Happy Birthday Toga

I’m in a little bit of trouble around here because yesterday was Toga’s birthday and I didn’t write a birthday post for her……I don’t think she cares but some other people around here seem to, so here goes.

Since my children were born they have been asking for a puppy….everyday.  Last winter Anne made a power point presentation titled “Why We Want/Need A Dog”.  Reasons included:  cute, cuddly, fun, can play with, make a good friend, playmate when we can’t be with friends and to learn responsibility.

Combine the power point presentation from a 2nd grader with a face like this…

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….with my Mom saying, “I have a corgi puppy found that would be ready to be picked up when you’re here for spring break and I really would like to give it to the kids……and you know I do have cancer.”  Yes, she played the cancer card.

Take all of that and this is what you end up with.

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We named her Toga because she came from Saratoga Wyoming and my sister Jamie already had a corgi named Sara.

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Right away she was good at digging

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And napping

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She learned tricks.  Well, she learned one trick.

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And even earned a second place ribbon at Beginning Obedience Graduation.  She doesn’t listen very well at home but apparently she is motivated by competition.

IMG_0736 She continues to enjoy napping.

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 And this winter has enjoyed running in the snow, unfortunately this was the only snow we’ve gotten and now it’s pretty much gone.

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It hasn’t all been smooth sailing though.  She did scratch this hole in my wall.  Max’s friend Nicholas said, “well, maybe she just thought there should be a doggy door there.”  She almost had one dug, that’s for sure.

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And my carpets will never be the same again.  But I was ready to change them anyway.  And I wasn’t all that fond of the lamps that she chewed the cords off of either.

And one thing is for sure.  I have definitely learned about responsibility…..I’m not sure what the kids have learned but I have definitely learned about that…and a few other things.

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Happy Birthday Toga!

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One Response to Happy Birthday Toga

  1. Mom says:

    Some things are just worth playing the cancer card for don’t you think!

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