy as a sign of a new lease on life...and a very spoiled cat she is.!
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 6:26 pm, Pacific Time

From: art abshire
Hometown: hopkins, sc
Message: my wife and i discovered your website while doing, yet more, corgi research. actually we stumbled upon it by googling for corgi pictures late last night. i have to admit, it’s quite unique and entertaining while being subtly informative and even educational. my wife, shelle, couldn’t stop laughing as she kept peeking into the office to find i was playing all your games. actually, i was just seeing if they were worth sharing with our younger relatives. by the way, we strongly concur with your feelings in the “tips” you give on corgis. they can well apply to most dogs. i retired from long military service 10 years ago and now enjoy a life-long love teaching humans how to train their dogs in a large pet store in our area - that only adopts out cats & dogs from local rescues, by the way. i’ve had a few opportunities to help train corgis and have been rather impressed, especially if their folks follow the instructions we practice each day in between the weekly classes i give. you corgis seem to be quite sharp mentally, willing to please, eager to learn and easily sociable with others (despite what i’ve read about how corgis might be with strangers...maybe that’s just in your homes...). we have had golden retrievers for many years (still have 3, two work with me as “demo-dogs”). but my wife has long wanted a smaller (at least shorter) companion for her very own as she had when she was much younger. after much, over a year of, research we’ve found out that corgis seem to be much like goldens, only in a shorter body. even all the shedding is the same! (funny how we don’t really notice that much unless it’s mentioned by others...) but we take care of that with a short raking every day before our walks and then use the furminator for our spring and fall “blowouts.” (you might like to have your folks at least try out that method if combs and brushes alone get a bit tedious or tiring, zippy. it’s certainly much easier on my old elbows and shoulder!) our goldens love apples and get a small one each day. by the way, how do you and your folks feel regarding the corgi to golden retriever comparison...(despite the reputed corgi “stubborness,” which i think is more a reliable “leadership” issue rather than a corgi “personality” per se)? take care, give daisy our “hellos” and know i am sending your games websites to our grandkids and younger nieces & nephews. art & shelle (now of south carolina)
Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 4:22 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Unfortunately, my folks are profoundly unqualified to render any opinions on golden retriever comparisons. (They are actually profoundly unqualified in many areas.)

From: bradt
Hometown: sumter sc
Message: hi i am a welsh corgi and i am the cutest corgi in the world. i love my mama and dada and i love to shark attack
Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 7:52 pm, Pacific Time

From: pete and betty ann
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, how’s daisy? tell her hello from us.
Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 5:56 pm, Pacific Time

From: austin
Hometown: pueblo, colorado
Message: dear zippy, how are you doing? im am good, other than the raging heat!!!any tips on how to cool down? i have tried to cool down by spilling my water bowl on the tile and then rolling in it, but it does no good. it just makes you soggy and thirsty, thirsty unless your folks notice you have no water, or unless you have enough energy to trot to the toilet. see ya later! austin
Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 4:44 pm, Pacific Time

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: hey zippy! i just got back from va. i got to see my puppy, and he is 5 weeks old. he ate more than all the other puppies in his litter, then promptly dunked his whole body in the water dish. maybe thats because he is to little to know the trama of the b-a-t-h. hope you and your folks are staying cool this summer!
Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 3:56 pm, Pacific Time

From: lorena
Hometown: fredericksburg,texas
Message: it is hot hot hot. i can hardly stand it 102 degrees and i have a hurt paw. maybe it got fried on the sidewalk.i did get an egg today which was not fried on the sidewalk. it was boiled hehehe. i’m black on top so i get really hot. lorena arrrrrrrrrrooooooooo!!!
Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 10:41 am, Pacific Time

From: simon
Hometown: west hartford
Message: hi zippy - another way to cool off if you refuse to get in a wading pool is to play “the garden hose is a deadly rattlesnake” in the driveway. you have to grab the snake in your mouth, just behind its head, and shake it furiously. it gets especially exciting if you have the spritzer attachment on and the garage door open. everyone gets very refreshed. have fun!
Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 7:44 am, Pacific Time

From: mike arington
Hometown: waterloo nebraska
Message: last i wrote you gw went to dog heaven,now we have teeka a pure bred welsh corgy it was the quickest way to get over gw dont mean i dont think about him,now theres teeka, white and brown with a right eye with a blanket of white around it the left ones brown,and yes shes ill say heck on wheels lays her ears downstraight back when shes at full gallup ,puts her head on shoulder when sleepy ya shes got me one over dont mean she not in training though got her to sit so far keep you filled in on how it goes.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 11:21 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yay for Mike and Teeka!

From: karla
Hometown: covington, lousiana
Message: hey zippy! my human parents have two of you. we are so loved and have a perfect life! it is hot were we live, so my parents bought us and pool just for you have any other cool treats that you like?
Monday, July 10, 2006 at 12:53 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You know, our folks bought us a pool one year, thinking that because we like lakes and creeks we would like the pool, but they never seemed to realize that we were reminded too much of taking a bath to enjoy it.

From: kendra
Message: how are you today?i saw dasiy website!tell dasiy its a cool website.kendra
Sunday, July 9, 2006 at 12:42 pm, Pacific Time

From: austin
Hometown: pueblo,co
Message: dear zippy, how are you, and how was your 4th of july? i am good, but the temperature has been getting really hot in colorado. i think i will show my folks your babyfood/ yogurt recipe. has it been pouring every night where you live? ’cause it sure does down here, which is kinda good because after i play in the hot, burning sun, i can get cooled down by sitting in the rain. but it can be scary too, because a light flashes, and then the whole sky lights up and there is a loud boom!!! it was kinda like those stupid, noisy fireworks on the 4th of july. i hate those things. do you get scared when you hear fireworks? oh, i gotta go, it is rainging and i am dying of the heat! austin
Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 8:13 pm, Pacific Time

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh, north carolina
Message: well zippy, i’m all moved in. did it in 95 degree heat up and down 3 flights of stairs for 3 days in a row! ugh! so tell me, did you folks ever get that sprinkler system in... or did they give up and sit in the ac for the rest of the afternoon?
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 2:53 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hey, do you KNOW my folks?

From: emily beck
Message: hi it’s me again. my dog heidi wants to talk to you.she is a mix but she has corgi in she is.hi,zippy my name is owner emily loves your do i.i like the funny i’ll tell u about my self.i am 1 year old and i sortta look like daisy but my ears hangdown.i have brown eyes.emily says there pretty.when she does i blush.sometimes emily and i snuggle.i love emily.there is another dog that lives with us her name i shelley.she is a purebred dachsund.she is red.she is 7 years old she willbe 8 july,7or 8 idont know.any ways i gotta go dinnertime yum talk to ya later.bye,bye!
Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 5:15 pm, Pacific Time

From: jax
Message: hiya zippy! my pal sue helps me check your blog every few days for the lastest corgi news. i don’t have a blog as sue is, er...well, technologically challenged. but she’s great in the kitchen and she’s going to make me some of those frozen treats this weekend. yummmmm it’s like a gazillion degrees here too, which makes sleeping on the ac vent seem so logical. my birthday is in two days - i hope she doesn’t make me wear a silly hat. corgis are cute enough without party hats.... which brings me to my last thought, which is that i have a bit of a bone to pick with you. ever since sue saw your school bus costume, she’s been thinking about something similar for me. just like party hats, corgis just simply don’t need costumes. fortunately, i have a tail that seems to put the brakes on her creativity. never underestimate the power of a tail!
Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 1:29 pm, Pacific Time

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