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      New families are coming to pick up their corgi pups whelped in October.  Pups are eight weeks old, and then some, and ready to meet their forever people!
     Gatsby got all spiffed up on Saturday for Heather and Conrad.  He bid sisters and brothers a fond adieu, sat a bit with old Jack the golden retriever, and then got SO excited to see his new mom arrive!  He loves Heather, Conrad, and even new big sister Molly, the rescue dog.  Gatsby got to stay in a hotel (wow!) with his new family on the way home to Lubbock, and reportedly was a sleepy, perfect guest overnight!

           
  
Then there were 4--
      On Sunday, things started rolling fast for Sully as he greeted for Lauren and her dad Mike in his handsome blue bandana (which lasted about a New York minute -- Sully NOT a fan)!  Lauren has been waiting for Sully for a long, long, long time while she finished at TAMU and went on to law school.  Dad drove her and joined in our new puppy/people orientation and shared stories about the cats at home (Googie and Chico) and his days as a teacher and coach. 
     That Lauren was ALL smiles.  She brought a travel bag for Sully and a food bin for his puppy food.  We bid each other goodbye -- sniff, sniff -- and Sully started his trek home to Houston.  When he got to his new home he had a visit from Kody, played awhile and crashed in his well appointed downstairs bed (a replica of A & M's Kyle Field, except for the plethora of toys tucked in with him!). 
     Today Sully has taken a ride with Lauren to Starbucks in his new carseat, enjoyed "puppy whip" -- seriously -- Starbucks has it all, then settled in with Lauren to study for finals.  Chico is still watching carefully, but I predict they'll be friends one day!
                                       
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hen there were 3, until Barbara came Sunday afternoon to claim her Charlie!  Charlie was SURPRISED and DE-lighted to see Barbara exit the SUV, then followed Devin, Megan, and grandchildren galore! They played and ran and cuddled corgi puppies.  The kids hated to leave Tally and Lola out, so they jleft their pen and oined in the fun. 
     Barbara reports that Charlie the handsome settled in nicely and didn't make a peep all night.  They are a MATCH! 
     But, when those sweet little grandkids are around, Barbara will have to challenge them for "Charlie-rights."  Nothing like a bunch of kiddos with a corgi -- unless it's a new mom and her corgi puppy!
              
    
     And then...there were two -- Tally's dad Ed will pick her up on the 14th, then Ginger will pick up Lola on the 20th.  We'll be busy spoiling these little corgi girls until they, too, start their forever lives!!
      
WAITING LIST Our 2015 waiting list is lengthy, and while we can't guarantee a puppy for new "joiners" in 2015, we will keep the list open to any who can wait.  Email us (carolynrothrock@msn.com) for information on how to add your name for a Rothrock Farm puppy.  Check "Purchasing" tab for new pricing for 2015.

Rothrock Farm Gazette ... Don't miss the latest edition (as well as older postings), it's  bulging with news and pictures from puppies  "past!" and now.  Look for pictures of Thanksgiving with kiddos and puppies...Scroll down (past our wonderful corgis) to catch up with latest news of Sully, Ruby Rose, Angus Stuart, and Tucker....AND Sinclair, Gavin, Xander, Taylor-- and the puppies!!!

Meet our Corgis

Our farm, located in the Piney Woods of East Texas, is home to cows, goats, rabbits, cats, bluebirds, hummingbirds, chickens, various woodland creatures, an aging Golden Retriever, AND a whole herd of the most amazing corgis!

We were first introduced to Pembroke Welsh Corgis several years ago by an East Texas friend and breeder.  I fell in love with Wenna when she wiggled up into my hands at just three days old!  Later, we added Murphy and Annie (now retired to California, living the good life with Alberta) and began the tentative plan to breed Prembrokes.  What fun it has been to add Copper, Cocoa, Collin, Cerah, Cari, CJ, Callie, Caddy, and Kora over the years.  Robert and Candace Turney joined our breeding program a few years ago, and each of our litters is eagerly anticipated, joyfully welcomed, and loved to pieces!  The Rothrock's and Turney's co-own several dogs, and we are working to preserve and improve genetics--conformation, temperament, and health--in our "herd."

Our Males

AKC Rothrock's Murphy Rhun
"Murphy"
(Stud, Winnsboro)
       
AKC Tamera's Collin of Rothrock Farm
"Collin"
(Stud, Lindale)
     
AKC Rothrock's Rockin' Cool Jay
"CJ"
(Stud, Winnsboro)
   

Our Females

AKC Rothrock's Copper Sky
"Copper"
(Dam, Winnsboro)
    
AKC Rothrock's Rendevous Cerah
"Cerah"
(Dam, Winnsboro)
    
AKC Rothrock's Cocoa Rhun
"Cocoa"
(Dam, Lindale)
    
AKC Rothrock's Carry on Curlin'
"Cari"
(Dam, Winnsboro)
   
Tamera's Cadwyn of Rothrock Farm
"Caddy"
(Dam, Winnsboro)
    
AKC Rothrock's Dressed up Callie
"Callie"
(Dam, Lindale)
   
AKC Rothrock's Queen Kora
"Kora"
(Dam, Lindale)
    

Rothrock Farm Gazette Volume I, Issue 6, DecemberNovember, 2014

Welcome to the DECEMBER, 2014, issue of the Rothrock Farm Gazette.  Scroll down to read articles, see pictures and news of Rothrock Farm puppies!

Issue 7, December, 2014

THE HOLE , A Puppy Story

     Early on a cloudy morning on Rothrock Farm, puppies went outside to exercise in their pen.  They really loved this time of day--running, romping, and chew-chew-chewing. The weather grew misty, and ever-watchful Mistress Carolyn checked on the pups and planned to move them to their new pen in the carport -- nice and dry--and a new adventure for the pups.
     Mistress C walked out the front door and puppies were crazy-glad to see her.  They did not appear to hold it against their mistress that she had put a big microchip needle in their skin, poked a pill down their throats, clipped their nails, and, finally, had given them some sweet-tasting medicine.  But, I digress from our story.  Upon her walking off the porch, puppy Sully, with the others, rushed to the side of the pen and jumped and squeeled to see her.  She noted, however, that his nose looked dirty, and there was dirt on his newly groomed feet, face, and back.  Hmmmm, she wondered as she gazed about the pen, "I believe I spy a hole!"  She snapped at once to the fact that Sully was the culprit who dug a hole!  A DIGGER, oh no!       As Mistress C watched, Sully sneaked to the hole to guard his prize.  When he thought the coast was clear, well, you guessed it, HE DUG! Then as Mistress C quietly stood to see what would happen next, Lola -- yes dainty little Lola -- joined Sully! They took a little break to check on Charlie at the fence, and what do you know!?  Charlie had a brown nose, too !
     Tally stood back as if to say, "My name's Bennett, and I'm not in it!" While Gatsby non-chalantly looked away, Tally swears, "I saw no evil!" 
                                                                                                            With attention diverted from THE HOLE, the kids broke into tag team wrestling each girl taking on a brother.  Sully, always in charge, refereed the match wearing the most innocent look ever seen on Rothrock Farm. 
                                      
 

Sinclair and her cousins made Thanksgiving visits to Rothrock Farm.  She worked hard to help the puppies eat!.  Xander, Gavin, and Taylor played like crazy with the puppies and did a great job socializing them.  Mama Copper joined in and did some manners training with her brood! A good time was had by ALL!  Blessings of the holidays abound!
                        

      

   

Lauren is about to "die" to pickup her Sully on 12/7!  She sent pictures of  Googie and Chico, established cats in the Morgan household.  She plays the "Where's Sully?" to prepare the pair for the arrival of the new puppy!  Don't you know they'll be SO thrilled???
  
  
Chico on the left; Googie middle; Sully--locked and loaded on the right

Katheryn is home from university for the holiday and little Ruby Rose was SO EXCITED to see her!  Grammy Jean must have been spoiling grandpuppy Ruby, as Katheryn reports it is time for some serious training.  Sure, Katheryn!  You look SO strict in these adorable pictures!   

    

Dora and her Angus enjoyed their first cold snap and Thanksgiving together in Miami. It gets "brrrr" cold according to Dora -- a chilly 64 degrees, and Mr. Angus Stuart needed a tartan overcoat to stay nice and warm.  Okay you folks in cooler climes,be kind to the tropicals in Florida :)  Angus was supposed to "pose" in a cradle prop for pics on Thanksgiving, but he really didn't get into the photo shoot!  At least not until he assumed a regal "I always get my way pose on the sofa!  What a cutie.

 

Joyce Maas in Kansas City brought Tucker, a VERY handsome tri corgi pup now three years old.  She had plans at the time to train him to be a therapy dog. 

She reports, "He has Rally and Obedience titles through AKC, and we are working on advance titles now.  I have had 6 prior corgi's over 30 years, but I think this one has the strongest herding drive of all.  He herds the ducks ont he pond every day and gives the squirrels a run for their money, along with the "feral cats" in the neighborhood, and he can untie your shoest in a minute.  He loves to play ball and is the best retriever ever...he still likes to play in the water bowl if I don't catch him.  He swims in the pond more than any dog I have ever had, and I tell people he is part water spaniel...He has a wonderful disposition...loves everyone--dogs and people--but cats, not so much.  I am hoping to certify him as a therapy dog in the spring if all goes well." 

SO GOOD to have this news of Tucker.  I'm awaiting pictures of him as an adult, but thought I'd post some of his puppy pictures! 

 

Issue 6, November, 2014

Amy writes from Dallas that Nip is the smartest dogs they've ever had and has found a sweet place in the family. Youngest, Hayes, seems to provide all the snacks Nip needs, and Amy reports that she takes her "high chair" cleanup duty VERY seriously.  Note picture on the left is Nip at 8 weeks, center Nip at 8 months (in front of same bench), then Hayes looking surprised at Nip's interest in her morsels -- sure!  That little girl has already figured out what to do with those carrots!

  

Lauren, is making preparations for Sully at home in Houston.  She's made a blanket, painted a toy box and filled it with treats Sully will LOVE, and....drum roll....has a new shirt just waiting for him!  Note the cool leash hook and treat station already hanging in Sully's corner of the house!!!  Lauren's preparation in pictures is worth the thousand words on the "Bringing Puppy Home" page!  Lauren says she's READY!  See more pictures of Sully and his littermates whelped 10/8/14 on the "New Arrivals" page. 

Jessica, our favorite vet in Louisiana, writes that Ruxin Fluffy Buns a/k/a Ruxin is "spoiled rotten."  Ruxin loves her big brother Colton, but pesters step-sister Simone the Papillon!  Jessica loves her coloring (like her sire Murphy).  Colton, Simone, and Ruxin (and of course Mom and Dad) will soon welcome a new little brother into the family!  Congratulations to the Duncan's!  What a sweet holiday season they will have with their two human boys and their two four-legged girls!

Cole writes from College Station that Hurley has seen her through a rough few months, and now both are READY for the holidays.  While Hurley is not too sure about the creative jack-o-lanterns on Cole's porch, he seem right a home with pumpkins and a dip in the lake!  He has mastered basic obedience commands including "howdy" (paw-shake Aggie style, and "kiss" (he touches his nose to Cole's nose).  He's still working on "come" and "wait" (definitely a corgi guy!!!).  Cole says, "His absolute favorite thing...is his pheasant toy.  I tied a toy pheasant to the end of a horse lunge whip and swing it around while he chases it all over the backyard.  He tries to herd it!...hilarious!...He is such a blessing, and God definitely sent him to me at the perfect time!"

Cynthia and Tamara send news of Buster and K'i'a'i all the way from Washington state.  These two are littermates from Copper and Murphy's litter in April, 2011.  What gorgeous boys they are.  You can see pup pictures in the banner at the top of each website page -- they are the ones with mud on their noses!  Clean up "real good," huh?  Buster is the handsome tri on the left, and K'i'a'i is the red dude on the right.

Issue 5, October, 2014

BOO! It's almost time for candy-galore, and Angus Stuart is already celebrating--  Working on becoming the Halloween fashion statement of 2014, sporting a "boo" tie and becoming "attached" to his jack-0-lantern!

End of Summer!  Ethan and Balthazzar enjoy a dip before the weather gets cool this fall.  What handsome guys these two are!

    

Look at Winnie Grow!  This six-month-old little girl is looking VERY grown-up.  What a cutie!  Susan reports that Winnie keeps everyone on their toes between talking and chewing.  Sounds like a perfect corgi!!!

Issue 4, September, 2014

It's Happy Birthday time!  Vanna writes that Foxy celebrated his first birthday REGALLY!  Vanna is in 6th grade this year and made King Foxy a doggy birthday cake and lots of treats to go along!  TOO fun! Left to right:  Foxy sporting kingly crown and cape; the CAKE=cookies and yummy doggie treats; far right Vanna and Foxy last year. 

         

Ashlee writes that Marshy celbrated his 1st birthday by visiting a bakery -- just for our beloved canines! Yummm!  Left to right:  Foxy with party presents at home; bakery treats and special photo; Marshy all tuckered out from the day; Ashlee and Marc with Marshy last year.

     

Last and youngest, but certainly never the least is our airforce corgi Thor at 7 months.  What a handsome boy!  Left to right: Thor posing like a model corgi; far right Lindsay and Alex when Thor was just a baby!

     

Issue 3, August, 2014

Jean and Katheryn make a pre-college visit to Rothrock Farm with beautiful Ruby Rose!  Katheryn will attend OU in the fall!

 

 Issue 2, July, 2014 

Darlin Does Red River!
The Todd's have just returned from Red River, New Mexico, where they vacationed with family, celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary, and introduced Darlin to the mountains and rocky mountain streams.             
  
       

Emily writes, "I wanted to send out this picture of Gibbs with his new baby brother, Burt!  We brought him home almost two weeks ago, and he and Gibbls love wrestling and playing tug of war.  They get along so well and are precious together...I've seen pictures of recent litters [on website] and they're completely precious!  


Lindsay writes, "....I wanted to send you some updated pictures of beautiful Thor!  We have been told by tons and tons of friends to get him puppy glamor shots; he truly is a beautiful dog!  For now he is my personal model.  We just love him to pieces!..."

Issue 1, June, 2014

Zippy Kellirose, Super Corgi Saves the Day--AGAIN!

   

A few years ago Zippy saved her family in Houston from a fire in their backyard by raising a Texas-size ruckus at the backdoor--alerting Gilbert and Shay to the danger outside.  Now, once again, Zippy moves into action to alert and protect way more than the backyard,this time her master, Gilbert!

Gil writes:  "Well, our sweet corgi Zippy has saved the day again. I was home getting ready for an appointment with Zippy at my side. I thought I heard our neighbor's car door shut (I was in bedroom on their driveway side), and, within 5 to 7 seconds Zippy started barking and ran to our den. Noticing that she was barking strangely...and  as she continued to bark  for another minute or two, I left the bedroom to see what she was barking at.  I discovered that she was barking at two strangers (one armed with a 12” combat knife and the other with a pry bar)  in my back yard, trying to break into our home!! Needless to say, I drove them off; however, without Zippy our beloved Corgi, it could have been a different story if they had caught me off-guard in the bedroom!  She is very brave and nothing short of a Super Corgi! God bless her!  The two juveniles were caught by the police, but, unfortunately, had discarded their weapons before they were caught.  Only trespassing could be charged against them."

 

Kyle and Caitlin write, "Just wanted to let you know that Elsa went to the vet today! They said she looks great and is one special dog! She got her second round of shots! We have enjoyed every single moment with her since we picked her up! She loves to run and play then just plop down on the floor and pass out! We are furthering her training in sit and come.. It is coming along great! Sometimes we don't even have to ask her to sit and she will!...We will keep you updated and stay in touch! Thank you so much for everything!

             

 

 

Cole writes, "Oh my goodness! Hurley is the absolute best dog in the world! He is so sweet and gentle! Chandler loves him too! We keep expecting him to be a puppy and do something wrong or bit and cry and pee everywhere, but he has been absolutely PERFECT!...He has been great on the leash...Chandler told me I bought the Jesus dog because he knew no sin! (And because he likes to play in his water bowl--so he walks on water!) I am the absolute happiest person in the whole world!!!! Thank you so much!!!! Also, here is a web link to the Hurley updates! There are pictures and stories from the past few days and I will keep updating this link as he gets older!  Thank y'all so much for my perfect puppy!!!!! Visit Cole's blog at http://csstewart13.tumblr.com

 

Christin writes, "Albus is doing great.  He had his vet visit today.  The vet said he is perfectly healthy.  She [the Vet] also said that the puppy packet you sent was the most comprehensive info packet she's ever seen from a breeder.  She was really impressed.  Thanks so much!  I'm attaching some pictures of Albus hanging out in the sunroom and backyard..."

 

Katheryn writes, "Hey Rothrock family! Just checking in at the four month mark! Ruby has been more than a blessing to us.. I love her sooo much! But about some funny adventures... Ruby has had her first dip in the pool that she wasn't too fond of but LOVED the cool water! ...She helped me pack my bag for my graduation trip to New York! :) and last but not least, she got to meet my cousins from Austin who just petted her until she fell asleep, held her for an hour, and dressed her up in a hula girl costume! We hope that you guys are having a WONDERFUL summer! We would love to come visit soon before I leave in August!


Wyatt is in Louisiana with firefighters and farmers Kim and Wade.

 

Megan  writes that she and the rest of the Benanti's agree that Balthazzar is the most gorgeous corgi, very sweet, full of "puppy-ness" mischief, and smart as a whip! I hear the cute "heart" tush is all gone now that Balty is a big boy!  

 

Howard and Betty write, "...Lulu...is doing great and finished her puppy obedience class a few weeks ago.  Sorry, they didn't have a [graduation] cap for them...Lulu has a very outgoing personality and gets along very well with people...We introduced her to the pool and she is now quite the water dog.  Fortunately it burns off some of energy.  She has some funny dietary habits.  She loves grass, flowers, rocks, and sticks outside.  Inside, she likes lettuce, celery, radishes, and carrots.  Her regular food she will only eat at night.  She is a great companion for us and is getting along with Atticus (our grandson) better each visit. 

 

Nip has settled in nicely and  the Beale family in Dallas.  She's well-loved by kiddos Meg, Hayes, and John!

 

 

Ruxin loves the Louisiana life with Mom, Jessica, Dad, and big brother Colton -- an aspiring vet--walkin in Jessica's footsteps!