Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Toughest Job

Sammy has many jobs. Many tough demanding jobs. Seriously. For beginners, he has to be cute ALL the time! He has to put up with everyone telling him he is adorable, and do it with a smile on his face. He has to watch for pesky ground squirrels getting too comfortable on our patio, as well as anything blowing in the wind. Terrorism comes in all shapes in Sammy's point of view. But, by far Sammy's toughest, most excruciating, worst job in the whole entire world.....waiting. Sammy's life is a corgi dream (I think). He has tons of expierences. Sammy is a very intergral part of our life. He gets to go on lots of car rides (everywhere! bank, grocery store, pet stores, gas station, fast food), basically whenever possible. He is always part of any family gathering (lots of visits to my grandparents assisted living home even!). He gets car trips for the sake of a car ride if he hasn't had one in a while. We also get guests. The kids around our complex love Sammy, and stop to say hi to him. He gets walked once a week by our neighbor girl. As well as people we invite over. Sammy has built up an intuition of knowing when something fun is coming up. Don't know how he built the whole thing, but I'm pretty sure a big part of it is my cell phone. He knows Erik's cell phone ringer for sure. But it seems like now he listens more to the other voice, and if it's my mom, he thinks she is on her way over and we are (all 3) gonna do something really fun. And he loves her van because the windows are way easier to stick out of than our dumb cars! Well, all this anticipation builds up in the little pup, and he is NOT good at controling it. This week my cousin, her husband and 3 kids are in town. Her middle child's birthday is the beginning of next month, so we had a birthday party for him last night at our grandparents. Sammy, of course, is among the attendants. (Last summer we brought Sammy home on the 7th, and my cousin's bday party was the 8th, so it was fun to have Sammy go again knowing everyone and more sure of himself!) Sammy, of course, figured out that something super cool, involving him was going on. He was on high alert. I took him out to potty, and my mom called to say she was on her way to pick the 2 of us up. Sammy was probably nodding to himself, "Just as I suspected!" When we got back to our door, I left Sammy's leash on him, helping out his excitement thinking the moment I take it off, my mom will get here. So Sammy chilled by the door watching every little motion and listening to every sound awaiting a visual of my mom, or a sound of her squeaky brakes (yes, Sammy knows that distint squeak!) After a few minutes of it, he was driving me nutso and I thought if I hafta put up with his whines, nose slobbers, pacing, etc. I might as well take a darn video of it to share with everyone. So without further ado, here it is: **note**we (the fam) calls my mom, Nanny-poo, and that is how Sammy knows her!**
videoPS..Sammy had a blast with the kids. He loves them, and now he is beyond exhausted today! Although he is putting up a grouchy front!

7 comments:

  1. hehe I love the videos where you talk to Sammy, it's so cute! :)

    He is so smart to realize that something is going to happen soon! The only time Gibson knows this is when I start packing up his leash and food.. then he pouts and goes and hides because he HATES going in the car! He is such a dork.

    I am impressed that Sammy stays quiet when you ask him questions... lol. We know not to every ask Gibson questions because as soon as we do he runs to the window and barks thinking he needs to protect the house!

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  2. How pitiful! Poor guy! Seriously, that is so cute. I love how he does what we call the "corgi tilt" of the head when you talk to him.

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  3. Awwwww! This is so cute. He is like wait, is that her??? WAIT NO THERE! MAYBE? Hahaha. I love it. I swear, corgis are geniuses.

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  4. awwwwwww i love when you talk to him!!! he always looks at you and his head moves to the side :) my favorite thing about corgis...although butters doesnt do it often.

    he looks so anxious and i love how your reassuring him that you wouldnt lie about grandma coming to see him :)

    more videos please i love sammy!!!

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  5. haha...thank you thank you. i love him, too!! i count myself very lucky with him!!

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  6. sammy is so awesome. i love him to pieces. :)

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  7. and bailey has that sixth sense about knowing whether or not were about to go out.. its so strange. even when i try my best to disguise it. hahah guess i can never surprise a corgi!

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