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Spoiling this guy today because he has to get a tooth extracted tomorrow :( He loves trachea the most out of any treat! I may even boil him a chicken breast for dinner :)

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So much cute corgness this vday! (Lots of our family and friends have golden retrievers, but all chocolates need a corg on them so I made a little modification ;)

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I forgot to include this adorable pic, which I feel is obligatory in a recap post of last year….Kogi was there when Clint proposed, which was probably the cutest thing ever in my entire life <3 (even though it was 8am and I had just rolled out of bed)

and I’ll post this pic too, because Kogi looks so much like his dad in it and just because it’s adorbs.

Ok that’s officially it for now.  I’ll stop blowing up your feeds!

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After a year long hiatus, I think we’re back! Instagram completely took over (and if you have an instagram, you should let me know because I’m on it way more than tumblr and miss you all!  Especially my good friend Dori & the Cardigan Complex family, both of whom I am obsessed with!).

So I feel like it’s appropriate to do a recap post, right?  If I can even remember how to do a post.  We’ll find out momentarily.  Where do I begin!

Kogi turned 2. I know, I can’t believe it either.  He had an awesome barkday though with lots of presents, as you can see here: 

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Kogi’s dad and I got married!  It was a magical day.  Unfortunately, there were NO venues that would allow dogs (not even the outdoor venues would allow Kogi to walk with me down the aisle for 5 minutes) so he was unable to attend :(  He didn’t seem to mind.

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Although he couldn’t attend, of course he was front and center on our invitations and in every picture that we displayed at our wedding!

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And in lieu of wedding favors, we did doggie favors and a donation to the local Best Friends Animal Shelter that coincidentally opened up on our wedding day, which was a sign from doggod. Obvi.

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Okay, enough about our wedding day.  Kogi has turned into an incredible young man and I am even more obsessed with him today than I was a year ago (is that even possible?).  I often wonder if I’ll love my unborn children as much as I love and adore him!  Which is completely crazy but that’s why I love Tumblr, because I know you all understand what I mean.

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(Yes, Clint’s stinky shoe is STILL Kogi’s fave toy).

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We were lucky enough to network with fellow corgi owners in and around our community and attend a couple corgi meet-ups and make new friends. 

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Kogi was a hot dog for Halloween.

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He may or may not have a foot fetish.

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My parents’ corgi, Darla, was unfortunately hit by a car right in front of their house when she ran out on the street as my mom opened the front door.  I cannot even begin to explain what a terrible ordeal that was for my whole family (particularly my mom, who just absolutely adored Darla and the two of them were connected at the hip, since my mom works from home).  It was awful and I am so sorry for anyone whose dog has crossed the rainbow bridge far too soon.  Inexplicable unless you have gone through it, and I hope you never do.  For my dad’s birthday, Clint (Kogi’s dad) and I found a rescue corg and got her for my mom and dad.  Her name is Nolabelle (Nola for short) and she was the runt of her litter and also malnourished, so she is just 15 pounds.  She is the SWEETEST little thing and has really taken to my mom. (That’s her in the photo above & also below.)

With the exception of the Darla tragedy, 2013 was an incredible year and we made so many new friends in the corgi community, from California all the way to Florida.  The corgi community never ceases to amaze me with their kindness, open hearts, thoughtfulness, and support.  You are all wonderful and I look forward to keeping up with all of your corgs here on Tumblr!

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With love,

Nikki

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That’s my mom doing her best to reprimand Darla for ripping apart Kogi’s favorite toy [RIP LeoLion]…but of course both dogs just bombarded her with kisses instead.

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who’s longer???

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puppylove

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Our photos are heeere!

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MEET DARLA 

Unfortunately, her owner couldn’t keep her anymore, so my parents are lucky enough to get her!  She is 8 months old today and a little firecracker!  At first, my parents weren’t sure they could keep her because she’s extremelyyyy territorial, barky and feisty :( but the more she and Kogi hangout, the more they become besties and little partners in crime.  Yay!

Any ideas on how to curb her barking habit is appreciated!  I’ve just been clapping really loudly each time she barks…which scares her, but not enough to stop :(

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A sneak peek of our family photos <3  Kogi is such a little star haha.

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who rolled in the irrigation water, stinky pee pee, poo poo, wood chip dirt at the dog park?

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Tessy’s wedding <333

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he is not a fan.

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spotted this at the mall.

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