Hi Hazel! I love you and your blog, but I would like to say something in response to the question you recently answered from the person with a cat getting a corgi. I just wanted to warn them to be very careful! When I got my corgi Eevee, it stressed my cat out so much that she stopped eating and developed fatty liver disease. It was very scary and cost a good bit of money to get her better. Please do everything to ensure a relaxed environment for the cat! Take introductions very slowly!
Awoof awoo! Raruff woof woof”
(Apologies— you are right! I had my photographic assistant amend the post.)
Hazel you're so awesome! I'm using your picture for my blog this month (hope you don't mind). Your pictures always make me laugh! I can't wait for my girlfriend and I to get a corgi just like you! We're going to name her Sprinkles!
I am getting my first corgi puppy in 2 weeks for Christmas, and I was just wondering how it may interact with my cat. My cat isnt the most friendly to other cats and has never met a dog before. How should I go about keeping the puppy safe but warming them up to each other?
(Young Corgis are quite frisky, which is bad for balancing and likely a problem with cats, but Corgis are also very smart! I am sure your puppy will quickly learn to live with the cat. Take it slowly so that the cat is not stressed, as well.
The most awkward species for a Corgi to encounter is the FOX. Foxes believe that Pembroke Welsh Corgis are huge, muscular foxes who have utterly mastered hunting and foraging. They will follow a Corgi around and worship him.)
Hi Hazal. I am one of your followers from Japan. Your lovely pics make me smile. I had corgi like you but she passed 1week ago. your pics bring back old memories with her. I wish your happiness and good health.
"Aruff awoof woof wuff woof"
(I am so sorry your Corgi passed away. I am glad to make you smile— All I do is stand very still— and I am so happy that this makes people happy. I get cheese for it, too!
(I guess just keep looking— that purple one is actually too small for me: you can see that it is unfastened in the picture. We low-altitude dogs usually do well with big-dog clothes that have had the legs cut short!)
Hazel, congratulations on getting your snowball picture on Frogman. I am jealous! Your Christmas ornament picture is really pretty, too. In fact it seems like it would be impossible to balance a round ball on your nose. I hope you got extra cheese for that one!
(Thanks! I have a relatively flat spot between my eyes and have balanced tennis balls, other Christmas balls, an egg, and a pomegranate in that spot. They are quite a ways back in the blog, maybe over a year ago. Most stuff just goes on the top of my head, though.
I got extra cheese for the snowball picture when my photographic assistant noticed that it was a popular picture! BTW, I love your pictures, I hope you are having a good holiday season!)
(Yes, I AM HATDOG. I don’t know the hacker who used my pictures and I don’t know the victim. I am honored that the hacker thought my pictures would make a cute subject, but I feel sorry for the person whose Instagram account was hacked. Since I don’t want to cause more trouble or upset anyone, I don’t talk about it much. Also, I am a dog, and if I do talk about it, only other dogs know what I am saying, anyway.)
I hope your life is filled with happiness and joy. You are an amazing person and a beautiful human being. Smile, because you don’t know who’s day it will brighten. Smile because you can and you deserve to be happy. You are special, you are worth it, and most importantly, you are loved. Have a great day. xx
"Aroouugh— awuff woof wuff woof woof woof"
(Awwww- thanks for such a kind note. I am happy to be loved, as long as there is cheese as well!)
(Are you sure you want to be like me? I have body-image issues as I am only 11 inches tall, I am arthritic, and my greatest skill is to hold still and do nothing! Then again, that is all I have to do to get great treats….and I am honored to be your hero!)
Every time I see you on my dash I smile! You are just to dang cute! You always make my day better. I have 3 pups myself, but nun can balance things on there heads. I'm trying though! I hope you have a happy and safe Christmas!! Hope to see your sweet face on my dash again soon!! --Ally:)
"Aroo-woof! Awuff rouf roof woof raroof woof."
(Thanks— I am happy to make you smile! Don’t worry about those pups, their balancing skills will come along with age. Merry Christmas to you, too!)
Hazel - how long does a typical photo shoot take? Does it take you some time to get into the right mood?Or are you naturally photogenic and ready to have your photo captured at any time?
"Woof woof ! Awoof woof wuff woof!"
(It rarely takes more than fifteen seconds or so, as I am always in the mood for more cheese, even when asleep! Sometimes heavier objects, or the disturbances created by the other dogs, will slow things down to about thirty seconds.
Hi Hazel. I just wanted to say that when your little face pops up on my dash it makes my day! I have recently become a corgi lover and hope to have a corgi of my own one day in the future. Please thank your assistant for facilitating your fantastic talent and sharing it with us all. It was a very kind thing to do. I hope you'll have a lovely christmas and get spoiled with some delicious treats!
(Thank you so much for the kind words— of course I do it for the cheese, but it is also gratifying to know that balancing things makes other people happy as well! My assistant does a good job mainly because he responds well to my training techniques.)
Hello Hazel :) I just wanted to thank you for your adorable photos. My border collie died a month ago and I miss her so much - although she wasn't as obedient as you sitting still for photos! Thank you for making me smile again and keep up the good work! Good dog :)
"Aroo! Awoof woof ruff woof wuff woof"
(Thanks for the kind words! I am sorry your friend the Border Collie passed away, but happy to have helped you to smile!)
If you were somehow unable to get cheese, what would you accept as an alternative?
"Awoof wuff wuff woof wuff"
(I like the usual dog stuff— meat, dog biscuits, etc. My photographic assistant won’t give me things that are bad for dogs, like chocolate or garlic for example, even though I have balanced both of those things on my head….)