Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Have you seen a corgi work goats before? It’s incredible! I feel like I’ve seen a hundred herding instinct tests on Youtube, but very few of the corgis actually working livestock. It must take a tremendous amount of restraint on the part of the animal, and lots of training.

This is “Evy” Raglans Hippie Chik HXAs.

Monday, July 21, 2014
Linus adopted a new family.

Linus adopted a new family.


Ryan is safe and at home now! A million thanks to everyone who reblogged my “lost service dog” post and sent out positive thoughts into the universe—you guys are amazing. I have been so blown away by the Tumblr support we have received. Last I checked, the post had over 7,000 notes!! (And the most I’ve ever had for an original post on here was like 100, sooooooo…)

Peter, Ryan’s human papa, found her with the help of our other dog, Ryan’s sister Colby, about two miles from where she first took off (she was lost on Wednesday 7/16 at 12p and found on Friday 7/18 at 9:30p). They brought Colby’s collar with all of her jingly tags and walked around with it. Ryan likely recognized the sound and perhaps Colby’s scent and emerged from somewhere near the Daly City DMV parking lot looking exhausted but oh so happy.

Her paws were worn and bloody, she was dehydrated and limping, had burs and gum in her fur, but now she is HOME and she will be okay. I am so thankful she has no lasting injuries and especially that she was apparently able to stay out of traffic, despite that where she was found is a very busy area near a freeway.

A day and a half later she is in good spirits. Her paws have kind of scabbed and hardened back up, her muscles are still sore and her back legs are tight and a little limpy, but she can now hobble around the house okay.

Thanks again, everyone!! The family is back together, homeostasis resumed, things are good.

This is the best news ever! Ryan was found! :)

Friday, July 18, 2014



To my fellow Bay Area humans:

My name is Heather Pujals and I rescued an amazing dog named Ryan nearly 4 years ago who just went missing in Daly City, CA on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She is a SERVICE DOG who, although I never expected this when I adopted her, has the gift of being able to detect the oncomings of my debilitating migraines. I have suffered with these all my life (they run in the family) and they have always caused me to miss a lot of school and work, and they are so excruciating that I become unable to drive, leave the house, or even eat, and I am sometimes forced to stay in bed for days. With The help of Ryan’s early detection of the chemical changes in my body before a migraine hits, I can take preventative medication that 9/10 times stops the migraine from surfacing. (Migraine alert dogs are not very common yet, but they are similar to seizure alert dogs.) I need her help, and it just so happens that her separation anxiety is bad enough that she really needs me too. We are like Siamese twins and never go anywhere without each other. Please help spread the word—even if you don’t live in the Bay Area, maybe you have friends or connections who do. Every “share” counts and the clock is ticking. I don’t know what I would do if something happened to Ryan. The longer she is out there, the higher her chances of being hit by a car (or other terrible things) become.

Mostly black with brown paws, long silky yet fluffy fur, medium size, 40 lbs, floppy ears, black spots on pink tongue, border collie mix.

Extremely shy, afraid of strangers (will not approach), will run if chased (DO NOT CHASE IF YOU SEE HER, call (408) 316-1587 ASAP and perhaps follow calmly from a distance), very sweet and loving with those she knows well, is very smart and knows dozens of commands but likely will not respond in this situation.

Last seen on Wednesday, July 16 at 12pm near St. Francis Blvd and Higate Dr., Daly City, CA 94015.
Ryan is a 4 year old spayed female who is current on her Rabies vaccination, is microchipped, and is licensed in the city of San Francisco. She was wearing a blue collar with a name tag that has my number, as well as her SF dog license.

Your “share” could make the difference to help reunite me and Ryan. I can’t stand to be away from her and I know she is suffering too. Thank you.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
So you have to take total responsibility for your dog. You have to make sure you don’t set him up to fail. You have to save his life, man. Because he’ll save yours. As a dog lover, I urge you to take some time to read this article titled, The State of the American Dog by Tom Junod featured in the August 2014 issue of Esquire. It’s about “bully breeds” and the stigma, plight, and joy of having one as a companion. It’s very thoughtfully written, and I’m still crying from reading it.
Sunday, July 6, 2014

URGENT - Corgi Needs Home (California)



Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

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SILVER LAKE, CALIFORNIA    Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.  Rescue Me ID: 14-07-06-00028Corgi mix (female)    Corgi Mix    Age: Young Adult    Compatibility:  Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults   Personality:  Average Energy, Average Temperament   Health:  Spayed         email Amber at This dog is a spayed female 4 year old corgi and possible curly coated retriever mix. She is great with cats. She enjoys walks. Her elderly owner is going into a nursing home and the dog is in the Silver Lake District of LA County. If a home or rescue isn't found, the owner will have the dog euthanized as she doesn't want it going to a shelter. Dog is in Silver Lake (near Hollywood). Loves walks. She's had three homes in her four years of life (the breeder, a neglectful first owner who abandoned her outside, and the elderly woman who she's been with for the last two years). She needs a LIFELONG home to love her forever. Owner wants her put to death if a home cannot be found. Please network! Thank you! email Amber at (Less)        Animal Location:    Los Angeles County Silver Lake, CA MAP IT!    Contact:   Amber Avines
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Help! I’m being head locked until I root for America. Bloody hell, I’m Welsh! Isn’t this what they call Imperialism??

Help! I’m being head locked until I root for America. Bloody hell, I’m Welsh! Isn’t this what they call Imperialism??

Nails were painted, but then I decided to chop them all off for no good reason except that they were pretty long. /sigh

Nails were painted, but then I decided to chop them all off for no good reason except that they were pretty long. /sigh

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I’m not cut out to be an artillery officer. Hurry up and get me down from here.