Cardis and Kids

March 10, 2008


There are the big kids, Marc and Brock and their wives, Debi and Angela.  There is the little kid — one beautiful six-year old granddaughter named Adrienne. 

Then there are the furry kids.  They are Cardigan Welsh Corgis.  Kip is black/white with brindle points.  He turned two the end of July.  He’s sweet, energetic, has a sense of humor, and believes I’m the boss.  His companion is Inca,  a lovely, but somewhat stubborn, red/white girl.  She’s nearly six years old.  She is the goddess and rules the place.  The corgis are learning about obedience, rally, tracking, agility and, perhaps before too much longer, herding.  They are both registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc.  Our visits to hospitals and nursing homes are fulfilling to us and to the people we visit.  Kip is also a R.E.A.D. dog who works with children to improve their reading levels.  Kip’s own reading skills aren’t that great, but his listening skills are 

The baby is Chase — what a cute little brindle guy!  He’s taking puppy agility and possibly considering such directions as come, sit, stay, and down.  He’s so willing and sweet (usually) that I can’t be too frustrated about him blowing off my commands.  He loves Kip (who is soooo happy that I got him a puppy) and Inca (who’d just as soon he went home to Carolyn and Tom).  She occasionally plays with him — that’s after two months of curling her lip whenever he walked by.  Beautiful Adrienne loves all three dogs — even though the puppy is a little wild, and Kip drags her along when we go to the park.  Inca is her first choice as a walking companion.






  1. Lola says:

    Hi, Penni

    This is the first blog I’ve ever visited (as far as I know). You did a great job. My favorite areas are, of course, pictures of the Cardis and, oh yes, the lovely grandchild also. What cuties she and Chase are. I can see you’ve got great Christmas card design potential here. Thanks for sharing your blog site with Lee and me.