January 16, 2012

Tuesdays With Tag - Graduation Day...

January 14, 2011 l-r: Mike Sommers, Taggart and Handsome
If you checked in over the weekend, you already know that Tag came home on Saturday. As I've been saying, "There was rejoicing throughout the land".  To say I was tickled would be the understatement of the year (and it's only January!).

I spent most of the day watching out the window and trying to estimate when Mike and Joann would pull in the driveway with my boy. They arrived around 4:30 pm, and they also brought along a little Golden retriever named MacKenzie who's living with them for a while. She only stayed overnight with them, but we seriously considered dog-napping her. She is adorable!

We welcomed everyone and then Tag came out of the kennel to my open arms. After cuddling and memorializing his homecoming with photos, Mike took Tag to the front yard to show us how far he'd come since our last visit...and to show off his skills as part of his graduation demo. Naturally, I shot a video for you. I hope you'll accept my apologies in advance for my spontaneous reactions. There were times I just couldn't resist laughing at his exhibition, and I am just so proud of him.

While we were all eating dinner that evening, Mike asked me exactly how old Tag is. I told him nine and a half months. Mike was shocked! He thought Tag was between twelve to eighteen months old. When he learned that Tag is still a puppy, he said he was even more impressed with his drive, maturity and abilities. My buttons were bustin'! 

So, please turn up your sound a bit, grab a cuppa tea and relax while you watch Taggart, World's Smartest Corgi (ok. Maybe I'm overstating it a bit, but hey, I'm his mom and I'm allowed to be biased!). 

 
I've promised Tag that he could start writing his own posts after he graduated from camp, so next week, he'll be speaking with you in his own voice. 'til then...
"More Wagging, and Less Barking!"

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Sharon said...

Great job, Tag! We're so proud of you! Kisses from all the corgi girls here, especially Miss Arabelle!

April said...

Congrats to tag for Graduating! Great video!!

MosaicMagpie said...

Tag my boy, I am proud of you...now who is going to train your mother to toot that whistle??
Deb

Lee said...

just watched your video loved every moment of it.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh doesn't he look amazing and he is too smart Donna! What a proud moment for you I am sure and I will look forward to seeing and hearing all about his adventures away from home! Good boy Tag you are a very smart little man!
Tina xo

Sherri said...

We all knew Tag was a smart cookie!! I loved his video! I'm glad he is home and snuggling with you!

Patty said...

Tag's a wonder dog! Mike does wonderful work!

Chris said...

Oh Donna.....that's a wonderful video! Welcome home, Tag!

Createology said...

Button bustin proud mama, Handsome thrilled and amazed, Tag doing a superb job all equal a very happy family! Congratulations...

sudukc said...

Oh so glad he is home! He is one smart puppy now!

Terri Sue said...

oh donna,
what that boy has learned! you must be one proud mama. tag, you are a right smart boy. i can't wait to here what you have to say for yourself. i know you have been storing up lots.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Applause, applause! Great job, little man!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, your little guy is so smart. I love the way he runs. It was a joy to watch this video. I watched it last night at midnight, but was too tired to leave a comment. I wanted you to know that I saw it and enjoyed it. I also loved hearing your voice! Twyla

Stacey said...

WOW! That's fun to watch. You know we've never had a well trained dog. We loved them with their poor manners...I'm guessing that a dog who behaves is much better to live with. :)

Michelle May said...

Woo hoo! Welcome home sweet boy! What a fun video! He's such a smart and good boy! Smoochies from Auntie Shell

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