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

From: amanda
Hometown: dearborn
Message: hey cupcake! can i call you cupcake because you look so cute!! if i see you in person i would buy you a chewtoy! love you so much! i checked out the spy cam, you look like a little corgi detective checking out the spy cam! tell daisy that she looks cute too! also tell her that i’m sorry she does’t know tricks or does’t know how to play with a ball and if she wants to learn tricks or play with a ball she can come over to my house and i will teach her the tricks i teach my dog. his name is scrappy and is related to a fox. it might take him awhile to know daisy or you.xxxxxooooo
Monday, June 23, 2008 at 9:37 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Thanks for the generosity, Amanda!

From: eikoleigh
Hometown: los angeles
Message: sad to hear abuot tasha tudor. her artwork was adorable. we read the link on “truth about corgis” and was laughing out loud. so true! thanks for posting.
Friday, June 20, 2008 at 1:23 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yes, we are glad Izzy sent that along. We needed a good laugh after the Tasha Tudor news.

From: mb
Hometown: san francisco
Message: hi zippy... steve & i hope you’re doing well. we, unfortunately, lost our beloved 18-year-old cat casey this week. thankfully she slipped away quietly, and we know that she had a good, long, happy life. to the humans reading this post, please give your furry family members an extra tight hug and cherish every moment you have with them. hugs & kibble, mb
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 9:03 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Sorry to hear about Casey. Thanks for the reminder that hugs are always good.

From: eikoleigh
Hometown: los angeles
Message: hi zippy, we’ve missed your postings and were worried. glad you are still writing. hope all is well! eiko
Monday, June 16, 2008 at 10:39 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You betcha. Thanks for checking up on us!

From: ropeburn
Hometown: saylorsburg
Message: i drew a pic of zippy for you! how can i get it to you? ps:my dog jake got quite a few bonus points then!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 4:16 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Well, I am flattered. You can send it to the “let us know” address found on this page.

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey, zippy! thanks for the journal postings. i was getting worried about you. how old is daisy? maybe she like the canned food better because she’s a mature lady dog now.
Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 6:45 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Good point, yet treats and cookies and all fashion of munchies are still crunched with unhesitating enthusiasm.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hey zippy, like the canada corgis we,too, have your clock and it really does help me know what and when to do things. my grooming really stunk and altho i supposedly look beautiful i lost half my fur to brushing and i may never get in the car again just in case its going there. hopefully no more special occasions for a lloonnnggg time. much love, izzy
Friday, June 6, 2008 at 10:19 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Sorry about the grooming, Izzy. It sounds awful. Maybe you should hang out in front of a mirror and admire the results while they last. It might help. And I’m glad the clock is a hit!

From: haley oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver canada
Message: hi zip! we received another update from the good folks at the lakeshore corgi rescue in wisconsin. dad says most of our less fortunate corgi pals have now been adopted and are doing well. boy, those folks down there sure did a bang up job.what a great ending to a sad story eh? it sure makes us appreciate the homes we corgis have! one more thing... dad ordered us a “zippy wall clock” and it’s now hanging right above olivers food bowl. (mom thought he was a bit wierd on this one...) we find it has been very helpful in keeping tabs on our corgi “duties”. talk to you soon! haley, oliver and morgan
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 7:30 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Great news all around!

From: bud
Hometown: plano,tx
Message: hi zippy, i am tired of walking the same path around our neighborhood every morning and evening. i want to go where there is a mean dog behind the fence that jumps and barks at me, so i can have swell time jumping and barking at him in return. my lady does not understand it, and she pulls me back but i refuse to move. she gets frustrated and picks me up and tries carrying me. but next time we go for a walk i do it again. why can’t she understand the importance of barking back? how do i explain it to her? yours, bud.
Monday, June 2, 2008 at 1:08 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You get carried? Oh, how humiliating! I hate to say it, but gaining a lot of weight will put an end to that. Yeah, I’m joking. Maybe. And sorry to say, the importance of barking can only be explained to People by...barking.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek wi
Message: well, zippy, its official. i am getting groomed on wednesday. (sigh) probably be quarantined after that so i don’t get dirty or do any stinky rolling before the graduation. is this really necessary, i wonder? i will let you know how i turn out. oh yes the foster corgi ended up getting a forever home in minnesota and we are so very happy for her. love, izzy
Monday, June 2, 2008 at 8:46 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Great Corgi news! Except about the grooming. Go fo the stinky roll!

From: holly
Hometown: texas
Message: hi zippy! when are you going to update your blog? what have you been up to?
Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 8:12 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: One paw is writing this response. The other is writing a new blog post.

From: ropeburn(nickluver)
Hometown: saylorsburg, pa
Message: my dog jake just gave me ropeburn with his leash. i have some on my side, my finger, my ankle, and my arm. it hurts like heck! have you ever givin your owners ropeburn? how?
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, you betcha! The front of the shins is my favorite target. A stragetic zig followed by the reverse zag, performed while attached to a retractable leash. Bonus points if it produces a scab.

From: barkley
Hometown: dodge city, ks
Message: hi, there, zippy! my name is barkley and i’m ten years old. i live in dodge city, kansas. my mom helps me with emails due to me not having an opposable thumb. i tell her not to edit me becuz i take artistic license. i’ll be back in touch. high four from barkley!
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 2:20 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Dodge City? That sounds so rustic and exciting! Git along, little dog(g)ie!

From: rosie
Hometown: albuquerque
Message: hey zippy! my mom really misses your entries into your journal. i know you’re a celebrity now, but hey, we need an update now and then, ok? i bet your folks are getting ready to take you and daisy camping soon, huh? we miss you. rosie the pembroke, formerly from newcastle, ca now in albuquerque, nm.
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 2:20 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Nah, if I really was a celebrity, I could hire an assistant to write journal entries.

From: emnma
Hometown: nc
Message: hi zippy! i love you! and i want a corgi i am only a girl but love your website! i really like it! i love zippy! and i want him to leave me a message please! please tell me were to get a corgi! or give me a corgi website! i love you zippy and daisy! xoxo! love emma
Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2:21 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: We love you, Emma! Talk to your folks about getting a dog.

From: kenneth m. stewart
Hometown: waynesburg,pennsylvania
Message: i would love to see a picture of you. corgis are special to my wife and i. we have two little bit abd simon. they both are rescue dogs that we love very much. god bless
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 3:54 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yay, rescue dogs!

From: kelly startings
Message: zippy if u are real u r so cute.especily like a would really mean so much if i could acually talk to u and other dogs
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 11:49 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, you can talk to dogs. We hear everything! And understand every word, despite what some people might say, and despite our sometimes puzzled looks.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek wi
Message: hey zip, all the corgi’s are doing well and thank you for helping. we might be getting a foster soon oh yippie! fun for me! tell me zip, have you ever had a professional grooming? my mom thinks i should have one for my brothers graduation. like i’ll have a front row seat and last i checked they don’t let dogs even corgi’s in for these things. i might get to go to the party (food food people dropping food cake too) but i’ll just get dirty anyway. i don’t like baths and i’m not liking the sound of this at all. please help me zippy.
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:24 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: We have managed to escape professional grooming so far, although my folks are considering it for Daisy, because my folks have run out of hands with which to hold her down while trimming her nails.

From: nickhater
Hometown: saylorsburg, pa
Message: hi, again, zippy. thanks for using my phrase! i love the crud out of it, and i’m glad you do too. now that you have a blog, i’m thinking of making jake a blog too. can you tell me which name you like best? a.) b.) c.) ur the best! ;^) -nickhater(i hate him now!)
Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 5:00 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I’m with C, but go with what you like.

From: haley oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver canada
Message: hi zippy i know we just wrote but we wanted you to know dad went to the lakeshore corgi rescue site and was very upset at what he saw. he and mum donated to the cause and are pleased to hear that the dogs are on the road to recovery. how can people be so cruel to corgis?? haley, oliver and morgan
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 3:01 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: It’s a tragedy, for sure. Glad to hear a postive progress report. The Corgi spirit shines through!

From: corgis rule
Hometown: killen, al
Message: (sigh.) i remember the days when you were more prolific with your posts, zippy. we could be assured of several a month. it’s been two months since you’ve written anything. we miss you, zippy!
Monday, May 5, 2008 at 3:51 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oh, that ain’t nothing. How often do think I’m going to be updating Twitter?

From: haley, oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver, canada
Message: hi zippy. just touching base. haley and morgan were in for their ‘needles’ last week. something about ‘boosters’... we don’t quite know what that means but we get liver treats from doctor debbie afterwards so it’s worth it... needle = liver treats... pretty good deal. haley got a clean bill of health, for 12 years old and morgans tooth extraction has healed up nicely. we hope you are experiencing equally good health. vet checks are important to a corgis general wellness. bye for now! haley, oliver and morgan
Friday, May 2, 2008 at 11:35 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Cheers for clean bills of health!

From: nickluver
Message: zippy ur the best!(other than my pointer, jake, no offense!!!) you are soooo adorable and you have the best puppy pics ever! could you try to post some more? i love the fact that you convince people to adopt shelter dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my doofus dog ,jake,(15 people years old, still acts like he’s 2 people yeras old) is a shelter dog too! and i love the crud out of him! thanks again!
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I have learned a new phrase! I love the crud out of it!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hi zip, we now have a website people can look at some of the rescued corgi’ is soooooo sad so be ready and my mom asked me to mention that they really need donations to help with all the costs and is or just lakeshorecorgirescue. thank you zippy and we are lucky to have such good homes aren’t we. love you, izzy
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 9:02 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Thank you so much, Izzy. This is tragic, but has such potential for happy endings. Please, folks, help if you can.

From: lily love and loki
Hometown: troy, oh
Message: why do we hate being groomed so much? even the sight of a soft “zoom groom” rubber brush send us frapping!!! is our mom over-zealous or are we just bred this way?
Monday, April 21, 2008 at 6:08 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Oooh, I love getting brushed! Really, you don’t? Maybe a trip to a professional is in order. We just hate getting our feet touched.

From: kilalah
Message: konichiwa!hello, zippy.masakoo shay kina toka mahe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 3:28 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Konichiwa, Kilalah! I’ll assume the rest is something good!

From: lady b.
Hometown: st.petersburg, florida
Message: hi sweetie..we are buddies from dogphoria..i love your out mine..i have one too.....its so fun to run a boutique isn’t it???? love you zippy...xooxox lady b. aka beignet...
Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 5:05 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Cool, we’ll stop by the next time we’re in town!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek wisconsin
Message: hey zippy, thanks to all the good folks asking about the corgi dilemma. we ourselves are waiting for updates so as soon as we know anything more, we will pass it on. from what we know some of the boys and girls were quite mistreated, can you imagine mistreating one of us wonderful happy fun cute corgis? we cannot and our heart goes out to those ones. love, izzy
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 9:08 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Thanks for the update and thanks for helping!

From: baxter
Hometown: roseville, ca
Message: hey zippy, my family has been looking for a corgi in need of a home so that i will have company when my girl leaves for college in the fall. could you put me in touch with izzy? we would love to bring corgi to sunny california!
Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 7:45 am, Pacific Time

From: jax
Hometown: lincoln, ne
Message: zippy, can you connect me with izzy? i’d like to know more about the foster corgis. thank zippy!
Friday, April 11, 2008 at 8:44 pm, Pacific Time

Special note to all who have asked about the foster Corgis: Izzy stops by now and then, maybe we can get some more info, but in the meantime, you might want to check in with Corgi Rescue, Corgi-L, or the breed club.

From: sophie may
Hometown: seattle, wa
Message: hi zippy. perhaps my corgi tastes are a little off the beaten path, but have you tried seaweed? they actually take that stuff off the beach and package it right up into a tasty dried snack! it’s crunchy and fishy; wow, i really adore it. my mom says it’s good for thyroid too, but the crunchy and fishy aspects are reason enough for me to get excited. give it a whirl! cheers, sophie
Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6:06 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Thanks! I love tips about food items almost as much as I love food items.

From: whisper
Hometown: taylor
Message: to old are you?i bet you are a good house dog.but my family is crazy. please write back.
Friday, April 11, 2008 at 5:51 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I don’t mention my age. Vanity. Maybe that makes me crazy too.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hi zippy, my neighbor said rabbit poop is also known as smart pills. so i must be really really intelligent by now. in iowa there are 50 corgi’s being surrendered by a “breeder” that’s retiring. so i may have a foster corgi to play with. i hope so! love, izzy
Friday, April 11, 2008 at 9:25 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: You do seem smart, Izzy! Thanks for thinking of the foster Corgis. Hope they all find good homes.

From: elizabeth
Message: zippy-whippy_i luv u!!! u r sooo cut.i used to have a prem. corgi/cardi. corgi mix named jalissa.u r soooooooo much cutr than her!!!!! i luv u mor evre sec!!!!!
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 3:03 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: All Corgis are cute, Elizabeth. I do believe you are the first person to call me Zippy-Whippy, ever!

From: amy
Hometown: edinburgh
Message: hi zippy! it was my birthday in march. i’m twelve now! when’s your birthday? i know a great recipie for dog birthday cake!
Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1:07 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Happy belated, Amy! Mine is in March too! Our recipe for dog birthday cake is sometimes the same as for people birthday cake. Followed by yakking. Good times.

From: hugh
Message: i love corgis! you are awesome! i love all of the games. i also like the story when you get blasted into space. did you see any of the planets? sincerely, hugh
Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 8:35 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: My favorite non-Earth planet is Pluto. Even if it did get demoted.

From: kristin
Hometown: nashville
Message: i love this site! it’s too cute with all the fun games and photos. my little tank had a heart shape on his bunny butt when he was little too!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 11:30 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Kristin, do you have something to do with dressing up dogs? You know I have mixed emotions about that, but the “Low Rider” is cute.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hey zippy hope you’re well. it is my sister the wiener dog’s 8 year old birthday and i am praying for a party and treats. because i’d get some too, right? i think i would do really good in that contest you have participated in where you sample all kinds of food. is the grand prize more food? love, izzy
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 12:57 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Happy birthday to the sister wiener dog! Yes, you will get some treats. And the grand prize in any food related contest is always pride. Although the box of cookies is greatly appreciated.

From: bud
Hometown: plano,tx
Message: hey corgis, have you ever had your coats trimmed for summer? i am thinking about thinning out my undercoat and turning long pants into shorts. my family knows a cat who gets shaved once a year. it was just a thought. it is not to make me shed less. it is for better thermal resistance.
Friday, March 21, 2008 at 11:38 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I am always au naturel. If you go for it, let us know how it turns out.

From: haley oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver canada
Message: zippy dad tells us he has spent some time reading back issues of your journal. something to do with your nicknames. he would like to add “zip-adeedodah” to the collection. he said if he had a corgi named zippy that would be a nickname... gosh knows he has enough stupid ones for us! sometimes we wear paper bags over our heads we’re so embarrased... haley, oliver and morgan
Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Folks can be so embarrassing. Boy, do I know that.

From: cooper
Hometown: portland, or
Message: hi zippy, we hardly ever get much snow here, but the last time we had a real snowy time (more than a day or two) i was forced into pooping in the driveway instead of the yard. my person thought she was really funny when she saw all of my work and said i had made “poopsicles”! she didn’t laugh though when the snow melted.
Monday, March 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Pretty funny, Cooper!

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, i’ll bet your guest was a raccoon. you really don’t want them in your house so maybe your folks should lock the doggie door at night.
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 6:48 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I probably don’t want the neighborhood kitty in my house either, come to think of it!

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: hy zippy. i was wandering if you know any corgi who can do tricks. i play soccer and chase tennis balls. i can dance a bit. there was an article on about dogs doing tricks, you see.
Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 11:00 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: I would like to see you play soccer, Bud! Chasing is always good. My best trick is looking adorable.

From: haley, oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver, canada
Message: zip just an update. our new (very large) kitty arrived and we are pleased to say he has been no threat to our corgi domain whatsoever. we are pleased. at 18 lbs he is quite imposing (we have nicknamed him “tubby tabby” but don’t tell him) but his personality does not match his stature. quite a gentleman actually, unlike us zany corgis. all the best to you zip. stay in touch. haley, oliver and morgan
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hope you are having fun with your new housemate.

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hey zippy, like sophie, we have the snow problem, but unlike sophie’s folks digging her a poop loop (which we found quite amusing) i am required to forge my way around in the snow and make my own tunnels. its a rough life sometimes. today we went to the dog park and played and played. i’d really like to catch a rabbit or a squirrel. hope you are well and happy. love, izzy
Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: We have to worry about splashback from the mud puddles.

From: cati the corgi
Hometown: middle tn
Message: just wanted to share, my folks (who are, of course, members of the lesser corgi society)are so proud of me. you see, i am really food motivated--i even ask for and eat lettuce--so when a piping hot, fresh chocolate chip cookie hit the floor yesterday, i was there before you could wag a nub. just as i was about to gobble the cookie, i heard “no, no, cati. leave it” and i did. leave it, that is. “leave it” is something my folks and i have worked really hard on and that i have become quite good at. kind of sad, though, because even though it would hurt me, i’d love to know what chocolate tastes like... keep up the good work zippy, you are a grand ambassador of corgi kind
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 4:09 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Good dog! “Leave it” is indeed a difficult one to master.

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi zippy! we have lots of snow here, so much that my two-leggers had to dig a “poop loop” in the backyard so i could releive myself! being of a roughly 7" inseam, the 12+ inches of snow on the ground presented a bit of an obstacle. i love to play in the snow, but this is a bit much for someone of my stature. more is on the way! what’s a girl to do???
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 5:55 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Snow can be a problem for us low-riders, Sophie, but a good bunny-hop technique can be successful on many levels, including cracking your folks up. Then, just hold out for Spring!

From: ross
Hometown: edinburgh
Message: hello zippy. i am amy’s cousin (she’s the annoying girl who is always writing in to you.) woof woof!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 1:16 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Right back at ya, Ross!

From: amy
Hometown: edinburgh
Message: moi again. thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly! most wouldn’t reply for about a year. it’s a shame the music program you use isn’t around any more. try garageband. it’s really great for making music: my school use it. we use apple macs at school but i think you just might be able to get a pc version...i’m not sure. i was looking back at the correspondence page from 1997. i saw you didn’t reply? i also saw most didn’t put their hometown. i sure think your correspondence has improved massively since then, and i love how you...or your folks, whoever, update this place so often. no wonder you won that good citizen award. lol. see ya! hey, zippy, i have a question. i’d like to get a corgi as a nice companion when i’m old enough to live on my own and handle looking after someone else, and i just adore pembroke welsh corgis. thing is, i read that in play they snap at the heels (mostly running with children). got any tips on how to train a dog not to do so? i’m stumped, because our dog never does that... amy, age 11
Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:47 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Yeah, there were no replies in the early days of the website. Then I got chatty. As to the heel-nipping, we are herders, so heels can be tempting for some of us. They never held much appeal for me, though. But for any behavioral problem, a good professional trainer is the way to go. Ask your breeder for recommendations.

From: amy
Hometown: edinburgh
Message: zippy, you rock! you’re so cute! love your page, and i have the picture of you in the trees as my desktop design...i’m your international fan, dude. i wanted to introduce you to my dog bailey. he’s a black lab, very sweet, never barks. please say hello to him for you! zips, that i love the track ‘rain’ on your jukebox. did your folks make it? stay as cute as ever! love amy, age 11.
Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 12:03 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hello to Amy and Bailey! And if you’ve been poking around enough to play with the jukebox, you certainly are dedicated. All of the songs were created with Microsoft Music Producer, an old program that isn’t around any more.

From: emily
Hometown: richmond va
Message: hey zip! i just got 2 new corgis since i talked to you last! toby is 5 months and molly is 5 years. i feel bad for our cats b/c they gang up on them and attack! toby and molly love your website....
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 3:19 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Wow! Congratulations all around!

From: benny gooddog
Hometown: walnut creek, ca
Message: hi, zippy. i concur -- if it is, was, or might be edible, we’ll eat it. i eat lettuce, too. cheers, benny gooddog (aka, “benny! you greedhead!”)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 9:44 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Good for you, Benny! I'll eat lettuce if it has some tasty dressing on it. But

From: keeper
Hometown: louisville,
Message: dear zippy, i really dig your website!(pardon the pun) i was wondering if you had any tips on mooching “people food” from your folks :) being corgis,you know, we are very treat-oriented. sometimes i get special treats by accident, like one time on thanksgiving when a whole slice of pumkin pie fell off a plate. i snatched up this gourmet prize so i wouldn’t have to share with my two corgi friends. my folks were amazed at how quickly i zoomed in on it. best wishes for dog toast,keeper
Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 8:37 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Accidental treats, while extremely tasty, are unfortunately rare. Unless your folks are extremely clumsy. And they might be. But the real prize is having them give you something because you are just so precious and adorable and it becomes irresistible for them to slide a little something off a plate directly into your vicinity. As a Corgi, you are well on your way to precious and adorable. Now you just need to hone your technique. An earnest stare accompanied by a slight drool and an enigmatic smile is a good place to start. Enjoy!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hey zippy, happy groundhog’s day tomorrow, it is my mom’s favorite holiday cuz she’s a little bit wierd, and here we have jimmy the groundhog and i’d like to chomp him. going to the dog park later with my best friend sparrow, she’s a cardigan. lots of love and kisses, izzy
Friday, February 1, 2008 at 11:25 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Sounds like fun!

From: devon
Hometown: concord
Message: hi zippy! it’s devon, did you know that i have a corgi, too? his name is nigel and he is 10.
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 6:53 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hi, Devon and Nigel! Love and licks to both of you!

From: haley oliver and morgan
Hometown: north vancouver canada
Message: zippy, dad informed us that we were adopting a new cat. (he arrives tomorrow.) we already have a small kitty. goodness knows we have the space and he is in need of a home but we are concerned... he’s 18 lbs!! any advice? haley oliver and morgan
Friday, January 25, 2008 at 3:18 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Defend. Your. Food.

From: kaitlyn [again]
Message: zippy i love your site and you are so nice.i love you so much.hey can you keep a secret.i went to the dentist today and i did not have any cavities.
Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 4:58 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

From: corgimum
Message: hi zippy! tell your folks they can bid on some great stuff to benefit corgiaid! just go to and click on the polar bear picnic link to find out about it!! corgiaid won an award from pedigree and will be having a picnic to celebrate and raise money to help corgis!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Great! Thanks for the tip!

From: kaitlyn
Hometown: saltillo
Message: i think you are very cute zippy.i wish you were my dog.i love you so much zippy.oh,i have a question do you like your job.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 4:28 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Kaitlyn, being a Corgi is the best job in the world!

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, just wanted to let you know that it has almost been a year since leo the rescue became our leo. we are so happy the pwc club rescue people found him. let’s remind everyone to rescue a friend--we love our leo so.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 2:32 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Couldn’t agree more, guys.

From: sidney
Hometown: vista, california
Message: hi zippy! you are so cool! i’m sidney, and i’m a 6 month old pembroke. i just came a week ago to live with my forever family. they have two old dogs, a corgi mix and a lab mix. what fun it is to try to play with them! they don’t seem to like it too much, though. zippy, i have a question. my first human mom did not have my tail docked, and my forever family thinks i look too cute with my tail and don’t think they will do it either. will the other corgis make fun of me? what should my human mom say when other people ask why i have my tail? i like wagging it and i think it makes me look like a fox. thanks, zippy! my human mom always laughs when she reads your blog.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: This subject is not without controversy, Sidney, but I am jealous of your tail. I wish I had one. Yes, the traditional Corgi “Bunny Butt” is adorable, but au naturel is beautiful too (some Corgis have a natural bob). In Great Britain, where they know a thing or two about Corgis, docking is now banned in many cases. So I believe your look is on the forefront of fashion anyway. Fly that flag proudly!

From: izzy
Hometown: johnson creek, wi
Message: hi zippy, sorry you were scared, hugs to you for that. this weekend a stray cat showed up and of course has now taken up residence in our house. i was so upset i peed on the rug right in front of my mom. and worse, it is not even a little bit scared of me. mom says i need to learn to share. but we dogs got a long long walk yesterday so that kind of helped. love, izzy
Monday, January 14, 2008 at 9:57 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Izzy, if all you did was pee, I think you showed remarkable restraint.

From: betty ann and leo’s mom
Hometown: mckinney tx
Message: hey zippy, sorry to hear about the scary storm and the power outage. betty ann hates storms, too.
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 5:57 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Daisy used to be terrifed of thunder. Then, all of a sudden, she got over that, and now it doesn’t bother her at all!. Good thing!

From: karen and david
Hometown: scottsdale, az
Message: zippy - our corgi amos left you a note, and we would like you to please tell your humans what a wonderful site they’ve made. please thank them for the amusement and sweetness and terrific art, for the wonderful tenderness in their hearts, and for sharing you with the world.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 8:47 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Thanks, Amos' folks!

From: amos
Hometown: scottsdale, az
Message: deer zipee, i am a korgee to. i am leik dasee and do nott alwayz look leik a korgee. mom and dad say ther is a cattle dog inside me but i do nott feel it. win i look leik a korgee i look leik yoo so mom and dad rilly leik yer site a lott. mom rescooed me in whyoming and brott me to a warm plase to be with dad to. i leik yoo zipy!
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 10:18 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: With or without the cattle dog component, you have lots of herding instinct in you. You might not know this yet. But you will. I discovered mine at a dog park one day when I absolutely, positively HAD TO herd one of the bigger dogs.

From: bud
Hometown: plano, tx
Message: happy new year! i went skiing with my family! snow is fun, eating bits of bacon every morning is even more fun. i had so much fun that needed long power naps for several days after we got back. i hope you guys also had good time during the holidays! happy new year!
Monday, January 7, 2008 at 10:15 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Bacon and power naps. Sounds great to me!

From: sophie
Hometown: milwaukee, wi
Message: hi zippy! it’s a dreary day here. all the snow is melting. keep your paws crossed taht we get some more. there’s nothing like a good romp in the snow! and my two-leggers say nothing’s cuter than corgi butts bouncing around in the snow. i must much as i hate to agree with them. hmmpphh! however, if it results in a few extra yummies, i can play the game. :o) hope you get some extra yummies sometime soon, zippy!
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: We have had no snow here, but a short hop up the highway and we can be elbow-deep in it. No, it really doesn’t take much.

From: brenna and angus
Hometown: round rock, texas
Message: merry (late) xmas zippy! what’d you get for the holidays? bren got some kewel stuffs, but angus got some awesome stuff for his 1st christmas: a new dog bed, some candy cane treats, a big dental rawhide bone, (which he’s still working on, after opening it on the 30th...) some squeaky toys, and raindeer antlers with a santa hat. what did you get for xmas zippeh?
Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 8:49 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Lots of munchies for Christmas! Mmmmm. Happy holidays!

From: mike
Hometown: waterloo-
Message: hey there zippy tekas my name writing to see what you think my 17 year old partners getting tired has a chest cold thats not going away tried asperin cold serup real low moderat doses i think hes playing a lot of sympathy on the masters because he only does it to mom not dad dads getting pevieved cause he works to jobs and 5 in morning isnt one of the times to get up what to do??? i do my best to keep him occupied but hes not much of a player more of a napper need to keep him up so he will sleep at night corgys need there beauty sleep much like humans right right again soon.
Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 8:44 am, Pacific Time

Zippy responds: Hope everyone is better and rested by now, Teka. I need some beauty sleep right now, come to think of it.

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