Tuesday, 31 December 2013

First snow for Graigcoch.

Hello, everybody! This is Cadwaladr! 
Are you well? I hope so! 

I want to tell you about the first time my little brother Graigcoch saw snow. Me and my family woke up on Christmas day and we looked out of the window. Can you guess what we saw? Oh, it was not snow! The weather was terrible on Christmas morning where we live. It was raining! I wanted a white Christmas—not rain! Bad luck for me and my family, it seemed. Anyway, although it was raining we had a nice time opening our Christmas presents! We listened to Christmas carols as we took turns opening our gifts. It was very fun!

As you all know, I love hiking, so later that day my mummy and daddy said that we would go hiking! Yeah for me! I love to go hiking even when it rains! We all got ready and got into our car. Graigcoch does not like to stay still for very long, so he gets very grumpy when we are driving somewhere in our car. He is such a baby! Don't you think so? I like to relax on the back seat of our car. I get quite sleepy!

Finally, after quite a long drive we arrived. My mummy and daddy put our leads on us and opened the car door. I could not believe what I saw next! The ground was covered with SNOW!!! Yeah!!! I felt very excited! Graigcoch had not seen snow before, so he was very interested! I think he liked the snow a lot! He was digging with his paws! Our family could have a white Christmas and Graigcoch could see his first snow. Christmas day was SO pawsome for us! I think I am a very lucky corgi!


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Tara now,

Cadwaladr.




Monday, 30 December 2013

My Daddy's slippers!

Hi, everyone! It's me Cadwaladr. 
Are you all well? I hope so! 

I want to tell you about my daddy's slippers! I like them a lot! They are very soft, so I use them as my pillow sometimes! Oh, and they smell very good! I like to put my nose right inside. They smell of my daddy's feet! My mummy says that my daddy's feet smell bad, but I think they smell wonderful! Sometimes, I feel so cosy with my nose inside my daddy's slippers that I fall asleep. I dream about nice hiking trips with my daddy and mummy! In my dreams, the air smells like my daddy's slippers!


Sometimes, Graigcoch steals my daddy's slippers when he takes them off. He tries to chew them! I tell him, “No! Stop it, Graig! If you destroy them daddy will get new slippers that don't smell good!”

Anyway, I am going now to look for my daddy's slippers! :) I hope Graigcoch has not stolen them again!

Tara now,

Cadwaladr.




Sunday, 29 December 2013

Cadwaladr won the prize.

All hail to Cadwaladr for he is the king of Christmas dinner. He won the prize from the Christmas cracker! But King Cadwaladr was not happy with his prize. He did not want his bag of marbles. Poor King Cadwaladr! Maybe the next prize he wins will be more fun for a Corgi. Cheer up, Cadawaladr! You are the King of Christmas dinner!

“I wanted a chewy bone! Not marbles!” :(












Saturday, 28 December 2013

Graigcoch's ears

Hello, everyone! :)
How is your day going so far? This Cadwaladr!

I want to talk to you about my little brother's ears. They are very interesting! I have known my little brother for just a couple of months, but in that time his ears have changed SO much! My mum and dad have told me that my ears have always been pointed. I think you have all seen my puppy pictures, haven't you? Well, my brother's ears are changing all the time! They never stay still.

At first his ear were very flat and flopped forward near his eyes.





Then they started to point sideways.





Slowly, they started trying to point up to the sky!




They were almost pointed, but his right ear has given up trying to be pointy, it seems! He now has one almost pointed ear, and one floppy ear. I wonder what happened? Is it normal? I think my mum is a little worried about it. Can I ask all you readers with dogs with pointed ears some advice. Do you think my brother's right ear is okay? I hope so! I like his ears a lot! They are much bigger than mine! His hearing is excellent. He can hear when mum is serving us our dinner and he runs to the kitchen and gets very excited! Has my mum told you that he is food crazy? He really is!



Anyway, I'm going to play with my brother for a while now. We like to chase each other a lot. It is so fun having my little brother to play with! Yeah!!!

Tara now,

Cadwaladr.

 

Friday, 27 December 2013

Graigcoch

Hiya!
This is Cadwaladr.

I have some pawsome news to tell you!

Some of you might have noticed already...

Now I've got a stepbrother.
Yeah!!

Introducing him to you...

Graigcoch, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi!
Graigcoch means 'red rock' in Welsh.


He came to us in October.

I LOVE playing with my little brother!
He looks cute, doesn't he?
But sometimes he is annoying!
He has so much energy!

I think I will need to change the title of my blog...
What shall I call it ?!
Umm........
Um........
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...



Cadwaladr.



Thursday, 26 December 2013

Boxing Day!

Hiya, everyone!
This is Cadwaladr.

How's your Boxing Day so far?

It's been a long time, hasn't it?
I'm sorry about that!
But, you see, I can't type so well with my paws and my mummy's been very busy (Actually, I think just LAZY!!).
You've probably wondered where I've been.
Well, I've been here with my daddy and mummy doing all the usual things, mainly hiking which is my favourite thing to do.
I'll report all about my journey. Don't worry, everyone!
You won't miss my story even though it may be a little late.

Tara now!



Cadwaladr.



Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas, everyone!


Cadwaladr.



Wednesday, 12 June 2013

St. David's, here I come!

Hi, everyone!

This is Cadwaladr.

My family and myself visited St. David's city in Pembrokeshire! Yes! The Corgi Land! It was my first time to visit my home county!  I didn't see any Corgis there, though! I was the only one! Lol! Lol!

It is said that Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is one of the best coast line in the world according to the National Geographic. It says Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada is the best in this article. I really wonder what it is like in Avalon Peninsula because as you will read my adventure, Pembrokeshire's coast line was SO pawsome! I thought I was in heaven! I am very proud of myself that my home county is such a beautiful place!

Apologies to any Cardigan Corgis reading. I will be visiting your home town in the future article! I promise! Cardigan is just north from Pembrokeshire in Ceredigion.

Well, this time, we hiked around St Non’s Bay and our hike started from Caerfai Bay near St David’s that has cliffs of purple sandstone and a sandy beach.
Caerfai Bay


















A path leads down to the beach area, a bit steep.


'Wow! Sea! This is my first time to see sea!'



















Caerfai Bay

'Daddy, it's so big!'


































I told you that I have been practicing swimming these days. Yes. I was preparing for today! Lol! What do you think of my swimming skill? Am I better than Michael Phelps?

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And, I had so much fun running on the beach!

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Tomorrow, I am going to show you St Non’s Bay!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!





Monday, 10 June 2013

Back to Corgi Land!

Hello, everyone!

This is Cadwaladr.

How have you been? Hope you are all well!

The weather here's been very nice these days!

I couldn't upload my journey since I've been to Pembrokeshire and the Gower Peninsula on my holiday. Yes! I visited our Corgi's home county for the first time! It was very beautiful in Pembrokeshire. I wish I could live there!

I will upload my journey little by little!

Have a pawsome Monday, everyone!


'I miss Corgi Land already...'

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Michael Phelps, here I come!

Hi, everyone!

This is Cadwaladr.

These days, I'm taking some swimming lessons from my Daddy.

'Follow me!'
'I am taking you to my secret swimming pool!'

'This is the reservoir where I practice swimming these days!'

'It's still cold...but I want to be like Michael Phelps!'
'Oh, I am getting better! I'll have some rest now!'


'It's getting late! The moon is out!'
'We'd better go home, Dad!'
Cadwaladr.



Saturday, 25 May 2013

Jump! Corgi! Jump!

This is how our Cadwaladr expresses his happiness.

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Cadwaladr.



Friday, 24 May 2013

Ridge Walking 3 (Twin Peaks in the UK)

After Cadwaladr finished trying to play with his cute lamb friend, we followed the trail and we reached Fan y Big where pawsome scenery waited for us.

From left to right, Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Twin Peaks on Cadwaladr's head. Please feel free to climb up them.

'Don't make fun of my big ears!!!!!'


















We walked for about 5 hours this time. We were thinking of climbing up to the top of Cribyn, but our little Corgi was getting grumpy--he gets VERY grumpy when he is too tired--, so we could not make it. Well, we will have another chance to go up there.

The Brecon Beacons is always there!


Had a wash in this puddle before getting in the car.



















'See you, Brecon Beacons!'

























P.S.
This is a video of a lamb having his lunch.
He or she has amazing tail movement.

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Cadwaladr.



Thursday, 23 May 2013

Cherry Tree

Hi, everyone!

This is Cadwaladr.
How is your Thursday so far?

Today I would like to show you my favourite park where I often go for a walk. It has a nice lake and at this time, the cherry trees are blossoming SO beautifully.

Have a lovely Thursday, everyone!


Cadwaladr.



Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Ridge Walking 2 ( Ridge Bwlch & Puppy Play With A Lamb)

After we reached the top of Craig y Fan Ddu, we started some LOVELY ridge walking! It is called Ridge Bwlch. Cadwaladr told us to upload the video saying that he'd like to share his wonderful experience with you. The white spots you see in this video are sheep beneath the ridge.

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Quiz Time !

Can you tell the difference betweent these 2 pictures?

































Yes.
In the second picture, you see Mr. Chewy Cadwaladr. This natural stream with cubic rocks caught our eyes. It suddenly appeared after quite a long ridge walk. It seemed Cadwaladr enjoyed this stream, so he kept going back and forward a lot.

We must not forget that Cadwaladr is a Welsh Corgi and this breed is for herding--herding sheep. Corgis drive the herd forward by nipping at their heels and working them from behind in semicircles. This time, we could see that he is for sure a Corgi. As you saw the pictures in the article 'Dear Insomniacs', we have quite many sheep here. Cadwaladr didn't care about them so much; however, this time, he met some sheep on the ridge and his natral instinct made him follow them!


















Let me enlarge this picture a little....
We may find something.

 



















!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cadwaladr is trying to play with a lamb!!!!!!!

Lamb : 'Mummy, what is this fox like creature?'
Mummy Sheep : 'Stay away from this!'
                             'This is called Corgi! Our arch enemy!!'
















Cadwaladr: 'Daaaaaad! Mummy sheep tried to kick me!'
Mummy Sheep: 'Go away, Corgi! '
Cadwaladr: 'I just wanted to have some puppy play with your cute little lamb!'

(To be continued...) Cadwaladr.



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Ridge Walking 1 (Craig y Fan Ddu)

Every Saturday we try to go hiking because Cadwaladr is a born hiker and he belongs to nature. On last Saturday, we did some lovely ridge walking from Craig y Fan Ddu to Bwlch y Ddwyallt to Fan y Big, in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

This map shows the course we took this time.


View Larger Map

This is Craig y Fan Ddu.

















The trail to Craig y Fan Ddu was a paradise for Cadwaladr--fresh sheep poop paradise--. The more we go hiking, the more we realize that there is nothing we can do about his poop eating problem.

'I am having fun! My treats are everywhere!'

















'Cadchelin Guide gives...
 3 stars for sheep poop, 2 stars for horse poop...'
For people who don't know what the "Cadchelin Guide" is, it is the "Michelin Guide" for Corgis.

















To be continued... Cadwaladr.



Monday, 20 May 2013

Dear Insomniacs,

Hiya!

This is Cadwaladr.

Today, I have a present for people who find difficulty in sleeping during the night. Here are some pictures of sheep. You can count as much as you want as I am in the land of sheep!



















Would you like to count more?
Go ahead!
We have plenty of them to count in Wales.



















Have a good sleep, everyone!

'1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3... sheeeee...'
'Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz'

Cadwaladr.



Sunday, 19 May 2013

Debut in USA!

Hiya!

This is Cadwaladr.

How is your Sunday so far?

Today I would like to tell you how much I was excited yesterday to read Ann's blog 'Pawsitively Pets'. Ann is from the US and her blog has many interesting articles about pets like me. It's so interesting and such fun to read!! In her article, she mentioned about me! Wow! Mum, you should have taken a picture with my tuxedo on for her blog! Why didn't you dress me in my tuxedo?

I can't thank her enough because many people from her blog visited mine!

Thank you SO much to Ann and everyone from her blog! I hope you will have fun reading about my future adventures.

'Mmmmm, there is so much to learn from Ann's blog!'
'Miss Nibblet looks cute...I want her cuteness!'















Hope you will have a pawsome Sunday!
Cadwaladr.



Saturday, 18 May 2013

Ice Age

Cadwaladr.



Friday, 17 May 2013

Carrot Biscuit

Here is another of our Corgi puppy's homemade treats.

They look orangish as they have grated carrot and they are very crunchy. Once we took these biscuits to his puppy class as we did not have any treats, his teacher told us "Is he having his Sunday lunch?!" :) It takes him quite a long time to finish these biscuits!

Flour 150g
Carrot 1/2
Milk

1) Grate the carrot.

2) In a large bowl, mix the flour and the grated carrot with some milk.

3) Leave the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.  
    Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C (320 degrees F).

4) On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough.
    Cut into desired shapes using biscuit cutters.
    Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheet.

5) Bake for about 20 minutes in the preheated oven,
    until the edges are golden.
    Cool on wire racks.


Carrot provides valuable vitamins, minerals and trace elements that contribute to a well balanced diet. Its high carotene content is an essential precursor to vitamin A. Our Cadwaladr loves to eat fresh carrots, too.



Cadwaladr.



Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Destroyer

This is how our Chewy Cadwaladr destroys his bed.

His bed is getting thinner and thinner day by day. We have bought him two beds so far and he has destroyed them both! I wonder how many beds we will have to buy him before he stops?

Oh, dear...

'Oh, no! They caught me again!'
'But I just can't resist!!!!!!!!!!'


Cadwaladr.



Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Corgi vs Kong Toy

Bore da! Good morning!

This is Cadwaladr.

Today, I want to show you how good I am playing with my Kong toy. I couldn't get my treats very well when I was younger, but it's getting easier for me to get them out these days. My parents must get me something more difficult! Lol!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!

Tara!


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Cadwaladr.



Monday, 13 May 2013

Pen y Fan

Last Monday, we went to the highest mountain in southern UK. It is called "Pen y Fan". The sky was very clear. Not like the weather this past week!
















We parked our car near the Neuadd Reservoir and started our hike. We walked on the well-made track that leads up the mountain. As it was a bank holiday, we could meet many hikers there.

'Welcome to the Brecon Beacons!'
















Usually, when we go hiking, we do the full course which includes Cribyn (795m), Pen y Fan (886m) and Corn Du (873m). However, this time, we had someone with short legs and he is still very young, so we picked an easier course. We skipped Cribyn and Corn Du.

'How dare you call my legs short!'
'They are longer than yours! Lol!'





















As it was a hot day, our little Corgi kept panting. He usually enjoys his lunch--sheep poop--on the trail, but they looked quite dry and they weren't attractive enough for Mr. Chewy Cadwaladr. Good for us, but no good for him!

Well, walking up to Pen y Fan was not easy for him. A rocky path stood in his way. He took some steps walking up and he took some rest. It seems we chose a quite difficult course for him. We had to carry him just before we reached the top of Pen y Fan.





















The view from the top of Pen y Fan.
















'Daddy, quick! There's a big queue behind us!'
'Everyone wants to do some photo shooting!'
















After we left Pen y Fan, we enjoyed walking on high ridges.


















































'Daddy...I can't walk any more! I'm tired!'
'Will you carry me to our car?'

Cadwaladr.