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

From: tobert
Message: hi, zippy. just wondering why did you chomp your toy bus? what do you think of garfield?
Monday, December 31, 2007 at 8:47 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Chomping is quite fun. It can be unsatisfying when a toy breaks because of a chomp, but the process of the chomp itself is just too enjoyable to pass up. Garfield is a cat, so I think that one is self-explanatory.

From: indie
Message: merry christmas zippy!!! i hope you get what you want from santa! merry merry christmas!
Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 5:17 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Merry Christmas, Indie!

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln
Message: hi zippy! merry christmas to you and daisy, and here’s wishing all the doggers out there a safe, warm holiday with their families. your pal, jax
Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 6:34 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Same to you, Jax!

From: leyla
Hometown: stavanger
Message: hi zippy! i want to wish you the merriest christmas, so you get a 2 ton yummy dog bone!i love your site, and i would appriciate it if you will never go near a hydrant again. i will soon get a corgi, and i will name it zippy, too! best d-christmas, leyla
Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 9:47 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Cool! I hope you have a 2-ton Christmas too, Leyla!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wisconsin
Message: hi zippy, i just wanted to tell you that altho i am a youngster i have been a very very good corgi this year and i didn’t get into any presents under the tree (altho i did a good job on a bag of garbage yesterday) and my mom is pretty impressed with me overall. i hope you and daisy have a very verry good christmas and get everything you want! love, izzy
Friday, December 21, 2007 at 10:18 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: If you didn’t leave any presents under the tree, then you have been very very good!

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, i wanted to wish you and daisy and your folks a merry christmas and happy new year. corgi hugs to all.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 9:19 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Right back atcha all!

From: brenna and angus
Hometown: round rock, texas
Message: hiya, zippy! been a while since we’ve posted here, and we have a lot to update on! =33 well, first off, i’ve updated the kennel a lot, so go check out my kennel on fp on the url below! =) also, gus is fully potty-trained now! he is also 10 months old. 4 months ago, i posted on here saying he was a stupid pug, etc. now, he knows sit, lay down, stay, spin, paw, and speak! (which was a very bad idea by the way, don’t ever learn it.) so what’s up with you? anything new?
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 4:25 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Not nearly as much new stuff as you guys! Thanks for the update!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: oh zippy, yesterday was the best day ever, it was a snow day for all so i got to play in the snow even tho i almost got stuck a couple times, and plus my mom went on a cookie baking frenzy so i sat right underneath her with my mouth open and caught everything that went overboard and lots of floor licking and flour on my head. wow what a day love izzy!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 6:50 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: It’s so fun being a Corgi! Especially when cookies are involved!

From: liz
Hometown: danbury, ct
Message: hi zippy! i love your website! your little stories and games bring a smile to my face, i have a two and a half year old pembroke tricolor just like you! but sadly i’m dorming at school so i can’t see him every day and i miss him very much! i wish you two could play together some day that would be too adorable ^_^
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 6:02 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Thanks! Hope you’re having fun at school.

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hey zippy! here’s a funny joke to play on your two-leggers if you live somewhere where you get snow. sit by the door and bark, whine, ring your bell or whatever you do to say you need to go outside to do your business. then, after they get all their gear on (what is up with that? let’s just go out already!), head outside, run around in the snow, eat some frozen rabbit jellybeans, then head back to the door to go in. as soon as you get inside, run over to where they keep the treats and look adorable. it’s a laff riot! the two-leggers love it! well, they would if they had any sense of humor....
Monday, December 10, 2007 at 4:33 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Good one, Sophie!

From: haley oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver canada
Message: yo zip just a quick note for christmas... have a great day on the 25th, don’t let mom and dad give you any grief about mooching at the dinner table and for gosh sakes... insist on everything being slathered in gravy! haley oliver and morgan
Monday, December 10, 2007 at 2:06 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, I insist on gravy, always. I put gravy on gravy.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: hey zippy, hope you are well, i have been enjoying the snow here in wisconsin but i hurt my back somehow and had to go to the vet. i rather liked the pain shot. i’m all better now. but here’s the thing, i have a little mustache which my folks say is a charlie chan mustache, or hitler, depending on what day it is. is this common for corgis orjust another thing for my family to tease me about. i am a sable corgi, a dog of many colors. including a mustache. love you zippy, izzy
Monday, December 10, 2007 at 12:59 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I can’t say that I’ve every seen a Corgi with a mustache. You are special! Glad you are feeling better.

From: christopher
Hometown: albuquerque, nm
Message: hi zippy! did you know, we have a corgi too? his name is arlo. not to worry you, but he is a senior-dog and has artritus. he barks a lot. he eats my toys sometimmes. do you have a child in your family? if you do, do you eat his/her toys? arlo likes to protect the family. do you like to with your family? and when arlo dies, my friend, john, will give us a baby siberian husky. so, how have you been? i really like you. do you have any likings you want to share? if you do, respond on my next letter to you. goodbye. oh, and one more thing, merry christmas to our 2-and 4-legged friends!@#$%^&*()! (this is not swearing)
Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 12:15 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Merry Christmas to you too! We don’t have any kid-toys, just dog toys. If we want to harrass small children, we just go to the park. We are very protective of our family. If anyone comes too near, we just lick their ankles until they go away.

From: brittney (again)
Hometown: wisconsin
Message: hi zippy! its me again. if you remember me i am the one with the 3 dogs from the pound? well anyways i just wanted to say i finally got a corgi puppy! shes a red and white color. named daisy, i showed her how to pet zippy and she was jumping in the air wagging her little stubby stub(tail). bye! awsome site!!!!!!!!
Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 10:11 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yay, Brittney! Congratulations!

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: letter writing? that sounds like too much work! lol
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 8:58 am, Pacific Time

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, did you and daisy see the pembroke corgi in the national dog show on thanksgiving? we didn’t either because nbc didn’t show that judging. betty ann and leo were upset that they sat through so many minutes of the peke waddling around and didn’t get to see the corgi!
Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 7:41 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: We should protest, actually. I would start a letter-writing campaign, but I seem to have enough difficulty just writing in my journal.

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi zippy-happy thanksgiving to you and your two-leggers. i jsut wanted to tell bandit that if he has emergency poops after eating something, he could be allergic to it. maybe his two-leggers shouldn’t give it to him. sad to say, but nothing is sadder than a sick corgi!
Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 9:16 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Good point, Sophie! And happy Thanksgiving to all the 2- and 4-leggers at your house!

From: loretta armstrong
Hometown: sutter creek
Message: go see our corgi’s at the address below and click on “animals” second page you will find panda bear our tri, and the third page will have happy camper. really enjoyed your site!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 2:24 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Excellent stuff, Loretta! Really beautiful work. And adorable Corgis, of course.

From: bandit
Hometown: durham, nc
Message: hi zippy! with thanksgiving coming this week i am sooooo excited. but i have this little problem. i love turkey, but it does not agree with me....i have emergency poops afterwards. does this ever happen to you?
Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 6:32 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hey, Bandit, thanks for sharing! Seriously, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Perhaps you should try smaller portions.

From: indie
Hometown: seattle,washington
Message: hi zippy! my name’s indie, and i’m a cat! my family is all corgis but me, i am an individual. i am like most dogs i hope you know. i am part corgi on the inside though. i am also part ninja! so beware if we ever encounter. hi-yah!
Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 2:16 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Ninja cat. Heh. You’re so cute.

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: hi guys. a comment on corgi pants. i shed my fur twice a year. all of my front fur in the spring, and just my pants and tail in the fall.
Monday, November 12, 2007 at 11:22 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: How odd. Not quite as strange as shedding left-to-right, I guess, but never heard of that before.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hey zippy, when i got up this morning i had this situation with my pants that i suppose would be the equivalant of human bed head. so of course my folks, who are way too easily amused, made much fun of my pants and my brother teased me, too. of course no one could bother to pick up a brush and straighten me out, it was too much fun to laugh at. do you ever have this happen? also at 13 months i am only 25 pounds and have heard some comments floating around my house like “corgi growth hormone”, do you think i will grow anymore? love, izzy
Monday, November 12, 2007 at 10:51 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh yes, pants in need of hair gel. Quite the amusement to my folks too. And unless you plan on taking up Sumo wrestling, 25 pounds is a fine weight for a Corgi. I must have had a good dose of that “corgi growth hormone,” because at your age I was quite fat. My folks helped me get it off eventually, but it is easier to be svelte than to try to get svelte.

From: sophie may
Hometown: seattle
Message: hi zippy. i’ve wondered for some time now how old you are. is that something you share, or is that one of those don’t-ask-don’t-tell situations? i will be 14 on my next birthday, and have a hunch you are on the senior side as well? here’s to frapping, even with stiff little senior corgi gams!
Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 1:18 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yes, I have always been quite secretive concerning my age. I think it adds an air of mystery, don’t you? Or I can’t be bothered to remember. Daisy has it easy—we really don’t know how old she is! Anyway, happy pre-birthday to you, Sophie May!

From: teg and bren
Hometown: las cruces, nm
Message: hi zippy. we had to go and get vaccinated against rattlesnake venum since my brave sister teg was bitten and those darn snakes are all over around here. one even was in the living room of our neighbor’s house. teg was very brave when she was bitten while protecting our house! now we are abit more protected from the nasty snakey critters! everyone should know that if you live where there are snakes you should get protected. love bren
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 10:48 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Wow, that is scary! Thanks for the warning.

From: coconut
Message: hey zippy! i just found your website, and i love it. don’t run into anymore hydrants. ps-corgis are my favorite type of dog!
Monday, November 5, 2007 at 5:42 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I like coconut. Mmmmm.

From: maddy
Hometown: oklahoma
Message: hey zippy! it’s raining hard here! gita (the cat) keep on going in and out once we let ther out she comes back in. i wish she would just pick already! well,now she’s sleeping. i cannot wait until thanksgiving! all that turkey! yum!
Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 10:47 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You live with a cat? Wow, we have never tried that. But that turkey thing, yeah, can’t wait.

From: baxter
Hometown: roseville
Message: hey zippy are you going to the corgi faire in dixon? my mom is taking me. although i absolutely refuse to wear a costume, i really like seeing all of the other corgis.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 9:11 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I did mean to mention that! Here is some info on the event. I like the food contests. Folks haven’t decided on going yet.

From: sam tsang
Hometown: viera
Message: anyone saw the corgis red carpet moment at the fidos? watch this
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 6:56 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Noted in the Journal. Aren’t they great? They really look like stars.

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln ne
Message: hey zippy, it didn’t turn out so bad after all! i won a prize at my local howl-o-ween event again this year! two toys, two bags of treats and a bandana, so it was worth it. i was a zesto (it’s a local thing) rootbeer float. i’m a brindle, and the furry boa was the foam, and the felt was a very manly royal blue (i’m hoping that made up for the boa). the first place winner was a pack of three big dogs and their two owners in western wear, and 2nd place was a pack of 5 pugs dressed as the village people .but it was a good day - i also got to play agility, saw all my pals and met a pig snout-to-snout. man, i’m exhausted.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 8:08 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: What a fun day! Five pugs dressed as the Village People. Now that’s not something you see every day.

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln ne
Message: fortunately not, but a furry boa is involved!
Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 8:14 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I am sure you will look...lovely.

From: maddie
Message: hey zippy!!!it was my big bro’s b-day this weekend, we went into to the city and go italian food,yum!they gave us such big portions and we took home two bags of chicken rigatoni and garlic and oil pasta with seafood.but it was still fun fun fun!!!!
Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 6:07 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I am salivating so hard, I can barely type.

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln, ne
Message: oh zippy, sue took me shopping for felt fabric know what that means......
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 6:36 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Was it school bus yellow? Oh, no!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek
Message: hey zippy my birthday was great. my mom made me and my dog sister wear party hats while riding in the car. she also got me a light up tiarra, jeepers, the things a corgi must do to humor their parents. both us dogs got stuff at the pet store, it was my first visit there and i picked out some great treats. then we had a party with my family with dog food cake and singing. love you zippy, izzy
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 11:18 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Sounds like great fun! Except for maybe the hats.

From: haley, oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver, canada
Message: zip well it’s that time of year again... the salmon are running and dad goes fishing on the weekends. he comes home and cleans the fish in the backyard then burries the guts in the garden for fertilizer. two weeks later we like to dig ’em up and roll in ’em! channel no. 5 for dogs! (dad is not amused) the rains have returned and we are hunkering down for a cool, wet fall. hope you are well. thinking of you at fireside! haley. oliver and morgan
Monday, October 22, 2007 at 1:53 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Salmon guts? Never tried it, but I bet it is a delightful scent. Have a roll for me!

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: hi zippy, the weather is getting colder, should i get a coat/ sweater in case we go up the mountains where it is really cold and lots of snow? it is almost always warm here in texas but going up the mountains worries me a bit. i don’t like to go out when it rains or when the wind blows to hard.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 3:04 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Wind is no fun. Blows my pants fur the wrong way. But clothes? I hate clothes. I let my folks know that too. They gave up on clothes pretty quick. But you may enjoy a fashionable sweater over your fashionable fur coat. Give it a try. If you don’t like it, I am sure you can find a way to let your folks know, too.

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy. leo found a dead frog to roll in--he was stinky and very happy about it. of course, he got a bath! do you and daisy like to roll in smelly stuff?
Monday, October 8, 2007 at 5:46 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oooooh, stinky stuff is the best! Frog, mmmmmm! But duck droppings are our current favorite. Sorry about the bath, Leo.

From: sherry
Hometown: toledo
Message: hi zippy! i have 2 corgis who would love to meet you! they are robin and dreamer, and they are still puppies. you are so cute!
Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1:39 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hi, Robin and Dreamer! And Sherry!

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh, nc
Message: well zippy, we woke up this morning to a much improved corgi. so we decided to take him to see how he would do. he was a bit calmer this time around. he wasn’t able to take part in the hot dog bobbing contest, but on the upside, he didn’t have to dress up as a lobster this year either ;) thanks for the treat ideas. we will be sure to spoil him more than we normaly do. ~ melinda ~
Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 12:28 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yay! And when Skitches is all better, you can have your own hot dog bobbing contest!

From: sam tsang
Hometown: viera, florida
Message: hey zippy! we’re having a halloween costume contest! the winner will get a $50 gift card to walmart / petsmart or target! come join us!
Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 7:25 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Now you’re just taunting me.

From: melinda
Hometown: raleigh, nc
Message: hi zippy. a while back my little corgi skitches was writing to you. monday he was *whisper* neutered. he has an infection now, and may not be able to go to the north carolina corgi picnic tomorrow. but he wanted me to tell you that it’s not a total loss, as he won’t have to dress up like a lobster this year. what are some goodies that your folks give you to feel better when you are under the weather? ~ melinda ~
Friday, October 5, 2007 at 3:17 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, no, sorry Skitches will be missing the get-together! I think that calls for a little bit of ice cream and some turkey. No lobster, though.

From: satchel
Hometown: raleigh, nc
Message: hi zippy, me again... i was so excited the first time i wrote i forgot to properly introduce myself. i’m a 2 year old tri colored corgi. i’m a fluffy so my original parents didn’t want me. they were show dog people and felt my fluffiness was a birth defect. i was sad at first but about a yr and a half ago i met my new family and now every day is my happiest day. they think my fluffiness is my best feature, i do get complimented on it a lot... i have a little mini sheltie friend named reilly. he’s fluffy too so i don’t feel out of place here at all. my parents want me to tell you... after some more searching they found the journal entry for the bus costume. i must have missed that the first time around... they were very excited and i am too. i think it’ll be more fitting than my pumpkin costume from last year... and between you and me, i think i’d rather be a bus than a hot dog... thanks!
Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 3:57 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yes, it is that time of year, I had better pass along the costume instructions. And I think fluffs are gorgeous.

From: satchel
Hometown: raleigh, nc
Message: hi zippy, i love your site and your bus costume! my dad has been searching high and low for a costume like that. did your parents make it? where could i get something like that?
Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 3:38 am, Pacific Time

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi zippy! i just thought i’d offer a bit advice to bud re: changing names. tell your two-legger that cheese helps immensely with learning a new name. i had a horrid name before sophie but a day or two with cheesey bits and i knew i was sophie!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 3:18 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Cheese makes everything better!

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: hi zippy! i have been known under bud/buddy name for over 3 years now. i don’t really like that name that much. and the person who named me had put me up for adoption anyway, and i moved to texas after that. is it too late to change my name? can you think of a name that would be different but still have that “baa” sound in it? or should i just get a brand new name that fits me better? i am red and white corgi, have rather small ears, and am very very good corgi person who loves to eat, play soccer and swim. i dislike the bikes and running people just a bit. my humans call me different names and i always seem to know when i need to come. thank you.
Monday, October 1, 2007 at 9:53 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I don’t think it’s too late to change your name. I have many nicknames but, like you, can tell when I am being addressed. How about “Buzz?” That’s a very good Corgi name, I think.

From: isabella
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: zippy you have been a real inspiration to me and my folks as far as how to be a corgi. i will be one next month and am hoping for a big party. love, izzy
Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 11:16 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Happy first! Yes, tell your folks that calls for yummy stuff.

From: sam tsang
Hometown: viera
Message: we love zippy here at would you like to join us and post some of your pics there?
Friday, September 21, 2007 at 12:24 pm, Pacific Time

From: cara
Hometown: jax
Message: hi zippy (and daisy, too)! just wondering if you’ve come across this site yet - - it appears to be a new forum for corgis and their people to socialize.
Friday, September 21, 2007 at 12:21 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Well, hey, Sam and Cara, that looks most excellent. We will definitely check that out!

From: vic and kim
Hometown: nborth vancouver canada
Message: zipster we wrote the other day but were sad to see no message was returned, sooooo, we are trying once more... haley had to go to the vet yesterday and had two teeth removed. doctor debbie also said she has arthritis in her shoulders and elbows. she is getting old. oliver and i still think a great deal of her and never even think about challenging her as she is the boss in our pack. our invitation to have you come up and roll in salamon is still open zip’. it’s the best! your canadian fans haley, oliver and morgan
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 7:40 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Uhhhhh, whoops, did I accidentally delete something? Darn paws. Anyway, hope Haley is resting comfortably. And rolling in salmon sounds divine.

From: mary animal woman & her furry crew
Hometown: washington, iowa usa
Message: everytime i visit you have something new! i appreciate your family-friendly site. you’re a good guy, zippy, and kudos to your mom and dad for adopting a second dog from a shelter. the furry crwe currently consists of elvie, an akc-registered pwc, angel, an all-american dog (corgi-terrier-chihhuahua), clare, a rescued pwc, and angela, a foster corgi-mix who looks startlingly like your sister daisy. we also have five former shelter cats. i’ve sent links to your website to friends and family so they can enjoy the zippy experience, too. it’s such a well done website, unlike mine, which is in constant need of updates! bug hugs to ya, zip!
Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 3:28 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Wow, your geocities URL brings back some memories! We used to have a heartland/prairie page, so we were neighbors way back in the day! Remember when they had little streets and stuff? Anyway, looks like there is lots to explore at your site, you must be a very busy woman!

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, i’m thinking of renting betty and leo out to insomniacs--if they cuddle up to me, i want to take a nap. do you and daisy help your mom and dad take naps too?
Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 10:20 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, yes. We also help them wake up, usually with a good rabbit kick to the gut.

From: erin
Hometown: denton, tx
Message: hi zippy and co. as i’m sure you’ve heard before, you’re very cute. <3 but on to the point! i want a corgi. no, wait. i need a corgi. but here’s the problem: my mother says no. (for reference, i am 14 years old and female.) i am very responsible, but she just isn’t up to the idea of a dog. she doesn’t understand, i guess... you just haven’t lived until you’ve owned a dog, or at least my grandfather said. your site kind of tides me over, but it isn’t enough. trust me, i covered everything possible about how i would care for the dog when attempting to discuss it with my mom, but she just gets angry. she said that it will be a year or more before she would know if she would be okay with having one. huh? i just don’t know what to do to cope! any advice?
Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 7:48 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Erin, you sound very mature and responsible for your age. I am proud of you for that. But mom still rules at your house. It could be that she thinks you could take care of a dog just fine, but that a dog just isn't right for the household right now. In the meantime, keep the lines of communication open. I bet you will have many loving dogs throughout your lifetime!

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi zippy! i hope you are doing well. i’ve been sick & having to take medicine --- yuck! but my two-leggers put it in some mashed up banana and that makes it okay. i’ve decided that i need to have mashed banana even after the medicine is gone. i’m feeling better and getting back to my sassy corgi hyjinx, and boy, i love bananas! have you ever tried them? they are magnificent! sunday i get to go to a little boy’s birthday party and you know what that means---ice cream! hurray! do you think there could be ice cream and bananas?? my tail nub is wiggling wildly just thinking about it...
Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:47 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Sophie, I am glad you are feeling better. I also think you are weird. There are only two foods I won’t eat—lettuce and bananas. But I guess if I don’t like them, that’s more for you, eh? I hope you get ice cream and bananas at the party—that’s most of the way to a banana split!

From: rosie
Hometown: albuquerque, nm
Message: mind bending??? hey, i do it to my mom too! i’m telling her, “coooookieeeeeeess!!!!” it usually works. if not, i jump up right up to her and smile. that gets her every time!
Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 4:16 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yes, a good Corgi Smile goes a long way towards getting what you want.

From: brittney
Hometown: wisconsin
Message: hi zippy you are one of the the cutiest corgis ever! i seen the spy cam thing lol so cute! i want to get a cardigan corgi so bad but i already have 3 dogs that i rescued from the pound!(not corgis just mutts but there very cute and sweet!) but the funny thing is when i get my corgi im going to name her daisy lol then i relized your other dog was named daisy. you are a very cool corgi! bye for now!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at 9:07 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: The pound pups thank you!

From: catherine
Hometown: virgina beach
Message: hey zippy! you may not rember me i wrote to you a while ago telling you i was considering a corgi puppy. well i got one and he is quite a handful!! but i think it was the best choice i ever made!!! i love corgis!!!!!
Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 2:08 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Ah, sweet. Corgi puppy. Yes, enough energy to power a small city!

From: arlo and charles
Hometown: senatobia, ms.
Message: zippy, your buddies in n. ms, arlo (pemborke) and charles (human) were just checking on you. for the last several months you haven’t been very active in your journal and wanted to make sure you were o.k.. i “talked” with one of your people about a year ago and was surprised to find out you were quite a senior-pup. i know as we all get older, arthritis can be an issue and it may be more difficult to get to the computer. maybe you can get daisy or your people to help out? i just finishged re-reading your journal and enjoyed it as mush as the first time. maybe dog-toast would help? could’nt hurt huh? wags, snorts and whooping around from down south, arlo and charles
Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 1:25 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, hey, Dog Toast. Yeah. That is a good motivator. I will have to mention that to my people. And, yes, laziness is the order of the day, I will have to see what I can do about that. After the Dog Toast.

From: pc
Hometown: eugene, or
Message: zippy, we would like to purchase your schoolbus costume for halloween. is this for sale? check me out at my url. i am also a tri. are you on dogster? pc
Monday, August 27, 2007 at 9:52 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Much as I would like to get the much-hated bus costume out of here forever, my folks won’t allow it. Sorry. And I'm not on Dogster, as I seem to have enough difficulty just keeping up with my own site.

From: preeti cassandra (pc for short)
Hometown: eugene, or
Message: hi zippy, i am a 3-yr-old pwc. we love your pics and your school bus costume. Monday, August 27, 2007 at 8:34 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I like that you have multiple names. Eugene is also a good name.

From: yorgi
Hometown: texas
Message: hi zippy i’m a two year old corgi and my birthday is in march to.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 10:31 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Happy belated!

From: bianca
Message: hi zippy, you’re a really cute dog. how old are you? and i’ve wondered what you’ve always wanted..
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 8:52 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I don’t think about age. I think about pizza. And turkey. Mostly pizza. I always want pizza.

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: hi, i had my immunization shot yesterday (kennel cough). don’t you think we are getting too many? i would agree to have one every 3 years or so. it hurts, and i limp a bit afterwards. and i feel depressed i think.
Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 1:28 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I’m pretty much okay with the vaccines. But I hate getting my blood drawn, so I’d like it if they could do some kind of heartworm test that involved much less trauma.

From: oscar
Message: i’m a bwull dwag (bulldog)! your twail (tail) is shworter den (shorter than) mine! it is so shwort (short), i cwan’t (can’t) swee (see) it! ah well! at weest (least) you pwobably (probably) don’t snwort (snort) when you brwead (breath)! p.s. i told my swister (sister) to edwit (edit) dis (this).
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 3:19 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Nice to meet you, Oscar, and your swister did gwood.

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi again zippy! boy, oh boy! did i hit paydirt yesterday. my two-leggers had a neighborhood picnic in the backyard. the guests included a baby who dribbled some yummy formula down her chin and two- and four-year olds who were working on ice cream cones in the nearly 90 degree heat. i naturally had to help clean them up since they just couldn’t keep up with the drips. i love having company! thank goodness i found some sociable two-leggers!
Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 7:57 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: That’s the way to party, Sophie!

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln nebraska
Message: man, is it hot here!!! and here i sit without any sweat glands to speak of. zippy, you’re so cool, any suggestions?
Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 7:42 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Baby food blended with plain yogurt, then freeze. Mmmmmmmm.

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi zippy! i had a great day today, even though it started out lousy. my two-leggers were going to be gone all day and i thought i’d have to be locked up in the house all by myself. luckily, they called their friend who came over to walk me and feed me, and then ----surprise! --- she took me over to her house to play with her dog! i got to run around the yard and play with not only her dog but her teenage son and his friend, too. it was great! i must have done something good to deserve this. since i’m a corgi, though, it’s hard to pick just one good thing i did. i do so many; i’m sure you do too. hope you had a great day like i did. bye!
Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 7:19 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: What a great day!

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey guys, love the old photos on the fliker page. the one of daisy at the shelter is heartbreaking. i’m so glad she found you guys. oh, hey our rescue leo has been with us nearly 6 months now! he makes a very strong case for breed rescue--we love him so.
Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 12:39 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: There's lots of love to go around.

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: hi, it’s the swimming/diving corgi again. i also snort and sneeze a lot after i roll on a carpet after swimming or if i get too excited. can corgis be allergic to carpets?
Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 1:16 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Well, sometimes we like to snort and sneeze even if we haven't done anything fun like swimming or rolling around. You should ask your vet the next time you go in for a checkup, though.

From: angus and brenna
Hometown: texas
Message: hi zippy! i am gus, brenna’s 6 month old pug. i turned 6 months today! :) anyways, is being a corgi fun? i’m a pug, its not too good. i have that smashed in face causes-me-to-breath-and-snort-and-shnarf-etc....thing/problem, and i have to get baths 3-4 times a day because i apparently can’t get the word potty-train though my thick skully head. i am called dumbbutt, you pooped in the cage again? a lot of times during the day, and, don’t eat that, noooo!, bad boy gussybutt, nono go tear up carpet, see all the fluff there? all day long. i have waaay more, figured that was enough. i’m not necessarily the smartest pug in the world. i am going to the puppy grooming make me look nice place (aka petsmart) soon for dog training. hopefully it works out! okay, well, i have smashed most of the typing keys down to the point where the won’t come up, so, i’ll talk to ya later, bye!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 6:43 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Being a Corgi is loads of fun. So is training. Have fun with that. Now make Brenna take you outside to play.

From: brenna
Hometown: texas
Message: hey zippy! i have been playing a site called furry paws for a long time now, and my name on there has always been zippy. i used to breed corgis on the site, but now i do pugs as i got a pug in real life. i should start breeding pemmies again once my pug lines are good. you should check it out, its awsome! or my kennel page on fp that i listed above. by the way, its a sim game. ^^ -hugglesquishes- by zippyluff! i just saw that your b-day is march 6th. mine is december 6th...heehee. xd i will be turning 12 this year! -by the way, i am a real person...i will get gus here in a sec =d
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 6:15 am, Pacific Time

From: blaze
Hometown: watauga, texas
Message: hey zippy! i have to write this quick, while my folks are mom says i get too excited when i type, and that i have an unfortunate tendancy to mash all the keys with my paws, and some of them get stuck. i just wanted to say i am a big fan. there should be more corgis in the spotlight, because, as all the world knows, we are the pinnacle of pup-perfection. everyone should know about the glory of the corgi, and with fine ambassadors like yourself, the word will spread more every day, and soon, the world will be ours! ha! no cats, no cats, lalalala! the yard...i hear something! i have to run off and bark at whatever it is, lest it forget it’s place. anyway, zippy, keep up the good work! bark barkity bark bark...
Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 10:41 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Deep breath, Blaze. But I thoroughly agree.

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi zippy! i just had a great visit from a five year old two-legger who is a a very messy eater. i love him! plus, he was a quick study at learning the fine art of belly rubbing. i think i will invite him over again for another visit soon. serving ice cream will be a must --- he seemed to have a hard time getting all of it into his mouth so, being the thoughtful and caring corgi that i am, i helped him clean up. it’s the least i could do. do you ever get to help children this way?
Sunday, July 8, 2007 at 8:19 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, yes, but you do realize that the larger two-leggers will eventually make an attempt to “help” the smaller two-legger become neater. You would be doing dogdom a great service if you could convince them to delay that effort for as long as possible.

From: toby
Message: i am having a b-day party soon. i saw the plans. i am getting a cupcake and a sqeaky toy! when’s your b-day?
Friday, July 6, 2007 at 2:13 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Happy birthday, Toby! I love birthdays. Mine is in March. I think your plans sound great.

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: hello zippy, i am a really good swimmer. i want to learn to dive too but my mom says i can’t and should stop trying. what do you think? my regards to daisy.
Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 10:59 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Dive, as in jump in the lake, or dive, as in snorkeling? I would be in favor of either, if you can find the right size equipment.

From: bijoufan
Message: i love your site! how do you take care of a corgi?
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 4:55 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Love, love, love, a little more love, then some ear scritches and pizza. And read my tips!

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