Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mr. January

It is unpardonable how much I've been neglecting poor Theo Theo's poor blog of late. I never even bothered to post that Kelly, our favorite Corgi-owned Corgi-merch extraordinaire at Corgi Butts ran a calendar contest for those of us crazies with Corgi blogs. And wouldn't you know it, Theo is Mr. January! Yay! The picture that was chosen (out of the 6 or so I submitted) was during a little photo op I had with him in Reno last Christmas (pictured right). That's right, one of the pictures I never bothered uploading, or even pulling off of my camera until recently. Whoops! It's almost next Christmas already! Heh. So I'll be uploading a bunch of new pictures of Theo hopefully sometime in the near future.

I almost didn't make it into the calendar at all, thanks to my procrastinating ways! Ok, well actually Husband was 100% hogging the laptop until very very recently, and then I was way busy with other things, etc. Kelly's last call post the other day was just the kick in the pants I needed to hunker down and find some pics! And thankfully she was very forgiving of my pacific timezone timing. Heh. A whopping $5 per calendar goes to Corgi Rescue, so get your 2010 Corgi Blogs Calendar here! Attention family, I'm buying you one already so don't even think about it unless you want two!. ;p

In other Theo news, Theo has been channeling my lazy bum-ness himself lately. He's really taken a liking to the dark hallway by the garage door. He usually takes a small after dinner nap there before our nightly walk. Some nights he's not so excited about the walk, and he gives me this look when I ask him if he's ready to go. I think he's saying "Go ahead and go on without me tonight, Mommy. *yawn*"

I had some minor concerns about his health over the last few months, so I took him to the vet a few weeks ago. Not to get TMI on you, but his poops haven't been too happy. No full on diarrhea, but just a bit soft, consistently, for too long of a period. I tried altering his diet in every way possible, eliminating ingredients one at a time, and nothing changed. So the vet put him on probiotics. You know, like Activia? I was skeptical, but they actually worked like a dream. One week with some good bacteria in his system seemed to do the trick. The other concern is a small growth on the side of his tummy. It's a hard lump that popped up recently. The vet just said to keep an eye on it and bring him back if it grows, but since he's only a year and a half old, he really doubted it was anything to cause concern. I don't like that my puppy already has lumps growing. I'll have to keep a close eye on him!

Other than that, Mr. January has been a dream!


betty said...

poor Theo!!! what is up with these corgis of ours? I was over at Courtney's Dances with Corgis blog earlier and Linus is under the weather too

interesting about the probiotics, I'm going to remember that because Koda sometimes gets soft on us and there's no rhyme or reason to it; I know he does have a touch of a sensitive stomach

Congrats again for getting picked for Kelly's calendar; I saw the finished product on her blog and it looks magnificient and Theo makes a dashing handsome Mr. January!

Koda enjoys sleeping right by the garage door too and it is dark there; must be something reflective of a den or cave. With it being so hot so long I think he got a bit lethargic but since it cooled down here he's been enjoying his walks again

take care of yourself and Theo


peglow said...

We're proud that Theo's winning picture is at our house. He looks very regal in the snow.

Diana Mo' said...

lol. the first thing i said to mom was, "he looks so regal!" and then i said, "i'll have to buy a calendar!" mom said, "keep reading." :)

Kelly said...

It wouldn't have been a proper corgi with blogs calendar w/o Theo! :)

JuLo said...

Hehe. My file name is actually Regal Theo. He does indeed! I thought you'd enjoy the winter Reno backdrop, Mom. ;)

Aw, thanks Kelly!

Betty, the probiotics worked well, but at about $30 for a week's supply, definitely not something I would use unless it was a chronic thing. ;p

CorgiTales said...

Congratulations to you and Theo on your beautiful image of him in the snow winning Mr. January on the Corgis (with blogs) Calendar!

What a nice way to start a new year.

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

Hey, congrats on Theo being Mr. January! Yay! We just came back from our road trip and saw everyone on the calendar :) I look forward to the new year!

And btw, Eva's also on probiotics, but for her eczema. Guess they're the new magic bullet, eh? ;)

JuLo said...

Haha! They're so disgustingly in at the moment I almost protested the diagnosis. Of course, they didn't do anything for him long term. The runs are back! D:

Laurie said...

Hi there! I found your blog through Corgi Butts, and just wanted to say that Theo is sooooo cute! Love reading your blog. I just started one about my corgi pup, Sadie!

Hope to read more about Theo soon!


brenda said...

Ever since I took my Corgi off of wheat, any lumps he had on his tummy have disappeared.

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