Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Halfway There!

We bred Decker 4 1/2 weeks ago, which means she's halfway through her pregnancy! I'm 99.9% sure she's pregnant which is exciting (and a bit scary). I always worry about them as they get bigger and bigger and closer to the due date. April 11th is d-day for Decker. We can be confident with that date since we did two progesterone tests in the beginning to pinpoint her date of ovulation.
Yesterday we took almost all the dogs to the beach (Rincon Beach) for a photo shoot with our friend, Mary. Very fun. She got some good shots; she's hoping to get some in calendars for next year. It was fun to watch the dogs each have their turn at checking out the sand and surf. Meg was the boldest of the Cardis, which isn't surprising, she's that way everywhere we go. She had great fun chasing driftwood sticks, and was the only one to actually get her feet wet in the surf. Even though we live very close to the ocean, I never take the dogs down to the beach. There's only one beach downtown that allows dogs, and consequently, it often has quite a few dogs running loose on the beach. The other downside to taking the dogs to the beach is that we have natural tar seeps in Carpinteria along the shoreline and trying to get black tar off white feet is just not my favorite endeavor!
Rincon Beach is down the road a bit, and doesn't have tar seeps as such, so it's a bit cleaner. The parking lot is on the bluff so there's a trek down a very long flight of stairs (and back up again) to get there. I used to go to that beach a lot when my Dad was alive as he loved to fish in the surf.
It was fun to be down there again, with the silly dogs.


  1. I love rincon beach! A perfect place for rincon corgis.
    Can't wait to see the pictures. Beanie doesn't like the beach/lake/river water either, although she LOVES splashing in rain puddles. I'm very excited for Decker!

  2. Hi Kathy, Ahh dogs on the beach. What fun! We lived in Humboldt for awhile and really loved beach time with our ridgeback. His short coat was quite an advantage. So easy to dry.

    Who did you breed Decker to?