Kate Plays with one of her Favorite Toys
Good morrow, Kate; for that's your name, I hear.
Katharina: Well have you heard, but something hard of hearing:
They call me Katharina that do talk of me.
Petruchio: You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate,
And bonny Kate and sometimes Kate the curst;
But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom
Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate,
For dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate,
Take this of me, Kate of my consolation;
Hearing thy mildness praised in every town,
Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded,
Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,
Myself am moved to woo thee for my wife.
Katharina: Moved! in good time: let him that moved you hither
Remove you hence: ...
-- from Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, act I scene 1
Katie is an adventuresome, talkative and very people oriented
Pembroke Corgi pup born Sep 14, 1998
to Gus and Pixie.
She has been living with
Marilyn since Nov 22 of 1998.
Kate is now 4688 days (669.7 weeks/154.2 months) old.
She is an AKC registered
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
with the full formal
name of Windy Oaks Kiss Me Kate. She is named for the line in
Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" and along the "kiss" theme
of her mother Pixie. The Windy Oaks Kennel is in
Colorado Springs, Colorado. She in fact has a limited registration
due a rare discoloration of the iris but she can compete in all events
"Scooter and Katie"
The photograph of Kate and her brother are by photographer Barbara von
Hoffmann. She lives and works in Colorado Springs. She specializes in
animal and nature photography. These photos are copyrighted and
may only be used for this
web page and not for any other purpose without the written consent of
the photographer. Phone (719) 471-0055
Kate also has a brother Scooter (Windy Oaks Low Commotion)
seen in this picture hanging
out with his sister. Kate is on the right.
She is just discovering how much fun walks can be if you
don't get upset at the leash. She also has discovered that
gnawing on poor Banff the cat can be fun.
And kiss me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday.
-- from Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, act II scene 1
Sep 14 1998, Kate the Corgi is born
Nov 22 1998, Kate comes home with us
Nov 25 1998, Kate figures out how to go up stairs but not down
Dec 6 1998, Kate figures out how to go down stairs as well
Dec 7 1998, Kate begins puppy class
Dec 19 1998, Kate begins to learn how to ask to go outside using the bell
Jan 8 1999, Kate weighs in at 13.9 pounds
Mar 10 1999, Kate gets "fixed"
Mar 10 1999, Kate weighs in at 20.0 pounds
Rings the bell that we hang next to the backdoor to ask to go outside.
Knows the commands: sit, stay, down, over, go to marilyn, go to robert.
Going for walkies
Playing with her friend Shyla
Sorting and chewing the dirty laundry
Chewing on Mr. Hedgehog (a stuffed hedgehog toy)
Petruchio: Come, Kate, we'll to bed.
We three are married, but you two are sped.
'Twas I won the wager, though you hit the white;
And, being a winner, God give you good night!
-- from Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, act V scene 2
Puppies and Babies
It seems that the mental development of puppies proceeds like
that of babies. When they are small they never smile. It
is something they begin to do after 4 months or so. It takes
them awhile to know that when you throw something and they no
longer see it, it is really still there. Finally, they don't
understand action at a distance. A stumbling block for puppies
learning to ring the bell to go out is the bell is not the door.
Why is it that when you ring the bell over here the door opens
over there. As they get older they figure all this out. It
is interesting to watch.
In our house, there was a set of stairs to the second story. There was
also an identical set of stairs to the basement. Kate knows how to go
up stairs but not down. We were trying to teach her to
go up and down stairs on the upper set
of stairs. She finally got it. We were so proud. Later that day I
thought I would try it on the lower set of stairs. I put myself at
the bottom of the lower set of stairs and called to her. Much to my
surprise she ran away. I went upt to see where she had gone and she
was standing at the top of the other flight of stairs. She smiled at
me and ran down the stairs... just like she had done in practice.
Then she looked up at me wanting a treat.
So my wife and I were laying in bed.
Kate sleeps in the same room and has a bowl of water there.
We are reading and there is this sound like someone blowing bubbles
into their drink. When I look over at Kate, she is blowing bubbles
into her water dish and having a great time!
I later see her doing this in her other water dish and then
notice that what she is doing is nipping at her reflection and
then diving in after it.
Here is A gallery of Kate pictures.
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