Happy Birthday, Chaseman

October 17, 2011

Today our Chase (and the rest of the Freedom litter) is four years old.

It is so hard to imagine that the cute puppy in this photo is now the grown dog herding sheep in the post below.  Chase has accomplished so much, but his greatest gift is making people smile.  He fancies himself the anointed ambassador from the Cardigan Corgi world to every human that walks the earth.  I love this dog’s level of joy, his desire to please, his sense of humor.  Thank you Carolyn Cannon, Mandy Katasse, and Jenifer Kramer for breeding him, and thank you Carolyn and Tom for letting him come to my house.  A team of people have helped him along the way — they deserve recognition:  Bonnie Kellner, Sherri Hurst and Lauren McIlwraith, Shelley Camm, Susan Shields and Cheryl Kienast.  Chase is the reason people have Cardis, he is the dog I love.  I also thank the people who have his kids and are doing so much with them.

Happy birthday, my man!


  1. Builder Mama says:

    Happy Birthday, big guy! We love you bunches – thank you for your sweet kids, especially that rascal Nick. xoxoxo

  2. Taryn says:

    That puppy picture says it all. You can see in his expression the great dog he will become! Happy B-Day, Chase!

  3. Susan says:

    What a fab photo! Such a cute puppy. Look at the bone and feet! Happy birthday, Chaseman!

  4. Kathy says:

    Ginger says Happy Birthday daddy

  5. DeAnn says:

    Smooch says Happy Birthday Dad!

  6. c-myste says:

    Molly went for a nice campground walk this morning and now we are heading to the coast so she can run on the beach.

    Happy birthday to the best “kids” ever.

  7. Cheryl says:

    Is that not the cutest face EVER? Chase said he’s gonna have a VERY happy birthday!

  8. Julie says:

    Happy birthday, Chase!!!

  9. Beth says:

    Happy Birthday, Chase!

  10. Lisa says:

    Riley and Zoey say “Happy B-Day” big daddy! Lol 🙂

  11. Susan says:

    Happy 4th Birthday Chase! From your sister Lily (aka Feather).

  12. jean from NM says:

    Happy Birthday, Chase. Did they get you some cake? :o)

  13. Janet says:

    Happy b-day Chaser! Boy – Tommy does look like his daddy, doesn’t he?

  14. Kathy M. says:

    The Freedom Litter was absolutely incredible! Happy birthday to them all!