29 December 2008

Max & Merlin: What We Did On Our Christmas Vacation

Eat. Sleep. Play.

Max: Oh, you wanted more than that? Okay, here's the scoop. Our sister Emmy, and cousin Maggie came to stay with us for a few days while their humans went vacationing without them! I reassured my sis and cuz that they would have loads more fun at my house than stuck in the back seat of a pickup truck for hours and hours.

Just think - Four Corgis against one human - the one human who can open the giant magic food box, where she hides the turkey and treats. Four Corgis with the awesome power of cuteness should have no problem mind controlling a mere mortal.


















L to R - Emmy, Max, Merlin, Maggie

(Open the magic kitchen box. You know you want to. Give us treats. Give us turkey. For doG's sake, just FEED us! We're starved...)

When we weren't eating and sleeping, we were playing. I introduced my cousin to Snow Ball. The object is to get the human to throw the half deflated basketball out in the yard, where I will retrieve it while trying to ignore my annoying yappy brother Merlin. Maggie didn't quite get the rules. It's MY ball, therefore I always get it. Silly girl.

















For some reason Maggie thought she could rewrite the rules of SnowBall, and tried to convince my brother Merlin to play her way. They argued a while...


















Then Emmy decided that she's rather be inside where it was warm. How strange...



















Using Corgi mind powers, she convinced Maggie that an inch of snow on the end of your snout was a bad thing...



















So we all went inside and practiced telepathically linked Corgi Mind Tricks on the human.
(You will give us many treats, and drop some of that turkey on the floor...)


















After using our incredible Corgi powers, we were tired and took many naps, then spent the rest of our time going in and out and in and out the dog door until the human began chanting "Make up your minds already" over and over again. We'll need to work on retraining her to appreciate our rampant indecisiveness. It's a gift, really.

Emmy got a little homesick for her people.


















Apparently her humans spoil her a lot more than my human spoils us. We had some talks on how to train our humans to better serve us. Emmy also taught us the Zombie Corgi Treat Stare. I'm happy to report it works like a charm, many homemade treats were forthcoming after we combined the Zombie Stare with the Corgi Mind Trick.
























All in all it was a good Christmas vacation. We ate lots of food, tracked lots of muddy paw prints on the kitchen floor, and managed to destroy at least four chewies, destuff two toys and give them a squeakerectomy, and let the human know through various expulsions of gases that the food was pretty tasty. I do have some work to do with my brother, though. Merlin still thinks a cute smile is all he needs to get by.

























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19 comments:

Carla said...

Cute or what. Did they leave you anything to eat?

Constance said...

Let's just say that I have NO leftovers... :)

Anonymous said...

A veritable Corgi INFESTATION....

Constance said...

Jealous, are we, Anon??

Nonnie M said...

If Anon isn't, I sure am! What schmookies they are! I want Corgis, I want Corgis, I want Corgis! Maybe someday when Anon is retired and he has his Shepherd ranch, I can sneak a few Corgis in. Sigh. (Don't get me wrong, I do so love my feline pals! - We have a new member, will have to send pics) Happy New Year, Connie!

Constance said...

Anon thinks he can resist, but wait until he sees them in person... :)
Waiting on pictures - Happy New Year, Nonny. Torture my brother for me.

Anonymous said...

Reading your blog is torture enough.

Gabriele C. said...

I think I want to be reborn as one of your Corgies in the next life. :)

Happy New Year.

Constance said...

Yeah, Anon, I know how Nonny forces your hand to click the mouse to my blog.... "P

Constance said...

Gabriele, the only danger is flash burn from all the pictures... :)

Happy New Year to you too.

Anonymous said...

I believe you could call it "fatal attraction".

Happy New Year!

Is this the "Year of the Corgi"???
Oh wait,that's every year.

Anonymous said...

Anon-Dad wants to know if you would like a slightly used green parrot to add to your,ahem...menagerie?

He likes Corgis......maybe.

Constance said...

Anon, Now you're learning! All Corgis, all the time.

Tell Anon-Dad no way. The corgis look upon all birds as poultry to be eaten...

Anonymous said...

Perfect!!!
When can I send him?

Constance said...

I'm afraid the stringiness would upset their delicate stomachs. Donate him to the RP zoo!

Nonny M. said...

Casey Pepper is right where he belongs.... nestled among Curmudgeonly Italian (and 1/2 Italian) males! Hehehee! :) Meant very sweetly, of course.

Constance said...

Nonny- Surprised Anon hasn't been bit yet. :P

S.L. Corsua said...

I have now been mind-controlled. (grin) Yeah, I'm a weak mortal when it comes to dogs. My own four-footed companion, Benn, has got me wrapped around his littlest paw nail. Your Corgis are beyond adorable. May they have a happy, healthy, long life with you. ;) Cheers.

Constance said...

S.L. Corsua - yep. Corgis are insidious that way. *g* They are sometimes too cute for their own good. Thanks for your doggie well wishes - tell Benn the gang says "Bark!".