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.



Sunday, 12 May 2013

New Puppy Class

Bore da! Good morning!

This is Cadwaladr.

On May 4th, I went to Llangorse Lake with my family and I went straight to bed after I came home. You know, I was exhausted. Ever since then, my parents keep calling me 'Mr. Dirty Herbert'. What does it mean? I think I know it doesn't mean nice! How dare they! Especially, my Daddy, he makes fun of me a lot! He says to me that I should sell a new perfume after my experience in Llangorse Lake. He is not nice, is he?

Well, some of you might remember that I've finished my puppy class. I thought I graduated! I thought I am not a puppy any more! I thought I am a grown up, a young dog now.

But!

When I woke up on last Sunday morning, Daddy told me that I am starting a new puppy course! He said it is called Puppy Foundation, and is harder than my other classes! Excuse me? I haven't prepared anything! Will I make new friends? Will I be a good student? He should have told me about this earlier! I think all the puppies in the world would agree with me! Parents!

Anyways, I went to my puppy class. We learnt how to heel and we played a lot a lot a lot!!! Oh, I love my puppy class! But there weren't so many friends in this class. My classmates are a Golden Retriever girl and a Malamute boy! They are VERY good friends and they are always together. I wanted to join them, so I jumped around them saying 'Play with me! Can I join you?' and they said 'Yes!'.  How nice they are!

I am looking forward to my next puppy class now!

Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!

Tara!


Cadwaladr.



Saturday, 11 May 2013

Run! Corgi! Run!

Helo, sut wyt ti? Hello! How are you?

This is Cadwaladr.

It seems quite many of you are annoyed by the bad weather these days. It's boring, isn't it? I've been doing indoor fetch a lot like Jimmy and Wilson--thanks for your comment. Well, it is still fun, but running outside is the best for me! Yeahhhh! My mum took me for a walk this morning and I ran and ran and ran!

Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!

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Cadwaladr.



Thursday, 9 May 2013

Me & My Plastic Ball

Prynhawn da! Good afternoon!
 
This is Cadwaladr.
 
How is your Thursday going so far?
 
Me? I am bored because now it's raining heavily outside and I'm locked in the house. Luckily, I could go for a walk before it started raining. I have been watching my video when I was a puppy. Lol!
 
Have a nice Thursday, everyone!
 
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Cadwaladr.



Monday, 6 May 2013

Cadwaladr & Vivaldi's "La primavera"

Hello, everyone!

This is Cadwaladr.

Have a wonderful bank holiday!


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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Llangorse Lake

We love walking up the mountains; however, sometimes, it is nice to just stay among the valleys and fields.

Yesterday, the weather was not so good in the morning as Cadwaladr, the Corgi weather reporter told you. Perhaps, somebody heard his little prayer that he wished to go hiking. The weather  became much nicer after 10:00am. Lucky for him, we could go hiking to walk around Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This lake is the largest natural lake in South Wales and it is well known for its birdlife.

Before we started walking the trail, we looked around the area. There were many people enjoying camping and sailing. They all looked relaxed in this beautiful natural environment. The most beautiful thing that caught our puppy's eyes were beautiful swans. They looked very friendly and not scared of people.
















If you would like to visit this nice lake for hiking, we must warn you that finding the path to the trail was quite difficult for us as there was no sign. We should have brought our hiking guide with us, but we forgot, so we looked for the map on our phone; it was quite difficult to find it. We got lost for 30 minutes wandering in Llangors. Thanks to the fact that we got lost, we could walk in the pretty village of Llangors. You could easily imagine how happy we were when we found the entrance to the trail. In case anyone reading this blog would like to visit there, the entrance is right opposite the public toilets and parking area. You must walk on a grassy track until you cross a bridge over a stream. From there the trail is signposted very well. :)

Finally we could start our hiking! Yes! Although someone with short legs already had had enough fun walking in the pretty village. I wonder why this little shaggy creature has such energy! He never gets tired.

As we followed the trail, Mr. Shorty Legs went off the trail and he went to somewhere...somewhere that caught his eye! Unfortunately, it was where we did not want him to go ever! Actually, we would not imagine someone would want to go there!

Our little Corgi jumped into a slurry pit. This pit was full of farm animals' poop.

'Oh, I think I have nice smell on me! Is it a brand new perfume? Corgi Numero 5 by Coco Corgi?'
















Oh, dear! No, dear! OMG!

After this accident, we had to walk with Mr. Stinky Happy Corgi. Despite the fact that his family were quite annoyed by his smell, Cadwaladr looked really happy walking in the fields. Here is some evidence...



































The trail leads to a bird watching house on the south shore of the lake. We did not realize how much we stank until we entered the lovely bird watching house. There was a couple just before us who were enjoying the view. We did not disturb them, but they left the house right after we--him, maybe--entered. Well, we did not notice because we were in the field, but once we entered the house, we recongnized his stinkyness.

This is the view from the bird watching house.
















'I'm very sorry for the nice hikers.'
Yes! You should feel sorry for them! You stink, Cadwaladr!





















Well, except for his naughtiness, we enjoyed our hiking.
Yes. Very much.

'Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!'
















P.S. We must tell you that the most horrible event was waiting for us. I'm sure you can guess.
Yes! Driving home with him on the back seat of our car. He smelled so bad!!! The drive home seemed endless. But cadwaladr slept like an angel all the way home--a smelly angel.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Boring!

Bore da! Good morning!

This is Cadwaladr.

Daddy planned to go hiking to Llangorse lake today. I was SO looking forward to it; however, when I woke up this morning--I'm the early bird in this family--I found it was raining quite heavily. It seems I must stay home the whole day! No fun for me!! Boring! I hope the weather will be better in the afternoon.

Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!




Friday, 3 May 2013

'Future football player, here I come!'

Cadwaladr loves chewing and chasing his favourite football.

This video was taken on the second day he came to our home when he was 8 weeks old. He did not have Corgi ears yet. He looked like a little fox. This football is still his favourite and he goes everywhere it goes. And now he's learnt how to make us throw the ball. He places it at his feet and nudges it towards us with his nose! He is getting clever and clever. :)

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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Waterfall Country 3 : Sgwd yr Eira (Fall of Snow)

Hi, everyone!

This is Cadwaladr, the mucky puppy.

Today, I'm going to show you a waterfall called 'Sgwd yr Eira' which means 'fall of snow' in English. What a beautiful name! It is the most popular waterfall in Waterfall Country. In my opinion, it is one the most exciting attractions in Wales although I know I am just a 4 months old Corgi puppy. Lol!

Follow me!
















There were lots of visitors and they all looked excited! Why? Because there is a rocky trail that leads behind the falls which is great fun to explore and look through the falling water. I will show you what it looks like.

Ready?

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Sorry, this is too short. To tell you the truth, I was a wimpy Corgi again! I could not record it for a long time. After watching this video, I believe you would understand why I was scared. Hear the sound of water falling down? Wow!

This is me behind the waterfall.
It looked fun swimming in the river, so I jumped in the river. But I suppose it was a bit early to swim. It was FREEZING!
Well, as it was a sunny day, I could see a rainbow. Isn't it beautiful? As the rays of sun hit the spray coming from the waterfall a mini rainbow was formed!







Cadwaladr.