Wednesday, March 31, 2010

All Theo All The Time!


You know what's nice about being home in the middle of the day?  It's sunny out!  I took Theo for a walk yesterday and was actually able to take some pictures! *gasp!*

You know what's not nice?  The reason I was home in the middle of the day in the first place.  The reason I was home today, and will be home tomorrow.  I was laid off from my job last week.  Totally lame.  But this isn't a feel sorry for me blog.  This is a Corgi blog!  So what does this mean for Theo?  Well the first thing we cut was doggy daycare, so he's home with me all day every day.  So he gets tons more mommy time.  We've also been going to the dog part every couple of days.  And Thursday mornings we'll be joining Sidney (aka the only Corgi Theo will actually play with occasionally) and his mom on a hike, which she does every week, but I was never able to tag along before.  Seeing as how I used to work Thursday mornings.  So I'm trying to make sure Theo still gets out and gets stimulation and exercise, but I'm sad he won't get to see his doggy daycare fur-buddies.  Hopefully his exile will be of very short duration.

As much as I try to get Theo outside, he still spends a lot of time like this:


As much as I'd like to spend all day playing with Theo, I do actually have to spend the better part of the day looking for another job.  Poor guy.

Anyway, back to the walk.  Since I had my camera on hand, and since my camera totally stresses out, Theo spent most of the walk feeling a bit self conscious. He yawns when he's stressed...


He licks his nose when he's stressed...


He even smiles when he's stressed...


He sneezes too, but never mind that.  He's also been super snuggly.  Every evening I curl up on the couch with a glass of wine after a hard day of job hunting and Theo jumps up with me and sleeps with his head propped up on my legs.  It's my favorite time of day, and it really helps me not go insane.  Corgis are cool like that.

This is hardly worth mentioning, but since I got a pretty good picture of it, I'll share.


Theo had developed one of those fatty tumors on his side, and a few weeks ago the vet shaved him down and drained the tumor.  For a few days after I had to continue to drain it, which basically consisted of popping a pimple.  It was quite disgusting.  Did you know the stuff that comes out of those is like cottage cheese?  Blecgh!  It was a bit painful for Theo, and unappetizing for me, so generally not a good time all around.  Heh. Hopefully I drained it enough that it won't grow back. If it does, the vet will have to be a bit more invasive in removing it.  2 years old is a little young to be developing fatty tumors.  Hopefully it's an isolated incident!  But really, is there anything more pathetic than a shaved dog?  I'm glad it's starting to grow back.


So on the upside I should have plenty more opportunities for posting, and many more photo ops for Theo.  Stay tuned!

12 comments:

Kelly said...

haha, I probably would have enjoyed 'popping the pimple'. I love doing that :) Glad he is ok though!

Oh and I just LOVE that first photo! Very nice!

Whosyergurl said...

Don't you love the tongue thing when they yawn? :-)
How great that you are looking on the bright side! I hope Theo appreciates you! Good Luck in your job search!
Hugs, Cheryl

Bailey's Adventures said...

haha, the picture of him sleeping made me LOL..
Sorry about the layoff, happened to my hubby too :-( However, it is more of a general layoff where hundreds of people were let go, and a few may be kept, but that is all still up in the air, which sucks because it is so uncertain. He's looking forward to spending a bit more time with the pup though...

and I agree with Kelly, I would have probably enjoyed the "pimple popping" too :-)

That corgi :) said...

sorry about the job; this economy where we live just "sucks". hope you find something sooner than later!

Theo looks cute in all the pictures; you would never know he was stressed with the camera in his face

betty

Philip said...

Oh no, I'm sorry about your job, that sucks! Hopefully you score a new one soon. I remember I enjoyed my time off for about a month when I lost mine last year, but then it just got so boring, I was practically crawling out of my skin. Philip loved it the whole way though, of course. Then he had a super hard time adjusting to being alone again when I did get a new job.

Love all the pictures! Good luck in your search!

Laurie said...

Sorry about your job :(

Love the pictures! Especially the one of him sleeping in the corner. They sleep in the weirdest positions, don't they???

Also, Sadie sneezes when she is nervous or stressed! It must be a corgi thing. Too funny.

-Laurie
http://sweetsadiethecorgi.blogspot.com/

Top Dog - Paddington Pups said...

Sorry to hear about your job and I am sure Theo will miss Doggy Daycare as I am also sure the other dogs and staff will miss him as well. I own a Doggy Daycare centre in Brisbane Australia http://www.PaddingtonPups.com.au and I can tell you I often think of the dogs that no longer visit us for what ever reason. And if I am ever lucky enought to cross paths with that dog again I am always impressed when they remember me as well.

JuLo said...

Kelly, I wish I could say that picture was on purpose, but it was purely a lucky shot. lol!

Cheryl, I LOVE the tongue out when he yawns! Hehe.

Thanks everyone!

Lynn said...

Ugh that sucks (for both you and Theo). I'm glad that I get to see more Theo posts now though!

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

Hope your job search is going well! And poor Theo (and poor JuLo!) with that fatty tumor situation... I hope he recovers well and for it to never return again!

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Dayna Franceschelli said...

He is just too pretty and seems so happy! Even with his poopy problems! Haha