Milk disaster

What do you think how much damage a half gallon of milk can cause? To me, A LOT. Just thinking about what happened yesterday makes me frown 😦

Yesterday morning, I needed to go get some milk. Since the milk store we buy the milk opens at 10 am, I killed some time at the grocery store buying sweet potatoes and olive oil. Because of the cashier’s fault, I got the sweet potatoes for free πŸ™‚ Then I went to Oberweis and got two half gallons of fat free milk and a 2% chocolate milk – my post run treat – and headed back home. It was a dark and damp morning and the rain was on and off. Not ideal weather to ride a bicycle recklessly near a busy intersection. I saw one guy on a bike crossing the road despite the red light. The car in front of me stopped and I put the brakes on too. That was when I heard the crashing sound from behind. No, it wasn’t a car accident. It was the sound that one of the milk bottles – fat free milk – broke. I still don’t know how that happened. When I put the brakes on, the milk bottle carrier must have slid forward, but how one bottle out of three got broken into pieces like that, I really don’t know. Especially since the milk bottles are in the carrier which hugs the bottles and provides some barrier between them.

I moved the car to the nearby restaurant parking lot quickly and used paper towels to clean the trunk. It was a disaster. Broken glass and milk everywhere. I tried to absorb as much of the milk as fast as possible. It was a cool morning but I was sweating so much. If I was driving the other car, I would only worry about the milk smell. But it was our new hybrid car. The Prius V has the hybrid battery pack under the trunk and the manual warns the owner not to spill liquids. I was worried sick. What if the hybrid battery were damaged? That will cost us a couple of thousand dollars. I called my husband and told him about what happened. He worried about me and tried to calm me down. Maybe I sounded like a crazy woman.

He came back home early and we went to the Toyota dealer to check the car. It was supposed to be my rest day but I spent the morning cleaning the spilled milk in the car like crazy and spent the afternoon at the car dealer shop. After waiting about an hour and a half anxiously, we got the good news that the hybrid battery wasn’t damaged. We needed to wait another hour or so. They sucked out the milk from the mats and carpet as much as they can and shampooed them. We paid about 100 dollars. But the stress I got the whole day was immeasurable. It was raining on our way back home. We couldn’t open the windows and the smell of the shampoo was pretty strong. I was exhausted physically and mentally. I thought I will not drink milk for awhile because of this.

It was not surprising I didn’t feel good this morning. My throat was very sore and swollen and even my tongue was sore. I woke up early to go to the trail but I changed my mind and rested more. After resting two hours, I started to feel better. The weather was too nice to stay at home. So I went to the trail with Cappy. The temperature was not bad but the sun was strong. I brought Jeter’s cooling vest and put it on Cappy. She was running okay for awhile but as the temperature went up, her pace started to slow down.Β It felt hot for me too. So I ended our run at 2 miles and came back.

“It’s hotter than we thought!”

Cappy enjoyed the car ride and cool air in the front seat – usually my dogs sit in the back seat for their safety just like human kids but today I drove the 3 door hatchback car. That’s the only time my corgis sit in the front seat. After we came back home, I went out alone and ran 1.2 miles more. Even though she ran just 2 miles, the strong sun made Cappy tired – later in the afternoon when I took my corgis out, it felt much cooler than the morning. But running made her happy.Β She looked like she was smiling while she was taking her nap πŸ™‚

“How could you do this to me!”

 

However, unlike Cappy, Jeter was grumpy. When I came back home, he gave me a pouting look. He wasn’t happy about me taking only Cappy. Sorry little buddy, but you will have quality time with me tomorrow -) Taking one corgi at a time is easier for me and good for them since their running style is different. And they can rest and not overdo it.

Overall, it was a much better day than yesterday. No milk disaster and I ran with my corgi. Oh, and I drank milk – the chocolate milk after the run – without being haunted by yesterday’s memory πŸ˜‰

Corgis’ pictures and a video :-)

Since the last blog post about Sunday, I went to the gym on Tuesday and walked/ran 3.2 miles. There were less people at the gym and it was quieter than I remember. I had a good exercise but I could see clearly how much fitness I lost while I couldn’t run. Then yesterday and today I had rest days because I didn’t feel good enough to exercise. After experiencing all the pain and the medicine side effects, I really don’t want to get pneumonia ever again. There are not many things to say about my running. So I’m going to fill my blog post with my corgis’ recent pictures and a video πŸ™‚

Cappy loves the window bench

“When will Daddy come back and play with me?”

“Let’s share this window bench!”

“But we’re not always looking in the same direction..”

Afternoon naps on their doggy beds

“Hello, how are you?”

After I saw some videos of corgi vacuuming, I wanted to try it with my corgis. The other day I did it with Jeter and he surprised me by cooperating!! Today we took a video while I was vacuuming Jeter. This is the video πŸ™‚

He is a very good boy!!! I will try it again with Cappy but I don’t know how she will react πŸ™‚

Play ball!! :-)

Recently, many pictures of my corgis that I posted here are “sleeping corgis”. So today, I will show you some pictures of my corgis I took when they were playing and being happy πŸ™‚

This is my happy prince Jeter. When he smiles at me like this, it melts my heart. How could you not like a smile like this?? πŸ™‚

“Hi, are you happy?? I’m so happy!!!”

And this is my little princess Cappy. She is the sweetest girl in the world.

“Hello everyone, do you want some corgi love???”

Yesterday Jeter and Cappy played with this Chuckit! Ultra ball. Usually I don’t give them this one in the house because they love it so much and chase it like crazy. I worry about them crashing into the wall. And Cappy really loves to throw it under the sofa. After saving her orange ball more than a hundred times, you want to keep that ball away πŸ™‚ But the other day, I bought 3 noodles for the pool at the dollar store. They are the perfect size to block the gap under our sofa. I wanted to test they actually can block the ball. So I let Jeter and Cappy to play with this ball.

Jeter got the ball first. He played with it by himself for a while then made up his mind to tease Cappy πŸ™‚

“This ball is mine… Let’s tease Cappy πŸ˜‰ “

He brought the ball near Cappy.

Jeter : “Hey Cappy, do you want this ball???”
Cappy : “Yes!!! Yes!! Yes!!!”

Cappy : “Can I have it??”

But my mischievous boy Jeter didn’t let her have it. Cappy looked at me as if saying “Help me to get this!!”

Cappy : “Mommy!! Jeter doesn’t give it to me!!”
Jeter : ” Hehehe “

Jeter even rolled the ball to Cappy. But just before she grabbed it, Jeter took it again πŸ™‚

Jeter : “Haha!! Gotya!!!”
Cappy : “It was SO close!!!”

Cappy acted like she got grumpy. Jeter looked at us and her back and forth.

Cappy : ” I’m getting depressed.. !”
Jeter : “Okay, okay! Β I will give it to you. Really.”

Jeter actually gave the ball to Cappy. He is such a good brother. Usually he lets her have many toys that she wants. He is just being playful sometimes and loves to tease her. They are such good friends and I’m lucky to have them.

“Yeah!!! Now it’s all mine!!!!”

Of course she threw the ball under the sofa but the cheap noodles did their job to block it. I was happy about that πŸ™‚

Things that happened to my corgis lately

During the last couple of days, my corgis had a great day at the doggy daycare, a happy time at the vet’s office then the pet store, peaceful weekend days with us, and a bad moment of getting attacked by a crazy neighborhood dog. This is the story of what happened to my corgis since I wrote my last blog post.

Jeter fell asleep on the sofa

“I played so hard today…. “

On July 20th, Jeter and Cappy went to the Doggy Dojo. They were already so excited when I parked my car in front of DD. It’s been awhile since they went there so it was understandable for their being super excited. But, I’d rather see my corgis being a little bit calmer. Later in the afternoon, they came back home exhausted πŸ™‚ They had their dinner and fell asleep. Jeter was on the sofa and Cappy was on the floor. She was too tired to jump up on the sofa or even go on one of their doggy beds πŸ™‚ They were so slow when we took them out for the night walk. They wanted to go back home to sleep. The beauty of the doggy daycare center πŸ™‚

The next day, we took them to the vet’s office. Cappy needed to get her rabies shot. This time Dr. Andy gave her a 3-year vaccine. Jeter got his regular heartworm test and it turned out negative. Dr. Andy said they both are wonderfully healthy. But they need to lose some weight. Since I stopped running because of Pneumonia, they didn’t get enough exercise and that made them gain some weight. Anyway, they behaved so well at the vet’s office. There was a really cute husky puppy at the office named “Walter” and they played with him nicely. And they stayed calm with a big Bernese Mountain dog too. After the vet’s office visit, we went to the PetSmart to get somethings. Many people over there were smiling at our corgis. Jeter and Cappy showed some of their tricks to the people and got so many “Awww… so cute!!” compliments πŸ™‚ And they sat and waited nicely while we were paying. A woman who was behind us was so impressed and wanted to pet Jeter. He got some extra love and that made him a very happy corgi. When we were ready to leave the parking lot, we saw another corgi coming out of the store. I waved to that corgi’s owners and they smiled back. I’m always happy to see another corgi. When we came back home, Jeter and Cappy fell asleep right away. They were still a little bit tired from Friday’s all day playing at the DD, and they had so much excitement and mental stimulation from the vet’s office and the store. The rest of the day went nicely. But we had an unexpected bad experience at night and it still makes me so angry

On Saturday night, we were walking Jeter and Cappy and everything was good. But our peaceful night walk was interrupted by a mad mutt bitch named Yancy who ran away from her house. She ran towards to us at full speed and attacked Jeter. I think Yancy picked Jeter because at that time Cappy was standing behind me. It happened too fast for us to stop that dog. Jeter was trying to protect himself but Yancy didn’t stop. I got really furious and yelled “NO!!!!” at Yancy. I didn’t touch her but all of a sudden she backed down immediately with her tails between her legs and froze. I think she could feel my fury. I grabbed her collar until the owner came. He apologized several times and Jeter seemed to be okay but lost some of his fur. But that doesn’t mean I was okay. I saw Yancy go crazy many times before. She is very dog aggressive. But her owner is kind of in denial. She needs to get some proper, serious training. Yancy was lucky that night. If she didn’t back down immediately, I would do anything to save my Jeter. I can be very scary when it comes to protecting my loved ones!! That night, Jeter seemed to be okay but I was the one who couldn’t sleep because of the anger and some regret. I should’ve tackled Yancy like a football player before she attacked my boy!!

“Don’t worry. Jeter is okay. Mommy saved him from the crazy dog!!!”

Thankfully, even after that incident Jeter still keeps his cool. He didn’t get nervous around other dogs. I am so glad to see him like that. Since that night, I haven’t seen or heard the crazy Yancy when I walk near her house. Maybe at last the owner realized his dog’s problem and kept her on the second floor or did something. Usually, every time any dog was passing by that house, Yancy would go crazy and through herself violently into the glass part of the front door. The wood blinds of the front door are already destroyed by her. I always worried that she will break the glass of the front door to get outside someday and wondered why the owner keeps her on the first floor like that. Hopefully, this kind of incident will never happen to my corgis again.

Recently, they have been having good, uneventful days. They hung out on the stairs, got some treats for doing tricks, did some neighborhood watching on the window bench, and of course enjoyed corgi napping πŸ™‚ These are some pictures of them from the last few days.

Cappy’s various poses of sleeping πŸ™‚

One of Jeter’s favorite nap spots πŸ™‚

“This is my favorite pillow”

My Patient Corgis – stage II : stack up :-)

After I posted pictures of my corgis with doggy biscuits on them yesterday, there was a comment from one of my Facebook friends suggesting to stack biscuits. So I did that today and I know I’m goofy πŸ™‚ Thank you to my sweet corgis again for their patience and cooperation!!

There are 6 milk bones on top of Jeter’s head. Making Jeter sit still wasn’t difficult at all but staking the biscuits up was a little bit tricky since the biscuits are big and there is not much of a flat spot on Jeter’s head. Every time the biscuits slipped down, Jeter looked at me as if saying “Mommy, you’re all thumbs!!!” πŸ˜‰ But anyway I made it and I was able to take several pictures with my camera and phone. Jeter loved this corgi Jenga because he got some yummy salmon treats πŸ™‚ He looked so relaxed.

“Meditation… Jenga style!”

I used other doggy cookies too. Once again, it was not that difficult to do with my patient boy Jeter πŸ™‚ There are 5 round “Wet Noses” cookies on top of his head.

“Piece of cake!!!”

“Can you do this too??”

I played this game with Cappy too, but she needs more practice. She was more interested in dropping the cookies to eat them πŸ™‚ This is the only picture I took with 3 cookies(not 2 cookies. The bottom one was hidden in her fur) on top of her head.

“When can I eat these????”

And this is a bonus picture. I took this with my phone in the car on the way back home – my husband was driving and I took this when the car was stopped. I think Cappy would like this picture more than the one above πŸ™‚
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Recent pictures of my corgis

These are the pictures of my corgis I took these days. Enjoy!

Last Saturday, while it was raining outside,Β my boy Jeter was falling asleep on the window bench. He looked so cute and peaceful πŸ™‚

Sleeping Prince πŸ™‚

When Jeter woke up and finally came down from the bench, Cappy went up there. She posed like a professional model and wanted me to take her picture πŸ™‚

“It’s my turn! Take a good picture of me, Mommy!!”

Last Sunday was the birthday of Jeter’s foster mom who is also a reputable breeder and the owner of Cappy’s mom Vanilla. Cappy sent her a big birthday corgi kiss on behalf of all of us πŸ™‚

“Happy Birthday!!”

When I give some treats or the food, my corgis always wait until I say “Okay” They are such good, patient pups πŸ™‚ I often learn from them to be patient. Today I played the “patience game” with them. I used low value treats (milk bones) for these pictures – people can see them easier because of the size and shape – but they can also be good with high value treats. Yes, I’m bragging about my corgis πŸ™‚

My patient corgi Jeter πŸ™‚

Cappy is still a little bit nervous when I put something on her left paw and she moves her head too much for me to put anything on her nose but she is trying hard to be patient. If you know how much she LOVES to eat, you can imagine how much effort she is putting in πŸ™‚

“I need to hypnotize myself.. These are NOT biscuits… these are NOT biscuits!!!”

I don’t know how I lived before without my precious corgis πŸ™‚